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New York Times, Thursday, May 24, 1956

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { F J Q U V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,522
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Spices. : SEASONS
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Colorful characters of Paris. : APACHES
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Wasting no words. : LACONIC
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Joan of Arc's birthplace. : DOMREMY
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Sentry in the Negev. : ISRAELI
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Pseudonyms. : ALIASES
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Small piping sound. : PEEP
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Bud. : GEMMA
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Market. : MART
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Madrilenos. : SPANIARDS
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Turkish official. : AGA
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Permit. : LICENSE
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Belgian watering place. : SPA
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Skin. : DERMA
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Divert. : ENTERTAIN
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Put on the tracks. : ENRAIL
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Hero of "Marjorie Morningstar." : AIRMAN
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Puts into use. : PRACTISES
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Goddess of the hunt. : DIANA
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Doll. : TOY
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Set up, as a gun. : EMPLACE
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Gypsy man. : ROM
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Easy and restful, as sleep. : DREAMLESS
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Recording ribbon. : TAPE
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Lawless firing. : ARSON
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Listen! : HARK
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In the fashion. : ALAMODE
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Upholstered footrest. : OTTOMAN
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Chef's secrets. : RECIPES
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Capital of Kenya. : NAIROBI
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Most shipshape. : NEATEST
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"Wee, ___, cow'rin, tim'rous beastie . . . " : SLEEKIT
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Twig for grafting. : SLIP
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Comfort. : EASE
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Field. : ACRE
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Opera sponsors. : SOAPS
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Individual. : ONE
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Indian antelope. : NILGAI
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Knowledge from research. : SCIENCE
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Unyielding. : ADAMANT
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The Ross or the Bering. : POLARSEA
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Mon cher ___. : AMI
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Studies hard: Colloq. : CRAMS
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"For ___ jolly good fellow." : HESA
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Legendary Irish beauty. : EMER
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Organization: Abbr. : SYST
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Bearing. : MIEN
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Braider. : PLAITER
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Makes fun of. : DERIDES
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Expert. : ADEPT
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Japanese elder statesman. : GENRO
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Line up for display. : ARRAY
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Philippine island. : SAMAR
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Composer's instrument. : PIANO
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Country now part of Vietnam. : ANNAM
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General's nickname. : MAC
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Three: Prefix. : TRI
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Citrus drinks. : LIMEADES
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Least fleshy. : SPAREST
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Shade trees. : ELMS
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Main cabins, on steamships. : SALOONS
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Pertaining to 100. : CENTAL
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Resign an appointment. : DEMIT
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Beach. : SHORE
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Mountain lake. : TARN
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Away from windward. : ALEE
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Short-tailed rodent. : PACA
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Berserk, Oriental style. : AMOK
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India's big spring harvest. : RABI
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Make socks. : KNIT
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Fling wide: Poet. : OPE
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Join together. : TIE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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