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New York Times, Tuesday, March 13, 1956

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,450

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Concomitant to tea. : TOAST
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Ophidians. : COBRAS
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Glutinous. : STARCHY
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Inflame. : AROUSE
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Mend, as a quarrel. : PATCHUP
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Taking one's ease. : RESTING
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Paltry leftover. : ORT
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Perplexities. : ENIGMAS
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Mezzo-soprano Merriman. : NAN
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Made eyes at. : OGLED
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Waring or Astaire. : FRED
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"Rio ___." : RITA
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Donjon. : KEEP
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Capital of Shensi Province, China. : SIAN
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City in North Dakota. : MINOT
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Despoiled. : STRIPPED
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Pickled flower buds. : CAPERS
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Calumniators. : TRADUCERS
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Begin to grow. : SPROUT
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Certain travel routes. : AIRLANES
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Sirupy liqueur: French. : CREME
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Bismarck's first name. : OTTO
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Pot herb. : WORT
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Short for a man's name. : RUFE
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Precinct. : AREA
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"___ Is Born." : ASTAR
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Blackbird. : ANI
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Make happy. : GLADDEN
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"Happy ___ king." : ASA
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Quartz. : MINERAL
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Lived and breathed. : EXISTED
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Showy, red-flowered plant. : NERINE
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Straw beds for beasts. : LITTERS
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Concert pianos. : GRANDS
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Holds back. : STAYS
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Gossip. : TATTLER
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Grampus. : ORC
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Pained. : ACHED
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Fight shy of. : SHUN
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Symbolized. : TYPIFIED
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Welterweight Basilio. : CARMEN
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Hill nymph. : OREAD
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Political dictator. : BOSS
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Wheel track. : RUT
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Stupid. : ASININE
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Flanders or Holland. : SENATOR
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Halloween apparitions. : SPOOKS
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Objective. : TARGET
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Midges. : GNATS
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Changed by degrees. : GRADUATED
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Sum and substance. : EPITOME
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Woodcutting equipment. : RIPSAWS
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Tiff. : SPAT
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Crumbly earth. : MARL
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Short for a girl's name. : PRUE
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Caribbean game fish. : CERO
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Fastnesses. : CITADELS
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Beat it! : SCRAM
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Trimming. : PRUNING
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Member of the sugar industry. : REFINER
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Jots down item by item. : NOTATES
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Blackboard cleaner. : ERASER
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Precious strings: Colloq. : STRADS
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Pontifical capes. : ORALES
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Island belonging to Finland. : ALAND
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Playwright Loos. : ANITA
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Smile. : GRIN
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"___, pursued by a bear." : EXIT
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Cycle. : ERA
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Pen. : STY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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