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New York Times, Wednesday, February 8, 1956

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { B F Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Obstructs. : JAMS
5
Servant. : VALET
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Weakens. : SAPS
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Lamb. : ELIA
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Saint-Cyr-l'___, French West Point. : ECOLE
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Do journalistic work. : EDIT
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TV showman. : EDSULLIVAN
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Senator from South Dakota. : CASE
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Concluding music. : POSTLUDE
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Author of "Years of Trial and Hope." : TRUMAN
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Projections. : EARS
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Controversial European region. : SAAR
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Father of science fiction. : VERNE
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He wrote "A Democrat Looks at His Party." : ACHESON
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Concert grand. : PIANO
32
Bakery item. : ROLLS
34
Expert. : PRO
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Shade of red. : ROSE
36
Smoothly polite. : SUAVE
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Navy mascot. : GOAT
38
"Cakes and ___." : ALE
39
Outburst. : SPATE
40
German cake. : TORTE
41
Foot soldier. : MARCHER
43
Confused fight. : MELEE
44
Connection. : LINK
45
Hosiery shade. : SAND
46
River of Indo-China. : MEKONG
49
Cheat. : SWINDLER
53
942 years ago. : MXIV
54
Canadian scenic resort. : LAKELOUISE
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El Dorado. : MINE
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Ignore. : ELIDE
58
Direct insult. : SLAP
59
Roman road. : ITER
60
Passenger. : RIDER
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Greek letters. : TAUS
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Vehicle. : JEEP
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Actor Ray. : ALDO
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Title. : MISS
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White wine. : SAUTERNE
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Soft material. : VELURE
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Chemical compounds. : ACIDS
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A "many-splendored thing." : LOVE
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High note. : ELA
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Feeler. : TENTACLE
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Tie. : SECURE
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Faithful retainer in "As You Like It." : ADAM
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City on the Arno. : PISA
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Type of gun. : STEN
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Broad, treeless plain. : LLANO
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Cheering sounds. : RAHS
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Smooth over. : SALVE
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Musical instrument. : VIOLA
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Alleviator. : EASER
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Germ. : SPORE
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Talk in a grand manner. : ORATE
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Letter. : NOTE
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Relative of a stroller. : PRAM
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Author of "Something of Value." : RUARK
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Cereal grain. : OAT
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He wrote "The Decline of the West." : SPENGLER
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Legal tender in wild West. : GOLDDUST
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Part of the leg. : SHIN
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Title given early Emperors of Japan. : TENNO
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Forage plant. : CLOVER
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He wrote "The Deer Park." : MAILER
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Man from Malmo. : SWEDE
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A year in the far future. : MMMI
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Theatre sign. : EXIT
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Cattle: Poet. : KINE
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Slide. : SKID
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Actress Lee. : LILA
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Biblical brother. : ESAU
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Twilled fabrics. : REPS
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Arabian Nights character. : ALI

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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