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New York Times, Saturday, February 25, 1956

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { J Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,433
Across
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Strass. : PASTE
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Coronas, for instance: Var. : SEGARS
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Norman hero of First Crusade. : TANCRED
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Dissonant: Mus. : ATONAL
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Attacked. : ASSAILED
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Tuber. : POTATO
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Furrier's item. : STOLE
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Costa Rican banana port. : LIMON
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Measures of time: Abbr. : HRS
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Vocal sounds. : TONES
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Composer Novello. : IVOR
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Wife of the patriarch Jacob. : LEAH
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Goddess of discord. : ERIS
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"Deutschland ___ alles." : UBER
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Charles Laughton asset. : VOICE
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Jan de Hartog's subject. : SEA
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Austere. : STERN
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Turn-of-the-century diva. : EAMES
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Quadrilateral. : FOURSIDED
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Former Premier in Pretoria. : MALAN
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Aborigines of Hokkaido. : AINUS
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Spread, as hay. : TED
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Certain exams. : ORALS
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Famous Japanese admiral. : TOGO
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Unerring. : SURE
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Six: Comb. form. : HEXA
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Belgian city. : MONS
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Building lots. : SITES
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Highway hotel. : INN
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Charlotte Corday's victim. : MARAT
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Heavy vehicle. : TRUCK
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Contemporary. : COEVAL
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Member of Hugh Gaitskell's party. : LABORITE
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Classify. : ASSORT
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Unwound. : RAVELED
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Centaur slain by Hercules. : NESSUS
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Irish ejaculation. : BEDAD
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Senator from Providence. : PASTORE
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Connecticut city. : ANSONIA
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Appurtenance of Justitia. : SCALES
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Attempts. : TRIES
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Slippery fish. : EEL
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Flavor. : SAPOR
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Town on the Thames. : ETON
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Prepared. : GOT
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California city, site of Disneyland. : ANAHEIM
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Frantic scurry: Slang. : RATRACE
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Moves clumsily through water, mud, etc. : SLOSHES
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Samples for savor. : TASTES
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Judicially minded person. : DELIBERATOR
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Recreative. : DIVERSIONAL
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Name on a current best seller. : MORNINGSTAR
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Cargo. : LOAD
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Babylonian sun god. : UTU
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Necklines. : VEES
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Favorite ___. : SONS
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Well-known Scottie. : FALA
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Instrumental duet. : DUO
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Member of Uncas' tribe. : MOHICAN
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Sandy. : ARENOSE
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Nobel prize winner in literature, 1955. : LAXNESS
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Largest island of American Samoa. : TUTUILA
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Built. : ERECTED
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Furnished, as a schoolroom. : DESKED
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Addressed with respectful title. : SIRRED
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Brewing substances. : MALTS
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Heater. : STOVE
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Japanese suffix to ships' names. : MARU
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Left-hand pages: Abbr. : VOS
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W. S. Gilbert's "___ Ballads." : BAB

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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