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New York Times, Thursday, January 15, 1959

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.68, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,471
Across
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Set a value on. : ASSESS
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Change the mold. : RESHAPE
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U 235 or U 238, for example. : ISOTOPE
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One of Ulysses' men. : ELPENOR
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Novice. : LEARNER
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Empress. : TSARINA
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Sea off Siberia. : KARA
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Filmy white clouds. : CIRRI
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Fruit blemish. : BLET
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Do-nothingness. : FAINEANCE
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Yield. : ACCEDE
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An affliction. : SCOURGE
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The directors. : BOARD
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Song of faith. : SPIRITUAL
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Sphere. : ORB
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Chanter. : INTONER
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Follower: Suffix. : ITE
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Happy state. : WELLBEING
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British-American modern poet. : AUDEN
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Denmark's chief island: Ger. : SEELAND
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Quaking trees. : ASPENS
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Female church caretaker. : VERGERESS
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Earring base. : LOBE
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Having handles. : EARED
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Playpen occupants. : TOTS
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"Bet ___ to a doughnut." : ADOLLAR
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Bloodthirsty fish. : PIRANHA
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Discomfort. : MISEASE
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Discoverer of Colorado River, Coronado's partner. : ALARCON
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Increase, as by growth. : ACCRETE
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Bygone day: Poet. : YESTER
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Sailing. : ASEA
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Fly. : SOAR
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Machine-gunner. : STRAFER
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Geologic time. : EON
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Coin of the realm. : SPECIE
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Canary's next of kin. : SERIN
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Following a path again. : RETRACING
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Scene of Hamlet, city on 42 Across. : ELSINORE
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Health resort. : SPA
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Victor in musicland. : HERBERT
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Indigo plant. : ANIL
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Southern food. : PONE
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Quod ___ demonstrandum. : ERAT
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Kind: Colloq. : ILK
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Reactor. : RESPONDER
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Possible to sum up. : ADDIBLE
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Armadillo shell. : CUIRASS
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Take ___. : ABOW
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Center pieces. : CORES
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Anchor chain. : CABLE
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Tour master. : GUIDE
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Not left over. : EATEN
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Deadly ray. : STINGAREE
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Camera part. : LENS
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Global area. : NEAREAST
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Razer. : LEVELER
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Nouveau riche. : UPSTART
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Roman magistrate. : AEDILE
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Make some return for. : REPAY
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Tibetan Buddhist. : LAMA
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Of a poem. : ODIC
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Kind of pear. : BOSC
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As soon as. : ONCE
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U. S. missile. : THOR
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___ Juan Hill. : SAN
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New Guinea port. : LAE
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Geographical cape. : RAS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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