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FIGURES OF SPEECH

New York Times, Sunday, September 2, 1956

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 641 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 151, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,623
Across
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Important canasta card. : 3SPOT
6
Movie canine. : ASTA
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Knickerbockers. : PLUS4S
16
Dress goods. : PRINT
21
Dodger perennial. : REESE
22
W.W. I plane. : SPAD
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Relative of an Indian club. : TENPIN
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Sub detector. : SONAR
25
Extremely narrow outlook. : ITRACKMIND
27
Lustrous red wood. : SATINE
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Formerly. : ITIME
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Make a slip. : NOD
30
Rumor. : HEARSAY
32
Excited state. : DITHER
34
"His acts being seven ___." : AGES
35
Wildebeests. : GNUS
37
Cart for heavy loads. : DRAY
38
Problem for the M. P. : AWOL
40
War god. : ARES
42
Secs., min., ___. : HRS
43
Valid. : LEGAL
45
Scope of vision. : SCAN
46
Kind of coffee. : INSTANT
48
Eighty. : 4SCORE
51
Relative of a Zouave. : SPAHI
53
Clump of ivy. : TOD
54
Bible of the Parsis. : AVESTA
57
Ignoble. : SLAVISH
59
Pride of the caribou. : ANTLERS
61
Prescribed. : TREATED
62
Made of a certain wood. : OAKEN
63
Buenos ___. : AIRES
65
Having a raised edge. : LIPPED
67
African gold district. : RAND
68
Manner. : MIEN
69
Role in a coming "comic" musical. : ABNER
70
Juke box item. : RECORD
71
Sixth ___. : SENSE
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Footballer. : END
73
Off the mark. : AMISS
74
Leslie Biffle's former domain. : SENATE
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Timothy. : FODDER
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Life: Comb. form. : VITO
77
___ plan. : 5YEAR
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"It ran a hundred years to a day." : SHAY
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Bilateral. : 2SIDED
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Containers. : FLASKS
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W.W. II plane. : STUKA
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"Dinner ___." : AT8
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Strongboxes. : SAFES
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"Four ___ in Three Acts." : SAINTS
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Describing convertibles. : 2TONE
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Botch: Colloq. : FLUB
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Burin or graver. : TOOL
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Walked determinedly. : STRODE
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Dismay. : DAUNT
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Member of a string quartet. : VIOLA
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Infuriates. : ENRAGES
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Sportsmen. : NIMRODS
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Chekhov play (with "The"). : SEAGULL
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Pampered. : PETTED
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Indiana's Craig: Abbr. : GEO
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Out of breath. : AGASP
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Pot used in chemistry. : ALUDEL
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Panacea. : HEALALL
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Part of milk. : WHEY
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Thistle plant. : ASTER
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Gov. Ribicoff to his friends. : ABE
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Italian naturalist and poet. : REDI
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Part of a hacienda. : CASA
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Town SW of Padua. : ESTE
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Native of Tallinn. : ESTH
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District. : WARD
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Relative of a toady. : YESMAN
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Desertion. : RATTERY
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Designer of the rotary press. : HOE
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Stirring. : ABOUT
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Resolute. : STURDY
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"Podunk." : IHORSETOWN
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Dextrous. : READY
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Proved. : TESTED
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Norse fate. : NORN
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Irish novelist and song writer. : LOVER
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Plant. : ELDER
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Participates. : ENTERS
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Partakes of. : USES
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Distrustful: Colloq. : LEERY
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Adjective for a circus. : 3RING
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Assail. : SETON
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Hidden from sight. : PERDU
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Mrs. Martin Johnson. : OSA
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Georgia or Massachusetts. : TECH
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Capital of Eritrea. : ASMARA
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Helices. : SPIRALS
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Medicinal herb. : TANSY
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Po tributary. : ADDA
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Torpedo boats. : PTS
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Induce. : LEADON
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To the point that. : UNTIL
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Long, narrow reef. : SPIT
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Cravat. : 4INHAND
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Grimaces. : SNEERS
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Greek letter. : PSI
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List. : ROTA
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Barnstormer's tenure. : INIGHTSTAND
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Christener. : NAMER
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Part of a switch. : TRESS
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Small anchors. : KEDGES
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Deo Juvante II and others. : YACHTS
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Obstruct. : RETARD
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Unkempt. : SLOVEN
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Plaintive sound. : WAIL
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Except. : SAVE
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Roisin Dubh. : ERIN
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More logical. : SANER
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Hamilton adorns it. : IOSPOT
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Almost equaled. : NEARED
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Kind of golf match. : 4SOME
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Assassinated. : SLAIN
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Solidified. : CAKED
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Reduces. : PARES
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Cycle. : TRICAR
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Rapt. : TENSE
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Abacus. : ADDER
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Way. : HABIT
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Namesakes of Humbert II's queen. : ELENAS
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Big Klu. : TED
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To such extent. : INSOFAR
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He starred in "Janus." : PRESTON
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In the throng. : AMID
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Fumes. : REEKS
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Bean of industry. : SOYA
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Salutations. : AVES
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Railroad network. : SYSTEM
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Quacksalver. : FAKE
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Type of store. : 5ANDIO
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Sporting events. : HUNTS
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Ballroom dance. : 2STEP
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Chalon-sur-___. : SAONE
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A custom at parting. : IFORTHEROAD
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Make public. : DELATE
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Hampton or Stander. : LIONEL
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Relative of faro. : STUSS
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Vociferously. : ALOUD
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Veiling. : TULLE
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Symbol of disadvantage. : 8BALL
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42d, 43d, etc.: Abbr. : STS
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Descriptive of vaudeville. : 2ADAY
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Reckon. : FIGURE
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Character in "Vanity Fair." : SEDLEY
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Turn down a page. : DOGEAR
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The earth: Poet. : VALE
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First or second. : GEAR
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Interjections. : RAHS
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Boarders. : EATERS
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Scintillate. : GLISTEN
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Senator from R. I. : PASTORE
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Start of a Christmas hymn. : ADESTE
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Idle. : WANDER
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Where poop decks are. : STERNS
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Apprised. : AWARE
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Site of a Biblical tower. : BABEL
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Position of thrust in fencing. : CARTE
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Character of a people. : ETHOS
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Jostle. : SHOVE
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Stand high. : TOWER
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Unit to measure inductance. : HENRY
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Popinjay. : DUDE
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Auxiliary verb. : MUST
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Sakhalin native. : AINU
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Whoop. : YELL
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Son of Odin. : TYR
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Meas. of lgth. : YDS
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Digit. : TOE

Answer summary: 19 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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