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New York Times, Saturday, January 3, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,459
Across
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African language. : BANTU
6
Original name of Mongolian capital. : URGA
10
Steel piece used in construction. : IBAR
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Foreign. : ALIEN
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Brad. : NAIL
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___ Pompilius, legendary king of Rome. : NUMA
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Motionless. : STOCKSTILL
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Decorate. : TRIM
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Jewish title. : RAB
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Knot of wool. : NOIL
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Things to be done. : AGENDA
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Sandy. : ARENOSE
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Bright light. : GLARE
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Battle scene, 1945. : IWO
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Proceed clumsily. : FLOUNDER
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Largest port of Korea. : PUSAN
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Mixture. : BLEND
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Wood sorrel. : OCA
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Advertised items: Abbr. : APTS
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Whooping ___. : CRANE
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Parkas. : FURS
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Japanese name. : ITO
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___ store. : CHAIN
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Life of the party. : CUTUP
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Type of egghead. : LONGHAIR
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Day: Hebrew. : YOM
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African antelope. : ELAND
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First name on TV. : LORETTA
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Harmony. : ACCORD
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Adages. : SAWS
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Close embrace. : HUG
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Asian country. : LAOS
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Dickens character. : LITTLENELL
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French son. : FILS
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Eskimo settlement. : ETAH
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Laconic. : TERSE
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Handy ___. : ANDY
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Skate and sawfish. : RAYS
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Symbol of toil. : SWEAT
Down
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Port of Iraq. : BASRA
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Place of worship. : ALTAR
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Daughter of Tantalus. : NIOBE
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Private eye. : TEC
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Incalculable. : UNKNOWN
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Loosen. : UNTIE
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Shore bird. : RAIL
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Ballplayer McDougald. : GIL
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Memorable Berlin song. : ALLALONE
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Man in white. : INTERN
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Failed, as an electric lamp. : BURNEDOUT
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Among. : AMID
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Hero of Sanskrit epic. : RAMA
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Fairish. : SOSO
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Trinket. : GAUD
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Island west of Sumatra. : NIAS
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One of the Fords. : GLENN
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Natural talent. : FLAIR
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Color. : ECRU
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Grate. : RASP
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Bucket. : PAIL
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___ date. : UPTO
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Completely without warmth. : STONECOLD
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Interlace. : BRAID
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Governor in Frankfort. : CHANDLER
38
Give off vapor. : FUME
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Scorch. : CHAR
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Boned garments. : CORSETS
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Lustrous. : GLOSSY
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Loud, long mournful cry. : YOWL
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Strips of wood. : LATHS
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At that point. : THERE
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City on the Arkansas River. : TULSA
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Tip of a shoelace. : AGLET
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Esparto grass. : ALFA
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Dweller east of Eden. : CAIN
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Support. : STAY
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Native of 59 Across. : ITA
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Fashionable. : NEW

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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