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New York Times, Thursday, December 6, 1956

54-Down : Hot drink.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,718
Across
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Money. : CASH
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Group of workers. : STAFF
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Country in Arabia. : OMAN
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Car. : AUTO
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La Grande ___ of Napoleon. : ARMEE
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Well-known canine. : FALA
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Place of decision. : CROSSROADS
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Spare. : LEAN
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Son of Noah. : HAM
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Representatives: Abbr. : AGTS
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Muse of comedy. : THALIA
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Port of entry on Rio Grande. : ELPASO
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Merit badge wearers. : SCOUTS
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Port. : WINE
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Instrument for measuring eggs. : OOMETER
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Golfer Ben. : HOGAN
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Modiste's creations. : GOWNS
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Mailman's trek: Abbr. : RTE
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Do as bidden. : OBEY
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Fruit of evergreens. : CONES
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Ripped. : TORE
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Moo. : LOW
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More crafty. : SLIER
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Name of rich widow Aaron Burr married. : JUMEL
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Centigrade units. : DEGREES
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Alpha Centauri. : STAR
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Charge with carbon dioxide. : AERATE
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To tell the truth. : INFACT
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Toady. : FAWNER
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Type of roof. : DOME
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Greek letter. : RHO
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Unproductive. : ARID
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Artist's color. : CHINESERED
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___ majesty. : LESE
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Pronounce. : UTTER
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Wrap up. : FOLD
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Alias the Cowardly Lion. : LAHR
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Feodor, Dmitri, etc. : TSARS
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Influence. : SWAY
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Squirrel's provisions. : CACHE
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Of the air. : AURAL
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Jazz dance. : STOMP
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Surprised exclamations. : HOS
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Ancient King of Assyria. : SARGON
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Clop-clop. : TROT
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Roll up. : AMASS
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Gave fodder. : FED
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Gala decorations. : FESTOONS
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Recently. : OFLATE
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Violently confused state of affairs. : MAELSTROM
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Jai ___. : ALAI
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The Darlings' dog. : NANA
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Indian antelope. : SASIN
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Drones. : HUMS
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Gone. : AWAY
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Shrinks and trembles. : COWERS
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Selfish one. : EGOIST
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Raison d'___. : ETRE
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Spool. : REEL
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Part of a ship. : HOLD
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Double-reed instrument. : OBOE
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Trinkety. : GEWGAWISH
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Pronoun. : ONE
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Sharply defined. : CLEARCUT
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Greensward. : TURF
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Dried up: Poet. : SERE
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Eyre and others. : JANES
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Translate. : RENDER
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Track officials. : TIMERS
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Italian girl's name. : EDITA
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Street sign. : ARROW
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Lobster's claw. : CHELA
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Hot drink. : TODDY
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Season. : FALL
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Tract. : AREA
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Great expert: Slang. : ONER
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Elevations: Abbr. : HTS
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Letters. : EFS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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