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WORD ALMANAC

New York Times, Sunday, May 6, 1956

Author:
William A. Lewis Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 67, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 561 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 104, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,504
Across
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Novelist Truman. : CAPOTE
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Novelist Betty. : SMITH
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Englishman's straw hat. : BOATER
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Astronomer's family name. : GALILEI
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Curl: Comb. form. : CIRRO
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Everywhere. : ALLOVER
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City saved by Joan of Arc. : ORLEANS
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Actress June. : HAVER
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Sunshine State. : FLORIDA
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Question marks. : IFS
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"Kissing Jim" of Alabama. : FOLSOM
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Bantu. : KAFFIR
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Fond du ___, Wisconsin. : LAC
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Washington players. : NATS
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French film writer. : RENOIR
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Story. : TALE
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Writer Martin. : PETE
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Diagram on office wall. : GRAPH
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___-Tin-Tin. : RIN
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Burning. : AFIRE
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Lighter-hearted. : GAYER
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Autumnal event. : SERIES
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Traditional gipsy shop. : TEAROOM
47
Count ___. : NOSES
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Garden State. : NEWJERSEY
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Snag. : HITCH
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Place for the exurbanites. : ARCADIA
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Term for a relative. : SIS
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22 sq. mi. of historic soil. : MANHATTAN
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British Field Marshall. : DILL
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Garden of Eden plant. : FIG
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Karamanlis' capital. : ATHENS
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U.S. highway. : ROUTE
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Ab ___ (from the beginning): Lat. : OVO
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Downgraded dictator. : STALIN
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Most skilled. : OLDEST
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Knot. : BOW
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President's reception. : LEVEE
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Peak in California. : LASSEN
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Cut timber. : SAW
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Rooter's forte. : YELL
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Controversial aspect of commerce. : FREETRADE
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"___ Sylphides." : LES
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Scroogelike. : MISERLY
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Boxer turned wrestler. : LOUIS
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Author of "U. S. A." : DOSPASSOS
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Defeated: Slang. : KAPUT
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Quisling. : TRAITOR
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Talks back: Slang. : SASSES
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One of Twining's men. : PILOT
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Meets. : JOINS
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Sunflower State: Abbr. : KAN
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The world's work. : PEACE
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Part of a housing development. : UNIT
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Ringside sound effect. : GONG
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Volcanic mount of Antarctica. : EREBUS
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Large container. : DRUM
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Man's nickname. : LEM
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Most faithful. : TRUEST
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People of Central Caucasus. : OSSETS
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Skip, as a stone on water. : DAP
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English student. : ETONIAN
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Fact. : DATUM
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Put faith in. : CONFIDE
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Yugoslavian Alps. : DINARIC
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Herb of carrot family. : ANISE
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Former First Lady. : ELEANOR
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Nature goddess. : CYBELE
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Greek physician. : GALEN
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Planting machine. : SEEDER
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Token. : CARFARE
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Describing a team. : ALLSTAR
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Dessert. : PIE
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Norway's Crown Prince. : OLAF
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Del Monaco, for example. : TENOR
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Stowaway in 1949 incident. : EISLER
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Beer mugs. : SCHOONERS
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Resort on Biscayne Bay. : MIAMI
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Baseball's Mr. Noren. : IRV
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Long journey. : TREK
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Adm. Nelson. : HORATIO
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Stump. : BAFFLE
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TV dragon. : OLLIE
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One of the Lesser Sundas. : ALOR
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Craggy hill. : TOR
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Ancient superstition. : EVILEYE
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Changes the time of. : REDATES
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Course of life. : GOINGS
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Blacksnake. : RACER
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Famous man in the iron-lung. : SNITE
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Important workers. : FARMHANDS
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___ column. : SPINAL
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Least seen. : RAREST
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Language of Afghanistan. : PASHTO
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Listen and obey. : HEED
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Role for Bob Hope. : FOY
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Tot's walker. : GOCART
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Creator of Lilliput. : SWIFT
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Far Easterners. : ASIANS
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To the ___ degree. : NTH
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Court game. : JAIALAI
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Stitching that doesn't show. : INSEAMS
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Mr. Berle. : ADOLF
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Mississippi. : RIVER
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Tree yielding spice. : CLOVE
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Mr. Allen. : MEL
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Potato. : TUBER
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Wake Island. : ATOLL
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Recently. : NEWLY
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Statesman of Victorian days. : GLADSTONE
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Being what it seems. : HONEST
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Display. : SETOUT
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Honshu bay. : ISE
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Dwellers in the Engadine. : SWISS
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Conger trap. : EELPOT
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Kay Thompson's heroine. : ELOISE
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Echoed same sentiments. : YESSED
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Fixed practice. : RUT
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Representatives of groups. : SPOKESMEN
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Lather. : SOAP
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___ Cupid. : DAN
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Sheiks. : ARABS
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Of motion: Physics. : KINETIC
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Type of income. : ALIMONY
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Legislature of Denmark. : RIGSDAG
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Young pilchard. : SARDINE
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Where Quito is. : ECUADOR
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"Always," in USMC motto. : SEMPER
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Whined. : PULED
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Shake. : JOUNCE
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Corpus Christi's county. : NUECES
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Holy object. : GRAIL
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Waken. : ROUSE
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Shoulder fur. : STOLE
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Lose interest. : TIRE
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Lake, source of Blue Nile. : TANA
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Snick and ___. : SNEE
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Collar. : NAB
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Sesame. : TIL
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Craze. : FAD

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