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New York Times, Friday, April 13, 1956

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,481

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Across
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Heavy hit: Colloq. : SWIPE
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First name of screen's Davy Crockett. : FESS
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Modern "avaunt!" : SCAT
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Passenger space in a plane. : CABIN
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"Tell ___ the marines." : ITTO
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Double exclamation. : AHAH
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Something inserted. : INSET
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"Onions in the ___." : STEW
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Bistro. : CAFE
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Poetic form. : ODE
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Penologists' problems. : ESCAPES
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Catch: Colloq. : NAB
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Name in a Poe poem. : LENORE
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English man's nickname. : REGGIE
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"Green Hat" heroine. : IRIS
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In a frenzy. : AMOK
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Then: French. : ALORS
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Defeats at bridge. : SETS
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Title given Mohandas Gandhi. : MAHATMA
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Genealogical table. : TREE
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Pineapple. : ANANA
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Small piece of wood. : CHIP
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Part of a climbing plant. : TENDRIL
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Inner Hebrides island. : IONA
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People, to conductors. : FARES
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G. I. magazine of W. W. II. : YANK
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Formerly: Arch. : ERST
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Sacred books of the Parsis. : AVESTA
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Breadwinner. : EARNER
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In smooth even style: Mus. abbr. : LEG
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Port on the Elbe. : HAMBURG
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Amateur's antithesis. : PRO
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Rugged rock. : CRAG
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Downtown Chicago. : LOOP
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Idol, in the Philippines. : ANITO
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Largest city of Norway. : OSLO
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Zeno's classroom. : STOA
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Mature. : RIPEN
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Requirement. : NEED
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New Jersey river into Barnegat Bay. : TOMS
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Winter vehicles. : SLEDS
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Pretender to knowledge. : SCIOLIST
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Peregrinating person. : WANDERER
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Student of a Norwegian dramatist. : IBSENITE
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Layer cake with creamy filling. : PIE
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Make ingress. : ENTER
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Exchequer. : FISC
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Diminutive of a girl's name. : ETTA
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Degree. : STEP
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Farmer in the spring. : SOWER
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Air defense group: Abbr. : SAC
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Presto ___, in magicians' parlance. : CHANGO
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Pen name of Erle Stanley Gardner. : AAFAIR
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Ancient city on the Nile. : THEBES
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Ralph Rackstraw, for example. : SEAMAN
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Thin stratum. : SEAM
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Caucasus tribesmen. : OSSETES
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Rear Admiral Byrd's flagship. : GLACIER
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Girl in a southern song. : MANDY
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Author of "My Friend Flicka." : OHARA
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Stage and screen director. : KANIN
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Loquacious one. : TALKER
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Sailor's dance. : HORNPIPE
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Set in. : INSERTED
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Early Dutch settlers on the Hudson. : PATROONS
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Baltic native. : ESTH
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Air Force Academy emblem. : FALCON
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Unwilling. : AVERSE
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Entertain like Lucullus. : REGALE
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Town N W of Brussels. : AALST
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Substances from seaweed. : AGARS
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Marquand's detective. : MOTO
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Flourish. : BOOM
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Javanese tree. : UPAS
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"___ of our fathers . . . " : GOD
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Nothing. : NIL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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