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New York Times, Saturday, January 31, 1959

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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City in central Syria. : HOMS
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Where St. Paul was shipwrecked. : MALTA
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___ Zeppelin. : GRAF
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___ of all right (something looked on with approval). : ABIT
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Underground name. : ALIAS
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Seine tributary. : OISE
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He was born Jan. 19, 1807. : ROBERTEDWARDLEE
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Gives up hope. : DESPAIRS
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Fanciful. : IDEAL
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Remote allusion. : HINT
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Early home of man. : CAVE
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Foxes. : VIXENS
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Where Godiva rode. : COVENTRY
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Delightful spots. : EDENS
33
Attack. : SETON
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Inlet. : RIA
35
Arrests: Slang. : NABS
36
Poet of Ben Johnson's day. : CAREW
37
Popular crooner. : BING
38
Much-used article. : THE
39
Basketball teams. : FIVES
40
Contract conveying real estate. : LEASE
41
Great Greek. : SOCRATES
43
Prominent pitcher. : FELLER
44
Refrigerator. : ICER
45
Small bottle. : VIAL
46
Frozen. : GLACE
49
Metal worker. : TINSMITH
53
Father of 17 Across. : LIGHTHORSEHARRY
56
Concerning. : INRE
57
Fats. : SUETS
58
Land measure. : ROOD
59
Great ___ Lake, Canada. : BEAR
60
Negotiate. : TREAT
61
Grafted: Her. : ENTE
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Obdurate. : HARD
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Double-reed woodwind. : OBOE
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Boy's game: Dial. : MIBS
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Confederate V. P. : STEPHENS
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Church services. : MATINS
6
Attentive. : ALERT
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Tops. : LIDS
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Shooter used in 3 Down. : TAW
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___ matter of fact. : ASA
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"The Greengage Summer" author. : GODDEN
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Irritate: Colloq. : RILE
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Voyaging. : ASEA
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Grope. : FEEL
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Monsoon phenomena. : RAINS
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Split apart. : RIVEN
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Animal shelters. : COTES
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Confess. : AVOW
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Apertures. : VENTS
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Snake River country. : IDAHO
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Mediterranean sailing vessel. : XEBEC
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Goddess of growing vegetation. : CERES
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Effort. : TRIAL
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Cleanse with water. : RINSE
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German rifleman: Var. : YAGER
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Thrifty one. : SAVER
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Quote. : CITE
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Mule herd leader. : BELLMARE
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Gem surface. : FACET
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Strap. : LEASH
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More abundant. : RICHER
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Most superior. : FINEST
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Outlook. : VISTA
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Voluble. : GLIB
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Contour. : LINE
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Indian tourist mecca. : AGRA
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Tamarack. : TREE
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Shooting ___. : IRON
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Horse race. : TROT
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___ Park. : HYDE
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Distinguished Democrat. : HST
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Pronoun. : OUR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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