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New York Times, Monday, February 6, 1956

Author:
Helen Fasulo
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,414
Across
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1955 Kentucky Derby winner. : SWAPS
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Source of bubbles. : GUM
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Pretended appearance of wealth. : FRONT
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Lone Ranger’s riding companion. : TONTO
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Wartime agency. : OPA
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Ancient Egyptian city. : LUXOR
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Musical instrument. : ORGAN
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___ Aviv. : TEL
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Good terms. : AMITY
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Poem. : ODE
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Gay social gathering: Slang. : SHINDIG
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___ Moines. : DES
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Well-known war correspondent. : PYLE
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Mountain range. : ANDES
28
Nuisance. : PEST
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Civil War group. : GAR
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Overplay a role. : EMOTE
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Political objective. : REFORM
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Fine in texture. : DELICATE
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Demonstration of public approval. : OVATION
42
Freight train: Slang. : RATTLER
43
Pacific islands. : MARIANAS
45
Sleuth. : TAILER
46
Shore bird. : SNIPE
47
Wayside hotel. : INN
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Sudden wave of prosperity. : BOOM
51
Type of modern band: Slang. : COMBO
53
Balkan. : SERB
57
Ripple sound. : LAP
58
Fearless. : VALIANT
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Large book: Abbr. : VOL
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Mowgli’s wolf friend. : AKELA
63
Spire finial. : EPI
64
Greek letter. : OMEGA
66
Symbol of agriculture. : CERES
67
Fragment. : ORT
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New comedy by Carolyn Green. : JANUS
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Playing card. : KNAVE
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Numbers: Abbr. : NOS
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Beginning. : ONSET
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Lower one’s dignity. : STOOP
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Long-winded. : WORDY
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Genevieve of Dienbienphu. : ANGEL
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School organization. : PTA
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Descendants. : SONS
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Arrived. : GOTIN
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Placed in a vertical position. : UPENDED
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Voyager’s nemesis. : MALDEMER
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Standard. : FLAG
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Demon fought by Carrie Nation. : RUM
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Gaseous compound. : OXIDE
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Commercial papers. : NOTES
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Rendezvous. : TRYST
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Benjamin Franklin invented one. : HARMONICA
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Lighthouse keepers’ problem. : ISOLATION
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Self-conceit. : EGOTISM
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Jellying properties of certain fruits. : PECTINS
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Follower of a Greek theologian. : ARIAN
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Powerful person. : TITAN
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Gypsy. : ROM
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Stowe heroine. : EVA
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Very much. : FAR
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One’s entire assets. : ALL
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Piece of connective pipe. : TEE
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Commit a faux pas. : ERR
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The Little Corporal. : NAPOLEON
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Bush league. : SEMIPRO
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Member of the Supreme Court. : BLACK
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“The Old ___ Bucket.” : OAKEN
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Cesare Siepi’s forte. : OPERA
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Taunts. : BAITS
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Straightens. : EVENS
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Prankster. : ROGUE
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Trumpet sound. : BLAST
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Flower holder. : VASE
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Japanese general and premier. : TOJO
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Book of the Bible: Abbr. : LEV
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Player on a team. : MAN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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