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New York Times, Wednesday, March 7, 1956

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,444
Across
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The "horsehide." : BALL
5
Abrade. : SCUFF
10
Italian liner. : ROMA
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Eurasian boundary river. : URAL
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Punitive. : PENAL
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Exclamations of discovery. : AHAS
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Operatic star of the past, ___ Cavalieri. : LINA
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Maize. : INDIANCORN
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Game. : BADMINTON
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Passageway. : AISLE
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Purple seaweed. : LAVER
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Where Memphis is: Abbr. : TENN
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Short for football's Mustangs. : SMU
28
Style of furniture. : ADAM
30
Scold. : NAGGER
34
Abode during a cruise. : CABIN
36
Picture. : LANDSCAPE
38
Scrubs. : RUBS
39
Japanese aborigines. : AINUS
40
Electrical units: Abbr. : AMPS
41
Deficient in refinement. : INELEGANT
43
Author of "The Writer Observed." : BREIT
44
Andean plateau. : PARAMO
45
Armadillo. : APAR
47
Its: Fr. : SES
48
Marbles. : MIGS
50
Combing form for a country. : ITALO
52
Time to visit Paris. : APRIL
55
Satan. : ARCHDEMON
59
Feature of Oregon's National Park. : CRATERLAKE
61
Tunney or Autrey. : GENE
62
Star in "Uncle Vanya." : TONE
63
Senatorial first name. : ALBEN
64
Tenor violin. : ALTO
65
Droops. : SAGS
66
Milldams. : WEIRS
67
Silk and rayon center of Europe. : LYON
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Garden specialty. : BULB
2
"Questa o Quella," for example. : ARIA
3
No sailor, he. : LANDLUBBER
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Andean beast. : LLAMA
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Thorny. : SPINED
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City in Illinois. : CENTRALIA
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Loosen. : UNDO
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Shadowy. : FAINT
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Where Vero Beach is: Abbr. : FLA
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Vehicle for Bonneville events. : RACINGCAR
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Taunting exclamations. : OHOS
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Fertilizer for gardens needing lime. : MARL
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Newspaper editors' group. : ASNE
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Children's nurses. : NANAS
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Typical Russian. : IVAN
25
Completes. : ENDS
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Fractional currency. : SCRIP
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___ Loa. : MAUNA
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Heavenly food. : MANNA
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In playful manner. : GAMESOMELY
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Silas Marner's foundling. : EPPIE
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Supports for cues. : RESTS
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Moslems. : ISLAMITES
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Worker, in an orchard. : NUTPICKER
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Openmouthed. : AGOG
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Role in "South Pacific." : EMILE
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Small wire nail. : BRAD
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Site of University of Georgia. : ATHENS
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Part of a maison. : SALLE
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___ tender. : LEGAL
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Book of the New Testament. : ACTS
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Sea-going canoe. : PROA
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Sounded. : RANG
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American physicist. : RABI
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Aware of: Slang. : ONTO
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Glow-tube gas. : NEON
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Inclement. : RAW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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