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New York Times, Saturday, March 10, 1956

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { J K Q }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,447
Across
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Domestic animal. : CALF
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Copper or zinc. : METAL
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Where Meteor Crater is: Abbr. : ARIZ
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Tall tale teller. : LIAR
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Relative of mib or taw. : AGATE
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Knot. : NODE
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Versatile stage-screen performer. : EDWARDGROBINSON
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Element from cinnabar. : MERCURY
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Keyboards on an organ. : MANUALS
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Relaxation. : EASE
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Actress Patricia. : NEAL
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Think: Fr. : PENSE
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Raise too high. : OVERLIFT
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Behold: Lat. : ECCE
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Article of clothing. : WAIST
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Educators' group. : NEA
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Brews. : ALES
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Thread. : LISLE
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Presidential monograms. : FDRS
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Rodent. : RAT
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Goes on a diet: Humorous. : BANTS
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River in Armenia. : ARAS
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Wages. : STIPENDS
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Stubborn as ___. : AMULE
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Harsh cry. : BRAY
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Wading bird. : IBIS
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Like the path of a celestial body. : ORBITAL
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German state. : PRUSSIA
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Family of comedians. : THEMARXBROTHERS
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Head: Fr. : TETE
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Mason's partner. : DIXON
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Patron saint of sailors. : ELMO
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Grain. : OATS
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Milksop. : SISSY
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Rebuff. : SLAP
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One of Skelton's roles. : CLEM
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Assistant. : AIDE
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American baritone. : LAWRENCETIBBETT
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Loud disturbances. : FRACASES
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Sierra ___. : MADRE
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Adjective for custard. : EGGY
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Black liquid. : TAR
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Part of an element. : ATOM
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Natives of Beirut. : LEBANESE
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Zinnia or marigold. : ANNUAL
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Actress in "Picnic." : ROSALINDRUSSELL
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Heathen deity. : IDOL
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Members of Buddhist sect. : ZENS
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Trojan horse, for example. : RUSE
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Torpid. : INERT
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Boscs. : PEARS
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Fame. : ECLAT
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Kilns. : OASTS
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Small communities: Abbr. : VILS
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Wild. : FERAL
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Part of a suit of armor. : TASSE
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Boreas. : WIND
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Short pieces of rope. : LANYARDS
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Deprives of food. : FAMISHES
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Blessed: Lat. : BEATA
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Makes ready. : PRIMES
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Border on. : ABUT
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Figure of speech. : IRONY
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Playwright Harbach. : OTTO
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She was called "Mother of the Gods." : RHEA
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Sixty-two. : LXII
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Certain golfers. : PROS
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Marie Wilson's role. : IRMA
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Very wet. : ASOP
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Containers: Abbr. : BXS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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