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WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, April 15, 1956

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 156, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.85, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 607 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 170, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 3-Down clue had "Frition"; corrected it to "Friction."

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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,483
Across
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Atomic-energy device. : REACTOR
8
Site of a 200-inch reflector. : PALOMAR
15
Petty despot. : SATRAP
21
Economic blockade. : EMBARGO
22
Ease-giving substance. : ANODYNE
23
Scientifically conditioned. : TRAINED
25
Wall décor. : MIRRORS
26
Puts old books in new covers. : REBINDS
27
Heraldic star. : ESTOILE
28
"Cat ___ Hot Tin Roof." : ONA
29
Intensify. : DEEPEN
31
Water buffaloes. : CARABAOS
33
Faced. : MET
34
Burgundy and claret. : REDS
36
Pelter. : STONER
38
Deeply earnest. : SOLEMN
39
Revolutionary hero. : HALE
40
Anoint: Obs. : ANELE
42
Titles: French. : TITRES
44
Sudden pang. : STAB
45
White-flowered Southern trees. : TITIS
46
Emphasizes. : STRESSES
48
Winged pest. : GNAT
50
Marks so as to establish a claim. : STAKESOUT
52
Epic poetry. : EPOS
53
Traveler. : VIATOR
55
Bout of work. : STINT
56
Horse lameness. : SPAVIN
59
Longest line within a circle. : DIAMETER
61
Larger than life size. : HEROIC
64
Ship repairers. : CAREENERS
66
Elicits. : EDUCES
68
Of the Spring. : VERNAL
70
Leftover. : ORT
71
Throws off the tracks. : DERAILS
73
The dancer pays him. : PIPER
75
One mentioned for bravery. : CITEE
76
Of the ear. : OTIC
78
Third: Comb. form. : TRITO
79
Casual farewells. : TATAS
81
"Bad ___ to ye!" : CESS
82
Coin of Thailand. : TICAL
84
Photos. : SNAPS
86
Continued. : RESUMED
88
Of the Soviets: Abbr. : RUS
89
Yellowish of complexion. : SALLOW
91
Treat lightly (with "at"). : SNEEZE
93
Blowout relief. : SPARETIRE
95
Grimaced. : LEERED
97
Gads about: Colloq. : TRAIPSES
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Cossack hetman. : ATAMAN
100
Nostril. : NARIS
102
Fur pieces. : STOLES
103
Knot in wood. : KNAR
104
Proving-grounds workouts. : ROADTESTS
108
Catch or bolt: Scot. : SNIB
109
Do this to vote. : REGISTER
113
Sea plants. : ALGAE
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Bird sound. : PEEP
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Bogy man. : SCARER
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Sizable. : LARGE
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Endure. : WEAR
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Macaws. : ARARAS
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Faraway continentals. : ASIANS
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Vietnam's neighbor. : LAOS
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Dine. : EAT
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Indonesia's active volcano. : KRAKATOA
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Swamp rabbit. : TAPETI
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Follower: Suffix. : ITE
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Incentives. : STIMULI
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Cook partially. : PARBOIL
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Cosmetic ingredient. : LANOLIN
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Durations of office. : TENURES
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Winter sailor. : ICEBOAT
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Hillary's triumph. : EVEREST
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Part of H.S.H. : SERENE
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Famous Italian beachhead. : SALERNO
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Negev and Nefud. : DESERTS
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Fish that cling to others. : REMORAS
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Outstanding. : EMINENT
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Friction agent. : ABRADER
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Piece of rolling stock. : CAR
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Stepped. : TROD
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Bogies. : OGRES
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Flowerlike ornaments. : ROSETTES
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Source or author. : PARENT
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Lack of energy: Med. : ANENERGIA
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Lofted tennis shot. : LOB
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Pertaining to a poem. : ODIC
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Talking birds of India. : MYNAS
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Wilder's "Woman of ___." : ANDROS
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Seasons again. : RESALTS
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Turkish custom. : STEAMBATH
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Felonious fire. : ARSON
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Makes lace. : TATS
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Beautiful harbor of S. A. : RIO
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Lively: Music. : ANIMATO
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Palau Islands beachhead. : PELELIU
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Loathe. : DETEST
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Peas: Fr. : POIS
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Rhythms. : BEATS
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Where hidden laughter is. : SLEEVE
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Changes the title. : RENAMES
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Of enduring importance. : HISTORIC
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Discovered. : ESPIED
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Too full. : SATED
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Insect-eater of Madagascar. : TENREC
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14 heartfelt lines. : SONNET
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Add figures: Colloq. : TOTUP
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Large city of USSR. : KIEV
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A ghost come to call. : VISITANT
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Speak a piece. : RECITE
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Scuttles. : SCOOTS
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Favoring one side. : PARTIAL
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Part of the Constitution. : ARTICLE
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Removes water. : DRAINS
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Goes by again. : REPASSES
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The meantime. : INTERIM
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Rhythmic pause. : CAESURA
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Makes a slip. : ERRS
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Easy targets. : SETUPS
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Decrease. : LESSEN
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Easy-gaited horses. : LOPERS
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Incarnation of Vishnu. : RAMA
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List of days. : CALENDAR
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East Indian skipper. : SERANG
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Strap-shaped, in botany. : LORATE
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Places in Congress. : SEATS
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Duplicate. : REPLICA
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Minor point. : DETAIL
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Part of "to be." : WERE
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Utah park and canyon. : ZIONS
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Of the ankle. : TARSAL
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To censure. : DISPRAISE
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Role of Alfred Lunt. : SEBASTIAN
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Favorite dish. : STEAK
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Took shape, as corn. : KERNELED
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Least refined. : RAWEST
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Oily salts. : OLEATES
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Like gray enamelware. : AGATINE
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Ship that fell to John Paul Jones, 1779. : SERAPIS
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Take the harvest. : REAP
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Rolling home. : TRAILER
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Self-fancier. : EGOTIST
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Takes amiss. : RESENTS
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Former Brazilian dollar. : PATACA
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Theatre district. : RIALTO
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Harold of Tin Pan Alley. : ARLEN
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Stendhal's Julien. : SOREL
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Cudgel for Robin Hood. : STAVE
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City near Hiroshima. : KURE
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French cleric. : ABBE
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Spanish girl's name. : INES
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Graz' river. : MUR
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Our: Scot. : OOR
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Mine shipment. : ORE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 17 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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