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New York Times, Friday, September 21, 1956

Author:
Roberta Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q U W Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,642
Across
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Gulf of Greece. : ARTA
5
Turkey's president. : BAYAR
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Equal: French. : EGAL
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What the planet Pluto may be. : MOON
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Source of pulque and mescal. : AGAVE
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Sec. Bruckner's concern. : ARMY
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Omniscient robot. : ELECTRONICBRAIN
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Very excited. : REDHOT
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One of the Smiths. : KATE
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Pester. : VEX
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Architectural fillet. : ORLE
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Refrain word. : NONNY
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English statesman. : DISRAELI
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Scorch verbally. : SCATHE
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State: Abbr. : IDA
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Job. : STINT
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Employer. : HIRER
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Staff member. : AIDE
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Food plants of Pacific islands. : TAROS
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Carnival. : FAIR
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Mrs. Helmer's namesakes. : NORAS
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Former French Assembly. : SENAT
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Adjective suffix. : INE
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Fine. : AMERCE
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What Robinson Crusoe was. : MAROONED
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Plants. : FLORA
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Parts of relay races. : LAPS
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For: French. : CAR
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Pro ___. : RATA
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Top of a masonry wall. : COPING
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Contrary to one's feelings. : AGAINSTTHEGRAIN
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Bone. : SHIN
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De Valera. : EAMON
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Sicilian city. : ENNA
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Length of yarn. : HANK
70
Pieces of candy. : DROPS
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River to the North Sea. : YSER
Down
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Relative of 7 Down: Abbr. : AMER
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Function. : ROLE
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___ the line. : TOED
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Marine insignia. : ANCHOR
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Compiler of a reference book. : BARTLETT
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Make ___ of it. : AGO
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G. I. : YANK
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Of the birds. : AVIAN
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Right-hand pages. : RECTOS
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Attention. : EAR
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Place to get easy money. : GRAVYTRAIN
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Cherie. : AMIE
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Big cat. : LYNX
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East African hartebeests. : TORAS
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Substitute's place. : BENCH
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Variant of a prophet's name. : ELIAS
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Ingenuous: Var. : NAIF
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Goddess. : DIANA
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Characteristic speech. : IDIOM
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Burden of a mournful song. : SADREFRAIN
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Legal phrase. : INREM
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Great German poet. : HEINE
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Made a fluff. : ERRED
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Of sound. : TONAL
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Attlee. : EARL
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Crusaders' foes. : SARACENS
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Derision. : SCORN
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Science of mapping surface features: Abbr. : TOPOG
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Eliminated. : ERASED
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Bird of prey. : OSPREY
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Concentrated perfume. : ATTAR
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Change. : CASH
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Turkish commander. : AGHA
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Steam: Comb. form. : ATMO
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Many Scotsmen. : IANS
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Shoe size. : NINE
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Snarl. : GNAR
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Squid's camouflage. : INK
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Informal dance. : HOP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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