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New York Times, Friday, June 8, 1956

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,537
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Sensational success; absolute failure. : SMASH
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Eldest of Ham's sons. : CUSH
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Well-known name in journalism. : OCHS
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Wishy-___. : WASHY
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Capital of Western Samoa. : APIA
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Sweep along. : FLOW
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Winged cupids in art. : AMORS
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Island east of Java. : BALI
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___ Morgana, a mirage. : FATA
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Gaudy-colored. : GARISH
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John Wellington Wells, for example. : SORCERER
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District of Chicago. : LOOP
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Air Force Secretary Quarles. : DONALD
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All ready. : WELLPREPARED
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"Them that asks no questions isn't told ___."—Kipling. : ALIE
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Declared. : STATED
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Actress Taylor. : LIZ
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Peel. : RIND
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Moves toward the Orient. : EASTS
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Miss Lollobrigida. : GINA
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New Jersey Cape. : MAY
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Treats maliciously. : SPITES
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Augury. : OMEN
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Cash. : CHINESEMONEY
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Bellows. : BLARES
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Strode. : TROD
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Firearm. : REPEATER
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Bon ___: tea rose. : SILENE
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Where the ibex roams. : ALPS
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Scent. : ODOR
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Regulations. : RULES
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Residue. : SILT
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City in Ohio. : LIMA
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Glory. : ECLAT
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Divulges. : SAYS
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Abide. : STAY
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Fish. : SKATE
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Yegg's haul. : SWAG
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Mrs. Hansen. : MAMA
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Hebrew lyrelike instrument. : ASOR
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Spoke in high-pitched tones. : SHRILLED
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Pungent-leafed mint. : HYSSOP
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Means of transportation. : CAB
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Javanese tree. : UPAS
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Fodder vat. : SILO
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Beauty parlor employes. : HAIRDRESSERS
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Affront. : OFFEND
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Santa ___, Calif. : CLARA
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Shamrock, or Fontainbleau. : HOTEL
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Golf links covering. : SWARD
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Jesse James' constant companions. : HORSEPISTOLS
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"Betty ___," college song. : COED
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Hero of Verdun. : PETAIN
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Genial. : WARM
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Director Kazan. : ELIA
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Streaky. : LINY
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Cheap jewelry. : PASTE
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Certify. : ATTEST
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Sketch. : LIMN
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Arrow poison. : INEE
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Ed Wynn, for instance. : ZANY
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Parting wish. : GOODLUCK
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African tree. : SHEA
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Topknots. : CRESTS
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Silk fabrics. : MOIRES
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Orchestral section. : BRASS
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Novel by George Sand. : LELIA
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Make request. : APPLY
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Abridge. : EDIT
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Italian city. : ROMA
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Spanish "she." : ELLA
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Orderly. : NEAT
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Spanish "this." : ESTE
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Tiny amount. : RAY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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