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New York Times, Wednesday, August 1, 1956

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,591
Across
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Idle story. : FABLE
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Supervise, as a journalist. : EDIT
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Dogie. : CALF
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Be of use (to). : AVAIL
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Czech name for Brünn. : BRNO
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Untrustworthy one. : LIAR
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John Ridd married her. : LORNA
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Needles. : RACEHORSE
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Italian title: Abbr. : SIG
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Front end of an airship. : PROW
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Deprive (of). : DIVEST
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Ancient name of Urfa. : EDESSA
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Assuage. : SLAKE
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Fiber for ropes. : HEMP
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Harmony. : ONENESS
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Was in a fury. : RAVED
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Homeric works. : EPICS
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Promise of fidelity. : VOW
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Needing irrigation. : ARID
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Yahoo in "Gulliver's Travels." : BRUTE
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12-point type. : PICA
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Taste. : SIP
44
Method of cooking. : SAUTE
45
Lustrous. : SILKY
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Piece of furniture. : HASSOCK
48
Partner of 61 Across. : RAKE
50
Salad vegetables: Slang. : CUKES
52
Shoe sizes. : WIDTHS
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Harry. : HARASS
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Serve. : TEND
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"The Man with the ___." : HOE
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$64,000 booth. : ISOLATION
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Waggish. : DROLL
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Foremost position. : LEAD
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4th inning score. : OOOO
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Thrush. : OUSEL
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Striplings. : LADS
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Young seals. : PUPS
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Complies with. : OBEYS
Down
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Mistaken. : FALSE
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Shirk. : AVOID
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Gondola. : BARGE
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Chinese writer Yutang. : LIN
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Passed. : ELAPSED
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Saragossa's river. : EBRO
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Stalemates. : DRAWS
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Business abbreviation. : INC
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Pirouette. : TOEDANCE
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Divided into two parts. : CLOVEN
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Tributary of the Aisne. : AIRE
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Bonny bairn. : LASS
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Decorative carving or openwork. : FRET
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Boy Scout specialty. : HIKES
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Batter. : RAM
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Lean-to. : SHED
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Dilly-dally. : LOITER
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Covering for a baldpate. : PERUKE
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Unlucky. : EVIL
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Clout. : SOCK
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Dance movement. : SWAY
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Harum-scarum. : RASH
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Roberta Peters' rendition. : ARIA
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Personages: Slang. : VIPS
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Offer for decision. : PUT
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Baseball necessity. : BACKSTOP
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Variegated. : PIED
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Noted bandmaster. : SOUSA
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Go away: Slang. : SKIDDOO
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Uses boiling water on. : SCALDS
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Beard on oats. : AWN
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Veranda. : STOOP
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Plural pronoun. : THOSE
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Descriptive of schweizerkase. : HOLEY
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Parts with for a price. : SELLS
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Alabama Senator. : HILL
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Somewhere on the briny. : ASEA
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Highway. : ROAD
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Biblical name. : ENOS
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Debt symbol. : IOU
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Grate. : RUB

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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