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New York Times, Thursday, June 7, 1956

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 82, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.61, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,536
Across
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Noted medical researcher. : SALK
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Inferior. : SCRUB
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Present ___. : ARMS
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Anne Nichols' hero. : ABIE
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New religious novel. : THEPROPHET
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New York's Elihu. : ROOT
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Spring event. : EASTERTIME
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Writer of best-seller nonfiction. : GUNTHER
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Be obliged. : OWE
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Born: French. : NEE
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Malay gibbon. : LAR
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Compass point. : NNE
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Cartoonist of the Twenties. : HELD
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Make an enemy of. : ALIENATE
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Regret. : RUE
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Covers. : LIDS
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TV jokes. : GAGS
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Seaport of Ireland. : SLIGO
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Plant. : IVY
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Splendid clothes. : REGALIA
42
Medico. : DOC
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Tenth President. : TYLER
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Slugger Musial. : STAN
46
Disappear. : MELT
47
Recipe abbreviation. : TSP
49
Certain members of the electorate. : EGGHEADS
51
He wrote 15 Across. : ASCH
54
___ master. : OLD
56
Went hastily. : RAN
57
Chinese rolled tea. : CHA
58
1051. : MLI
59
New England Senator. : PASTORE
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Dance of the Twenties. : TURKEYTROT
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Portent. : OMEN
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Project. : ENTERPRISE
68
"Tobacco ___." : ROAD
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Be in a dither. : STEW
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Puts in office. : SEATS
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Bribes. : SOPS
Down
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Marionette man. : SARG
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Leigh Hunt hero. : ABOU
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Celebrity. : LION
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Kitchen utensils. : KETTLES
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Passenger ship section. : STEERAGE
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Scorch. : CHAR
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In medias ___. : RES
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Author Sinclair. : UPTON
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Beverage maker. : BREWER
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Skillful. : APT
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Pioneer in extrasensory perception. : RHINE
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Port of Lithuania. : MEMEL
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Knightly transportation. : STEED
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Vermilion Range product. : ORE
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Chinese river. : HAN
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Rendered null. : NEGATED
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Loki's daughter. : HEL
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Came down. : ALIT
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Roman historian. : LIVY
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Short poetic descriptive passage. : IDYL
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Labels. : TAGS
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Trilogy by Dos Passos. : USA
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Dross. : SLAG
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Opinion. : IDEA
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$35 per ounce. : GOLD
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Calendar abbreviations. : OCTS
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Common carriers: Abbr. : RRS
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Ungrateful ones. : INGRATES
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Archaic verb ending. : ETH
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Wise and trusted advisers. : MENTORS
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Sea anemones, for example. : POLYPS
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Possesses. : HAS
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Entr'___. : ACTES
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Put aside. : SHUNT
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___ blanche. : CARTE
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Measure of capacity. : LITRE
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Sea: French. : MER
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Wiley or Emily. : POST
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Melville novel. : OMOO
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Harvest. : REAP
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Tips. : ENDS
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___ Gardens, of London. : KEW
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Narrow inlet. : RIA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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