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New York Times, Saturday, March 17, 1956

Author:
Thomas J. Varner
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Thomas J. Varner has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,454
Across
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Shoulder ribbon. : SASH
5
Creator of Eva St. Clare. : STOWE
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Attention-getting sound. : AHEM
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Not suitable. : OUTOFORDER
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Senator in recent headlines. : CASE
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Nonpaying party-goer: Slang. : FREELOADER
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Powerful explosives. : TNTS
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Jump ball, in basketball. : TAP
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Tropical birds, native to Brazil. : ANIS
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Organic compounds. : AMIDES
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Reddish-brown bird. : WREN
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Prowl: Colloq. : SNOOP
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Mild expression of annoyance. : BOTHER
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Native of a Sicilian city. : CATANIAN
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Roomy area. : ACRES
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Exaggerated ad, à la Gelett. : BLURB
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___ Magnon. : CRO
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Clean-cut. : NEAT
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Of bluish-gray color. : SLATY
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Card game for three. : SKAT
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Urchin. : TAD
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Poetic possessive. : THINE
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Long, trying time. : SIEGE
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Exact. : UNERRING
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Shaped. : MOLDED
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Three minutes, in boxing. : ROUND
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Symbol of American liberty. : BELL
45
Purloined. : STOLEN
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Sweetheart. : BEAU
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Expression of disapproval. : BAH
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Net's draft. : HAUL
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Closing salutation. : YOURSTRULY
55
Scheming: Colloq. : UPTO
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Held back, as a motion picture. : UNRELEASED
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Ten and: Suffix. : TEEN
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Popular calendar-girl artist. : PETTY
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Gleeful exclamation. : WHEE
Down
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Subdued. : SOFT
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Invisible vapor. : AURA
3
Chassé. : STEP
4
Farm implement. : HOE
5
Oklahoma football player. : SOONER
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Creator of Mr. Tutt. : TRAIN
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Gambler's advantage. : ODDS
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Minute. : WEE
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Occupation of a medieval knight. : ERRANTRY
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Proceeding. : ACTION
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Personally selected. : HANDPICKED
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Town near Padua. : ESTE
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Mealtime in the army. : MESS
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Railway signals. : FLARES
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Ancient place near the Dead Sea. : MOAB
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Sharpen. : WHET
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Fried quickly. : SAUTE
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South African language. : BANTU
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One of five large bodies of water. : OCEAN
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Shipping lane. : TRADEROUTE
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End-of-a-round sound. : CLANG
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"___ To Live," John O'Hara novel. : ARAGE
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Eminent. : NOTED
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Duckhunter's hideaway. : BLIND
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Climb, as a pole. : SHINNYUP
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Threshold. : SILL
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Constant. : TRUE
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Dissolved substance. : SOLUTE
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W. S. Gilbert's advice "To the Terrestrial Globe." : ROLLON
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Good-for-nothing: Colloq. : MEASLY
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Rimless hat. : BERET
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Unopened. : SHUT
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Sprinter's final goal. : TAPE
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Actor Lancaster. : BURT
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Plant. : BUSH
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On the quiet side. : ALEE
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London park. : HYDE
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Part of a group. : ONE
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Untrained. : RAW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later.

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