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New York Times, Monday, October 12, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,741
Across
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Tool sets. : KITS
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Agreeable. : BLAND
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Italian island. : ELBA
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Robert ___. : ELEE
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Kitchen utensil. : RICER
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Circus performer. : SEAL
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Theory in physics. : RELATIVITY
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Charge for service. : TOLL
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Antagonist. : FOE
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Having retired. : ABED
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Ill-tempered. : CRANKY
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One of Santa's reindeer. : VIXEN
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Dismounted. : ALIT
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Flows smoothly. : GLIDES
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Officials. : PREFECTS
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American Beauties. : ROSES
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Seaport in Morocco. : RABAT
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Exclamation. : HAH
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Song. : ARIA
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Honeydew. : MELON
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Note. : MEMO
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Army man. : NCO
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Texture of something. : FIBER
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"A sadder and a ___ man." : WISER
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King doomed to hunger and thirst. : TANTALUS
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Covered way or avenue. : ARCADE
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Makes angry. : IRES
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Nap. : SLEEP
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Part of the foot. : INSTEP
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Available. : OPEN
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Poetic contraction. : EER
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Author of "Two Years Before the Mast." : DANA
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Goal of astronauts. : OUTERSPACE
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Vingt-___. : ETUN
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Restrict. : STINT
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Edible pods. : OKRA
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Crowds. : MOBS
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School events. : TESTS
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Fear: Fr. : PEUR
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Cut made by an ax, saw, etc. : KERF
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Of the hipbone: Comb. form. : ILEO
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Home entertainment. : TELEVISION
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___ of Tranquility, on the moon. : SEA
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Hush-money. : BRIBES
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Cheer (up). : LIVEN
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Tart. : ACID
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Gain. : NET
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Refresh fabrics. : DRYCLEAN
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Landed property. : ESTATE
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City in Spain. : LEON
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Pitcher's blunder. : BALK
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Associate. : ALLY
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One of the "certain" things, according to Ben Franklin. : TAXES
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Fissure. : RIFT
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Plan of action. : IDEA
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Latticed structure. : ARBOR
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18th President. : GRANT
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City in Spain. : LORCA
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Pickets. : PALES
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Baltimore's bay. : CHESAPEAKE
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Made docile. : TAMED
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Coast. : SHORE
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Picture puzzle. : REBUS
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Road marker. : MILEPOST
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Nibblers. : MICE
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Food. : FARE
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Birds. : WRENS
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Men of great power. : TITANS
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Puts on guard. : ALERTS
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Exhausted. : SPENT
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The same. : IDEM
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Defense alliance. : NATO
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Affront. : SNUB
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American patriot. : OTIS
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Color. : ECRU
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___ admiral. : REAR
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Indian. : UTE
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Explosive sound. : POP

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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