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New York Times, Friday, September 7, 1956

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,628
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A book of hours. : HORA
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Soprano Lucine of the Met. : AMARA
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Festival. : GALA
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Fragrance. : ODOR
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Symbol of surrender. : TOWEL
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Was indebted to. : OWED
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Ancient Briton. : PICT
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Poem by Edgar Allan Poe. : ANNABELLEE
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Member of FDR's Cabinet. : ICKES
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Signs used in printing. : ASTERISKS
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The patch that sheltered Br'er Rabbit. : BRIER
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Opera record. : ARIA
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Lightness. : BUOYANCY
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Gossip. : TATTLE
33
Baseball's Mel. : OTT
34
Not at all: Dial. : NOHOW
36
Particle. : SHRED
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River islets. : AITS
39
Starches used in puddings. : SAGOS
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Birds of a feather. : SAME
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Roderick Dhu and men. : SCOTS
44
Coins of Italy. : LIRAS
46
From: Ger. : VON
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Food wrapped in corn husk. : TAMALE
49
Slows down. : SLACKENS
51
Strengthens. : MANS
53
Talk foolishly. : DROOL
54
Fellow travelers. : SHIPMATES
58
Incensed. : WROTH
61
Charts of the future. : HOROSCOPES
63
Sponsorship. : EGIS
64
"___ ben Adhem." : ABOU
65
River of England. : TRENT
66
___, Ver. : AUTH
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Habit. : WONT
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Threadbare. : SEEDY
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Advocates of new ideas. : NEOS
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Indian. : HOPI
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Of a verse form. : ODIC
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Lowest. : ROCKBOTTOM
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Connecting highway. : ARTERY
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One ___ time. : ATA
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Sovereign. : MONARCHAL
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Beards on grain. : AWNS
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Rope for the Cisco Kid. : REATA
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Kentucky's Chandler. : ALBERT
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Giants. : GOLIATHS
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Tools. : AWLS
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Flavorful vegetable. : LEEK
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Summer drinks. : ADES
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Silkworms. : ERIAS
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City of China, on Yellow River. : SIAN
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Biblical patriarch. : ENOS
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Draw the longbow. : BOAST
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City on the Mohawk. : UTICA
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Hindu ascetics. : YOGIS
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Type of lecture. : TRAVELOGUE
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Pie filling. : LEMON
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Downing Street residents. : EDENS
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Ultima Thule. : WORLDSEND
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Extinguish. : STAMPOUT
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Industrial area N. of Lorraine. : SAAR
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Cutting criticisms: Colloq. : SLAMS
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Type of vessel. : SCOW
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Makes into law. : ENACTS
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Dr. Rhee. : KOREAN
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Haberdashery. : STORE
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Well-known clarinetist. : SHAW
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Emmett Kelly's make-up. : HOBO
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Laundry appliance. : IRON
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Fencing sword. : EPEE
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European president. : TITO
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Abbreviated titles for royalty. : HSHS
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Pen. : STY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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