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New York Times, Tuesday, August 21, 1956

56-Down : Lofting stroke, in golf.

Author:
A. B. Overholt
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { D J X }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
A. B. Overholt has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

The actual lyric in 5-Across clue, from "The Ballad of Davy Crockett," should end with "when he was only three," not "when he was three." Did not correct this.

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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,611
Across
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Nobleman. : PEER
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"Kilt him ___ when he was three." : ABAR
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Ave ___ vale (hail and farewell!): Lat. : ATQUE
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Actress Raines. : ELLA
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Little Margaret. : META
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Dairy contrivance. : CHURN
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Ruler. : ELIZABETH
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New Hampshire skiing town. : KEENE
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St. ___. : PETERSBURG
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Musical Dame. : HESS
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Compass point. : SSE
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Actress Murray. : MAE
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Gaseous element. : ARGON
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Snow boot. : PAC
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Dweller on a coast. : SHOREMAN
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Rikki-Tikki-___, Kipling mongoose. : TAVI
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Come out. : EMERGE
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Motorists' group: Abbr. : AAA
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Get ___ on (find out about). : ALINE
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River in Brazil. : ICA
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Bother. : WORRY
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Ad ___. : HOC
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Cultivated lands. : TILTHS
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Certain votes. : AYES
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Goes back over again. : RETRACES
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County of Scotland. : AYR
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External. : OUTER
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"___ Voce Poco Fa." : UNA
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Fifty-six. : LVI
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Part of an arrow. : BARB
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King of France, 1226-70. : SAINTLOUIS
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Tilted: Naut. : ALIST
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Henry VIII's first wife. : CATHERINE
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Natural talent. : FLAIR
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Suffix denoting a condition of the blood. : EMIA
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River in Hungary. : EGER
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G. B. S. heroine. : FANNY
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Maglie and Mineo. : SALS
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___ en scène. : MISE
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Chick sounds. : PEEPS
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French pronoun. : ELLES
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Choice group. : ELITE
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Destroy. : RAZE
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Dice throw called snake eyes. : AMBSACE
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Author Lucius. : BEEBE
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Volcanic island off Alaska. : ATTU
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Cheering sound. : RAHRAHRAH
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Letter of reply: Abbr. : ACK
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"The Man with ___." : THEHOE
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A liner. : QUEENMARY
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Vases. : URNS
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Chemical suffixes. : ENES
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First word of Virgil's epic. : ARMA
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Sailor's quaff. : GROG
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Waxed. : GREW
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Campaign giveaway. : PIN
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Denominations. : SECTS
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River of Switzerland. : AARE
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See 46 Across. : NAYS
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Wild goat of Nepal. : TAHR
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Lily plant. : ALOE
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Characterizing an era in English literature. : VICTORIAN
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Track events. : MILERACES
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What Louis XIV thought he was. : ETAT
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Boat propeller. : OAR
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Lemon and orange confections. : ICES
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Authoress Rama Rau and others. : SANTHAS
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Applies, as color or salve. : RUBSIN
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Old Eli. : YALE
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To the point that. : UNTIL
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Playwright Pirandello. : LUIGI
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Creepers. : VINES
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French river. : ISERE
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Lofting stroke, in golf. : BAFF
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According to: Ital. : ALLA
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"___ Camera." : IAMA
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Sen. Watkins' home town. : OREM
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Annoy. : TRY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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