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New York Times, Friday, February 3, 1956

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,411
Across
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Rudely executed painting. : DAUB
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Go away! : SCRAM
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General Clark. : MARK
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In addition. : ELSE
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435 legislators. : HOUSE
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Eagerness for action. : ELAN
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Top Conservative. : EDEN
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Site of "Operation Deep-Freeze." : ANTARCTICA
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Ominous signs. : PORTENTS
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Coast Guard vessel. : CUTTER
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Keep secret. : HIDE
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Curtis of Nebraska. : CARL
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Satirical imitation. : PARODY
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Mauled. : BATTERED
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Beguile. : AMUSE
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Signor Prato. : GINO
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Sportive trick. : DIDO
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Make fast. : PIN
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British news agency. : REUTERS
39
Old ___ Theatre. : VIC
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Candied ___. : EGGS
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Smithereens. : BITS
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Sudden noise. : CRACK
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Debutantes. : ROSEBUDS
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Pole jumps. : VAULTS
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Not abounding. : RARE
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Region. : LAND
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Where the wake is. : ASTERN
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Giving. : BESTOWAL
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Short and lively rural strains. : ROUNDELAYS
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Basaltic ___. : LAVA
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Sourdine. : MUTE
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Great artery. : AORTA
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Affectedly nice. : PRIM
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Mountain ridge. : SPUR
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Perceiver. : NOTER
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Park on the Hudson. : HYDE
Down
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Not easily fathomed. : DEEP
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Actor Ray. : ALDO
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Employer. : USER
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Bottom of the sea. : BENTHOS
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Sterne's hero. : SHANDY
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Short story. : CONTE
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Tracks. : RUTS
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___ matter of fact. : ASA
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Famous Flemish geographer. : MERCATOR
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High-spirited. : METTLED
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Came down. : ALIT
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Field day event. : RACE
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Burr in wood. : KNAR
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Abrupt. : CURT
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Duck. : EIDER
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Malacca and rattan. : CANES
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School assignment. : PAPER
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Friend from Mejico. : AMIGO
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Rounds of a ladder. : RUNGS
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Posts for tying hawsers. : BITTS
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Emulate. : RIVAL
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Royal order. : EDICT
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Waterways between piers. : DOCKS
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Conductor. : GUIDE
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Made of ivory. : EBURNEAN
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Not full. : SCANT
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Calmer. : SERENER
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Animal of popular song. : RUDOLPH
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Poet and singer. : BARD
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Poughkeepsie's college. : VASSAR
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Philippine island. : LEYTE
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Present ___. : ARMS
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Borsch. : SOUP
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Ballerina's dancing skirt. : TUTU
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Rank below a baron: Abbr. : BART
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Not foolhardy. : WARY
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Keenly eager. : AVID
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Not sound or efficient. : LAME
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Card game. : LOO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later.

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