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New York Times, Wednesday, May 30, 1956

Author:
Anne V. Ahern
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 314 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Anne V. Ahern has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,528
Across
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Ruler. : SHAH
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Timber tree. : TEAK
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Boston lawyer and TV personality. : WELCH
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Atmosphere. : AURA
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One type of memorial structure. : ARCH
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White with age. : HOARY
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He wrote "Middle of the Night." : CHAYEFSKY
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Prepared, as a printing press. : INKED
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Blanket with gunfire. : STRAFE
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Wager. : BET
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Sheep. : EWE
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Harvard-Yale League. : IVY
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Arose. : WENTUP
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Playground gear. : SLIDE
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Tasty Mexican specialty. : TORTILLAS
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Lodgepole ___. : PINE
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At a distance. : FAR
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Comment on. : REMARK
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City official: Abbr. : ALD
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Carrier of dispatches. : COURIER
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102. : CII
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Civil War General. : SLOCUM
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Feminine suffix. : INE
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"Du ___ die Ruh," Schubert song. : BIST
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Symbol of American spirit. : MINUTEMEN
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Ore deposits. : LODES
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Novelist Glyn. : ELINOR
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Pronoun. : HIM
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One of the Stevensons. : AES
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Center: Abbr. : CTR
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Back seat in former cars. : RUMBLE
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Small container. : PHIAL
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Kind of cooked potatoes. : LYONNAISE
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Best-selling author. : PEALE
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Near ___. : EAST
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European Basin. : SAAR
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Airs. : TUNES
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Singer Sumac and namesakes. : YMAS
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Authentic. : TRUE
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Gen. Le May's outfit. : SAC
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Querying exclamations. : HUHS
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Smell ___ (suspect a trick). : ARAT
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Country festivity. : HAYRIDE
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Pulled candy. : TAFFY
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Gaelic. : ERSE
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___ emma, A. M. in telephonese. : ACK
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Pass between India and Afghanistan. : KHYBER
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American poet. : WHITTIER
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Long time. : EON
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Resort in New York. : LAKEPLACID
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Type of haircut. : CREW
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Fala's favorite park. : HYDE
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Roof edge. : EAVE
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Freedom of access. : ENTREE
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Troubled thinker. : WORRIER
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City on the Danube. : ULM
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Sudden spell of activity. : SPASM
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Actress Palmer. : LILLI
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Pertaining to Java, Sumatra, etc. : INDONESIAN
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Greek letter. : TAU
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Get up. : ARISE
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Brief burlesques. : SKITS
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Instigate. : FOMENT
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Parts of fingers. : CUTICLES
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Lodging place. : INN
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___ de sac. : CUL
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Pompous speech. : BOMBAST
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Author Christopher. : MORLEY
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Portray. : LIMN
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Rides to the hounds. : HUNTS
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Date: Abbr. : APPT
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Alas!: Latin. : EHEU
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Singer Ponselle. : ROSA
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Tale teller. : LIAR
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Son of Isaac. : ESAU
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Beverage. : ALE
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Kind of potato. : YAM
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Prior to. : ERE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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