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New York Times, Sunday, April 8, 1956

22-Across : Cut through.

Author:
Charles Baron
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { K Q }, Scrabble score: 563 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 167, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3 (1 triple stack), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,476
Across
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Oyster dredge. : SCRAPE
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Japanese religious festival. : MATSURI
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Association football. : SOCCER
20
Place of worship. : CHAPEL
21
Voiceless. : APHONIC
22
Cut through. : CLEAVE
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Noted silversmith. : REVERE
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With no variation. : PRECISE
25
Oklahoma tycoons. : OILMEN
26
Dine to excess. : OVEREAT
28
___ were (so to speak). : ASIT
29
Scene of Russian visitation. : ENGLAND
30
He wrote "Swiss Family Robinson." : WYSS
31
Water sprite. : NIX
33
Danish liquid measures. : PAEGELS
36
Poker term. : ANTE
37
Viscous. : ROPY
38
City council members. : ALDERMEN
40
Component of Russia: Abbr. : SSR
41
Shaving foam. : LATHER
45
He wrote "Rats, Lice and History." : ZINSSER
47
East Indian timber tree. : SAJ
49
Pas-de-Calais city. : ARRAS
50
National assemblies. : DIETS
51
Moslem holy place. : MECCA
55
Mid-air ballet movements. : BRISES
57
Puccini opera. : TOSCA
58
Bridesmaid Rita. : GAM
61
Town near Santa Fé. : TAOS
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It began in 753 B. C. : ROMANERA
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Primitive dwelling. : HUT
65
German song. : LIED
67
U. S. postal arm: Abbr. : RMS
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Acting as a representative. : AGENTIAL
69
"___ you there?" : ARE
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Steenbok. : ANTELOPE
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Grammatical case: Abbr. : DAT
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Small piece. : SNIP
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Common prefix. : MIS
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Commercial papers. : DUEBILLS
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Single units. : ONES
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High musical note. : ELA
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Little Harriet. : ETTIE
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China grass fibers. : RAMIES
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Monsignor's title: Abbr. : RTREV
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Young chicken. : FRYER
85
Music direction. : TANTO
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Nonmilitary status: Abbr. : CIV
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Of sieve-like structure. : CRIBRAL
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Smaller. : LESSER
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Nickname for British statesman. : RAB
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Happy celebrant. : REJOICER
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Winged figure, in art. : AMOR
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Cassowaries' cousins. : EMUS
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Natives of S. W. Afghanistan. : SISTANI
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Hebrew letter. : TAV
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Dutch painter. : HALS
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Gibing criticism. : SARCASM
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Home of The Hague: Abbr. : NETH
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Site of Statuary Hall. : CAPITOL
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Betroth. : ENGAGE
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Coleslaw, for example. : RAWFOOD
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City of India, N. of Bombay. : BARODA
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One of the Barrymores. : LIONEL
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Not ventilated. : UNAIRED
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Wild grape vines. : LIANES
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Sweethearts. : LASSES
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John Foxe's subject. : MARTYRS
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Entangle. : ENMESH
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Hide cuttings used for glue. : SCROW
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Hunting cry. : CHEVY
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Ecstatic reviews: Slang. : RAVES
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Mimes. : APERS
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Dumas ___. : PERE
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Singer Steber. : ELEANOR
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Mercator's forte. : MAP
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Port of Guam, U. S. naval base. : APRA
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Historical event of 19th century. : THESPANISHAMERICANWAR
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Type of insurance payment. : SOCIALSECURITYBENEFIT
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Hawaii or Alaska. : UNITEDSTATESTERRITORY
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Sweetbread: French. : RIS
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Old-fashioned refrigerant. : ICE
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Candlestick brackets: Var. : SCONSES
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Few: Comb. form. : OLIG
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Inner part of ancient temple. : CELLA
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Irish hurling sticks. : CAMANS
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Program items. : EVENTS
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Make. : RENDER
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Ferrule. : TIP
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Shade tree. : ELM
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Historic affair of 1797-98. : XYZ
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Turns to the right. : GEES
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Blunder. : ERR
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Exhibits displeasure. : RESENTS
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A continent: Abbr. : NAM
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Where Goose Bay is. : LABRADOR
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Haughty. : ARROGANT
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Verse of three feet. : TRIMETER
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Grandson of Mohammed. : HASAN
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Words of agreement. : IDO
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Descriptive of our age. : JET
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Former coins of Sweden. : CAROLINS
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Entire. : COMPLETE
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Estimator of values. : ASSESSOR
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Honfleur's river. : SEINE
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Genus of moles. : TALPA
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Grassy forest area. : GLADE
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One of a Japanese race. : AINU
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Recording device. : METER
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Wading bird. : RAIL
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Douglas, for example. : DEBATER
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Succotash vegetable. : LIMAS
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Not sweet. : SEC
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Irish rebel group. : IRA
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Relative of puer. : VIR
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Compound for glazes. : FRIT
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Air or sea craft. : VESSELS
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Relative of romaine. : COS
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Map abbreviation. : LAT
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Endearing. : LOVABLE
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Market again. : RESELL
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Afghanistan gold unit. : AMANIA
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City in Spain. : BURGOS
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Mr. Farley. : JIM
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Scotchman. : MAC
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Scrutinizes. : SCANS
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Biblical King of Tyre. : HIRAM
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In agreement. : ATONE
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Deposits of ore. : LODES
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Forest debris. : SLASH
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Askew: Dial. : AGEE
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Markham's epic man. : HOER
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Anguish. : PAIN
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Card game. : RUM
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Back: Prefix. : ANA
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Dentist's degree. : DDS

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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