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New York Times, Tuesday, March 20, 1956

Author:
Helen Fasulo
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Helen Fasulo has 94 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,457
Across
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Buddy. : PAL
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Initials famous since 1880. : GOP
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Hard, overhead tennis stroke. : SMASH
12
Shellfish. : ABALONE
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Members of a secret society in Africa. : MAUMAUS
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Type of novel. : ROMANCE
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Experience. : UNDERGO
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Billy Graham and others. : EVANGELISTS
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Spanish gentleman. : DON
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Office requisite. : DESK
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Perfect models. : IDEALS
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Registered indifference. : YAWNED
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Police officers: Abbr. : INSPS
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Post of employment. : JOB
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Duds. : TOGS
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Take eagerly. : SNAPUP
36
Affectionate. : AMOROUS
38
Traveler's impedimenta. : LUGGAGE
39
Show to be untrue: Slang. : DEBUNK
40
Man. : MALE
41
Article. : THE
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Jagged. : EROSE
43
Hero of Scandinavian legend. : SIGURD
45
Overdramatic Thespian. : EMOTER
47
Units of energy. : ERGS
51
Corp. : NCO
54
Dinner. : EVENINGMEAL
57
Ordnance depot. : ARSENAL
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Flower cluster. : PANICLE
60
Artist's board. : PALETTE
61
Childish talk. : PRATTLE
62
Senator from Eugene. : MORSE
63
Corrode. : EAT
64
East: German. : OST
Down
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Whittled down. : PARED
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Higher. : ABOVE
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Actor Fernando. : LAMAS
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Warning bell. : GONG
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Formerly. : ONCE
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Rinds. : PEELINGS
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Yule symbol. : SANTA
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Political scandalmonger. : MUDSLINGER
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Japanese rice paste. : AME
10
Blood-red carnelian. : SARD
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Creator of Quasimodo. : HUGO
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Tall and rangy. : LANKY
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Indulged in daydreams. : MUSED
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Heir. : SON
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Roman calendar term. : IDES
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Obstacle. : SNAG
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Wrongdoers' penances. : ATONEMENTS
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Creator of Noel Airman. : WOUK
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Petty dispute. : SPAT
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Exclamation of repugnance. : PUGH
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Graf ___. : SPEE
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Green. : JADE
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Ten ephas. : OMER
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Boxer Olson. : BOBO
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Sea west of Mindanao. : SULU
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Subterfuge. : RUSE
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Influenza. : LAGRIPPE
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Bearing. : MIEN
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Ancient monument. : STELE
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Resign from office. : DEMIT
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Elliptical. : OVATE
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Right-hand page. : RECTO
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Annoys. : GALLS
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Wintry precipitation. : SLEET
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Be off guard. : NAP
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Stuff. : CRAM
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European capital. : OSLO
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City on Honshu island. : NARA
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Small, winged insect. : GNAT
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At any time: Poet. : EER

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later.

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