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POTPOURRI

New York Times, Sunday, September 16, 1956

Author:
Grace Hoster
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 674 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
Grace Hoster has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 91-Down clue was missing in PDF; found clue in a reprint of the puzzle in a book.

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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,637
Across
1
Poles. : SPARS
6
School of fish. : SHOAL
11
Hindu title. : SWAMI
16
Otherwise called: Law. : ALIAS
21
With reference to government. : POLITICALLY
23
Simultaneous conflicting feelings. : AMBIVALENCE
25
Result of Adam's rebellion. : ORIGINALSIN
26
Income tax deductions. : DOCTORBILLS
27
Miller's river. : DEE
28
Determine. : RULE
29
Double-bladed tool. : AXADZ
31
Exhort. : URGE
32
Moreover. : YES
33
St. Vincent Millay. : EDNA
35
Lodging place. : REST
37
They: Span. : ELLAS
39
Siberian tent of felt. : YURT
41
Seek after. : SUE
43
Toward the Orient. : EASTERLY
46
Library section. : STACKS
50
Late. : BEHINDHAND
55
Small porch. : STOOP
57
Armenian opera star. : AMARA
58
Echo's category. : OREAD
59
Seniors. : ELDERS
62
Man's name meaning man. : ENOS
64
Father of the Edomites. : ESAU
65
Estuary: Span. : RIA
66
Gumbo. : OCRA
68
Was a member of. : SATON
71
Article of slow sale. : DRUG
73
Gnaw. : EAT
74
Javanese carriage. : SADO
76
Wish to avoid. : HATE
78
___ nor less. : NOMORE
80
Heavy mallet. : BEETLE
82
Informers: Slang. : SQUEALERS
85
Finer. : RARER
86
Certain students: Colloq. : SOPHS
87
Not invited. : UNBID
88
Kern musical. : ROBERTA
90
Intensive title. : SIREE
91
Breakfast food. : BACON
92
Kind of bear. : POLAR
93
Signature of U. N. man. : HCLODGEJR
96
Parthenope and her companions. : SIRENS
97
Prayer. : ORISON
99
Flooring. : TILE
100
___ box. : SOAP
102
Explosive. : TNT
103
Lestrade's HQ. : YARD
105
Strand. : SHORE
107
River of Italy. : ADDA
109
___ spot. : INA
110
Or: Ger. : ODER
112
Homeless child. : WAIF
114
Serviceman. : MARINE
116
___ Peak, in Colorado. : LONGS
118
Ponds: Poet. : MERES
120
Proteus' choice in a Shakespeare play. : JULIA
123
Exaggerates. : OVERSTATES
125
M. Lupin. : ARSENE
127
Scorn: Var. : MISPRISE
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Relative of a shakedown. : COT
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Prank: Colloq. : DIDO
133
Magnetic stripes. : TAPES
134
Capital of Manche department. : STLO
137
Biblical verb. : HATH
141
On: Ger. : AUF
144
___ à rire. : CEST
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Fine cretonne. : TOILE
148
Of flying. : AERO
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Member of a firm: Abbr. : BRO
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Certain vehicles. : BLACKMARIAS
154
Hellenistic. : ALEXANDRIAN
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Ineffable. : UNSPEAKABLE
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Indomitable. : NEVERSAYDIE
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Siberian. : TATAR
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Molière heroine. : AGNES
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Role for Gary Cooper. : DEEDS
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West Virginia Senator. : NEELY
Down
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Fine pottery. : SPODE
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Gazed intently. : PORED
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Strange. : ALIEN
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Tackle. : RIG
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Displace. : STIR
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Balance. : SCALE
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Drags. : HALES
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Suffixes used in chemistry. : OLS
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Inter ___. : ALIA
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Bobcats. : LYNXES
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Ridges between two peaks. : SADDLES
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Composer's signature. : WMOZART
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Rudiments. : ABC
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South American bird. : MITU
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Kind of tower. : IVORY
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Where Medicine Hat is. : ALBERTA
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Aloha symbol. : LEI
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Deeply: Poet. : INLY
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Tall Asiatic tree. : ACLE
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Meeting: Abbr. : SESS
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Took effect. : INURED
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Odysseus' dog. : ARGUS
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High. : ALT
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Daughter of Mrs. Wiggs. : ASIA
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Cultivate. : TEND
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Wild plum. : SLOE
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Dull. : TAME
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Cancel. : UNDO
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Potables. : ADES
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Over there. : YONDER
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Look over, in underworld terms. : CASETHEJOINT
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Pens in the veldt. : KRAALS
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Fry. : SAUTE
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Knight of the Round Table. : BORS
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Silkworms. : ERIAS
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Center. : HEADQUARTERS
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Introduce. : HERALD
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Winged. : ALATE
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By: Span. : POR
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Incurred. : RAN
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Place for trunks. : STOREROOM
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Sank down. : SUBSIDED
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Coal cutter. : CHAINSAW
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Eastern name. : OMAR
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Part of the U. S. : NORTH
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Philosopher Hegel. : GEORG
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Snow leopard. : OUNCE
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2+2=5. : ERROR
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Perform again. : REACT
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Swords. : EPEES
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Product of Thailand. : EBONY
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___ Lacus, dark spot on Mars. : SOLIS
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Heavy blow: Colloq. : BASH
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Metal alloy. : SOLDER
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Loose-leaf cover. : BINDER
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Stand for Bruno Walter. : PODIUM
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Vine. : LIANE
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Where cattle feed. : RANGE
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Ostiole. : STOMA
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Blue Eagle. : NRA
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Route. : PASS
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A reign in India. : RAJ
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Piccadilly Circus statue. : EROS
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Voice part. : ALTO
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Weaving device. : REED
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Dart about. : FLIT
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Currier and ___. : IVES
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Court routine. : OATH
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Smothered giggle. : SNICKER
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"It ___ told by an idiot." : ISATALE
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Puts side by side. : APPOSES
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Treats with disdain. : SCORNS
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Swelling. : EDEMA
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Defendants: Lat. : REI
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Hawaii, for instance. : ISLAND
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Japanese seaport. : OSAKA
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Accused. : TAXED
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Roles for tragedians. : LEARS
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Remain. : ABIDE
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Footprint. : TRAIL
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Term of endearment. : HONEY
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End at. : ABUT
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Bone. : ULNA
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Devoted. : FAST
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Type of drama: Abbr. : TRAG
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Robert ___. : ELEE
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Norse language: Abbr. : ODAN
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Man of figures. : CPA
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Son (of): Arabic. : IBN
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Time of day. : EVE
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Grain. : RYE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 17 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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