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New York Times, Thursday, April 26, 1956

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J W X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,494

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Joker. : CARD
5
Giver of aid to King Solomon. : HIRAM
10
Creator of "Bald Iggle." : CAPP
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Prayers. : AVES
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Bouquet. : AROMA
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Curved molding. : OGEE
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Bride of the merchant of Yonkers. : MATCHMAKER
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Mona ___. : LISA
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Slip. : ERR
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Title of courtesy: Abbr. : ESQ
22
Terrier, for example. : RATTER
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Climbing perennial plant. : LIANA
26
Namesakes of "A Little Woman." : AMYS
28
Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
29
Take place. : OCCUR
30
502. : DII
31
Small amounts. : IOTAS
33
Abound. : TEEM
34
Broadway star. : BELGEDDES
36
Auxiliary verb. : BEEN
38
Exigency. : NEED
39
Author of "What I Think." : STEVENSON
42
Prefixes in family names. : MACS
46
Heavenly damosel. : HOURI
47
Particle. : ION
48
City in French Morocco. : RABAT
49
High: Music. : ALT
50
Pointed end. : CUSP
52
Flavoring agent. : ANISE
53
Leaps. : VAULTS
55
Sprite. : ELF
57
Man's nickname. : LEN
58
Great Lakes port. : ERIE
59
"Private Secretary." : ANNSOTHERN
63
Blue or White ___. : NILE
64
Actress Gustafsson. : GRETA
65
Against. : ANTI
66
Source of Franco-German friction. : SAAR
67
Consumed. : EATEN
68
Affirmatives. : YEAS
Down
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King Arthur's abode. : CAMELOT
2
Greed. : AVARICE
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Go over again. : RETRACE
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Hero's award. : DSC
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Virginia specialties. : HAMS
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Where Basra is. : IRAQ
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Rhee adherent. : ROK
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Spirit: French. : AME
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Become a benedict. : MARRY
10
Yearling. : COLT
11
Shake violently. : AGITATE
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Spanish coins. : PESETAS
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White and Buck. : PEARLS
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Permit to speak. : HEAR
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Stage direction. : ASIDE
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Magazine issue. : NUMBER
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Trouble. : AIL
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Goethe hero. : MIGNON
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He wrote "Auntie Mame." : DENNIS
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___ out. : ODDMAN
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Sewing ___. : BEE
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Poetic contraction. : EEN
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Force out. : EVICT
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Sun porches. : SOLARIA
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Island of American Samoa. : TUTUILA
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Bribe. : SOP
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Ike's boyhood home. : ABILENE
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City of southern Italy. : CASERTA
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Mississippi Senator. : STENNIS
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Ports. : HAVENS
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Float. : RAFT
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Treatment. : USAGE
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Sly look. : LEER
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Town near Padua. : ESTE
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Banking function. : LOAN
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Agency of depression era. : NRA
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Profit. : NET
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Alfalfa. : HAY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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