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Arthur Schulman
Arthur Schulman

ALPHABETICS

New York Times, Sunday, December 9, 1956

Author:
Arthur Schulman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 647 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 35
Arthur Schulman has 80 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,721
Across
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Baltic island. : AERO
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Latest: Comb. form. : NEO
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Cockney's desire. : OPE
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___ de Vega, Spanish poet. : LOPE
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Pare down. : SCALE
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Describing a three-dimensional effect. : STEREOSCOPIC
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Mexican city. : LEON
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Swedish chemist. : NOBEL
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Landmark of Mexico. : POPOCATEPETL
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1938. : ANTEBELLUM
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Casualness. : NONCHALANCE
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Japanese drama. : NOH
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Certain fishermen. : EELERS
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Austrian province. : TIROL
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Smooth: Mus. abbr. : DOL
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When Hamlet sees the ghost. : ACTONE
35
U. N. organization: Abbr. : IRO
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Jerboa's relative. : RAT
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Small island. : EYOT
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European President. : TITO
40
"Come back to ___ ... " : ERIN
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Japanese box. : INRO
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Demands strongly. : INSISTS
48
Northern strait. : BERING
50
Take leave of. : BIDADIEU
52
With: Ger. : MIT
53
Renegade. : TURNCOAT
55
Noun suffix. : IER
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Gypsy horse. : GRI
57
Truman's birthplace. : LAMAR
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All: Prefix. : OMNI
60
First name in the theatre. : YUL
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Tycho ___, Danish astronomer. : BRAHE
64
Irishmen. : MILESIANS
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___ Juan. : SAN
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Capricorn. : GOAT
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City near Caen. : STLO
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"Ruy Blas," for instance. : OVERTURE
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Populous state. : ILLINOIS
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Holy: Lat. : SACER
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Where Brownsville is: Abbr. : TEX
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Bird. : EMU
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"To see a World in a ___ Sand." : GRAINOF
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Old pronoun. : THY
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Stroke ___. : OAR
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Percussion instrument. : TRAPS
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In equilibrium. : BALANCED
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Sculptor of "Bird in Space." : BRANCUSI
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Confesses. : OWNS
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Golfer Middlecoff. : CARY
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Unit of troops: Abbr. : DET
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Deadlocks. : TIESCORES
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City NE of Venice. : UDINE
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Make out. : SPY
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Very dark. : EBON
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Civil wrongs. : TORTS
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Interjection of dislike. : GRR
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Biblical priest. : ELI
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Former VIP's. : HASBEENS
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Highest peak of P. I. : APO
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Bhutanese, for instance. : ASIATICS
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Intensely. : KEENLY
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Law. : STATUTE
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Type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Composer of "Goldberg Variations." : BACH
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Edmonton's province: Abbr. : ALTA
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Jazz trumpeter Baker. : CHET
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Seeing that. : NOW
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Doctors' association. : AMA
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Prophet Samuel's mother. : HANNAH
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___ créole : ALA
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Progeny. : ISSUE
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___ de corps. : ESPRIT
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Poet's conjunction. : ERE
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River and valley in West Virginia. : SHENANDOAHS
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Mold. : BLACKEARTH
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Paper money of 1776. : CONTINENTALS
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Ulan ___, Mongolian capital. : BATOR
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Autocrat. : CZAR
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U. S. frigate Constitution. : OLDIRONSIDES
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Narrow: Prefix. : STENO
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Balsam. : TOLU
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Its: Fr. : SES
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Adjective suffix. : ENT
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Settle in. : NEST
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Symbol on Uraeus. : ASP
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Shelley, for example. : ETONIAN
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Accounts. : REPORTS
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Town in Maine. : ORONO
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Biblical patriarch. : NOAH
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Los ___ Unidos. : ESTADOS
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Spotted cat of Texas. : OCELOT
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Golf tournament. : OPEN
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Refuge of "Bounty" mutineers. : PITCAIRNISLAND
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Choosing from various sources. : ECLECTIC
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Grassy plain of Span. America. : LLANO
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Nymph spurned by Paris. : OENONE
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Spinach or chard. : POTHERB
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Chemical suffix. : ENE
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Ugly look. : SNEER
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Gelatinous substance. : COLLOID
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1st word of alphabet code. : ABLE
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Their: Fr. : LEUR
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Symbols of Massachusetts. : ELMS
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Book of Koheleth. : ECCLESIASTES
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Geyserite. : OPAL
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Owe. : BEINDEBT
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Numerical prefix. : TRI
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___ purpose. : TONO
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Rare-earth element. : YTTRIUM
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Sea swallow. : TERN
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Three. : III
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Type of tribunal. : NIGHTCOURT
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Lets out again, as a film. : RERELEASES
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Yes: Fr. : OUI
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Airways: Ger. : IMMER
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Loafers: Colloq. : BUMS
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English poet. : GAY
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Timetable abbreviation. : ARR
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Shade. : TONE
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___ war. : TUGOF
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Sandwich filling. : LIVERWURST
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City in Egypt. : ALEXANDRIA
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Avocat's concern. : LOI
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Botanist Gray. : ASA
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"Semper paratus," for example. : MOTTO
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Island off Venezuela. : ARUBA
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___ blue. : ALICE
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Golfer's place. : NINETEENTHHOLE
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Heavenly body: Fr. : ASTRE
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Plant having fragrant roots. : ORRIS
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Biblical priest. : IRA
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Make a slip. : NOD
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Musical effects. : SYNCOPATIONS
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Carved figure. : GLYPH
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Shaped like a spearhead. : HASTATE
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Greek letter. : PSI
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Adjective suffixes. : ARS
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Fuel holders. : BINS
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French painter. : COROT
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Unmarried. : CELIBATE
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Stylish: Slang. : TONY
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Trap. : NET
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Beast of burden. : YAK
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Composer Bartok. : BELA
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"Toujours ___." : GAI
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Federal agency. : ICA
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Pres. O'Kelly. : SEAN
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Famous theatrical family. : BELASCOS
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Discoverer of Colorado R. : ALARCON
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Section of a sonata. : SCHERZO
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Limerick's river. : SHANNON
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Let in the sun. : UNSHADE
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Dishevels. : TOUSLES
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Farm animal. : EWE
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Indian form of passive resistance. : HARTAL
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Eau ___, Wis. : CLAIRE
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Very small: Gk. prefix. : MIKRO
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Eastern VIP. : NEHRU
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Con. : ANTI
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Participated. : SATIN
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Wanes. : EBBS
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Louver board. : SLAT
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Meat paste. : PATE
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Limits. : ENDS
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Fender mishap. : DENT
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Feat. : ACT
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Quiet! : SST

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 21 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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