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New York Times, Friday, June 1, 1956

Author:
Helen Fasulo
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Helen Fasulo has 94 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,530
Across
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Speaker Rayburn. : SAM
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Weep convulsively. : SOB
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Residence. : ABODE
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City in Texas. : ABILENE
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Spouting fumes. : SMOKING
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"I am ___ of all I survey . . . " : MONARCH
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Handicap. : PENALTY
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Arrogant. : OVERBEARING
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Trim by cutting, as a tree. : LOP
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Dried up. : SERE
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The winner. : VICTOR
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Apathetic. : SUPINE
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Outmoded. : DATED
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Camel's-hair cloth. : ABA
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Retreat. : NOOK
35
Monastery. : PRIORY
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Former heavyweight champion. : MAXBAER
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He always gets his man. : MOUNTIE
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Most proficient. : ABLEST
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Soothing substance. : BALM
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Poetic "over." : OER
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Parts of socks. : HEELS
43
Most distressing. : SOREST
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Novel by Fannie Hurst. : LUMMOX
47
Samoan port. : APIA
51
Indulge in winter sport. : SKI
54
Nonsensical. : MEANINGLESS
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Inculcate. : INSTILL
59
"___ in stones, and good in everything." : SERMONS
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Silver eagle man. : COLONEL
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Petit ___, chateau of Marie Antoinette. : TRIANON
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Piece of pie. : WEDGE
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Native ___. : SON
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Paved ways: Abbr. : STS
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Greek island. : SAMOS
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Higher in rank. : ABOVE
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Member of U. M. W. : MINER
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Balkan native. : SERB
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Long ago. : ONCE
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Bearing. : BEHAVIOR
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Willow inflorescence. : AMENT
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Bopsters' newest craze. : BONGODRUMS
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Russian river. : OKA
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Pickle flavoring. : DILL
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Within: Comb. from. : ENTO
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Roman household gods. : LARES
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Ingredient of little girl's make-up. : SPICE
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Swindle: Slang. : GYP
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Skating pond. : RINK
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"Hatful of ___." : RAIN
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Modest. : UNASSUMING
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Elizabeth Bishop, for example. : POET
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In ___. : TOTO
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First American canal. : ERIE
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Cleaner's companion. : DYER
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Oriental nursemaid. : AMAH
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Golfer Zaharias. : BABE
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Wheel shaft. : AXLE
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Staff. : POLE
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Symbol of liberty. : BELL
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"Kapital" men. : MARXISTS
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Blessing. : BOON
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Narrow-minded. : SMALL
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Kind of long cape or cloak. : TALMA
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Riotous demonstration. : MELEE
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Latin American laborers. : PEONS
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"The race ___ to the swift . . . " : ISNOT
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Certain groups: Abbr. : ASSNS
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___ semper tyrannis. : SIC
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Experience. : KNOW
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Florida key. : ISLE
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Notorious fiddler. : NERO
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Look pleasant. : GRIN
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Bushy clump. : TOD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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