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New York Times, Wednesday, September 19, 1956

Author:
Norton Rhoades
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Norton Rhoades has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,640

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Across
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Urn for tea-making. : SAMOVAR
8
Nourishes. : FEEDS
13
Divides proportionally. : PRORATES
15
Fighter plane. : HORNET
16
Latin case. : ABLATIVE
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Great symphony. : EROICA
18
Crumbling castle. : RUIN
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In lackadaisical manner. : LISTLESSLY
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A season, in Paris. : ETE
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Ruler. : TSAR
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Tissues: Anat. : TELAE
24
Indian millet. : DURRA
27
Birds. : EMUS
29
Trip. : ERR
30
Scorches. : SEARS
32
Takes up, as a cause. : ESPOUSES
35
Popular piano piece. : NOLA
37
Mountain lake. : TARN
38
Section of a political party. : LEFTWING
42
King of Greek legend. : MIDAS
45
Suffix in chemistry. : ANE
46
A. A. Milne character. : POOH
48
"Waiting for ___." : GODOT
50
Detritus. : SCREE
53
President of South Vietnam. : DIEM
55
Barn sound. : MOO
56
Ability. : COMPETENCE
58
Diminutive of a girl's name. : TINA
59
Interstice. : AREOLA
60
Substitutes for central heating. : GASFIRES
62
Generous one. : LENDER
63
Most rugged. : STOUTEST
64
Fall flower. : ASTER
65
Joins up. : ENLISTS
Down
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Treated with mercy. : SPARED
2
Mayflower. : ARBUTUS
3
French writer of comedies. : MOLIERE
4
City of North Africa. : ORAN
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Large container. : VAT
6
Off center. : ATILT
7
Change or amend. : REVISE
8
Frenchman's woods. : FORET
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As if gnawed away. : EROSE
10
Isolates. : ENISLES
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State. : DECLARE
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Pitchers who "go the route." : STAYERS
14
Magic word from old tale. : SESAME
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Loki's daughter. : HEL
20
Hope. : TRUST
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Rage. : RANT
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In a line. : AROW
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Spanish American: Abbr. : SPAM
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Space between two wharves. : SLIP
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Not a copy: Abbr. : ORIG
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Loosen. : UNDO
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Positive electrode. : ANODE
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Mecca of opera lovers. : LASCALA
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Extras on a musical program. : ENCORES
40
Turmoil. : FERMENT
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___ on (behavior not approved). : GOINGS
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Regards with wonder. : ADMIRES
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At the earliest possible time, in telegraphese. : SOONEST
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Moon goddess of Greek myth. : HECATE
49
Banquet doings. : TOASTS
51
Kind of lyric poem. : EPODE
52
Fisherman. : EELER
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Newly discovered part of the atom. : MESON
57
Road covering. : TAR
58
Small monkey. : TITI
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Having: Suffix. : FUL

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

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