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New York Times, Monday, July 16, 1956

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,575
Across
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Heavy coach with seats on top. : DRAG
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Item of evidence. : DATUM
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Government operator. : TMAN
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Married gypsy woman. : ROMI
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Unassisted. : ALONE
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Dwindle. : WANE
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K. P. gadget. : APPLECORER
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Sicilian peak. : ETNA
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Home of football's Black Knights. : WESTPOINT
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Place of vows. : ALTAR
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Discord goddess. : ERIS
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Cut in two. : HALVE
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Trust. : CREDIT
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Boiled gently. : SIMMERED
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Ladder footings. : RUNGS
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Concentrate. : FOCUS
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"Scots, Wha ___," Burns poem. : HAE
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Press. : URGE
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___ bear. : POLAR
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One of the Spenlows. : DORA
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___ de tête. : MAL
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Atoll formation. : CORAL
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Lorelei. : SIREN
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Chap: British slang. : BLIGHTER
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Uses up. : SPENDS
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Narrow openings. : SLITS
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Exclamations of dismay. : OHOH
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For this specific purpose. : ADHOC
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Moderately good. : TOLERABLE
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TV singer. : COMO
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Symbols of Vermont and Wisconsin. : MAPLETREES
54
News note. : ITEM
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"Au ___ de la lune . . . " : CLAIR
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Mrs. Julia ___ Grant. : DENT
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Say no. : DENY
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French pronoun. : ELLES
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German admiral, World War I. : SPEE
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Arena decision. : DRAW
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Towing gear. : ROPE
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Electrical units: Abbr. : AMPS
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Of the highest quality, as bonds. : GILTEDGE
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Gangster of India or Burma. : DACOIT
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Relative of Aloysius. : ALOIS
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Tattered. : TORN
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Not cricket. : UNETHICAL
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Mal de ___. : MER
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Hour. : TWELVE
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Mont Cervin. : MATTERHORN
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Eleanor Roosevelt's first name. : ANNA
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Close to. : NEAR
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Enamored: French. : EPRIS
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Charitable gift. : ALMS
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River in Asia. : AMUR
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Morsel. : CRUMB
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Countrified. : RURAL
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Churchill and Eden. : ENGLISHMEN
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Of Earth's source of heat. : SOLAR
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Fruited, as corn. : EARED
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Dizzy and Daffy. : DEANS
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Get there first. : FORESTALL
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Size of paper. : POTT
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Obstinate opponents. : DIEHARDS
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A la mode. : CHIC
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Diversion. : SPORT
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Melancholy. : GLOOMY
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Nylons. : SHEERS
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TV character. : OLLIE
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Sour. : ACID
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Be foolishly fond. : DOTE
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Girasol. : OPAL
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Auto horn: Imitative. : BEEP
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Unaspirated. : LENE
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Commune in Italy. : ESTE
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Engineering degree. : MCE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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