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New York Times, Thursday, September 13, 1956

Author:
Edward Early
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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Across
1
Footwear. : SOCK
5
An old game. : BOWLS
10
Blemish. : SCAR
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Mrs. Kovacs, for short. : EDIE
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Prospero's servant. : ARIEL
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___ purpose (with little effect). : TONO
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Session of party officials. : CONFERENCE
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Poetic preposition. : UNTO
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High crime. : TREASON
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Attracted. : TEMPTED
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Branch of the Armed Forces. : USN
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Track. : SPOOR
25
Deep fissure. : CREVASSE
30
Purpose for which one is sent. : ERRAND
33
Term of endearment. : HONEY
34
To love: Lat. : AMARE
36
Baffin ___. : BAY
37
Hebrew month. : ADAR
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Jests. : QUIPS
39
Car part. : TANK
40
Thus. : SIC
41
Outer coverings. : HULLS
42
Explorer de Leon. : PONCE
43
Menu item. : ENTREE
45
Isolates. : SECLUDES
47
Swamp. : MARSH
49
Ben ___. : HUR
50
Having a scalloped edge, as leaves. : CRENATE
52
Michigan city. : SAGINAW
56
General idea. : HANG
57
Thicken by evaporation. : INSPISSATE
59
Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
60
Arctic or Indian. : OCEAN
61
Spare. : TIRE
62
Escutcheon band. : FESS
63
Approaches. : NEARS
64
Fluff. : SLIP
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School. : SECT
2
Repute. : ODOR
3
Motion picture: Comb. form. : CINE
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Volunteer State Senator. : KEFAUVER
5
Magnates. : BARONS
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Biblical name. : OREN
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Prevail. : WIN
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Certain speeches: Abbr. : LECTS
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Relatives of dark horses. : SLEEPERS
10
Daze. : STUPOR
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Illegal trade. : CONTRABAND
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Poker stake. : ANTE
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Quarter acre. : ROOD
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Attempt. : ESSAY
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Further. : MORE
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Lincoln's Secretary of Treasury. : CHASE
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Sculptor of "The Thinker." : RODIN
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Laws. : ENACTMENTS
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Biblical name. : SAUL
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Zatopek and namesakes. : EMILS
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John ___ Garner. : NANCE
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Protective barriers: Var. : DYKES
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Part of a church. : APSE
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Doubt. : QUESTION
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Americans in Paris. : TOURISTS
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Goddess. : HERA
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Advertisements: Slang. : PLUGS
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Sets in proper order. : RANGES
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Networks. : CHAINS
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Consequently. : HENCE
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Man in white. : CHEF
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Class or rank. : RATE
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Wing brace. : SPAR
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On the ___ (immediately) : NAIL
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Town in Italy. : ATRI
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Bewail. : WEEP
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Marmara. : SEA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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