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New York Times, Saturday, June 23, 1956

33-Down : Water: Colloq.

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,552
Across
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Former Secretary of State. : HAY
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Israeli statesman. : EBAN
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Superior in position. : MAJOR
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Star of the society pages. : JUNEBRIDE
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As ___ (usually). : ARULE
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European capital. : AMSTERDAM
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Groups of people. : BANDS
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Exclamation of contempt. : BAW
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Well-known name in Denver. : DOUD
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Deprived of. : BEREFT
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American playwright. : ONEILL
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___ C., Gov't. loan agency. : HOL
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Court. : WOO
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___ incognita. : TERRA
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Muse of history. : CLIO
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Capital of Switzerland. : BERN
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Stamp. : IMPRINT
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Military bodies: Abbr. : REGS
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Hydrogen or nitrogen. : GAS
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Singer Lehmann. : LOTTE
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Name on certain "buttons." : IKE
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Green stone. : JADE
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Former Secretary of State. : ACHESON
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Countries in Africa and North America: Abbr. : USAS
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Prompted. : CUED
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Darlings. : DEARS
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___ de plume. : NOM
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Paul, the guitarist. : LES
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Small island in New York Bay. : BEDLOE
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Miss Dinsmore's namesakes. : ELSIES
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Measures: Abbr. : GALS
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Id ___. : EST
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Small, round and glistening. : BEADY
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Historic day of 1944. : JUNESIXTH
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Not rented. : UNLET
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Firths. : ESTUARIES
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Simpletons. : GEESE
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Pronoun. : THIS
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Play by ___. : EAR
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Compassionate. : HUMANE
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Be sufficient. : ANSWER
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Even now. : YET
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Actor Flynn. : ERROL
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Soprano Sayão. : BIDU
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Babylonian storm god. : ADAD
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___ con. (with no one contradicting): Lat. abbr. : NEM
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Girl's name meaning "lovable." : MABEL
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Pine tree of Morocco. : ARAR
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Special event at West Point. : JUNEWEEK
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Mining town in Pennsylvania. : OLDFORGE
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Washington correspondent and family. : RESTONS
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Lace trimming for a blouse. : JABOT
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Tumult. : BEDLAM
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Northern constellation. : BOOTES
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Flags. : IRISES
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Intimated. : HINTED
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The flower that blooms in the spring. : CROCUS
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Flexible. : LITHE
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Treated with a saline solution. : BRINED
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Short streets. : PLACES
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Flammable liquid: Var. : GASOLENE
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Water: Colloq. : ADAMSALE
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Summer insect. : JUNEBUG
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City on the Black Sea. : ODESSA
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Girl's name. : ALEXIA
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List. : ROSTER
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Thomas and others. : SETHS
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U. S. carrier. : LEYTE
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Petits ___, express letters in Paris. : BLEUS
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___ of March. : IDES
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Effusive display of sentiment: Colloq. : GUSH
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Opposed to a given proposal. : ANTI
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Skyhawk, for instance. : JET
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Anger. : IRE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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