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New York Times, Tuesday, September 4, 1956

Author:
Helen Fasulo
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Helen Fasulo has 94 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,625
Across
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Establish. : ROOT
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Autumnal beverage. : CIDER
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Family member. : MAMA
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Tenor violin. : ALTO
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Stadium. : ARENA
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Was obliged for. : OWED
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Svelte. : SLIM
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Member of a street gang. : ROWDY
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Woman alternate on our U. N. delegation. : LORD
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Person of former importance: Colloq. : HASBEEN
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Places. : LOCALES
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Be guided by. : OBEY
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Adam's grandson. : ENOS
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Litany. : PRAYER
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Booth, for example. : ASSASSIN
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Electrical unit. : OHM
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Requirements. : NEEDS
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Form of a verb. : TENSE
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Large European dormouse. : LOIR
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Quotidian. : DAILY
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Fair to middling. : SOSO
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Queen ___ lace. : ANNES
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Magnificent. : ROYAL
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Try for political office. : RUN
47
British soldiers. : REDCOATS
49
Samples. : TASTES
51
Every one. : EACH
52
Perennial glamour girl. : WEST
53
Tool. : CATSPAW
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According to moral standards. : ETHICAL
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Cleopatra's maid. : IRAS
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Overindulgent one. : DOTER
63
Former heavyweight contender. : NOVA
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Something related. : TALE
65
Sultan's decree. : IRADE
66
Government agents. : GMEN
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Fraternal organization. : ELKS
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Make laugh. : AMUSE
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City in Pennsylvania. : YORK
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Too hasty. : RASH
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Spanish cooking pot. : OLLA
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Inventor in the field of elevators. : OTIS
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Phase for a schoolgirl. : TOMBOY
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Rushed wildly. : CAREERED
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Method of humorous expression. : IRONY
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Mountain moonshine. : DEW
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"Out of the cradle ___ rocking . . . " : ENDLESSLY
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Fabrics. : RAYONS
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Kitchen staple. : MOLASSES
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Military acronym. : AWOL
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Nothing more than. : MERE
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States further. : ADDS
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One of the Holdens. : EBEN
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Slicker. : COAT
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Central and guiding. : POLAR
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River flowing through Lake of Geneva. : RHONE
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Have ___ to (feel inclined to). : AMIND
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"___ Muchachos," tango tune. : ADIOS
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Laugh derisively. : SNORT
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Moot question. : ISSUE
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Marquee lights. : NEONS
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Bait. : EARTHWORM
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Temporary halts in work. : RECESSES
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Australian eucalyptus. : YATETREE
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Household necessity. : SOAP
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Fasten with rope. : LASH
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Evangeline's home. : ACADIA
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Closefisted. : STINGY
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Garden growth. : WEEDS
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Quote. : CITE
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Large lake of Asia. : ARAL
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Caucus specialty. : TALK
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Emmy winner. : COMO
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Declare. : AVER
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Rangy. : LANK
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Shape of St. Anthony's cross. : TAU

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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