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New York Times, Friday, August 31, 1956

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,621
Across
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First word of Caesar's opus. : GALLIA
7
Easily erected building. : PREFAB
13
Third tone of a musical scale. : MEDIANT
14
Gypsy. : ROSELEE
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Encroacher. : INVADER
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Rooms for pitchers and linens. : EWERIES
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Close. : NEAR
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A firearm. : PIECE
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Character in "I Remember Mama." : NELS
22
Samovar. : URN
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One on the dean's list. : STUDENT
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CIA's predecessor. : NIA
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It is silent: Mus. : TACET
28
Infatuated. : MAD
29
Wood. : EBONY
31
Cricket team. : ELEVEN
33
Turkish Premier. : MENDERES
35
Household necessity. : IRON
37
One way of settling a dispute. : DUEL
38
Ancient Asians. : HITTITES
42
Flowers. : TULIPS
46
Pertaining to space. : AREAL
47
Copper: Lat. : AES
49
Victor ___ Hugo. : MARIE
50
Them: Span. : LOS
51
Country properties. : ESTATES
54
Magnetite. : ORE
55
Common suffixes. : ENTS
57
Variegated annual or perennial. : PHLOX
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Hidden difficulty. : SNAG
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Growth reached. : STATURE
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Coat with metal again. : REPLATE
63
Tee___. : TOTALER
64
Figure in the match trust fraud. : KREUGER
65
Gained. : NETTED
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Planned and carried out. : STAGED
Down
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Lauris Norstad's rank. : GENERAL
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Promote. : ADVANCE
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Cousin of a dissembler. : LIAR
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Youngster. : LAD
5
Awkward. : INEPT
6
Main room in a Roman house. : ATRIUM
7
Came before. : PRECEDED
8
Second-growth crop. : ROWEN
9
Common suffix. : ESE
10
House plant. : FERN
11
Conveyor of property. : ALIENOR
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Shortest way to a place. : BEELINE
13
Kind of steak. : MINUTE
15
Tries. : ESSAYS
20
Cheese. : EDAM
23
Lacking in interest. : STERILE
24
Ancient hymns of praise. : TEDEUMS
27
Little Eva. : EVITA
30
Mrs. Spewack. : BELLA
32
Word in several Commandments. : NOT
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Fruit of the litchi. : NUT
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Tender of cattle. : NEATHERD
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Healthiest. : HALEST
39
City in Lawrence County, Ohio. : IRONTON
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Leaving a will. : TESTATE
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Aquatic mammal. : SEAL
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Archeological epoch. : IRONAGE
44
Violated a copyright. : PIRATED
45
American poet (1888–1916). : SEEGER
48
Wading birds. : STORKS
52
River flowing through Berlin. : SPREE
53
Exercise. : EXERT
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Office copy: Colloq. : STAT
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Bullet. : SLUG
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Last month: Abbr. : ULT
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___ soup. : PEA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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