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New York Times, Wednesday, July 4, 1956

Author:
Henry A. Wolfe
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Henry A. Wolfe has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,563
Across
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Wide-awake. : ALERT
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Weaverbird. : SPARROW
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Rain: Latin. : PLUVIA
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Scenic trail in Florida. : TAMIAMI
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Creator of the Yokums. : ALCAPP
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Riddles. : ENIGMAS
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Like a bear. : URSINE
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Oro y ___ (gold and silver). : PLATA
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Roman general. : TITUS
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Soothing. : BALMY
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"Conning Tower" columnist. : FPA
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Wine vessels. : AMAS
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Mother of Perseus. : DANAE
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Paris airport. : ORLY
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Wallace's Ben. : HUR
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Slippery fellow. : EEL
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Half of a well-known vaudeville team. : MRSHEAN
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Ornamental tuft. : TASSEL
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Gen. Twining's concern. : AIRMEN
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Gathers in folds. : PUCKERS
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Sarnoff's firm. : RCA
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Ship-shaped clock. : NEF
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Father of Ramses II. : SETI
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Narrow groove. : STRIA
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Chief Leatherneck. : PATE
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French pronoun. : ILS
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Blackthorns. : SLOES
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"___ go . . . " : LETME
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Not lift ___ (do nothing). : AHAND
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Satan. : BELIAL
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Uses. : EMPLOYS
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Lack of color. : PALLOR
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" . . . expresses himself in terms ___ for me." : TOODEEP
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Strangers. : ALIENS
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Secret society dating from 1820. : CAMORRA
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Irish poet. : YEATS
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Vaudeville's boastfull billing. : ALLSTARACTS
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Gen. Clay. : LUCIUS
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Admiral "Fighting Bob" ___. : EVANS
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Mellow. : RIPE
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___ dance. : TAP
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"Star of the sea." : STELLAMARIS
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Western continent. : PANAMERICA
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Peace. : AMITY
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Baltic port. : RIGA
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Aries. : RAM
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Boxer-actor Lee ___. : OMA
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Badger State: Abbr. : WIS
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Machine used in registration bets. : PARIMUTUEL
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Where Provo is. : UTAH
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God of fields. : PAN
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Resort near Saratoga Springs. : BALLSTONSPA
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Members of NATO. : FREENATIONS
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An objective of spacemen. : PLANETMARS
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Author Rand of "The Fountainhead." : AYN
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Hero of 1841 novel. : DEERSLAYER
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Electrical unit. : OHM
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Sailing direction. : ESE
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Lady of Spain: Abbr. : SRA
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Winter sport adjunct. : SKI
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Greek letter. : PSI
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Touch. : FEEL
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___ Schoendienst. : RED
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Shot. : PELLET
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Blacksmith. : SHOER
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George Sand novel. : LELIA
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Actor Ray. : ALDO
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Compressed bundle. : BALE
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Common abbreviation. : ETC
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Extinct bird. : MOA
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Bushy-tailed pet. : POM
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Stipend. : PAY

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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