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Herb L. Risteen
Herb L. Risteen

New York Times, Monday, September 12, 1955

56-Across : Gives out.

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Herb L. Risteen has 244 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
H. L. Risteen is an alias for Herb L. Risteen.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,267
Across
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Patched cracks with oakum. : CAULKED
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Dishonor. : SHAME
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Maria Tallchief, for example. : DANSEUSE
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Sincere. : HONEST
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Salad fruits. : AVOCADOS
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One's assets and liabilities. : ESTATE
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"The ___," Chaplin classic. : KID
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Bulletins. : NOTICES
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"Christmas Carol" character. : TIM
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Solar disk. : ATEN
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Relative of the canary. : SERIN
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Gullible one: Slang. : SIMP
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Plant secretion. : RESIN
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One end of the spectrum. : RED
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Loud volley of sound. : PEAL
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Frozen. : GELID
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Peak in northern California. : SHASTA
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Melancholy. : ELEGIAC
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Car mechanism. : STARTER
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"The ___," early English play. : RIVALS
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Worn out. : SPENT
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Declare. : AVER
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Greek letter. : PHI
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Footwear in France. : SABOT
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Cause to move. : SEND
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Shovels used by bakers. : PEELS
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Black: Fr. : NOIR
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Witty saying. : MOT
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Decorated with woodwork. : PANELED
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An infusion of malt. : ALE
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Not accustomed. : UNUSED
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Gives out. : RADIATES
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Usher. : SEATER
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Those who hire. : ENGAGERS
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Satisfy. : SLAKE
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Manipulators of fishlines. : REELERS
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Naval base in Manila Bay. : CAVITE
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Positive electrodes. : ANODES
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___G., bane of smugglers. : USC
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Describing the look of "yon Cassius." : LEAN
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Fame; glory. : KUDOS
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Understood only by the select few. : ESOTERIC
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Asked for. : DESIRED
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TV celebrity. : SHEEN
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Equine: Colloq. : HOSS
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Tiny tunneler. : ANT
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Fullest of substance. : MEATIEST
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Appraiser's specialty. : ESTIMATE
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Capital of French West Africa. : DAKAR
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Crusader. : TEMPLAR
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Chief Inspector Alleyn's outfit. : CID
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Stingy one. : NIGGARD
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Michigan State footballer. : SPARTAN
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Shaggy dog in "Topper." : NEIL
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___ Vegas. : LAS
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Religious personage: Abbr. : STE
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Young Brinker. : HANS
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Dutch humanist. : ERASMUS
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Energetic people. : LIVEONES
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Final. : EVENTUAL
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Mystery story writer. : SPILLANE
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More precipitous. : SHEERER
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Write. : PEN
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Punter. : BOATER
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Machine tenders. : OILERS
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Ringlet. : TRESS
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Man of the cloth. : PADRE
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Marsh plant. : SEDGE
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Quick look. : PEEK
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Make a phone call. : DIAL
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Position: Abbr. : STA
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Generation. : AGE

Answer summary:
1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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