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New York Times, Thursday, September 20, 1956

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { G J Q V X Y }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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French-speaking republic in the Americas. : HAITI
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Rotational speed: Abbr. : RPM
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Talk big. : BOAST
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Band leader and TV star. : ARNAZ
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Highest note. : ELA
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Tanks. : ARMOR
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"May the ___ win." : BETTERMAN
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Climbing plant. : LIANA
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Desserts. : ICES
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Dispossess. : OUST
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Admit. : LETIN
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Waterproofing material. : TAR
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Automatic regulator of timepieces. : MASTERCLOCK
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Former S. African legislature. : RAAD
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Director Kazan. : ELIA
29
Tennis error. : FAULT
31
Goes back over. : RETRACES
36
Appearances. : ASPECTS
39
French sauce. : TARTARE
40
Safety devices on lifts. : RATCHETS
42
City in Michigan. : IONIA
43
Loveliest of the Pleiades. : MAIA
44
Half: Prefix. : DEMI
45
Modern train. : STREAMLINER
50
Sometime musical instrument. : SAW
53
Harsh sound. : CROAK
54
Original site of Olympics. : ELIS
55
Budge. : STIR
56
Wash out. : RINSE
57
Native of Vietnam. : TONKINESE
59
Tree. : ALDER
60
Three: Ital. : TRE
61
Lochs of Scotland. : TARNS
62
Trudges. : PLODS
63
Wartime agency. : OSS
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Unexpected defeat. : UPSET
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Practice. : HABIT
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Betel palm. : ARECA
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Break in upon. : INTERRUPT
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Forms knotted lace edging. : TATS
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Verbal contraction in folk songs. : IZE
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"Uncle ___." : REMUS
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Stucco. : PLASTER
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Short cloak or cape. : MANTELET
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Gridiron's center of attraction. : BALLCARRIER
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Bay window. : ORIEL
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Former Italian baritone. : AMATO
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Pertaining to sound waves. : SONIC
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Piece of skin cut to form a glove. : TRANK
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Parkway. : ROAD
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Mothers and others. : MATCHMAKERS
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Name akin to Margaret. : RITA
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Pianist Templeton. : ALEC
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Go ___ (last long). : FAR
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Cool ___ cucumber. : ASA
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Source of power. : ATOM
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Tea holders. : CANISTERS
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Joseph C. Lincoln's "Cap'n ___." : ERI
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Billow. : SEA
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Giants. : TEAM
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Slender dagger. : STILETTO
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Hats. : SAILORS
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Schoolroom equipment. : DESK
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Type of metal. : SCRAP
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Warble. : TRILL
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Part of a sonata. : RONDO
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Soothed. : EASED
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Groups of players. : NINES
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Soissons' river. : AISNE
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Take by force. : WREST
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Spell of cold weather. : SNAP
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Typographer's union. : ITU

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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