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New York Times, Friday, March 9, 1956

Author:
Anthony Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Anthony Morse has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Vestige. : TRACE
6
Takes a meal. : SUPS
10
Follower of the reindeer. : LAPP
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Dweller by the Tiber. : ROMAN
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River into the Caspian. : URAL
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Indian. : OTOE
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Set erect. : UPEND
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Present home of 43 Across. : LEXINGTON
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Where 18 Across is. : KENTUCKY
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Mongol conquerors of India. : MOGULS
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U. S. canal. : ERIE
24
Garden party. : FETE
25
Cede. : SURRENDER
29
Orange box. : CRATE
33
Entreaty: French. : PRIERE
34
Fasten with rope. : LASH
36
Where to find tailless cats. : MAN
37
In ___ spot (up against it). : ABAD
38
"If a body ___ body . . . " : MEETA
40
Art gallery in Washington. : TATE
41
Tributary of the Yangtze. : HAN
42
Nobel Prize winner in literature, 1929. : MANN
43
Sunny Jim's charge. : NASHUA
45
Inside: Prefix. : INTRA
47
Tropical trees. : DATEPALMS
49
Turkish officers. : AGAS
51
Geological ridges. : OSAR
52
French tax station on the edge of a town. : OCTROI
55
Henry Clay and Patrick Henry. : PATRIOTS
59
Region in 20 Across. : BLUEGRASS
61
Chou ___. : ENLAI
62
Comic strip character. : JEFF
63
Emend. : EDIT
64
Locks up. : JAILS
65
Swing and ___. : SWAY
66
Antarctic sea. : ROSS
67
"___ Mio," Neapolitan song. : OSOLE
Down
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One of the Caroline islands. : TRUK
2
Cowboy adjunct. : ROPE
3
Assent. : AMEN
4
Loped. : CANTERED
5
One who lasts. : ENDURER
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Pouted. : SULKED
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Famous physicist. : UREY
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___ Romana. : PAX
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Ooze. : SLIME
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Lumberman. : LOGGER
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Base off Alaska. : ATTU
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Gymnasium adjunct. : POOL
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Indites. : PENS
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Mountain gap. : NOTCH
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Where Alec Guinness shines. : CINEMA
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Deke or Alpha Delt. : FRAT
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Algerian in the French Army. : SPAHI
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Not rural. : URBAN
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Laughing. : RIANT
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Former Queen of Italy. : ELENA
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Little boy in Menotti opera. : AMAHL
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New Tarheel coach. : TATUM
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Hero of the Iliad: Var. : ENEAS
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Most rational. : SANEST
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Leftovers. : ENDS
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Catherine I and Catherine II. : TSARINAS
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Guildhall's colossal statue. : MAGOG
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Packsaddle on a Mexican pony. : APAREJO
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Become less dense. : RAREFY
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French and Melba. : TOASTS
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Ventilator. : AIRER
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Things: Abbr. : OBJS
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Ball of yarn. : CLEW
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Volcanic rock. : TUFA
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Greek letters. : PSIS
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Mixture. : OLIO
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Exaggerated: Colloq. : TALL
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Six on the dice. : SISE
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Pother. : ADO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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