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New York Times, Wednesday, June 20, 1956

4-Down : Part of a vine.

Author:
Fawn Watson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { B J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Fawn Watson has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,549
Across
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Petty quarrel. : SPAT
5
Lukewarm. : TEPID
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Bulk. : MASS
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Bobbinet. : LACE
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Zinc ___. : OXIDE
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City in Iran. : ARAK
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President's peace plan. : OPENSKIESPOLICY
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Latest. : TARDIEST
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Destroy. : UNMAKE
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Split. : RENT
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Officer: Abbr. : PRES
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Careless. : REMISS
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Let. : LEASEOUT
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Slanting. : ATILT
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Fuel. : PEAT
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River between Manchuria and Korea. : YALU
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Throttle of an engine: Slang. : GUN
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Reference books. : ATLASES
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Heavy weight. : TON
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"Eastward in ___." : EDEN
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Rant. : RAVE
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Ones near by. : THESE
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Forsaken. : DESOLATE
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Gazed abstractly. : MOONED
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Chemical combining form. : IODO
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Principal. : MAIN
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City in the Bahamas. : NASSAU
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Girl's name. : MARCELLA
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Not working. : OUTOFCOMMISSION
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Jack-in-the-pulpit. : ARUM
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Mineral spa of France. : EVIAN
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Parties. : TEAS
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Harness part. : HAME
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English actor. : RAINS
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City in Arizona. : YUMA
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Narrow opening. : SLOT
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Spouse of 48 Down. : PAPA
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The Maples. : ACER
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Part of a vine. : TENDRIL
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Signs. : TOKENS
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Be present. : EXIST
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Little magpie. : PIET
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Relatives of egos. : IDS
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Free from impurities. : DEPURATE
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Sweet white wine. : MALMSEY
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Operatic solo. : ARIA
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Bag. : SACK
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Terrier of very old breed. : SKYE
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Tropical custom. : SIESTA
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Certain persons. : ONES
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The makings of porridge. : PEASE
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Stormed. : RAGED
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Practice piece for solo instrument. : ETUDE
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Kimberly sites. : MINES
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Permission. : LEAVE
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Made of grain. : OATEN
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Characterized by: Suffix. : ULOSE
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Made harmonious. : TUNED
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Classic philosopher. : PLATO
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Slanderer. : TRADUCER
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Impassive people. : STOICS
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Offensive. : NOISOME
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Fairness. : HONESTY
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Spend time idly. : LOAF
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Works of a noted water-colorist. : MARINS
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Member of a French family. : MAMAN
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Father of Japheth. : NOAH
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Invisible exhalation. : AURA
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Unfermented grape juice. : STUM
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A year in the future. : MMII
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Stead. : LIEU
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Good earth. : LOAM
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Handle on an amphora. : ANSA
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Eggs: Lat. : OVA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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