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CONVENTIONAL

New York Times, Sunday, August 12, 1956

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 603 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 137, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,602
Across
1
Saws. : ADAGES
7
___ Whiteley, child author. : OPAL
11
Outburst. : ACCESS
17
Estimate too highly. : OVERRATE
19
Unextinguished. : ALIVE
20
Scandinavian. : NORDIC
21
Co-author of "20th Century Congress." : KEFAUVER
22
Chairman of National Security Council. : DDEISENHOWER
24
Miscellanea. : ANA
25
Slanted. : BEVELLED
27
Relative of a hand. : SPAN
28
Turkish title. : AGA
29
City on the Colorado River. : YUMA
31
Lower. : DEMEAN
32
George ___ Gordon Byron. : NOEL
33
Kind of school. : PREP
34
Seventh sons. : SEERS
36
Decree ___. : NISI
37
Flexible shoot. : BINE
38
Small container in household use. : CADDY
39
Becomes overheated. : ROASTS
41
Sterling and others. : JANS
42
Girl's nickname. : SAL
43
Role for Robert Taylor. : IVANHOE
45
Woe. : BANE
46
Withstands. : OPPOSES
50
Former Cabinet member. : BRANNAN
51
Warped. : BUCKLEDUP
53
Matting, in India. : TAT
54
___ de Lisle. : ROUGET
55
Kuchel's predecessor. : DICKNIXON
56
Smith's associate. : CASE
57
Bay. : INLET
58
Disregards the wishes of: Colloq. : WALKSOVER
59
Dispatch. : HASTE
60
Parts of keys. : BITS
61
Round armor plates. : PALLETTES
62
Popular soprano. : MUNSEL
63
Common suffix. : ESE
64
Describing an ai. : THREETOED
65
Fur animals. : MARTENS
66
Spread abroad. : STREWED
68
Hose sizes. : TENS
69
Governor in Charleston. : MARLAND
70
Move zigzag. : YAW
71
Wax: Fr. : CIRE
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Hollow piece. : SOCKET
73
Where society gathers. : CAFES
76
Rosina, Linda, Philine, etc. : PONS
77
Rumor, personified. : FAMA
78
Compounds. : YARDS
82
Contemporary of Livy. : OVID
83
Clock sound. : DONG
84
Associate of 14 Down. : HUBERT
86
Decide finally. : SEAL
87
Balloon rigging. : NET
88
Word on a tag. : SOLD
89
Stuck. : CEMENTED
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Frozen food. : PIE
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Columbus V. I. P. : FRANKLAUSCHE
95
Senator from Aiken. : THURMOND
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Face with determination. : ASSAIL
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Stems of fruit plants. : CANES
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Certain travelers. : AUTOISTS
100
Subject of a nursery tale. : BEAUTY
101
Small animals. : TOYS
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One of the Cinque Ports. : ROMNEY
Down
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Madison, for example. : AVENUE
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Libel. : DEFAME
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Neighbor of Scorpio. : ARA
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Rummage. : GRUB
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Having a projecting rim. : EAVED
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Mrs. Ives' brother. : STEVENSON
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Ancient: Poet. : OLDEN
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Mixed up, as type. : PIED
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Of a grandfather: Lat. : AVI
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Exercises. : LESSONS
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Record of a single event. : ANNAL
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Roy ___. : COHN
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___ Magnon. : CRO
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Sen.Thye of Minnesota. : EDWARD
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Beset. : SIEGED
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Having a grating sound. : SCRAPY
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Gives the nod. : OKAYS
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Solitary. : EREMITE
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Biblical name, I Chr. 27,29. : ADLAI
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Rigid weapon. : EPEE
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Inferior. : LESS
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Determines. : ARRANGES
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Describing a certain animal. : NINELIVED
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Stick: Span. : PALO
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"To His Love," for example. : SONNET
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They're payable on demand. : BANKNOTES
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Cartoon satirist. : CAPP
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At the drop of ___. : AHAT
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Part of a child's game. : JACKSTONE
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___ glass. : SPUN
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Type of writer. : IRONIST
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Olympic participant. : VAULTER
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Conductors of illegal trading places. : BUCKETERS
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Spice. : ODOR
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Special aide to Eisenhower. : STASSEN
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District of London. : EASTEND
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Knife sharpeners. : STEELS
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Suborns. : BRIBES
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Placing in quarters. : BILLETING
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Letters. : EXES
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Early Governor of Virginia. : DALE
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Certain Bach compositions. : CANTATAS
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Charles Farrar Browne's pseudonym. : WARD
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Former Ambassador to China. : HURLEY
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Utterance of weakness. : PHEW
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Clark of The Citadel. : MARK
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Start of Clement Moore's poem. : TWAS
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Keynoter of 1952 Convention. : MACARTHUR
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Observed. : EYED
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Quantities of motion, in mechanics. : MOMENTA
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Transmit. : CONDUCT
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Quien ___? : SABE
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Smoke-filled room occurrence. : CONFAB
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Set against. : AVERSE
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___ fiddle. : FITASA
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Mrs. Rex Stout. : POLA
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Shows anger. : FUMES
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Peace of mind. : REPOSE
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A choice food. : DAINTY
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Cutters. : SLEDS
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The fourth First Lady. : DOLLY
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Sounds of laughter. : HEHES
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German: Comb. form. : TEUTO
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Caper. : SKIT
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Institute of learning founded 1847: Abbr. : CCNY
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Racecourse: Comb. form. : DROM
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Ship: Comb. form. : NAU
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___ Miguel. : SAO
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Short space of time: Abbr. : MIN

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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