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New York Times, Thursday, February 9, 1956

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,417
Across
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Puts on some speed. : HUSTLES
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Devotion to Eastern culture. : ARABISM
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Of an older world. : ANCIENT
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Hindu philosophy. : VEDANTA
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Elevator chief. : STARTER
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Turned aside. : AVERTED
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Sharpen. : HONE
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Davy Crockett’s weapon. : RIFLE
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Slow gait. : LOPE
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Lawful. : LEGAL
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Indignant feeling. : IRE
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Tall, limp and lank. : WEEDY
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Back-yard denizen. : ALLEYCAT
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Mud volcano. : SALSE
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Culpability. : GUILT
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Dead fire. : ASH
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Source of news. : PRESSCONFERENCE
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Reference book: Abbr. : ENC
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A votre ___: To your health! : SANTE
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Composer Dvorák. : ANTON
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Come between. : ESTRANGE
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Lump of turf from the fairway. : DIVOT
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Insect. : ANT
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Geneva’s river. : RHONE
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___ dive. : SWAN
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One of the Fords. : EDSEL
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___ Hills, in Burma. : NAGA
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Fanfare of trumpets. : TANTARA
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Finished. : ALLOVER
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Made different. : ALTERED
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Garb. : RAIMENT
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Porch furniture. : GLIDERS
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Frocks. : DRESSES
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Leftover concoction. : HASH
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“Sufficient ___ the day . . .” : UNTO
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Read the meter. : SCAN
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Indefatigable. : TIRELESS
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Allow. : LET
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This interested Einstein. : ENERGY
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Groove. : STRIA
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Of a grandparent. : AVAL
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Bugle call. : REVEILLE
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Soft drink. : ADE
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Origin of malt. : BARLEY
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Within. : INTO
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Pace. : STEP
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Fabricated. : MADE
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Ostentatious displayers. : FLAUNTERS
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Of an ancient Mesopotamian city. : EDESSAN
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Instruct again. : RETRAIN
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Sounds a signal. : WARNS
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Chosen. : ELECT
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Biography. : LIFE
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Part of a long poem. : CANTO
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Fancy tie. : ASCOT
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At that time. : THEN
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Graf ___. : SPEE
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Dinner bell. : GONG
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Steed on the run. : CANTERER
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Poisons. : ENVENOMS
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Harangued. : RANTED
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Standard monetary unit of several countries. : DOLLAR
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Got wind of. : HEARD
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Forest animal. : STAG
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Famous street. : WALL
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Against. : ANTI
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Fathers. : DADS
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The birds. : AVES
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Actor Autry. : GENE
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Branches of academic learning. : ARTS
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Live. : ARE
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White ___. : LIE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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