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SIMPLE SEMANTICS

New York Times, Sunday, March 11, 1956

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 71, Avg Word Len: 5.52, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 538 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,448
Across
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Places in proximity. : APPOSES
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Tensing Norkay is one. : SHERPA
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Field: It. : CAMPO
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Garden flowers. : VERBENAS
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Fly that irks a fielder. : TEXASLEAGUER
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A sweet liqueur. : ANISETTE
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Expressed censure (with "on"). : ANIMADVERTED
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Shipping sheet: Abbr. : INV
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Grieg suite. : PEERGYNT
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Bank business. : LOAN
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Three: It. : TRE
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"Short and ugly" word. : LIAR
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Give up a claim to: Law. : REMISE
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Astound. : STUN
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Solicitude. : FEAR
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Inner: Anat. : ENTAL
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Digits: Abbr. : NOS
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What Pimlico is famous for. : RACES
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One-man show. : BORGE
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Considered. : DEEMED
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1956. : NEWYEAR
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Bustled about. : FUSSED
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Rich in resources. : FERTILE
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Golf clubs. : DRIVERS
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Salvador ___. : DALI
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Bridal lane. : AISLE
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The United States, for example. : OCEANLINER
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Contemporary of Hosea. : AMOS
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With ___ breath. : BATED
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Ornithologist's concern. : NESTS
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___ majesty. : LESE
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Abbreviation applicable to Hudson River. : NAV
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Phi ___ Sigma. : ETA
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Yard. : AREA
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Where Emperor Augustus lived. : CAPRI
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Abalone. : ORMER
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Vital vehicle in "Ethan Frome." : SLED
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Supreme Court appointee, 1953. : EARLWARREN
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Peak pierced by Simplon tunnel. : LEONE
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Mrs. Rochester's maiden name. : EYRE
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Overhanging. : PENDENT
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Train. : EDUCATE
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Most faint. : PALEST
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Vexes. : HARROWS
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German general in American Revolution. : DEKALB
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En ___ (ahead): French. : AVANT
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Bristles. : SETAE
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Suffix of comparative degree. : IER
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Merrymaking. : REVEL
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Egyptian cotton. : PIMA
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Arkansas city, west of Hot Springs. : MENA
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Let loose. : VENTED
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Football star. : ROTE
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Philosopher's "I." : EGO
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Fennec's special feature. : EARS
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Merited. : DESERVED
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Lbs., for instance. : WTS
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Their mecca is Broadway. : ENTERTAINERS
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Character in "Titus Andronicus." : AEMILIUS
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Coming event, June 8th. : TOTALECLIPSE
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Land of the troubadors. : PROVENCE
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Growing out. : ENATE
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Church official. : SEXTON
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Cut jaggedly. : SNAGGED
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Was of use. : AVAILED
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Range of the Alps. : PENNINE
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Relative of a recruit. : PRIVATE
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Lexicographer's abbreviation. : OBS
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Oil field phenomenon. : SEEP
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Record. : ENTER
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Fabric. : SATEEN
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Predecessor of the girdle. : STAYS
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Poultry farm. : HENNERY
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Stage direction. : EXIT
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"A ___ caught in a thicket . . . " : RAM
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Ancient instruments. : PSALTERIES
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One of the Huxleys. : ALDOUS
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Textile and lace town of France. : CAEN
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Course for 4-H clubbers: Abbr. : AGR
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Grumbles. : MUTTERS
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Subject of British Debrett annual. : PEERAGE
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Arranged. : ORDERED
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Billy Graham, for example. : SERMONIST
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Welsh name. : EVAN
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Romantic ballet. : GISELLE
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High Priest in "Aïda." : RAMFIS
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Hard to find. : SCARCE
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Paleontologist's concern. : FOSSIL
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Utah's Governor. : LEE
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Niobe's sister-in-law. : AEDON
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Actor Ives. : BURL
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Kind of cloth. : DRAB
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Wild plant. : WEED
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Marshes. : FENS
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___ Juana. : TIA
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Liquid containing a dye. : VAT
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Mother of Perseus. : DANAE
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Lucine of the Met. : AMARA
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Author of "Rory O'More." : LOVER
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West Virginia Senator. : NEELY
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Italian girl's name. : ESTER
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Novelist. : READE
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City on Lake Huron. : ALPENA
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Incline. : CANT
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Noun suffix, having usually a bad sense. : ARD
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Adjective for a kinkajou's tail. : PREHENSILE
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Soprano Tebaldi. : RENATA
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Within: Prefix. : INTRA
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Oil: Comb. form. : OLEO
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Chianti, for instance. : REDWINE
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Key word of aphorism attributed to Emerson. : MOUSETRAP
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Secretary's abbreviation. : ENC
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Foresee. : READ
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Groper. : SEEKER
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Rebecca of "Rosmersholm." : WEST
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Thrice: Comb. form. : TER
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Capital of Society Islands. : PAPEETE
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French city. : AVIGNON
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Middleweight champion, 1949–50. : LAMOTTA
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Left-hand book page. : REVERSO
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Declaring. : AVOWING
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Romaine. : LETTUCE
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"The ___ Damozel." : BLESSED
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Glacial phenomena. : SERACS
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Lapel. : REVERS
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Counterpart. : MATE
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To eat: Ger. : ESSEN
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Person of great skill: Colloq. : DEMON
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Gardner's first name. : ERLE
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Province: Abbr. : DEPT
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See 69 Down. : DIVA
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___ and run. : EAT
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No: Slang. : NIX
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Drumstick. : LEG

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 18 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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