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New York Times, Saturday, October 12, 1957

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,028
Across
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Relative of Becky. : REBA
5
Infield covering, for short. : TARP
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Flush of health. : GLOW
13
Ellipsoidal. : OVAL
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Jacob's brother. : ESAU
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Verify. : PROVE
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Leader of an expedition, 1804–06. : MERIWETHERLEWIS
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Establish a will as valid. : PROBATE
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Chemical conversion substance. : REAGENT
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Manufacturers. : MAKERS
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Abundance. : STORE
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Singer from West Virginia. : STEBER
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Earlier. : PRIOR
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Cronus or Oceanus. : TITAN
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British general of W. W. I. : HAIG
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Railroad center. : YARD
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Chemical suffix. : ENE
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Enlivening. : SPICING
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Compete. : VIE
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Of trade: Abbr. : MERC
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Nights before. : EVES
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Rascal. : SCAMP
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Name in lights on Broadway. : ABNER
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Alpine home. : CHALET
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Four: Comb. form. : TETRA
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Land beyond the Atlas Mts. : SAHARA
51
Humbles. : DEMEANS
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Royal headgear. : CORONET
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Man for whom two continents are named. : AMERIGOVESPUCCI
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Gear for the drive of an engine. : SPEED
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To ___ (as yet). : DATE
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Booted. : SHOD
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Cows in the pasture. : HERD
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Companion of 2 Down. : ANON
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Choosing word. : EENY
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Frolic. : ROMP
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Companion of 62 Across. : EVER
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Any indicator of change. : BAROMETER
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Well-known fictional woodcutter. : ALIBABA
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Playground gear. : TEETER
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Daisy's cousin. : ASTER
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Cheer. : RAH
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Latin boy. : PUER
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Name taken by 16 popes. : GREGORY
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Pullman accommodation. : LOWER
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Like sheep. : OVINE
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Author Nathaneal. : WEST
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Writer of dialogues. : PLATO
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Kindles. : WAKENS
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Give up, in chess. : RESIGN
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Bars on typewriters. : SPACERS
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Stanch. : STEM
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Prong. : TINE
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Journalist Jacob August. : RIIS
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Symbol on Utah's state flag. : HIVE
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Alpine phenomenon. : AVALANCHE
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White, icy coating. : RIME
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Section: abbr. : DEPT
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Island NW of Malay Peninsula : PENANG
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Offbeat key. : GSHARP
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A certain "Affair," in the movies. : CATERED
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Paint the town red. : CAROUSE
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Interweave. : BRAID
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Picked. : CHOSEN
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Ancient Grecian Vale. : TEMPE
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Eastern ruler. : EMEER
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Vinegary comb. form. : ACETO
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Vigor. : DASH
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Fizz. : SODA
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College course: Abbr. : ECON
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Orderly. : TIDY
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Truck. : VAN

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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