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New York Times, Tuesday, May 29, 1956

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,527
Across
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Grimaldi's principality. : MONACO
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Sponsor's communication. : MESSAGE
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Pike of Pike's Peak. : ZEBULON
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More audible. : CLEARER
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Cracker. : SALTINE
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Football players. : CENTERS
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___ Baba. : ALI
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Allure. : ATTRACT
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Fighter-actor Les ___. : OMA
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Sharp angles in a course. : ZIGS
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Pot herb. : WORT
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Map. : PLAT
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Search for. : SEEK
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___ suit. : ZOOT
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Liszt or Schubert. : FRANZ
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Poisonous gas. : ARSINE
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The fundamentals of education. : THREERS
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Action. : DEED
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Shout. : YELL
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Gov. Kohler's capital. : MADISON
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Certain Chopin compositions. : ETUDES
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Seasonal song. : CAROL
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Pleasant. : GOOD
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Easterner in the West: Slang. : DUDE
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Bow: Comb. form. : ARCO
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Crooked. : AWRY
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Ireland. : ERIN
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To the ___ degree. : NTH
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Made an error appear right by minimizing (with "over"). : GLOSSED
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College degrees. : ABS
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"___ Lindo" (Beautiful Heaven): Spanish song. : CIELITO
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Subject to trial in court. : TRIABLE
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Attired. : ENROBED
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Empowers. : ENABLES
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Sen. Hill and namesakes. : LISTERS
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Removes the upper decks of a ship. : RAZEES
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More friable. : MEALIER
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Does a favor: Colloq. : OBLIGES
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Almond. : NUT
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Inter ___. : ALIA
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South American, for instance: Abbr. : CONT
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"___, buckle my shoe." : ONETWO
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Well-known Charlie. : MCCARTHY
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Choose. : ELECT
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Transmitted. : SENT
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Held a session. : SAT
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Having interstices. : AREOLAR
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Natives of Stuttgart. : GERMANS
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Substitute. : ERSATZ
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Magda's sister. : ZSAZSA
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Part of a plant. : ROOT
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Old-fashioned "scram!" : SKIDDOO
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Introductory movement of fugue. : PRELUDE
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Letters. : ZEES
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Wool fabric, neither woven or knitted. : FELT
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Actor Hamilton. : NEIL
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An instrument, as the clarinet. : REED
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Flowering trees. : DOGWOODS
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Singer Nino. : MARTINI
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Bowmen. : ARCHERS
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Conjunctions. : NORS
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Lasting. : DURABLE
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Things to be eaten. : EDIBLES
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Perceives. : SENSES
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Strike out. : CANCEL
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Figuratively, a clam. : OYSTER
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Modify. : ALTER
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Scoff. : GIBE
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Singer Berger. : ERNA
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Mexican president, in power 1876-1911. : DIAZ
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Considerable number: Colloq. : LOT
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Presidential nickname. : ABE

Answer summary: 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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