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New York Times, Saturday, August 4, 1956

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 4 (2 double stacks), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,594
Across
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Exclamation used as a warning. : AHEM
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Sit in the sun. : BASK
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Twirl. : SPIN
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Province in SE Italy. : BARI
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Panelist Chase. : ILKA
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Mrs. Mesta. : PERLE
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Where International Amphitheatre is. : CHICAGOILLINOIS
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Where Randolph Field is. : SANANTONIOTEXAS
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Part of a puzzle: Abbr. : DEF
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Severe. : RIGID
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Chance. : HAPPEN
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Move swiftly. : STREAM
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Pieces of construction equipment. : IBARS
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Remedies. : CURES
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Southern constellation. : ARA
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Respect. : DUTY
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Entices (with "in"). : ROPES
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Hunter's prey. : STAG
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Country in NE Africa: Abbr. : ETH
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Cab passengers. : FARES
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Exclamation of astonishment. : MYEYE
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Word in certain cigarette ads. : FILTER
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Furnisher. : LENDER
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City in North Dakota. : MINOT
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The: Ger. : DER
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Yerba Buena, before 1847. : SANFRANCISCOCAL
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National HQ of American Legion. : INDIANAPOLISIND
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Charges upon property. : LIENS
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Husband: Fr. : MARI
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Ballad. : SONG
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Fodder plant. : TARE
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Existence: Lat. : ESSE
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College course: Abbr. : ANAT
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School subject. : ABCS
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Fence set in a ditch. : HAHA
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Deirdre's home. : ERIN
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A complex silicate. : MICA
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Certain Midwestern universities. : BIGTEN
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Reserved. : ALOOF
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Type of container for liquids. : SKIN
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Hindu goddess, wife of Siva. : KALI
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Medicinal root. : SENEGA
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Approached. : PROXIMATED
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A long account. : ILIAD
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Noun suffix. : NESS
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Feels compassionate for. : PITIES
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Tierra del Fuego to Venezuela. : ANDES
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Actor Peter and family. : LORRES
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Not reveal. : HIDE
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Border on. : ABUT
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Subject of a novel by Cooper. : PATHFINDER
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Extract with difficulty. : PRY
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Excellent: Slang. : SUPER
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Three: Span. : TRES
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Essence. : CORE
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Popular comedienne. : RAYE
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Dyeing apparatus. : AGER
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Material used for furniture. : RATTAN
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Together: Prefix. : SYN
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Treatises on plants. : FLORAS
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___ beaucoup. : MERCI
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By way of summing up. : INFINE
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General Groves. : LESLIE
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Obsession. : MANIA
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Christian and others. : DIORS
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Dregs. : SILT
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Distinguished person. : NAME
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Auditors' aides. : CPAS
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Peak in Greece. : OSSA
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Shoot of a plant. : CION
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First name of an Oscar winner. : ANNA
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Property given by the Government: Abbr. : LDGT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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