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New York Times, Wednesday, September 12, 1956

Author:
A. H. Drummond, Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { B H Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,633
Across
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Sets of fishhooks. : JIGS
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Extent. : SCOPE
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Errand boy in the Senate. : PAGE
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Verdi specialty. : ARIA
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Dravidian of India or Ceylon. : TAMIL
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Rugby's river. : AVON
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Group assembling in Westminster Palace. : PARLIAMENT
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Carry on. : RANT
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Put in peril. : ENDANGER
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Juliana's House. : ORANGE
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Tree-lined walk. : MALL
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Four-time Pulitzer Prize poet. : FROST
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Violinist Erica. : MORINI
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Lavish. : PRODIGAL
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Comedian Olsen. : OLE
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Have the use of. : ENJOY
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Siobhan McKenna's field. : STAGE
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After wash. : WIPE
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Moved by careful shifting. : EASED
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Hungarian man's name. : ERNO
40
Turn outward. : EVERT
42
Agricultural goddess. : CERES
44
German article. : DER
45
Frameworks over oil wells. : DERRICKS
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Resort town on Lago Maggiore. : STRESA
49
Lisbon's river. : TAGUS
50
Where Pizarro landed, 1532. : PERU
51
Man from Ponca City. : SOONER
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Adapted, as music. : ARRANGED
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Send out. : EMIT
58
"A Novel Without a Hero," 1848. : VANITYFAIR
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Alias Carter Dickson. : CARR
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Leave out. : ELIDE
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All: Comb. form. : OMNI
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After the deuce. : TREY
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Old German silver coin. : TALER
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A defendant, in law: Abbr. : RESP
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Mock. : JAPE
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Where the Elburz Mountains are. : IRAN
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Surround. : GIRD
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Sandwich filler. : SALAMI
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Certain men, at a dance. : STAGLINE
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Zoo attraction. : CAMEL
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Hebrew measure. : OMER
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Badge. : PIN
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Escamillo's opponent. : ELTORO
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Sycophant. : PARASITE
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Extremely modern. : AVANTGARDE
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Percussion instrument. : GONG
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Heraldic term. : ENTE
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Without meaning. : INANE
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Shafts. : RODS
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Chicken for Sunday. : FRYER
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Scythed. : MOWED
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Fruit tree. : OLIVE
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Stock company's offerings. : REPERTOIRE
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Sets up, as a problem. : POSES
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Saint of Jan 21. : AGNES
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Mrs. Arrowsmith. : LEORA
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Children's game. : JACKS
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Business before the Round Table. : ERRANTRY
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Long-time AWOL. : DESERTER
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Buster Brown's dog. : TIGE
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Wandering. : STRAY
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Frisky leap. : CURVET
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___ your life! : RUNFOR
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Best of a class or group. : PRIDE
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Splinter group. : SECT
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The Tentmaker. : OMAR
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Indigo. : ANIL
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Saturday diversion. : GAME
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Before zwei. : EINS
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Coffee-making method. : DRIP
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State: Abbr. : ALA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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