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WINNING WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, August 5, 1956

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 604 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,595
Across
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Malay knives. : PARANGS
8
Brave and noble. : GALLANT
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Throws forth. : ERUPTS
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Key city. : SEAPORT
22
New-fangled Santa Claus. : GIVEAWAYPROGRAM
24
Munitions maker. : ARMORER
25
Highlight of Andrew Johnson Administration. : ALASKANPURCHASE
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Norwegian notable. : LIE
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Particles. : ATOMS
29
Type of gun. : STEN
30
Exacerbates. : IRES
31
Geographic formation: Abbr. : ISL
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Shuffle the cards. : MAKE
34
Wading bird. : AVOCET
36
Scored a point at tennis. : ACED
37
Mandolin part. : FRET
38
Falls off: Colloq. : SLIPS
40
Dark: Poet. : EBON
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Adapted for grinding. : MOLAR
43
Electrical devices. : COILS
44
Cuts. : SNIPS
46
Obstacle. : SNAG
48
Race track or stadium. : OVAL
49
Dixie Senator and family. : GORES
50
French textile center. : CAEN
52
Strips of cloth. : SCARVES
54
Flat-bottomed boat. : PUNT
55
Conceited fellow. : STRUTTER
59
More authentic. : TRUER
60
Water birds. : GANNETS
63
Pinafore. : TIER
64
Romance of Tahiti. : OMOO
66
Dweller on Catfish Row. : BESS
67
Hill. : RISE
68
Zodiac sign. : RAM
70
In addition. : ELSE
71
Small knots. : NODULES
73
City on Chisholm Trail route. : ENID
75
___ paper. : CREPE
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Essence. : ATTAR
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Former campus man. : GRAD
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Pine wood. : DEAL
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Center of caravan trade, No. Africa. : TUNIS
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American diplomat of '76. : DEANE
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Bidding: Arch. : HEST
84
Jungle denizen. : GORILLA
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Religious notables: Abbr. : STES
88
Hindu title. : SRI
89
Affirm. : AVER
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Building beam. : IBAR
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Tokens of friendship. : LEIS
94
Hue. : TONE
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Sharpshooters. : SNIPERS
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Birthplace of Balzac. : TOURS
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Decorates anew. : REPAINTS
101
Captures. : NETS
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Authorities. : PUNDITS
104
Sun, for example. : DISC
105
Character in "Don Quixote." : PEDRO
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Customary usage. : MODE
108
Chinese weight. : TAEL
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___-fire. : CEASE
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Character in "Our Mutual Friend." : VENUS
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Drummer's objective. : SALES
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Reproach. : TWIT
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Mountain range of No. Africa. : ATLAS
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Rest on one's ___. : OARS
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Loop or coil. : HANK
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___ "Hard Cash." : READES
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Direction. : EAST
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Equal: Comb. form. : ISO
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Napoleonic victory, 1796. : LODI
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Both: Comb. form. : AMBI
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Time being. : NONCE
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Travel direction. : VIA
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Segment of the human race. : CAUCASIANPEOPLE
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Describing a long movie. : TENREEL
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Diplomatic event of 1904. : ENTENTECORDIALE
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Sanction. : ENDORSE
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Bayard and Al Borak. : STEEDS
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Made strong. : STEELED
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Stops. : DESISTS
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Songs. : PSALMS
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Contemporary household necessities. : AERIALS
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Small baking dish. : RAMEKIN
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Volcano of Mindanao. : APO
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Mrs. Helmer. : NORA
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Miss Gustafsson. : GRETA
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Fought. : STROVE
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"___ Blas." : GIL
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Stop! : AVAST
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In case. : LEST
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Louise or George. : LAKE
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Tribesman of NW India. : AWAN
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Masefield heroine. : NAN
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Characteristic. : TYPICAL
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Made a slip. : ERRED
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Mythical birds. : ROCS
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Concomitant of a shudder. : UGH
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J. F. Cooper classic (with "The"). : PRAIRIE
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Ribbons fastened to books, for bookmarks. : TASSELS
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Menu item. : SMELTS
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D'Artagnan and others. : GASCONS
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More innocent. : PURER
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Hordes. : MOBS
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Luxury lover. : EPICUREAN
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Accomplish. : ENACT
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Exclamation. : ALAS
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Strong point. : FORTE
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Disagreement. : SPAT
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Prompts. : MOVES
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Plantation manager. : OVERSEER
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Associate. : CONNECT
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Attack. : SETON
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Attired. : GARBED
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Big ___. : GUNS
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Hero of 1870 book. : NEMO
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Flowering plants. : RUES
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Suffered. : PAID
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Places. : STEADS
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King Arthur and knights. : TILTERS
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Color again. : RESTAIN
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American composer. : RODGERS
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Inquisitor. : GRILLER
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Eastern state capital. : TRENTON
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Sage. : SAPIENT
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Pronoun. : OURS
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Supplies meals to. : MESSES
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Scope. : LATITUDE
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Clout. : NAIL
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Take a vacation. : RUSTICATE
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Framing apparatus. : REAPERS
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Amy, in 1855 novel. : DORRIT
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Pronoun. : HERS
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Showy ornament. : GAUD
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German song. : LIED
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Cold dish. : ASPIC
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Reject. : VETO
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Framework. : BONES
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Kashmir's river. : INDUS
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Michigan ___. : STATE
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On the main. : ASEA
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Tyler, ___, Taylor. : POLK
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Home of University of the South. : SEWANEE
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Countryman. : PEASANT
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In transit. : ENROUTE
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Bedlamites. : MANIACS
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___ di Venezia. : LIDO
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Hard workers. : SLAVERS
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Least severe. : EASIEST
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Expresses. : VOICES
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Maugham character. : SADIE
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Camped out. : TENTED
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Gets out of condition. : STALES
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Innkeepers. : HOSTS
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Banks: Latin. : RIPAE
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Episode. : SCENE
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Catch. : LAND
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Harsh: Fr. : APRE
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Native of Ecbatana. : MEDE
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Become very wrathy. : BOIL
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Boundaries. : ENDS
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Letter. : CEE
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___ bad. : NOT
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College degree. : LLD
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Louis Quinze. : ROI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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