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New York Times, Thursday, May 3, 1956

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,501
Across
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Box. : SPAR
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Cupidity. : GREED
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Large Atlantic island: Abbr. : ICEL
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Exclamation of surprise. : HOHO
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Income: Fr. : RENTE
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Clothesline. : ROPE
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Final battle. : ARMAGEDDON
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French writer Faure. : ELIE
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Derby contender. : NEEDLES
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Golf club. : NIBLICK
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Paired. : MATED
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Intend. : MEAN
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Kitchen gadget. : RICER
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Purpose. : AIM
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Part of a printing press. : INKER
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Kite. : ELANET
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Tank. : VAT
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Rue ___ Paix. : DELA
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Brooch. : PIN
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More than a few. : SEVERAL
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Actress Taylor. : LIZ
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Load. : LADE
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Outward appearance. : AIR
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Marble bridge of Venice. : RIALTO
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That is: Lat. : IDEST
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Burro. : ASS
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Department store employe. : BUYER
54
Excel. : STAR
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Clear sky. : ETHER
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Type of road. : MACADAM
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Free. : RELEASE
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Second. : ABET
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Acrobatic stunt. : SOMERSAULT
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Sound quality. : TONE
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Heated exclamations. : PHEWS
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Authentic. : TRUE
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Nissen and Quonset. : HUTS
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Clean the slate. : ERASE
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A loan for Mark Antony. : EARS
Down
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___ States of Burma. : SHAN
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Gaze intently. : PORE
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Oh dear! : AHME
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Commercial travelers. : ROADMEN
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Welcome. : GREET
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South of Suez. : REDSEA
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Finis. : END
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Town on the Thames. : ETON
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Twilled cotton. : DENIM
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Costello's home. : IRELAND
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Early hero of W. W. II. : COLINKELLY
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Heroic : EPIC
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Vegetable : LEEK
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Fierce stares. : GLARES
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By: German. : BEI
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Varied. : DIVERSE
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Fold: French. : REPLI
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Greek epic. : ILIAD
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Glowing. : CANDESCENT
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Calendar abbreviation. : MAR
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Crème de la crème. : ELITE
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Shaver. : RAZOR
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Oolong. : TEA
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Road surface. : TAR
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By the way of. : VIA
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Defames. : LIBELS
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Country places. : ESTATES
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Gilded. : AUREATE
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Youngster. : TAD
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Scatters. : STREWS
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Creator of Baron Münchausen. : RASPE
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Daughter of Cecrops. : HERSE
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School course: Colloq. : MATH
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___ ben Adhem. : ABOU
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African gazelle. : MOHR
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Effluvium. : AURA
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Disparage. : SLUR
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Parisian summers. : ETES
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___ culpa. : MEA

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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