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New York Times, Thursday, August 16, 1956

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Novelist Dudevant's nom de plume. : SAND
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Cowpuncher's mustang. : HOSS
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Prior in origin. : ELDER
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Series of important events. : EPOS
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Part of the eyeball. : UVEA
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Ingenuous. : NAIVE
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Superior paper. : PARCHMENT
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Minute channel. : STRIA
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Equip for action. : ARM
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Great cycles of years. : EONS
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Dairy product. : BUTTER
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East Indian sailor. : LASCAR
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Spectral. : EERIE
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Pyrites. : ORES
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Unsay. : RETRACT
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Watershed of the Rocky Mountains. : GREATDIVIDE
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Poetic possessive. : THY
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Subject of Army study in Arizona. : HEAT
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Devotee, as of baseball. : FAN
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Volplane. : SOAR
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Quadruped. : ASS
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Hero of "Leatherstocking Tales." : NATTYBUMPPO
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Under ___ (in secret). : THEROSE
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Bill of ___. : SALE
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Employers. : USERS
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Patron of sailors. : STELMO
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Resort on the Côte d'Azur. : CANNES
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Lacker of originality. : APER
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Not in vogue. : OUT
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Onward. : ALONG
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Howard or Coward. : DRAMATIST
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Sorceress of Colchis. : MEDEA
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Profound philosopher. : SAGE
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Suffer: Scot. : DREE
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Describing a curious gaze. : PEERY
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Air. : MIEN
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Nostradamus. : SEER
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Floral leaf. : SEPAL
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Armadillo. : APARA
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Patterns. : NORMS
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Military award. : DSC
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Yielded to the whims of. : HUMORED
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Heated chamber. : OVEN
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Meaning. : SENSE
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Predecessor of Sun. : SAT
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In a series: Fr. : ENSUITE
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Being more recent. : LATTER
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___ farmer. : DIRT
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Girl's nickname. : EVIE
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Bring to maturity. : REAR
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Courage. : HEART
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Gave rise to. : BRED
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Topper. : COAT
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Avenging spirit of Greek myth. : ERINYS
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Operator of a bolter. : SIFTER
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Sleep like ___. : ATOP
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Guy. : CHAP
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Green hand. : TYRO
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Mountain pass, in India. : GHAT
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Hebrew letter. : RESH
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Naturalness. : EASE
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Large barrel. : VAT
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Pintail duck. : SMEE
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Posy. : NOSEGAY
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"___ Tod," by Grieg. : ASES
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Players on a diamond. : BASEMEN
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Extreme. : ULTRA
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Olympic contender. : RUNNER
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Biblical woman. : SARAI
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River in Bay of Biscay. : LOIRE
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The Louvre, for example. : MUSEE
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Fur. : OTTER
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___ Lejeune, N. C. : CAMP
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Skipper's call. : ALEE
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Protuberance. : NODE
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Verso or recto. : PAGE
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See 4 Down. : DSM
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Football scores: Colloq. : TDS

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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