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New York Times, Wednesday, August 22, 1956

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 316 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,612
Across
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Operatic Czar. : BORIS
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Precipice. : CRAG
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Brisk. : SPRY
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Site of Maine University. : ORONO
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Inventor of the sewing machine. : HOWE
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Diminutive of a girl's name. : PRUE
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Popular baritone solo. : OLMANRIVER
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Girl in a song. : LOLA
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Interims. : MEANTIMES
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Kitchen utensil. : RICER
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M. C. Garroway. : DAVE
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Investigators. : TRACERS
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Relative of a straight man. : STOOGE
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Excavation markers. : CRANES
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Baseball's Mr. Wagner. : HONUS
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Cut of beef. : CHUCK
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Broadcast. : SOW
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Second. : ABET
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Knack. : TRICK
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Little Christine. : TINA
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Green parrot of New Zealand. : KEA
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Office wall sign. : THINK
39
___ de guerre. : CROIX
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Carrot-shaped. : TERETE
42
Fletcher Christian's ship. : BOUNTY
43
Reflecting pearly light. : OPALINE
45
Corn bread. : PONE
46
Morning song. : MATIN
47
Pièce de résistance. : ROASTLAMB
52
City in Oklahoma. : ENID
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Western weapon. : SIXSHOOTER
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Scrabble. : GAME
55
Vers librist. : POET
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Conserve of grapes. : UVATE
57
Votes for. : AYES
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Daughter of Elizabeth II. : ANNE
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Begin again. : RENEW
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Bass drumbeat. : BOOM
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Narrow fillet: Arch. : ORLE
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Italian liner. : ROMA
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"Go ___ the window ... " (children's song). : INANDOUT
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Crocheted worsted jackets. : SONTAGS
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Harmonize. : CHIME
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Wander. : ROVE
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Appalled. : AWESTRUCK
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A language: Abbr. : GER
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Unite, as ropes. : SPLICE
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Commencement event. : PROCESSION
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T square. : RULER
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Long time. : YEARS
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Sunder. : RIVE
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Grade. : RANK
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A row of pigeonholes. : RACK
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Great poet and dramatist: Abbr. : SHAK
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"Oh, ___ in England ... " : TOBE
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Singly. : ONEATATIME
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Backbone of an animal. : CHINE
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Measure. : CRITERION
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"With a blue ribbon ___ ... " : ONIT
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Describing a polish. : WAXY
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Therefore. : THEN
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Sweetheart. : TRUELOVE
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One of triplets. : TRIN
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Outline. : CONTOUR
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Passes over. : ELIDES
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Empty talk: Colloq. : BOSH
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Greek letter. : OMEGA
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Philippine island. : PANAY
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Cheap jewelry. : PASTE
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Animals. : OXEN
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___ end (over). : ATAN
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Apportion. : METE
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Concoction. : BREW
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Evian or Dax. : SPA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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