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New York Times, Tuesday, February 28, 1956

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Scarcity. : WANT
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One and only. : SOLE
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Kind of sweetmeat. : TAFFY
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Quite ___ (a good many). : AFEW
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Tel ___. : AVIV
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Fran Allison's puppet. : OLLIE
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Comedian Jimmy ___. : SAVO
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"The Mikado," for instance. : COMICOPERA
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Like better. : PREFER
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Crackajack. : ACE
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Calends, nones, ___. : IDES
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Affirm. : AVER
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Mountain lake. : TARN
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Actress McCambridge. : MERCEDES
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Playground pastime. : SEESAW
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Outsider. : ALIEN
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Having a game leg. : LAMED
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Galena. : ORE
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"To ___ refined gold ... " : GILD
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Business deals. : SALES
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Sounds from a byre. : MOOS
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Poetic work. : ODE
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Bewitched: Colloq. : HEXED
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Thick. : DENSE
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Actress Barbara Bel ___. : GEDDES
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Shirk or "goldbrick." : MALINGER
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Be guided by. : OBEY
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Wash. : LAVE
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Graven image. : IDOL
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Land under grass. : LEA
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Shell money. : WAMPUM
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Leo Durocher's successor. : BILLRIGNEY
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Actress Lanchester. : ELSA
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Discuss. : ARGUE
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Fetter. : GYVE
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Sniggery. : NEST
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Gets as a reward. : REAPS
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River in France and Germany. : SAAR
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Be all ___ (be listening eagerly). : EARS
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Stinger. : WASP
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___ cry (long way). : AFAR
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Crystallized snow. : NEVE
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Janus-like. : TWOFACED
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Venerable. : SACRED
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Ab ___ (from the beginning): Lat. : OVO
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President Odria's capital. : LIMA
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Oust legally. : EVICT
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Overly. : TOO
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Of high mountains. : ALPINE
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Took to one's heels. : FLED
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Intensity of feeling. : FIRE
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Certain votes. : YEAS
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Leaves off. : CEASES
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Quits. : EVEN
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Ease off. : RELAX
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Crimson lake. : RED
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Gog and ___. : MAGOG
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Slur over, as a final vowel. : ELIDE
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Het up. : RILED
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Coastal city of Massachusetts. : SALEM
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Distinguished Chinese family. : SOONG
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Began. : AROSE
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Bremen's river. : WESER
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Decoration. : MEDAL
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Meadow saxifrage. : SESELI
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___ tekel upharsin. : MENEMENE
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Language: Abbr. : HEB
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Prima donna. : DIVA
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Dress showily: Slang. : DOLLUP
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Gownsman. : LAWYER
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Safecrackers. : YEGGS
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Section for constructional work. : IBAR
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C'est-a- ___ (that is to say): Fr. : DIRE
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Girls name, meaning holy. : OLGA
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Miss Seton, author of "Foxfire." : ANYA
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Urgent entreaty. : PLEA
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Amb. Bohlen's post. : USSR
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Daytime shows: Abbr. : MATS
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Legal matter. : RES
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Actress Bartok. : EVA

Answer summary: 7 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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