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New York Times, Thursday, September 6, 1956

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 46-Across clue had "Quandry"; corrected this to "Quandary."

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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,627
Across
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Form of energy: Abbr. : ELEC
5
Ukrainian or Bulgar. : SLAV
9
Portuguese colony in China. : MACAO
14
The two. : BOTH
15
Part of the ear. : LOBE
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Roman rooms. : ATRIA
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Bonny part of Scotland. : BRAE
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Islands in Galway Bay. : ARAN
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A great amount: Colloq. : REAMS
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What "we hold these truths to be." : SELFEVIDENT
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Letter. : ZEE
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Performs. : DOES
25
Rebidders. : RAISERS
27
Very sentimental. : SPOONY
30
Contaminate. : TAINT
31
German girl's name. : HEDE
32
Beyond the diamonds. : OUTFIELDS
36
Circa. : ABOUT
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One: Ital. : UNO
39
Cardinal player. : SAUER
40
Farm machine. : HARVESTER
42
Greek island, Italian name. : MILO
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Fences. : RAILS
44
Low, spiny shrubs. : GORSES
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Quandary. : DILEMMA
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Malay language. : MORO
50
Number. : ONE
51
Campus group. : SENIORCLASS
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Gust of wind. : BLAST
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Bell sound. : DONG
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Madam Ambassador. : LUCE
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Sew. : BASTE
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Feminine suffix. : ETTE
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Very dark. : EBON
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Declare as true. : SWEAR
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Yells. : RAHS
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Soaks, as flax. : RETS
Down
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Refluxes. : EBBS
2
Erudition. : LORE
3
And elsewhere: Abbr. : ETAL
4
Masterpiece. : CHEFDOEUVRE
5
Cinderella's status. : SLAVEY
6
Nocturnal lemur. : LORIS
7
"There never was a good war, or ___ peace."—Franklin. : ABAD
8
Deeply respectful one. : VENERATOR
9
Mixed drinks. : MARTINIS
10
Lunched. : ATE
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Transient infatuation. : CRAZE
12
To love: Fr. : AIMER
13
Fertile spots. : OASES
21
Immeasurable period. : EON
22
Childlike: Var. : NAIF
26
Crush opposition, politically speaking. : STEAMROLLER
27
Ruler. : SHAH
28
Small armadillo. : PEBA
29
Spice. : ODOR
30
Airs. : TUNES
32
Alien. : OUTLANDER
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Firpo, Dempsey's opponent. : LUIS
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Proofreader's term. : DELE
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Rialto signs. : SROS
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Handler of a vehicle. : TEAMSTER
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A monkey. : SIME
44
Features of some rivers. : GORGES
45
Cetacean. : ORC
46
___ Ferry, N. Y. : DOBBS
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Acquired relative. : INLAW
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Contract. : LEASE
49
May. : MONTH
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Small bit. : IOTA
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River into the Seine. : AUBE
54
Highlander. : SCOT
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Legislators: Abbr. : SENS
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Terminal: Abbr. : STA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 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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