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New York Times, Saturday, October 17, 1959

31-Down : Bundles of thread, fiber, etc., twisted into rope.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.54, Missing: { B J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,746
Across
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Rest. : REPOSE
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Kindles into activity. : SPARKS
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State. : GEORGIA
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Mystery. : ARCANUM
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States. : ASSERTS
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Twisted. : TORTILE
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Balance. : POISE
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Three-fold. : TRINE
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Cotangent: Abbr. : CTN
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Sea birds. : ERNS
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Action with a golf club. : SWING
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Card game for three. : SKAT
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Simmer. : STEW
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Labels. : TAGS
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Office worker: Colloq. : STENO
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"Martha" or "Mignon." : OPERA
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Irish orator of Robert Emmett's time. : CURRAN
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Agitated. : STIRRED
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Fur-trimmed cloak. : PELISSE
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Spoke. : TALKED
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South Sea Bubble, for example. : FRAUD
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Vexes: Colloq. : RILES
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Bird sounds. : COOS
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One: Lat. : UNUS
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Having wings. : ALAR
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Impetus. : FORCE
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Swinging stride. : LOPE
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Negative. : NOT
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Multitude. : HORDE
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Debussy's sea piece. : LAMER
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Type of theatre. : DRIVEIN
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Preparing for publication. : EDITING
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City on the Guadalquiver. : SEVILLE
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Protects. : DEFENDS
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Stop. : DESIST
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Riksdag members. : SWEDES
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Vacation spot. : RESORT
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Rosy red dye. : EOSINE
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Printer. : PRESSWORKER
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Folklore creature. : OGRE
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Pose. : SIT
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Direction. : EASTWARD
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Dress materials. : SATINS
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Tine. : PRONG
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Land measure. : ACRE
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Rodent. : RAT
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Breeches. : KNICKERS
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Seedless grapes. : SULTANAS
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Fit of yawning. : GAPES
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Italian name for French resort. : MENTONE
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Baltic port. : RIGA
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Pegasus. : STEED
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Made a shrill sound, as katydids, crickets, etc. : STRIDULATED
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___ Archipelago, in the Philippines. : SULU
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Officer: Abbr. : PRES
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Stop. : CEASE
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Bundles of thread, fiber, etc., twisted into rope. : STRANDS
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Cut to fit. : TAILORED
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Introducing an inference, said of words, as "therefore." : ILLATIVE
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Sum derived from a sale. : PROCEEDS
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Stream crossing. : FORD
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Musical instrument. : CORNET
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By name: Lat. : NOMINE
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Turns, as a barrel. : UPENDS
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Army men: Abbr. : SERGS
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Thin sheets of metal. : FOILS
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Word element meaning "sun." : HELI
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Vivacity. : LIFE
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Force: Lat. : VIS
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Condensed moisture. : DEW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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