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New York Times, Thursday, January 24, 1957

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.76, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,767
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The elite. : CREAM
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Less civilized. : SAVAGER
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Graduates. : ALUMNI
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Duckbill at the zoo. : PLATYPUS
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First public appearances. : DEBUTS
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Dr. Pangloss, for example. : OPTIMIST
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Speaker's platform. : DAIS
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Carpenter's machines. : LATHES
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Novel of 1887. : SHE
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Woman personified. : EVE
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Bespangle. : BESTAR
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"And the ___ raths outgrabe." : MOME
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Leaves forlorn. : DESOLATES
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Royal English house. : TUDOR
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Put on cargo. : LADED
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Literary attribute. : SATIRE
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Dweller. : RESIDER
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Comforted. : SOLACED
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Friend of Roland. : OLIVER
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Friend of Pythias. : DAMON
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Ebbs and flows. : TIDES
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Descriptive of a desk job. : SEDENTARY
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The strongest pair. : ACES
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Wields the gavel. : CHAIRS
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Short for a kangaroo. : ROO
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Poetic until. : TIL
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Dishwashing and the like. : CHORES
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Station in life. : WALK
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Become blanched. : ETIOLATE
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Fit to eat. : EDIBLE
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Namesakes of the "menace." : DENNISES
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Standpatters. : TORIES
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Most intense. : DEEPEST
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Trident. : SPEAR
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Cut through. : CLEAVE
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"For her price is above ___." : RUBIES
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Ground-birds. : EMUS
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Ground insect. : ANT
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Fooler. : MISLEADER
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Detected. : SPOTTED
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Stars brighter than betas. : ALPHAS
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Father: Ger. : VATER
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Monkshood. : ATIS
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Course in athletics: Colloq. : GYM
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Not happening continuously. : EPISODIC
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Mountain of Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, Roosevelt. : RUSHMORE
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Totaled. : ADDED
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Guided. : STEERED
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Relative of a dahlia. : ASTER
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Swords. : BLADES
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Creature changed by a quirk of biology. : MUTANT
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Spanish export. : OLIVES
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Eagle's claws. : TALONS
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Acrobatic tumbles: Var. : SOMERSETS
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Revolved. : ROTATED
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Drew out. : ELICITED
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Books in a supermarket, for instance. : SIDELINE
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Role for Rita Hayworth. : SADIE
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Usually the nearest. : DEAREST
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Young pigs. : SHOTES
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Iraq's neighbor. : ARABIA
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Wave. : ROLLER
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Harnesses. : YOKES
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Diana's concern. : CHASE
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Piece of jewelry. : CLIP
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String for a musical instrument. : WIRE
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___-sided. : ONE
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Diamond cutter's cup. : DOP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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