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New York Times, Friday, May 25, 1956

Author:
Peter L. Tea, Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,523
Across
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Where a pact was signed, 1955. : BAGHDAD
8
English ex-military leader in Jordan. : GLUBB
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Batter's concern. : AVERAGE
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Daffodil shades. : YELLOWS
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___ Norkay, conqueror of Everest. : TENSING
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Former ruling family of Russia. : ROMANOV
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Exist. : ARE
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Serious talk. : SERMON
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Parking meter item. : DIME
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Garment. : VEST
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Indian weight. : SER
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And others: Abbr. : ETAL
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N. Y. village, to get lighting from atomic power. : ILION
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Poems of heroism. : EPICS
33
Canadian province: Abbr. : ONT
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Winning skipper in '55 World Series. : ALSTON
36
Israeli Ambassador. : EBAN
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Compass point. : SSE
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His hat's in the ring. : STEVENSON
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For each. : PER
44
Trade in. : SWAP
45
Throngs. : SWARMS
49
Companion of cakes. : ALE
50
Famous Canadian physician. : OSLER
52
Filet mignon. : STEAK
53
Tall tropical tree. : UPAS
55
Paid bill: Abbr. : REC
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Silk: Italian. : SETA
58
Covenant. : PACT
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Joyous. : FESTAL
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Afire. : LIT
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Mounted courier. : ESTAFET
65
Ike, "The Man From ___." : ABILENE
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Remove completely. : ROOTOUT
68
Worshiper. : REVERER
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Aptly named author. : READE
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Dior's specialty. : DRESSES
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Former name of Jakarta. : BATAVIA
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First name of Democratic hopeful. : AVERELL
3
Book of the Bible. : GENESIS
4
Periods of time: Abbr. : HRS
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Raised platform. : DAIS
6
Choreographer de Mille. : AGNES
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Ph.D., for example. : DEGREE
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Type of compass: Colloq. : GYRO
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Peace Prize winner Jouhaux. : LEON
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German city. : ULM
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Dashing fellow. : BLADE
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Salt-water food fish. : BONITOS
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"___ work is never done." : WOMANS
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Lithe. : SVELTE
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Role that made Wally Cox famous. : MRPEEPERS
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Moppets. : TOTS
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___ bad (fairly good). : NOTSO
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___ Saud. : IBN
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Loser to Zachary Taylor, 1848. : CASS
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"The ___ of Kilimanjaro." : SNOWS
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Current events. : NEWS
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Kind of lace. : VAL
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Washington ballplayers. : NATS
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Word in a Mark Twain title. : PAUPER
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City on the Rio Grande. : ELPASO
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Atomic pile, in which energy is controlled. : REACTOR
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Anglers. : REELERS
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A type of idol. : MATINEE
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Contestants on ice. : SKATERS
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Hold back. : RETARD
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Body politic. : STATE
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Pole thrown in a Gaelic game. : CABER
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Long-term quarrel. : FEUD
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Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
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Reside. : LIVE
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Harold Stassen's former post. : FOA
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French article. : LES

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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