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New York Times, Monday, July 23, 1956

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,582
Across
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Plums for Thespians. : PARTS
6
Stray thing. : WAIF
10
Pianissimo marks. : PPPS
14
Dostoevsky's Prince Myshkin. : IDIOT
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Japanese indigene. : AINU
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Spoken. : ORAL
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Stevenson or Kefauver. : CAMPAIGNER
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Incline. : TEND
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Gibbon. : APE
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Stew. : FRET
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Volcanic earth. : TRASS
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Bombards. : STRAFES
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Source of red pepper. : CHILI
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Garden plot. : BED
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Went before. : PRECEDED
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___ one's time. : BIDED
34
Nantes' river. : LOIRE
35
A Gabor. : EVA
36
Combining form for an acid. : OXAL
37
Aeriform fluids. : GASES
38
Distinguish. : KNOW
39
Title for 58 Across. : SIR
40
Sable and Horn. : CAPES
41
1066 and 1776. : DATES
42
Island off eastern Siberia. : SAKHALIN
44
Clucker. : HEN
45
Faneuil and Independence. : HALLS
46
Twist. : CONTORT
50
Hero of Jacob Abbott's books. : ROLLO
51
Bird of the rail family. : COOT
52
Recent: Comb. form. : NEO
53
Encircled. : GIRT
54
Butler or Hall. : POLITICIAN
57
Place for a bishop's throne. : APSE
58
P. M. : EDEN
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Push. : SHOVE
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River into the North Sea. : YSER
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Dictionary items: Abbr. : DEFS
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Prongs. : TINES
Down
1
Widths of type. : PICAS
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Make suitable. : ADAPT
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Doggerel expert: Var. : RIMER
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Surpass. : TOP
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Supplied with personnel. : STAFFED
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Arbitration subject. : WAGES
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"It ___ Necessarily So." : AINT
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Common suffix. : INE
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Advances. : FURTHERS
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Ancient palace in Lhasa. : POTALE
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Voters' choice. : PRESIDENT
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___ out (succeeds). : PANS
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Sailed: Abbr. : SLD
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Nettled. : IRED
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American playwright. : RICE
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Biblical name. : ABEL
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Slogans. : CRIES
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Polish city of rebellion: Ger. sp. : POSEN
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Revelers' cry of yore. : EVOE
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Birds. : DAWS
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Tweed, for example. : BOSS
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Plant of the iris family. : IXIA
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A kind of candidate. : DARKHORSE
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Stone: Lat. : LAPIS
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Rode. : GALLOPED
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Immanuel ___. : KANT
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Demand. : CALL
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Cary Middlecoff's calling. : DENTIST
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Summer garment. : HALTER
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Loud shout of approval. : HOOT
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Quarters. : COINS
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Flavoring agent. : ONION
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Plunder: Archaic. : REAVE
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Values of color. : TONES
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Saws along the grain. : RIPS
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Musical character. : CLEF
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He wrote "The Beggar's Opera." : GAY
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Poem. : ODE
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Convention city. : CHI

Answer summary: 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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