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New York Times, Tuesday, June 26, 1956

Author:
Helen Fasulo
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, 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. 2,555
Across
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Pass over quickly. : SLUR
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Put off. : DEFER
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Penmanship beginner's practice figure. : OVAL
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"___ but the brave . . . " : NONE
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Banish. : EXILE
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Famous Venetian. : POLO
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Greedy. : AVID
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Fretful. : VEXED
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Lohengrin's bride. : ELSA
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Funnel-shaped flower. : PETUNIA
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Vision. : PHANTOM
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Group of religious fanatics. : CULT
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City in Syria. : HOMS
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Inferior last fragment. : FAGEND
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Margaretha Zelle. : MATAHARI
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Suffix used in libraries. : ANA
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Wise man. : SOLON
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Prickly pear. : NOPAL
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Big blow. : GALE
39
Keen enjoyment. : GUSTO
41
Title for a Polish lady. : PANI
42
Symbols of October. : OPALS
44
Intermediate: Law. : MESNE
46
Allen Dulles' responsibility. : CIA
47
Business of Amos and Andy. : TAXICABS
49
Use up. : EXPEND
51
TV sports treat. : GAME
52
Background for Kipling. : ASIA
53
He who shot the albatross. : MARINER
56
Wading bird. : BITTERN
60
Semite. : ARAB
61
Correct. : EMEND
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A year in Trajan's reign. : CVII
64
G.I.'s big thrill. : MAIL
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Indian princess. : RANEE
66
Capitol ___. : HILL
67
Fatima's sister. : ANNE
68
One of Bergen's puppets. : SNERD
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Loud outcry. : YELL
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Photo. : SNAP
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Term of endearment. : LOVE
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Body of troops. : UNIT
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Dieter's verb. : REDUCE
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Leatherneck. : DEVILDOG
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Priest's sabbatical permit. : EXEAT
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Dilemma: Colloq. : FIX
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Symbols in the campaign. : ELEPHANTS
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Very new. : REDHOT
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System of employing workers. : OPENSHOP
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Unit of electrical force. : VOLT
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In addition to. : ALSO
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Topsoil. : LOAM
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Convent teachers. : NUNS
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" . . . you'll be ___, my son!" : AMAN
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Bundle of kindling wood. : FAGOT
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Black Sea port. : ANAPA
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Evergreen herb with shiny leaves. : GALAX
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Israelite leader. : MOSES
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With speed. : APACE
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Placed under arrest: Slang. : RANIN
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Epic translated by Pope. : ILIAD
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Paul Bunyan's calling. : LUMBERMAN
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Fit to be chosen. : ELIGIBLE
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Unfair. : ONESIDED
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Determine the rhythm of. : SCAN
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Leave the stage. : EXIT
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Arabian chieftains. : AMEERS
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Not uniform in quality. : PATCHY
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Dogpatch hero. : ABNER
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Doll's word. : MAMA
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Group of islands in Galway Bay. : ARAN
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Often-revived drama. : RAIN
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Girl's nickname. : EVIE
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Rivulet. : RILL
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Archaic negative. : NILL
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Compass point. : ENE

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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