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New York Times, Tuesday, July 3, 1956

Author:
Walt Clark
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Walt Clark has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

No underscore in original 9-Down clue after "Cyrano de"; added one.

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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,562
Across
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Eternity. : TIME
5
Metric weight. : GRAM
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Type of airship. : BLIMP
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Seaweed substance. : AGAR
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Wait: Archaic. : BIDE
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Kind of duck. : EIDER
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Former Secretary of the Navy. : FORRESTAL
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Queen: Fr. : REINE
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Singing groups. : TRIOS
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Vague. : AMBIGUOUS
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Swedish title. : GRAF
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Umpire's signal. : SAFE
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Important papers. : MSS
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"My Fair Lady" sign. : SRO
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Heavenly Bear. : URSA
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Oriental title. : SRI
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Tiller. : HELM
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One: Ger. : EINS
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Words of wisdom. : ADAGE
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Tomorrow. : INDEPENDENCEDAY
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A puzzle. : POSER
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Town near Padua. : ESTE
46
Assert. : AVER
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Boxer. : DOG
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Sentry's command. : HALT
51
Beverage. : ALE
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Help! : SOS
55
Be apathetic. : MOPE
57
Forsaken. : LORN
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Self-centered one. : INTROVERT
62
Brazilian port. : NATAL
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Part of O. M. : MERIT
66
Library of Congress treasures. : AMERICANA
68
Lessen. : ABATE
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Sen. Hayden. : CARL
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Parts of psyches. : EGOS
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Golf's ___ Cup. : RYDER
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River into the Danube. : ENNS
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Schism. : RENT
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Secretary of War, 1904. : TAFT
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Composer Stravinsky. : IGOR
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Summer flowers. : MARIGOLDS
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Lapse. : ERROR
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Well-known author. : GBS
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Actress Gam. : RITA
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Two signers of the Declaration. : ADAMSANDSHERMAN
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Former noted soprano. : MELBA
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Cyrano de ___. : BERGERAC
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Stead. : LIEU
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Dialect. : IDIOM
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Cartes. : MENUS
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___ conference. : PRESS
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Isaac's son. : ESAU
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Suppositions. : IFS
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Autonomous. : FREE
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___ of state. : SHIP
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Land of the freed. : RENO
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Without: Lat. : SINE
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A precept. : IDEA
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Reward: Poet. : MEED
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Bristle. : SETA
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Slight edge. : ADVANTAGE
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Scotsman. : GAEL
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Salt Lake in Australia. : EYRE
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Type of businessman. : PROMOTER
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Miss Trent. : NELL
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Knight's position: Abbr. : GOV
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Songbird Arden. : TONI
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Loose robe for women. : SIMAR
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"It was ___ the village clock . . . " : ONEBY
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Violin: Colloq. : STRAD
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Treaty to end war. : PEACE
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Needles. : RACER
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Baptism, for example. : RITE
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Sea bird. : TERN
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Shortly. : ANON
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Shoe form. : LAST
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Well-known author. : RLS

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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