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New York Times, Monday, June 11, 1956

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,540
Across
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Triumph at bridge. : SLAM
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Site of the sphinx. : GIZA
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Store up. : AMASS
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Vice President Morton, 1889–93. : LEVI
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Up to and including. : OVER
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One of the Polos. : MARCO
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Top-notcher: Colloq. : ONER
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Enormous. : VAST
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Fifteenth word of the Preamble to the Constitution. : UNION
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Discordant. : STRIDENT
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Sheeplike cries. : BLEATS
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Bombast: Slang. : HOTAIR
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Excuse. : PLEA
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Playboy. : MANABOUTTOWN
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Actor Chaney. : LON
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Neighborhood. : LOCALE
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Ashtabula's waterfront. : ERIE
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Admired one. : IDOL
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Edible pungent fleshy root: Fr. : RADIS
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Pagliacci's word. : RIDI
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Philippine tribesman. : MORO
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Perfumes. : SCENTS
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Dahlquist's rank: Abbr. : GEN
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Extending the scope of. : BRANCHINGOUT
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Silkworm. : ERIA
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Place of rest: Poet. : CRADLE
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Signifies (with "to"). : ADDSUP
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Succeed. : MAKEGOOD
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Water birds. : COOTS
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Madam, in Poland. : PANI
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Ruffian: Slang. : GOON
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Native of Zagreb. : CROAT
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Look ___ (pay a brief visit to). : INON
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City in Sicily : ENNA
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Actress Ellen ___. : TERRY
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Signal bell. : GONG
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Former rulers of Tripoli. : DEYS
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Splash. : SLOSH
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In music, slow. : LENTO
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Fend off. : AVERT
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Moses' sister. : MIRIAM
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From Kennon to Long, in Louisiana. : GOVERNORSHIP
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Dmitri's brother. : IVAN
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Relish. : ZEST
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Mr. Linkletter. : ART
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Charm. : AMULET
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Large, voracious shark. : MANEATER
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"Celeste Aida," for example. : ARIA
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Highlander. : SCOT
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Noah had three. : SONS
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Compass part. : DIAL
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Pedantic woman. : BLUESTOCKING
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One of the memorable Four Chaplains. : POLING
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Shrub of the mimosa family. : ACACIA
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German state. : BADEN
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Not a reproduction: Abbr. : ORIG
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Roomy. : WIDE
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Bonn negative. : NEIN
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Branch. : LIMB
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Fragrance. : ODOR
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Ibsen character. : NORA
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Symbol on a state flag. : LONESTAR
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Never at a loss. : SURE
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Bad-tempered. : CRUSTY
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Touched in the game of "it." : TAGGED
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Lorna of Exmoor. : DOONE
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"Who's ___ now?" : LOONY
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Ferber and Best. : EDNAS
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Business relation: Abbr. : ACCT
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Schary of Hollywood. : DORE
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Access. : DOOR
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___ War. : MANO
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By and by. : ANON
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Loot of the piper's son. : PIG

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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