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New York Times, Thursday, February 23, 1956

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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Across
1
Late statesman of U. S. A. : SMUTS
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Matched. : PAIRED
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Composer Frédéric François ___. : CHOPIN
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Compared critically. : COLLATED
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Argument: Slang. : HASSLE
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Metaphorical narrative. : ALLEGORY
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Bad ___, German spa. : EMS
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Pussycats. : TABBIES
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Gaelic name. : IAN
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Refluxes. : EBBS
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Highlanders' costumes. : KILTS
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Occupy a certain place. : LIE
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Home ___. : PLATE
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Starting point, in a game. : TEE
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Chinese weights. : TAELS
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More helpings of food. : SECONDS
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Con. : READ
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Roller ___. : SKATE
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Encourages. : ABETS
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Pitfall. : TRAP
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Refresh one's knowledge (with "on"). : BRUSHUP
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Elaborately trimmed. : FUSSY
45
Gold: Sp. : ORO
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Accumulate a reserve. : STORE
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Dog ___ manger. : INA
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Carcass of a whale. : KRENG
51
Singer Berger. : ERNA
52
Frequently: Poet. : OFT
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Radio appurtenance. : ANTENNA
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Hard wood. : OAK
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Rush through quickly, as a bill or motion: Colloq. : RAILROAD
58
Take for granted. : ASSUME
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Straight. : DIRECTLY
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Equipped. : RIGGED
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Gather again. : REMASS
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Building material. : LATHS
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Scene of great disorder. : SHAMBLES
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Extreme conservative: Colloq. : MOSSBACK
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Good times. : UPS
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Canopy. : TILT
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Move furtively. : SNEAK
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More civil. : POLITER
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"Das ist ___." : ALLES
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Supports for the bridges of Paris. : ILES
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Duster. : RAG
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Satin fabric. : ETOILE
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Shunt off the track. : DERAIL
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Bird sounds. : CHEEPS
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Wire rope. : CABLE
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Units of force. : DYNES
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Small pieces. : BITS
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Ermines. : STOATS
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Vestibule. : ENTRY
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Social prohibitions. : TABUS
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Start of a Christmas hymn. : ADESTE
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Goddess: Latin. : DEA
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Attention. : EAR
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Complete. : THOROUGH
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1 and 12 Across, for example. : SURNAMES
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Entrances. : PORTALS
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European capital. : BONN
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Thin and sickly: Colloq. : PEAKED
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Inlet of the sea. : FIORD
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Biased. : UNFAIR
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Marquand's forte. : SATIRE
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Like a clarinet. : REEDY
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Nautical distances. : KNOTS
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Contort. : GNARL
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Alms box. : ARCA
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Red Sea to Yellow Sea. : ASIA
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Man's nickname. : LEM
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N. C. O. : SGT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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