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New York Times, Thursday, May 10, 1956

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,508
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Menu item. : SALAD
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Watercraft: Abbr. : STRS
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"Tell it not in ___." : GATH
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"___ is length without breadth." : ALINE
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City in Pennsylvania. : ERIE
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Well-known youth organization. : YMHA
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Asiatic starlings: Var. : MINAS
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Broadway musical. : PIPEDREAM
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Popular songstress. : PATTIPAGE
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Lets out. : RENTS
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Type of test. : ORAL
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Pro's opposite. : CON
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"Peter ___," Benjamin Britten opera. : GRIMES
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Poodle, for example. : HOUSEPET
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Actor Murphy. : AUDIE
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___ and penates. : LARES
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Blackbird. : ANI
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Type of poetry. : EPIC
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Reduced gradually. : PARED
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Sheridan's claim to fame. : RIDE
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Count Tolstoy. : LEO
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Tribulations. : CARES
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Set Svanholm, for example. : TENOR
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Steplike indentations of buildings. : SETBACKS
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Portions of food. : ORDERS
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Fitting. : APT
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Winglike structures. : ALAE
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Historic European river. : LOIRE
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Current best-selling nonfiction writer. : LINDBERGH
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American playwright. : ELMERRICE
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Novelist Zola. : EMILE
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Mountains. : ALPS
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Heating apparatus. : OVEN
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Advert (with "to"). : REFER
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Unfading. : FAST
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English novelist and reporter. : WEST
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Much-anthologized poem. : TREES
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Relative of hominy. : SAMP
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Inter ___. : ALIA
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Ravelings. : LINT
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Pertaining to plant or animal structure. : ANATOMIC
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Recent Napoleonic novel. : DESIREE
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Flower part. : SEPAL
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Smart-looking. : TRIG
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Mature. : RIPE
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Bishopric. : SEE
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U. S. Marine: Slang. : GYRENE
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Word of agreement. : AMEN
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Conjunction. : THAT
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Amateur radio operators. : HAMS
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Rubbish. : DROSS
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Faux ___. : PAS
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Prompted. : CUED
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Highlanders. : GAELS
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Monetary unit of Pakistan. : RUPEE
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Simple Simon. : IDIOT
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Rodents. : HARES
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Mesabi Range product. : ORES
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The "Firebrand of the Revolution." : PAINE
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Where Saul visited the witch. : ENDOR
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Layers. : TIERS
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"The ___," Broadway hit. : LARK
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Agreement. : PACT
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Rescuer. : REDEEMER
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Gambol. : CAPER
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American Davis Cup player. : TRABERT
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Most desolate. : BAREST
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Medieval. : OLD
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Concerning. : ANENT
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Creator of Ferdinand the bull. : LEAF
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Water jar. : OLLA
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Brats. : IMPS
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Full of energy. : LIVE
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Menu items. : ICES
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Widespread. : RIFE
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Merriment. : GLEE
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Pronoun. : HERS
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Squabble: Colloq. : ROW

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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