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New York Times, Friday, December 7, 1956

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 84, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.48, Missing: { G J Q X }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,719
Across
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Sprinted. : RACED
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European. : LAPP
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College sport. : CREW
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Make less. : ABATE
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Seine tributary. : OISE
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Pueblo Indian. : HOPI
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Track event. : RELAY
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Ivy League team. : PRINCETON
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"Boola, boola" singers. : ELIS
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Wreaths. : LEIS
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Dodger ss. : REESE
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Sport official: Abbr. : REF
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Agitate: Colloq. : FAZE
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Golf score. : PAR
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See 10 Across. : OARS
28
Pitcher's mound. : SLAB
30
Certain officials: Colloq. : VPS
33
European capital. : BERNE
35
Sport notable. : STAR
36
Adriatic port. : BARI
37
Illuminating device. : LANTERN
39
Card game. : SEVENUP
41
Condition: Suffix. : OSIS
42
Direction. : EAST
44
Mountain system. : ANDES
45
Party. : TEA
46
Fully prepared. : RIPE
47
Phrase of comprehension. : ISEE
48
Relative. : SON
49
Athletic team. : NINE
51
Los Angeles footballer. : RAM
54
Trunks. : STEMS
57
Long and slender. : LANK
58
Spanish river. : EBRO
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Big Ten team. : OHIOSTATE
61
Mine entrances. : ADITS
62
Supermarket aid. : CART
63
Flagrance. : ODOR
64
Misrepresent. : BELIE
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Joint. : KNEE
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"Bird thou never ___ ... " : WERT
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Stakes. : ANTES
Down
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Thinner. : RARER
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White poplar. : ABELE
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Pacific Coast school. : CALIFORNIA
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Greek letters. : ETAS
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Tunisian ruler. : DEY
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White Sox manager. : LOPEZ
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Breeziest. : AIRIEST
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Greek letters. : PSIS
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Bull ___. : PEN
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Stadium sound. : CHEER
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Kyle ___ of football. : ROTE
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Primitive poem. : EPOS
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Deep, purplish red. : WINE
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Catch a ___, in rowing. : CRAB
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___ Vegas. : LAS
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Not held back. : FREE
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Trim away. : PARE
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Tiny tunnelers. : ANTS
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Endure. : LAST
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Dixie university. : VANDERBILT
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Diminutive of a girl's name. : PRUE
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Drinks through a straw. : SIPS
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Unsightly thing. : BLOT
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Facility. : EASE
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___ back, as a football. : SNAP
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Nota ___. : BENE
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Check. : REIN
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Urn. : VASE
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Washington baseballer. : SENATOR
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Former boxing champion. : ROSS
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Contents of a well. : INK
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Struck hard. : SMOTE
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Inactive. : INERT
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Bandleader Shaw. : ARTIE
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Role for Charlton Heston. : MOSES
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Hit a baseball lustily. : SOCK
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"Less ___ the Dust." : THAN
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Island country. : EIRE
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Bail. : LADE
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Delightful spot. : EDEN
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Pull. : TOW
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Arab garment. : ABA

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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