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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE

New York Times, Sunday, June 24, 1956

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 638 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 141, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,553
Across
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Carved gems. : CAMEOS
7
City in Poland. : LODZ
11
Delineates. : MAPS
15
___ Sime, record-breaking runner. : DAVE
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Chief's daughter in "Peer Gynt." : ANITRA
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Recesses in Roman rooms. : ALAE
21
Hittite wife of Esau. : ADAH
22
Sibylline sayings. : OMENS
24
Book of devotions. : MISSAL
25
August mecca for G. O. P. : COWPALACE
27
One of Santa's reindeer. : DANCER
29
Feminine suffix. : ESS
30
Manage. : STEER
32
Candidates' first hurdles. : PRIMARIES
34
Ear: Comb. form. : OTO
35
Son of Eric the Red. : LEIF
37
Venerable. : OLD
38
Streaks in marble. : VEINS
39
Aeneas' son. : ASCANIUS
41
Daughter of Iphnis. : EVADNE
43
West Indies volcano. : PELEE
44
Zeno's classroom. : STOA
45
Water jar. : OLLA
46
Bequeath. : DEVISE
47
Rainbow. : IRIS
48
Siloam was a famous one. : POOL
49
Pellucid. : CLEAR
50
East: Ger. : OST
51
Mr. Acheson. : DEAN
52
Wreck. : RUINATE
54
Tunisian pasha. : DEY
55
Type of garment. : OVERCAPE
59
Raised edge of a coin. : MILL
60
Biblical weed. : TARE
62
Frankish saint. : REMI
63
___ citato. : LOCO
65
Muscular twitchings. : TICS
66
Potter. : CERAMIST
70
Sand. : GRIT
71
G. O. P. chairman. : LEONARDHALL
74
Golfing position. : STANCE
75
Contemporary of Freud. : ADLER
77
Quaking. : TREPIDATION
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Flavoring agent. : ONION
80
Hubbubs. : NOISES
82
First choices. : PREFERENCES
84
Reads studiously. : CONS
85
Paul Prys. : SNOOPERS
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Round: Fr. : ROND
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Steinbeck Joad. : OKIE
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Silent screen director. : INCE
90
Alaskan city. : NOME
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Dumas ___. : FILS
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Geometric figures. : ELLIPSES
94
Calendar abbreviation. : SAT
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Prepared. : READIED
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Arthurian wife. : ENID
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Mauna ___. : LOA
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Ridge. : CREST
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Varsity basketball champions, 1956. : DONS
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Congressional coalition. : BLOC
107
Money maker. : MINTER
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Town in Italy's boot. : ACRI
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Felled with an axe. : HEWN
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Group that buttonholes legislators. : LOBBY
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Shoe part. : INSOLE
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Ancient Hebrew trumpet. : RAMSHORN
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Dilemmas: Colloq. : FIXES
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School subject: Abbr. : ALG
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Rant. : RAVE
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Cuckoo. : ANI
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Harriman, for example. : EASTERNER
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City in Portugal. : EVORA
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Greek letters. : PIS
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Democratic chairman. : BUTLER
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Material for making furnaces. : OVENSTONE
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Ear specialist. : AURIST
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Expense account items. : MEALS
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Ample. : WIDE
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Hebrew lyre. : ASOR
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Notches. : CRENAE
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Six on a die. : SISE
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Adroit. : NEAT
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Plants. : SOWS
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Original Sadie Thompson. : EAGELS
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Beast of burden. : CAMEL
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Aromatic cordial. : ANISEED
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Letter. : MISSIVE
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Diminutive suffixes. : ETS
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Old English moneys of account. : ORAS
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Senator Kennedy's colleague. : SALTONSTALL
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Intertwined. : LACED
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Genus of swans. : OLOR
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Imitative bird. : DAW
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Dirigible. : ZEPPELIN
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Thin silk net. : MALINE
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Presidential Assistant. : ADAMS
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Short-tailed rodent. : PACA
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English furniture designer. : SHERATON
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Twelve: Prefix. : DODECA
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One of Absalom's men. : AMASA
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Archdeacon's title: Abbr. : VEN
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Wound around. : ENCOILED
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Small bristles. : SETULAE
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Zodiac sign. : ARIES
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Song by Nevin (with "The"). : ROSARY
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Robert ___. : ELEE
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Sequester. : ISOLATE
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One type of candidate. : FAVORITESON
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Novelist Caspary. : VERA
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___. pros., legal notice. : NOL
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Saucer. : DISC
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Jumble. : PIE
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___ bank, feature of farm bill. : SOIL
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Three. : PULSATE
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Horn: Comb. form. : CERATO
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Esprit ___ (group spirit). : DECORPS
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Associate of Dwight. : RICHARD
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Rackstraw, Deadeye, etc. : TARS
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Harmoniums. : ORGANS
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Player in "Damn Yankees." : VERDON
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Italian historian. : EMILIO
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Type of writer. : POET
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Refuse heaps. : MIDDENS
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Epithet applied to Lincoln. : EMANCIPATOR
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Something unique. : ONER
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Triple. : TRIFOLD
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Timed. : CLOCKED
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Knobs for craniologists. : INIONS
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Ornamental candlestick. : SCONCE
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Present and future. : TENSES
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Mimicries. : APERIES
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Typesetter's term. : LINO
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Say. : REPORT
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The dog in "Topper." : NEIL
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Dotted, as with stars. : SEME
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Event for certain horses. : SELLINGRACE
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McGuffey classics. : READERS
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Sibelius is one. : FINN
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Electrified particles. : IONS
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Egyptian symbol. : SCARAB
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Elixir. : ARCANUM
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House wreckers. : TERMITES
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City's center. : DOWNTOWN
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Freestone peaches. : ELBERTAS
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Jacks in a game. : NOBS
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Unfriendly. : ICY
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Girl: Colloq. : SIS
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Holders of ballots. : BOXES
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Cyclades island. : MILO
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Of cobras, coral snakes, etc. : ELAPINE
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Emendation. : REVISAL
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Discordant. : HOARSE
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Finch. : LINNET
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Cool one's ___. : HEELS
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German girl's name. : FREDA
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Affirms. : AVERS
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"Keef." : ESTES
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Mrs. Van Johnson. : EVIE
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Enough: Arch. : ENOW
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Special atmosphere. : AURA
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Medieval lyric poem. : LAI
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Bear: Span. : OSO
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Military unit: Abbr. : REG

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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