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New York Times, Wednesday, September 5, 1956

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 324 (avg 1.70)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,626
Across
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___ globulin. : GAMMA
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Tuscany city. : PISA
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Island between Midway and Guam. : WAKE
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Second-hand report. : RUMOR
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Obligation. : ONUS
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Quod ___ demonstrandum. : ERAT
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One who is proficient. : ADEPT
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Peninsula between Okhotsk and Bering seas. : KAMCHATKA
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Invitation: Colloq. : BID
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Short, highly wrought poem. : IDYL
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Show. : REVEAL
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Overlay with fine plaster. : STUCCO
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The Indre flows into it. : LOIRE
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Political maneuvers. : BOLTS
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First coeducational college in U.S. : OBERLIN
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Phantom. : SHAPE
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Guests at 29 Down. : MALES
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Common suffix. : ISE
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Reactionary. : TORY
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Pacific island group. : COCOS
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Fencing weapon. : FOIL
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County in Scotland. : AYR
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Passenger fare. : TOKEN
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Baseball maneuvers. : BUNTS
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In good spirits. : GAYSOME
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Superficial show. : GLOSS
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Not together. : APART
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Man from Adelaide. : AUSSIE
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Cause of horse lameness. : SPAVIN
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After that. : WHEN
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Old Testament book: Abbr. : HOS
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Carlo Collodi's hero. : PINOCCHIO
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Relative of a plain song. : CHANT
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Copycat. : APER
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Pitch: Slang. : HURL
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Giving the creeps. : EERIE
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Moist. : DEWY
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Wriggling. : EELY
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Large birds. : RHEAS
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Snatches. : GRABS
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Examine into accounts. : AUDIT
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One-time resident of Versailles. : MMEDUBARRY
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Household article. : MOP
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Section of a document. : ARTICLE
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Lacking spirit or interest. : POKY
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Altogether. : INALL
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Arithmetic problem. : SUM
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Imputes. : ASCRIBES
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Maker of cloth. : WEAVER
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"Vissi d'___." : ARTE
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New Zealand parrot. : KAKA
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And others: Abbr. : ETAL
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Start of a toast. : HERES
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Small point. : DOT
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Reporter's work. : COPY
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Chinese black tea. : OOLONG
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Kind of social event. : SMOKER
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Biggest or best portion. : LIONSSHARE
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What-___ (thingumbob). : ISIT
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"Mama's" boy. : NELS
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"The ___ at Bay." : STAG
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Honey plant. : HOYA
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King topper. : ACE
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North American Indian. : COMANCHE
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Unnecessary bother. : FUSS
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Conversation piece. : TOPIC
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Ouster of the disorderly. : BOUNCER
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Appetizing. : SAVORY
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New Guinea port. : LAE
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Spin. : TWIRL
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City near Grand Rapids. : IONIA
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Campaign name. : ESTES
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Plane of 1917. : SPAD
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Boatswain's ___. : PIPE
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Freshly. : ANEW
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Preeminently good. : HOLY
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Tint. : HUE
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Sound of inquiry. : HEH

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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