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New York Times, Saturday, August 11, 1956

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 311 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,601

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Students & seniors
Across
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What: Ger. : WAS
4
Ruby and pearl. : GEMS
8
A famous James. : JESSE
13
Dressmaking operation. : KICKPLEAT
15
Equipment for a mountaineer. : ICEAX
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Among other things. : INTERALIA
17
Great Dane. : BORGE
18
Settled snugly. : NESTED
19
Predecessor of the harp. : LYRE
21
Civil War vets. : GAR
22
Weblike. : LACY
23
Capt. Hook's henchman. : SMEE
24
Botheration. : PEST
25
Lowerclassman. : SOPH
26
Fustian. : TWADDLE
28
Actress Gardner. : AVA
29
Spare. : LEAN
30
Pearl ___. : HARBOR
34
Evince stick-to-itiveness. : PERSIST
36
Cash in Colombia. : CENTAVO
37
Manet or Monet. : ARTIST
38
___ sparrow. : SONG
39
Cornhusker State: Abbr. : NEB
40
Henry J. and family. : KAISERS
42
Relief organization. : CARE
43
Wonder drug. : ACTH
46
Ancient kingdom on Persian Gulf. : ELAM
47
Strikes out. : FANS
48
Letter on a frat key. : PHI
49
Decorative coat fastener. : FROG
50
"Hammerklavier" is one. : SONATA
52
Selection. : PIECE
54
Downright. : OUTANDOUT
56
Unsympathetic (with "to"). : ALIEN
57
Flora. : PLANTLIFE
58
Furrowed. : LINED
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Gastropod. : SLUG
60
Leprechaun. : ELF
Down
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Oenophilist. : WINELOVER
2
Simulates. : ACTSAPART
3
Outline. : SKETCH
4
Pleased. : GLAD
5
Voracious fish. : EEL
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Postal employee. : MAILMAN
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Held back. : STAYED
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Agree: Colloq. : JIBE
9
College course: Abbr. : ECO
10
Koussevitsky. : SERGE
11
Grandiose tales. : SAGAS
12
Use. : EXERT
13
Sib. : KIN
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Victim. : PREY
20
Certain fowl. : REDHENS
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Clout. : SWAT
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Bold. : PERT
25
Thick grape juice. : SAPA
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More ornery. : TESTIER
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Former Archbishop of Canterbury. : LANG
29
Actress Kirk. : LISA
31
Malarkey. : BANANAOIL
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Upholster. : OVERSTUFF
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"The ___." : ROBE
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Punjabi. : SIKH
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Underground stem, as of the crocus. : CORM
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Chekhov play (with "The"). : SEAGULL
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Pleasure craft. : SLOOPS
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"Out, out brief ___." : CANDLE
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Dismay: Var. : APPAL
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Mexican dish. : CHILI
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Kind of sale. : TIEIN
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Set of type. : FONT
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Ward off. : FEND
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Vocalized. : SANG
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Fletcherized. : ATE
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Report card mark. : CEE
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Greek letter. : TAU

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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