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New York Times, Saturday, February 11, 1956

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,419

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Across
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Political contests. : RACES
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Slangy exclamation of surprise. : MAN
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Grindstone: Lat. : MOLA
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Bide. : AWAIT
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Collections of memorable sayings. : ANAS
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Old word for dill. : ANET
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Birthday of a great man. : FEBRUARYTWELFTH
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Familiar words on a card. : BEMYVALENTINE
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Exclamation. : AHA
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Neighborly gathering. : BEE
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King Arthur's paradise. : AVALON
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Great personage. : MOGUL
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Slow: Mus. : LENTO
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French conjunctions. : ETS
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Overweight. : OBESE
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Slangy exclamation of surprise. : MYEYE
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Middling. : SOSO
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Promising performer. : COMER
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Pour forth. : SPEW
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Chanteuse from Tennessee. : SHORE
43
Actor J. Carrol ___. : NAISH
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Relative of a tankard. : MUG
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Muse of lyric poetry. : ERATO
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Small portion. : OUNCE
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Unanimously. : ASAMAN
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Scepter. : ROD
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___ West. : KEY
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Mardi Gras. : SHROVETUESDAY
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Poet born in February, 1807. : HENRYLONGFELLOW
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Puts in a temper. : IRES
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Resort near Venice. : LIDO
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Long and slender. : REEDY
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Villa d'___. : ESTE
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Man's nickname. : LON
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Look after. : SEETO
Down
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British military group. : RAF
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Reverence. : AWE
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Products of a vegetable garden. : CABBAGES
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Where Limerick is. : EIRE
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Trip. : STUMBLE
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Wonder. : MARVEL
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Novelist Seton. : ANYA
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One of the Leagues: Abbr. : NATL
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Its capital is Valletta. : MALTA
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Kept in order for reference. : ONFILE
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"___ your heart be troubled . . . " : LETNOT
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Scene of coming general elections. : ATHENS
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Article of clothing. : SWEATER
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Affirmative vote. : AYE
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Messenger. : ENVOY
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Book of the Bible. : AMOS
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Tramp. : HOBO
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Recreation centers for G. I.'s. : USOS
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Irish nationalist and rebel. : EMMET
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American humorist (1850–96). : NYE
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Biblical character. : ESAU
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American actress. : CORNELL
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Old English money of account. : ORA
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Star of an afternoon TV program. : PINKYLEE
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Suffix forming verbs. : ESCE
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Food for Miss Muffet. : WHEY
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Burdensome. : HEAVY
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Drowsy ones. : NODDERS
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Number 5 iron. : MASHIE
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Wedding attendants. : USHERS
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Shade of red. : GARNET
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Where Eugene is. : OREGON
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Senator from 48 Down. : MORSE
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Religious order: Abbr. : OSF
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Labor. : TOIL
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Release. : UNDO
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Nautical term. : ALEE
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Wartime transportation group. : ODT
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Sen. Barrett's state: Abbr. : WYO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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