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CITY FOLK

New York Times, Sunday, May 13, 1956

60-Across : Puzzled: Colloq.

Author:
Jules Arensberg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 687 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 30
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,511
Across
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Republic of Hispaniola. : HAITI
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Interstice. : AREOLE
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Merchant Marine: Abbr. : USSS
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Companion of a promise. : ALICK
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He's working on Mizner musical. : IRVINGBERLIN
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TV Western actor. : GUYMADISON
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Novel by Olive Higgins Prouty, 1922. : STELLADALLAS
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Composer of "Fanny." : HAROLDROME
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Gen. Hershey's domain. : SSS
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Astringent. : ALUM
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Relative of the lily. : ARUM
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Guided missile. : NIKE
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Afresh. : ANEW
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Musical selections. : PIECES
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Scorch. : SEAR
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Nearest to. : NEXT
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Hog-tied. : ROPED
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Canasta card. : TREY
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Close. : STINGY
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___ soit qui mal y pense. : HONI
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Cupid. : AMOR
51
Thirteen tricks. : SLAM
53
Part of the eye. : UVEA
54
Lacquers. : JAPANS
56
1,000 mi. river in Argentina. : BERMEJO
60
Puzzled: Colloq. : FLOORED
62
Comedienne Fabray. : NANETTE
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Money for money: Abbr. : INT
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Placed, as a golf ball. : TEED
66
Impels. : URGES
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Pawner's goal. : HOCKSHOP
68
Red wine grapes. : DELAWARES
71
Companions of egos. : IDS
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Constitutionals. : WALKS
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Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
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Swedish physicist, Nobel Prize winner. : DALEN
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Queeg's ship. : CAINE
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Kiel, for instance. : CANAL
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Celebes ox. : ANOA
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Not at all, to poets. : NEER
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W. W. I Sergeant. : ALVINYORK
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Roman poet. : OVID
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Crazes. : FADS
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Bronze or steel. : ALLOY
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Mother-in-law of Ruth. : NAOMI
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Broods of pheasants. : NIDES
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Ordinal suffix. : ETH
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Descendant. : SCION
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Sun shade. : TAN
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Bird. : SEEDEATER
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Indented brickwork. : TOOTHING
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Dominoes. : MASKS
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Andante. : SLOW
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Sail yard: Scot. : RAE
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Leading. : INFRONT
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Part of 31 Across. : WARHEAD
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Awaiting. : INSTORE
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Mountain pass. : DEFILE
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Heady. : RASH
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Director Kazan. : ELIA
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Inlets. : RIAS
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Flavoring. : SAGE
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Worsted. : BESTED
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Varec. : KELP
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Isolated hill. : BUTTE
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Clayey earth. : MARL
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Evening: It. : SERA
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Ancient Greek vases. : DIOTAE
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Pre-med course: Abbr. : ANAT
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Gravy dish. : BOAT
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Girl's name. : LILA
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Epochal. : ERAL
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___ Newburg. : ALA
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Alias Billy Mitchell. : GARYCOOPER
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Pulitzer Prize novelist. : ELLENGLASGOW
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He's a star in "Giant." : ROCKHUDSON
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Martyr in 1859 novel. : SYDNEYCARTON
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Japanese immigrant. : ISSEI
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Meeting: Abbr. : SESS
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Hectors. : TEASES
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Lichenic. : MOSSY
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Sibilate. : HISS
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Esthetic pursuits. : ARTS
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Star in "Hot Tin Roof." : IVES
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Sesame. : TIL
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Describing buhl work. : INLAID
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Kidnap. : ABDUCT
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Sharp-edged tools. : REAMERS
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___ king. : ERL
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Kettle: Span. : OLLA
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Tarradiddlers. : LIARS
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Follows. : ENSUES
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Horrors! : UGH
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___ pan, Chinese abacus. : SUAN
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State flower of Idaho. : SYRINGA
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Fire-prevention bear. : SMOKEY
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State further. : ADD
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Foreign coin. : LIRA
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"When the frost ___ the punkin." : ISON
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Appear. : COME
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Was informed. : KNEW
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Outburst. : GALE
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Mr. Woollcott. : ALEX
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Works out fully. : MATURES
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Hair-do, for short. : PERM
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I. : SELF
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Sunders. : RIVES
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Merci. : THANKS
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Too zealous. : RABID
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Augured. : OMENED
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Mrs. Fred Allen. : PORTLANDHOFFA
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Korean river. : YALU
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Newscaster Calmer. : NED
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Uncloses: Poet. : OPES
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Alias Frank Sinatra. : NATHANDETROIT
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Completely. : INTOTO
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Violinist Erica. : MORINI
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Creator of Wolf Larsen. : JACKLONDON
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Divisions. : SEPTA
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Needle case: Var. : ETWEE
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Contemporary of Molière. : JEANRACINE
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" ... winds slowly ___ the lea." : OER
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Expert of the unlikely rhyme. : OGDENNASH
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Vincent Lopez tune. : NOLA
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Ten Commandments. : DECALOG
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Kerchiefs. : HANKIES
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Beverages. : ALES
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Room. : SALON
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Becomes friendly. : WARMS
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___ Baker Priest. : IVY
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Bird talk. : COO
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Radames' beloved. : AIDA
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Northerner. : YANKEE
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Opinions. : VIEWS
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Not fragrant. : FETID
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Is piacular. : ATONES
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Pocket fuzz. : LINT
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Pirate. : SEARAT
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Author Asch. : SHOLEM
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North Carolinian. : TARHEEL
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New Havenite. : ELI
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Brooklynite. : REESE
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Math course. : TRIG
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Sail props. : MASTS
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Vaccine expert. : SALK
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Used to be. : WAS
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Withered. : DIED
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Correct. : TRUE
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Setback. : RELAPSE
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Receiver of a deed. : ALIENEE
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Thinks deeply. : BROODS
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Most uninteresting. : DRIEST
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Roles in a perennial musical. : PORGYS
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Man chided by an ass. : BALAAM
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"May his tribe increase." : ABOU
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"O come ___ faithful ... " : ALLYE
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Baby powder. : TALC
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Fields: Lat. : AGRI
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Greek temple. : NAOS
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Lights for a night game. : ARCS
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Lively child. : TYKE
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Birthplace of Anacreon. : TEOS
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Actor Robert. : ALDA
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Ten percenters: Abbr. : AGTS
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Playwright. : LOOS
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Bearded. : AWNY
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Home of the White Sox. : CHI
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Hospital workers: Abbr. : RNS
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Printer's measures. : ENS
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Full house. : SRO

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 21 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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