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New York Times, Tuesday, January 13, 1959

56-Across : Stringed instruments.

Author:
A. H. Drummond, Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
A. H. Drummond, Jr. has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,469
Across
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Jezebel's spouse. : AHAB
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___ d'oeuvre. : HORS
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Unvarnished. : PLAIN
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Capitol feature. : DOME
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Shallowest Great Lake. : ERIE
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Boca ___, near Palm Beach. : RATON
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Swindler's scheme. : SHELLGAME
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Sheeplike. : OVINE
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Nonfiction bestseller. : ONLYINAMERICA
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Type. : SORT
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Attendant to Cleopatra. : IRAS
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Feature of a solar eclipse. : CORONA
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Something to see through. : KNOTHOLE
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Expands. : OPENS
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A Gabor. : MAGDA
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Negative. : NAY
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Metallic sound. : PING
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Wood for furniture. : MAPLE
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Surrender. : CEDE
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Common suffix. : ENT
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Golf club: Var. : MASHY
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More foxy. : SLIER
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Sweets. : DESSERTS
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Window shutters. : BLINDS
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At all. : ONCE
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Baby buggy. : PRAM
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Yuri of fiction. : DOCTORZHIVAGO
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Role in "Pagliacci" : CANIO
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Sound effects in movies. : FOOTSTEPS
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Part of a church. : ALTAR
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Poetic preposition. : UNTO
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Zoological suffix. : INAE
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Stringed instruments. : VIOLS
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City in Mexico. : LEON
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Breton. : CELT
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Harbingers of sales. : ADS
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Jolly sound. : HOHO
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So be it. : AMEN
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Diva's delight, in "Lakmé." : BELLSONG
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Mohammed's flight, 622 A. D. : HEGIRA
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Praying figure. : ORANT
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Terza ___. : RIMA
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To all appearances. : SEEMINGLY
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In proportion. : PRORATA
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Unstinted. : LAVISH
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Of: Suffix. : ATIC
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One of the Hebrides. : IONA
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Compass point. : NNE
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City on the Rhone. : LYONS
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Wear away. : ERODE
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Wearing a cloak. : COPED
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Humorously, to think. : OPINE
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Lets. : RENTS
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Hebrew letters. : KAPHS
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"___ a million." : ONEIN
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Bailed. : LADED
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Oglers. : EYERS
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Dominating. : MASTERFUL
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Polo. : MARCO
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Of prevailing weather. : CLIMATIC
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Advisers. : MENTORS
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Europeans. : SLAVS
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Get-together. : SOCIAL
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Englishman. : BRITON
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Snap. : PHOTO
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Mustachioed surrealist. : DALI
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Aware of: Slang. : ONTO
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Sector. : ZONE
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Inheritor factor. : GENE
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Gem. : OPAL
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"___ and Pag," perennial opera bill. : CAV
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Tennis unit. : SET

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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