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New York Times, Friday, July 6, 1956

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,565
Across
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Sharp points on hooks. : BARBS
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Benches. : PEWS
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Card game. : SKAT
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Nautical term. : APORT
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Sen. Bennett's state. : UTAH
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Red ___. : TAPE
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Former kingdom, now part of Egypt. : NUBIA
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Old-time vaudeville star. : NORABAYES
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Looked cheerful. : GRINNED
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Men of the road. : DRIVERS
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Theodore Green, for example: Abbr. : SEN
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Secular. : LAIC
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School auxiliary. : PTA
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Acid salt. : ESTER
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Mixed up as usual: G. I. slang. : SNAFU
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Madagascan lemur. : AYEAYE
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Girl's nickname. : LIL
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Voluble. : GLIB
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Spur. : GOAD
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Belgian city. : LIEGE
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Island country. : EIRE
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Ancient city. : TYRE
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Show grief. : SOB
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New England political leader. : HERTER
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Little boy. : SONNY
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Composer of "Narcissus." : NEVIN
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Bern's river. : AAR
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Declines in price. : SAGS
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Business degree. : BBA
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Victor and others. : MATURES
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Texas notable. : SHIVERS
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Canines. : AIREDALES
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Large lizards. : GILAS
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Gliding effect in music. : SLUR
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___ figure (attract attention). : CUTA
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Childlike. : NAIVE
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River in England. : TEES
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Make whole. : HEAL
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Winter weather. : SLEET
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Popular haircut. : BANGS
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River in Venezuela. : APURE
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Large thrush. : ROBIN
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Stick of a spread fan. : BRIN
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One of the Kims. : STANLEY
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Very learned person. : PUNDIT
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War theatre. : ETO
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City district. : WARD
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Miss Becky. : SHARP
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Norwegian seaport. : STAVANGER
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The children's entertainer. : KAYE
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Unoriginal person. : APER
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Hardy heroine. : TESS
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Tools. : BITS
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Studio equipment. : EASELS
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Large Indonesian island. : CELEBES
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Arrange dishonestly. : RIG
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Descended. : ALIT
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Enthusiasm. : FIRE
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Deutschland ___ alles. : UBER
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Representatives: Abbr. : AGTS
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Popular toy. : YOYO
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Merit. : EARN
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Recent White House visitors. : ADENAUERS
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School in Pennsylvania. : LEHIGH
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Particle. : ION
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Banners. : ENSIGNS
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Railroad center. : YARD
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Feudal retainer. : VASSAL
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Influence. : REACH
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Misrepresent. : BELIE
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Indian. : BRAVE
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Anything of value. : ASSET
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Part of a derrick. : MAST
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Wing: Fr. : AILE
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Word of agreement. : TRUE
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Swing around. : SLUE
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Perfume holder. : VIAL
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___ Beta Pi. : ETA

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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