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New York Times, Thursday, August 2, 1956

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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Students & seniors
Across
1
Comedy sketch. : SKIT
5
Beginner. : TYRO
9
Silent greeting. : SMILE
14
Concerning. : INRE
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Pile. : HEAP
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Judges in Baghdad. : CADIS
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Prophetic talent. : FORESIGHT
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Sectors. : AREAS
20
U. S. Air staff chief. : TWINING
21
Where Kokomo is. : INDIANA
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Steady look. : GAZE
24
Meadow music. : MOO
25
Destroy. : SLAY
26
Phase of development. : STAGE
28
Indian's feathered headdress. : BONNET
30
Recent. : LATE
31
Slangy term of address. : BUD
32
Remove doubts. : ASSURE
36
Tool. : AXE
37
Rise again. : RESURGE
39
Annoy. : NAG
40
Hop-o'-my-thumb. : MIDGET
42
Deception. : LIE
43
Rejoice. : SING
44
Deported for good. : EXILED
46
Cheap cigar. : STOGY
47
Hand's breadth. : SPAN
50
Prosecutors, for short. : DAS
51
At that time. : THEN
52
Asserts without proof. : ALLEGES
54
Divided Adriatic city. : TRIESTE
57
Unsuspecting. : NAIVE
58
Conquering. : TRIUMPHAL
60
Monetary unit in Bangkok. : TICAL
61
Chartres' river. : EURE
62
Clips. : LOPS
63
Downing Street family. : EDENS
64
Color replacements. : DYES
65
Foil-like weapon. : EPEE
Down
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Examine closely. : SIFT
2
Be sure. : KNOW
3
Reclaimed arid land. : IRRIGATED
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Adolescent. : TEENAGE
5
Pronoun. : THINE
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Burglar. : YEGG
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Cheer. : RAH
8
First choice of buying. : OPTION
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Kind of fish. : SCAD
10
Catholic order devoted to foreign missions. : MARISTS
11
Unflawed. : IDEAL
12
Jungle vine. : LIANA
13
Literary form. : ESSAY
18
Jumbo, for example. : SIZE
22
Legal minority. : NONAGE
24
Standards of measurement. : MODULES
26
Noisy impact. : SLAM
27
Hired car. : TAXI
28
Hired car. : BUS
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Suffix indicating a language. : ESE
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Happen to. : BETIDE
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Common Labor goal. : UNIONSHOP
34
Clanged. : RANG
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Describing floating island. : EGGY
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King: Lat. : REX
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Free of. : RID
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Native of a Swiss city. : GENEVAN
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Part of a church. : STEEPLE
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Withstood change. : LASTED
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Wedge used by carpenters or masons. : SHIM
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A votre ___. : SANTE
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Highlander's shoulder wear. : PLAID
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___ Springs, Australia. : ALICE
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Shapes accurately. : TRUES
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Colloidal solutions. : GELS
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Casing around an inner tube. : TIRE
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Finish line. : TAPE
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Other. : ELSE
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"___ Blas." : RUY

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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