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New York Times, Tuesday, August 14, 1956

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,604
Across
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Production rush. : SPEEDUP
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Film foretaste. : PREVIEW
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Nouveau riche. : PARVENU
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Certain drive button. : REVERSE
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Girl for a musical comedy. : INGENUE
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Run. : OPERATE
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Signs in lights. : NEONS
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In season. : RIPE
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United. : ONED
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Punctuation mark. : SEMICOLON
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College degrees. : ABS
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Straight lines. : RULES
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Scenic view. : VISTA
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Very proper. : PRIM
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Yield. : CEDE
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Board walker. : ACTOR
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County, in Louisiana. : PARISH
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Loser to Grover Cleveland, 1884. : BLAINE
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Turn aside. : AVERT
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Arched handle of a kettle. : BAIL
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Bridge. : SPAN
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Slow, in music. : LENTO
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Monastery head. : ABBOT
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High note. : ELA
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Gay-Nineties mustache style. : HANDLEBAR
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Colt or filly. : FOAL
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Tributary of the Elbe. : EGER
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Form of many elements. : METAL
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Take note of. : OBSERVE
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In the Italian style: Lat. : ITALICE
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Carouse noisily. : ROISTER
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Movable part of plane wing. : AILERON
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Playful pests. : TEASERS
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Wanters of things. : NEEDERS
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Move swiftly: Colloq. : SPIN
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Window insert. : PANE
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Therefore. : ERGO
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Levels. : EVENS
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Thicker. : DENSER
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Burmese statesman. : UNU
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Childish. : PUERILE
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Offer a plan. : PROPOSE
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Fight off. : REPEL
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Night before. : EVE
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Daring bullfight maneuvers. : VERONICAS
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Land of the Middle East. : IRAN
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Princely Italian family. : ESTE
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Tobacco. : WEED
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Like a summer drink. : ICED
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Goodly amount. : MUCH
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Elliptical. : OVAL
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Horrify: Var. : APPAL
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Undaunted. : BRAVE
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Femme fatale. : SIREN
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Plant stalk. : STIPE
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Of musical sound. : TONAL
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Roped ring. : ARENA
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Minus laughter. : MIRTHLESS
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Porch in Athens. : STOA
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Blurry mass. : BLOB
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Natives of Wisconsin. : BADGERS
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Talented. : ABLE
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Spanish. : IBERIAN
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Mexican dish. : TAMALE
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___ again. : NEVER
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Headed again. : RELED
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Knox, for instance. : FORT
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Orchestral horn. : OBOE
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Continent. : ASIA
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Lose zest. : TIRE
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Acid condition. : ACOR
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Part of a camera. : LENS
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Road-map abbreviation. : RTE
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Draw. : TIE

Answer summary: 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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