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New York Times, Wednesday, May 9, 1956

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,507
Across
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Sack or bag. : POKE
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Gladden. : ELATE
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Sandaled. : SHOD
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Shah Pahlavi's domain. : IRAN
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Casaba. : MELON
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Where Callao is. : PERU
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Vehicle. : CART
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Motto of the Boy Scouts. : BEPREPARED
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"___ lead to Rome." : ALLROADS
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Waist. : MIDDLE
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Rabbit's forte. : EARS
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Retreads. : TIRE
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Small, transient light. : SPARK
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Department of the Government. : TREASURY
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Native of Inverness. : SCOT
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Rock of slaty structure. : SCHIST
34
Very recently (with "just"). : NOW
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Marine organism. : POLYP
37
In the open air. : OUT
38
Old-time thrusting sword. : ESTOC
40
Sooner than. : ERE
41
Household provisions. : LARDER
44
Egyptian cotton. : PIMA
45
Zane Grey's forte. : WESTERNS
47
Heathen images. : IDOLS
49
On one's guard. : WARY
50
Whirl. : SPIN
51
Balanced. : APOISE
54
Makeshifts. : STOPGAPS
58
National and American. : BIGLEAGUES
60
Biblical name. : ESAU
61
Angelus. : BELL
62
Metal bolt. : RIVET
63
Bridle strap. : REIN
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Father of Harmonia. : ARES
65
Springe. : SNARE
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Recipient of Congressional gold medal, 1955. : SALK
Down
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12-point type. : PICA
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Not written. : ORAL
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Pitcher Drews. : KARL
4
Urgent plea. : ENTREATY
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Engages in an enterprise. : EMBARKS
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City on the Aire River. : LEEDS
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Bernese or Julian. : ALPS
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High, rocky hill. : TOR
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Foemen. : ENEMIES
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Suit. : SPADES
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Collection of cattle. : HERD
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City on the Oka River. : OREL
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Overdressed person. : DUDE
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Member of 58 Across. : PIRATE
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Scull. : OAR
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Relative of 33 Down. : TRITE
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Set of twenty. : SCORE
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Natives of Danzig. : POLES
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Dull sounds. : THUDS
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Up to the time of. : UNTIL
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Sign on a brownstone front. : ROOMS
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Noted international organization. : YWCA
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Eject. : SPEW
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Banal: Slang. : CORNY
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Suit. : PLEASE
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Parasites. : SPONGERS
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Unfinished business. : ARREARS
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Quick and sharp reply. : RIPOSTE
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Farbics with diagonal ribs. : TWILLS
48
Lower and raise quickly. : DIP
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Guide. : STEER
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Ambassador Eban. : ABBA
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Part of the waterfront. : PIER
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Side glance. : OGLE
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Capital of Fiji. : SUVA
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On salt water. : ASEA
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Bucket. : PAIL
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Diminished in depth. : SUNK
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Card game. : GIN

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

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