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New York Times, Saturday, March 31, 1956

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { F J Z }, Scrabble score: 323 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,468
Across
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Idle fancy. : CHIMERA
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Flour and water. : PASTE
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Doily. : PLACEMAT
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Feel compunction. : REPENT
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Go-getter. : LIVEWIRE
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Product of Florida. : ORANGE
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Between amo and amat. : AMAS
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The Milky Way. : GALAXY
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Machine tool. : DIE
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Khaki. : TAN
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Proverbial kind of day. : RAINY
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Predilection. : BENT
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Quiz. : EXAM
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Madison and Park. : AVES
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Gay city. : PAREE
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Up and about. : ASTIR
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Britain's RAB. : BUTLER
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Sounds of dashing waves. : SWASHES
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Jeanne d'Arc and Savonarola. : MARTYRS
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Thickets. : COPSES
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Adjudicative board. : PANEL
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Was optimistic. : HOPED
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Certificate, in finance. : BOND
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She loved Narcissus. : ECHO
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Badly. : ILLY
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Fruit with bananalike pulp. : PAPAW
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Something heavy. : LOG
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Japanese weight. : SHI
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Crescent-shaped object. : LUNULA
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Fill to the brim. : SATE
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French underground. : MAQUIS
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Bandage. : LIGATURE
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German planes. : STUKAS
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Salad fruits. : AVOCADOS
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Put in ranks. : SERRY
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Misplayed, at cards. : RENEGED
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Apex. : CLIMAX
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Batista's capital. : HAVANA
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Sherbets. : ICES
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Gull. : MEW
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Changes countries. : EMIGRATES
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Crossword sans "emu," for example. : RARAAVIS
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Studio. : ATELIER
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Substitute. : PROXY
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Visionary: Poet. : AERY
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Hot Springs. : SPA
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With compassion. : TENDERLY
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M. I. T. alumnus. : ENGINEER
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Catcher's station. : PLATE
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Moves unsteadily. : TEETERS
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Reply: Abbr. : ANS
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Struggle. : BATTLE
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Portrayer of Lincoln. : MASSEY
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Simon ___. : PURE
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Lean-to. : SHED
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Political phenomenon. : BANDWAGON
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Results of doctrinal disputes. : SCHISMS
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Term for rural supporters of Georgia politicos. : WOOLHATS
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Ornamental needlework. : APPLIQUE
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Boy! oh boy! : MANALIVE
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Regarded with favor by many. : POPULAR
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Interdiction. : BAN
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Composer Debussy. : CLAUDE
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Rejuvenated jalopy. : HOTROD
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Moldings. : OGEES
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Tabby. : PUSSY
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Untruther. : LIAR
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Antlered animal. : STAG
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Part of U.S.S.R.: Abbr. : UKR
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Top-notch. : ACE

Answer summary: 10 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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