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New York Times, Wednesday, March 28, 1956

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J Q W X Y }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,465
Across
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Author of "Auntie Mame." : DENNIS
7
Equines. : STEEDS
13
Anything that soothes. : OPIATE
14
Big Ten footballers. : SPARTANS
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Outdoor man. : CAMPER
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Stage and screen actress. : KIMNOVAK
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Container. : TUB
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Theatre performance. : MATINEE
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Irish rebel group. : IRA
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___ podrida. : OLLA
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Proclaimed. : CRIED
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Gain. : NET
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Star shortstop. : REESE
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Naval rank: Abbr. : ENS
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Mother-of-pearl. : NACRE
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Working hard. : STRIVING
33
Negligent. : REMISS
34
Hollow. : DENT
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Milanov. : DIVA
36
Carfare. : TOKENS
39
Dresses showily. : BEDIZENS
43
Out of kilter. : AMISS
44
Seixas specialty. : LOB
45
Mystic Biblical word. : SELAH
46
Having to do with: Abbr. : REL
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Builds. : REARS
49
Bristle. : SETA
50
Of long standing. : OLD
51
Contemporary novelist. : COSTAIN
53
Department of France. : VAR
54
Recent Broadway hit play. : TEAHOUSE
56
Representative. : LEGATE
58
He wrote "Father of the Bride." : STREETER
59
Demosthenes. : ORATOR
60
Telegraph man. : SENDER
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Makes serious. : SOBERS
Down
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Paul White and others. : DOCTORS
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Military ornament. : EPAULET
3
More agile. : NIMBLER
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Be off guard. : NAP
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News ___. : ITEM
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Ice pinnacle. : SERAC
7
Porcupine's weapons. : SPINES
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Repressed. : TAMED
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Sea bird. : ERNE
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Region in W. W. II. : ETO
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Supreme genius. : DAVINCI
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Rabbit hunters. : SNARERS
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Olympic competition. : SKIING
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Fish. : SKATES
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Little Nell's last name. : TRENT
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Actor's words. : ASIDES
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Quits. : EVENS
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Ben ___. : NEVIS
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Astounds. : AMAZES
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Those elected. : INS
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Get ___ of. : RID
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Actress Paget. : DEBRA
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Old playing cards. : TAROTS
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Certain short-order dishes. : OMELETS
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Irish county. : KILDARE
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Straw hat, in Britain. : BOATER
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Promote. : ELEVATE
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Swimmer. : NATATOR
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Those who take part. : SHARERS
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___ Antilles. : LESSER
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Way. : ROUTE
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Storage places. : SILOS
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Campus girl. : COED
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Roman rascal. : NERO
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Fowl. : HEN
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Chatter: Slang. : GAB

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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