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New York Times, Tuesday, September 18, 1956

Author:
Helen Fasulo
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Helen Fasulo has 94 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,639
Across
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Headlight. : LAMP
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Dam site. : ASWAN
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Having finesse. : DEFT
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Prove, in law. : AVER
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Recurrent song of a musical. : THEME
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Genus of olive trees. : OLEA
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Where the Corso Umberto is. : ROME
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Indian fetish. : TOTEM
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F. B. I. agent. : GMAN
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Practical skill. : KNOWHOW
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TV term. : NETWORK
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Ethereal: Poet. : AERY
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Face boldly. : DARE
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Noted legist. : WARREN
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Ruler outrivaling Pooh-Bah. : OMNIARCH
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Carplike fish. : IDE
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Shelf. : LEDGE
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Czech capital. : PRAHA
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Wealth. : GOLD
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Tall tales. : YARNS
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Giant of Norse myth. : YMIR
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Silas Marner's sin. : GREED
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Juniper, in the Old Testament. : RETEM
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Anger. : IRE
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Checks in progress. : SETBACKS
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King of the cowboys. : ROGERS
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Bryce Canyon state. : UTAH
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Plateau. : MESA
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Windstorm. : TORNADO
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Repartee on some quiz programs. : INSULTS
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Star in Perseus. : ATIK
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Texas buffalo grass. : GRAMA
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Water bird. : COOT
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A few. : SOME
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Ancient two-wheeled chariot. : ESSED
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Expressive dance. : HULA
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Bird food. : SEED
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Dodger ss. : REESE
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Mr. Duchin. : EDDY
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Wagtail. : LARK
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River of London. : AVON
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Notation. : MEMO
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Before 1939. : PREWAR
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Role of Javits or Williams. : ATTORNEY
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Flamboyant. : SHOWY
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Rainy. : WET
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Fifth ___. : AMENDMENT
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Lion slain by Hercules. : NEMEAN
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Extremely tired. : DOGWEARY
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Sailors' saint. : ELMO
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Cape of North Carolina. : FEAR
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Modern war machine. : TANK
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Follow closely. : HEEL
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Jaunt. : TRIP
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Fictional Mrs. : WIGGS
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Idolize. : ADORE
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Sublease. : RELET
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Folklore villains. : OGRES
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Fiber plant of Asia. : RAMIE
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Sound of grasshoppers, cicadas, etc. : CHIRR
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Rodents. : HARES
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Political phenomenon. : DARKHORSE
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Exposed the false claims of: Colloq. : DEBUNKED
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Mario Lanza's latest movie. : SERENADE
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Granted facts. : DATA
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Playwright Hart. : MOSS
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Beggar: Colloq. : CADGER
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Awkward. : GAUCHE
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Buffoons. : MIMES
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Russian news agency. : TASS
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Oklahoma Indian. : OTOE
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Congealed dew. : RIME
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Emphatic. : LOUD
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Revealed. : TOLD
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Nautical rope. : STAY
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Peer's mother. : ASE

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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