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New York Times, Sunday, June 3, 1956

Author:
Helen Bernard
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 528 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Jules Arensberg has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,532
Across
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Dawn. : SUNUP
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Historic London tavern. : MITRE
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Nursery rhyme character. : MARY
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Fibber. : LIAR
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Unimaginative. : TRITE
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Equatorial constellation. : ORION
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Ear lobes: Anat. : ALAE
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Quechuan. : INCA
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Needles. : RACER
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Kind of foreign policy. : DOLLARDIPLOMACY
27
"And all the sea were ___ . . . " : INK
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Epithet for Zeus. : THUNDERER
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Short races. : SPRINTS
31
Bakery items. : PIES
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Nautical term. : ALEE
34
City of ancient Greece. : ELIS
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Egyptian queen of the gods. : SATI
37
Phoenix's river. : SALT
38
Large building. : BARN
39
Name of Stevenson's sister. : IVES
41
Cleveland pitcher. : LEMON
44
Ordinary courses of life. : ORBITS
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Important arrivals. : ADVENTS
49
Margot Fonteyn. : DAME
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Shine. : RADIATE
52
Town ___. : CRIER
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Interrogatory exclamations. : EHS
55
Shooter. : TAW
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Active forces. : AGENTS
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Peregrinates. : ROAMS
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Eulogists. : PRAISERS
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Decorative braided loops. : FROGS
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Cicerone. : GUIDE
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Most foxy. : SLIEST
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Dial ___. : TONE
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Indeterminate mixture. : HALFANDHALF
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Composition. : OPUS
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Slipknots. : NOOSES
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Declaim. : ORATE
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Usurp. : WREST
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Veteran. : OLDTIMER
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Molding. : OVOLO
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Offended. : PAINED
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Chinese statesman. : KOO
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Hero of "She." : LEO
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Used up. : SPENT
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First day of Roman month. : CALENDS
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Certain levels of accomplishment. : LOWS
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Tenuous. : SUBTILE
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A half. : MOIETY
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Queen ___ lace. : ANNES
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President O'Kelly of Eire. : SEAN
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Gilda, Linda, Philine, etc. : PONS
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Large: Colloq. : TALL
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___ White. : SNOW
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Sponsorship. : EGIS
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Town in Texas. : EDNA
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Extinct Indian. : ERIE
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Columbia River port. : ASTORIA
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Neighborhoods. : LOCATIONS
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Reel holder. : CAN
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Player in a certain tournament round. : QUARTERFINALIST
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Yemenites. : ARABS
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Give impetus. : URGE
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Spare. : LEAN
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Singer Lehmann. : LOTTE
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Scoop. : LADLE
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Beverages. : ADES
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Breed of dogs. : DANE
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Swords. : EPEES
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Joints. : KNEES
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Runways for planes. : STRIPS
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Sister of Polyhymnia. : URANIA
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Old-time movie theatre. : NICKELODEON
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Indian. : UTE
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Forward. : PERT
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Soften. : MODULATE
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Mangles. : IRONERS
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Loser to Hayes, 1876. : TILDEN
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Function. : ROLE
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Lapland lake. : ENARE
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Tributary of the Miami. : MADRIVER
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___ Pasha. : ALI
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Strikes quickly. : RAPS
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Kennel sound effects. : YELPS
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Kind of train. : LIMITED
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Dull. : INANIMATE
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Business abbreviation. : ACCT
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Parts of daisies. : RAYS
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Experiences anew. : RELIVES
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Spoken. : ORAL
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Dresses. : HABITS
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Severe. : STRINGENT
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Governing body: Abbr. : SEN
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Ineffective. : STERILE
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Author of famous quatrains. : OMAR
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Intelligence. : NEWS
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Cudgels. : BATS
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Tilled land. : ARADA
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Nick Carter production. : DIMENOVEL
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Eisenhower was its head. : SHAEF
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Float. : RAFT
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Field: Comb. form. : AGRO
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Skullcaps. : COIFS
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Family member. : SIS
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Yardstick. : RULER
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Aristocles. : PLATO
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Short short. : STORIETTE
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Lacking substance. : GASEOUS
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Commandment word. : SHALT
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Firesides. : HOMES
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Motor sound. : DRONE
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Coney Island concession. : PENNYARCADE
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Worn. : USED
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Norms: Abbr. : STDS
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Factor in the foreign policy problem. : OIL
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Stripe. : WALE
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Where Black Mesa is: Abbr. : OKLA
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Diver. : LOON
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In the spotlight. : DOWNSTAGE
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Impression. : OPINION
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Prize-winning Italian film. : PAISAN
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Debutante's delight. : STAGLINE
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Implies. : CONNOTES
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Men of Madrid. : SENORES
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Local gathering. : BEE
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"Mlle. ___," Victor Herbert operetta. : MODISTE
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Quality or nature. : SORT
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Small and trim. : PETITE
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Obligated. : LIABLE
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Camera parts. : LENSES
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Brandish. : WIELD
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Piano exercise. : SCALE
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Water: Lat. : AQUA
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Irrational number. : SURD
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Precinct. : AREA
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Unsymmetrical. : ALOP
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Dr. Jonas. : SALK
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Type of dance. : FAN
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Managed. : RAN

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