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New York Times, Tuesday, May 1, 1956

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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Certain sportsmen. : PROS
5
Popular dish. : HASH
9
Out of: French. : HORS
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River of Belgian Congo. : UELE
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Melville novel. : OMOO
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Popularity. : VOGUE
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Fruit. : PEAR
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Mr. Radio of the Thirties. : RUDYVALLEE
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Matters of business. : AFFAIRS
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Unites. : SOLDERS
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Introduction. : PROEM
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Trouble. : WOE
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Nickname for Gov. Freeman's state. : GOPHER
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Too fastidious. : OVERNICE
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Sharp to the taste. : ACRID
34
Fights. : DUELS
35
The aggregate. : SUM
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Line of junction. : SEAM
37
Fissures. : RENTS
38
Fishhook projection. : BARB
39
Remunerate. : PAY
40
Look after. : SEETO
41
Chief Crazy Horse, for instance. : BRAVE
42
Encircle. : ENSPHERE
44
Embellished. : GRACED
45
___ and reel. : ROD
46
Is bold enough. : DARES
48
Puck and Robin Goodfellow. : SPRITES
52
Dupe. : CATSPAW
56
Parliamentary methods. : PROCEDURES
58
Cassio's slanderer. : IAGO
59
Sheltered nooks. : COVES
60
Quick-drawing marshal. : EARP
61
In any degree. : EVER
62
Orangutans. : APES
63
Social buds. : DEBS
64
Resort to. : SEEK
Down
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Stage of insect development. : PUPA
2
Tied-up portion of a sail. : REEF
3
King Haakon's son. : OLAF
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Angels with three pairs of wings. : SERAPHIM
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Something very bad: Colloq. : HORROR
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Beguile. : AMUSE
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Sward. : SOD
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Heavy barges. : HOYS
9
Hollywood star. : HOLDEN
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Make eyes (at). : OGLE
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Sorrowful one. : RUER
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Beholds. : SEES
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Qualities of brave men. : VALORS
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Six letters. : VOWELS
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Made angry. : IRED
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Part of R.C.M.P. : MOUNTED
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Quebec's peninsula. : GASPE
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Indian ___. : OCEAN
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Says grace. : PRAYS
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Fate of the farm bill. : VETO
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Violinist Stern. : ISAAC
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Pitcher's specialty. : CURVE
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Set in surrounding matter. : EMBED
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Roe. : DEER
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Thatched. : REEDED
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Golf clubs. : BRASSIES
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Porkers: Var. : SHOTES
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Author Harte. : BRET
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Important figures for consumers. : PRICES
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Comprehends. : GRASPS
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Cousin of 33 Across. : ACERB
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Watchdog of animals. : SPCA
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Sustain. : PROP
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Wander. : ROVE
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Petitioned. : SUED
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Lay asphalt. : PAVE
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Not straight: Dial. : AGEE
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Operate. : WORK
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Gordon Mac___. : RAE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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