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New York Times, Wednesday, October 21, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,750

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Ran off. : FLED
5
Grass-cloth plant. : RAMIE
10
Untroubled. : CALM
14
Elegance: Fr. : LUXE
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Correct a text. : EMEND
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___ ben Adhem. : ABOU
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Grampus. : ORCA
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Sour. : VINAIGROUS
20
Nonpareil. : PEERLESS
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Gumshoe. : SLEUTH
23
Veracity twisters. : LIARS
24
Swashbuckler's forte. : BOASTS
25
Overthrows. : UPSETS
27
Beaches. : SANDS
28
"Après ___ le déluge." : MOI
29
Quantities. : HEAPS
31
Part. : SEVER
35
Question in a math exam: Abbr. : PROB
37
Silken. : SERIC
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Lay by. : SAVE
40
Barber shop item. : STROP
42
Lively dance. : GALOP
44
Diamond girl. : LIL
45
Pardon. : REMIT
47
Type of periodical. : WEEKLY
49
Cotton fabric for shirts. : MADRAS
51
Knowing. : CANNY
52
Type of entertainment. : COMEDY
53
Orchestra circle. : PARTERRE
56
What 3 Down means. : EVERUPWARD
58
River into the Black Sea. : RION
59
Child: Span. : NINO
60
Island in Gulf of Riga. : OESEL
61
Archaic tale of adventures. : GEST
62
Ending on a cardinal number. : TEEN
63
Trifling. : PETTY
64
River in the lowlands. : YSER
Down
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Cousin of a dud. : FLOP
2
Attraction. : LURE
3
Motto of the Empire State. : EXCELSIOR
4
Relative of "honey." : DEARIE
5
Changes to the opposite. : REVERSES
6
Wrongly. : AMISS
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Part of Y.M.C.A. : MENS
8
___ sense (from one aspect). : INA
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Inventor of the kinetoscope. : EDISON
10
Pet and pat. : CARESSES
11
All around. : ABOUT
12
Boors. : LOUTS
13
Shout to sled dogs. : MUSH
19
Florist's term for sword lilies. : GLADS
21
Strip of wood. : LATH
24
Herb. : BASIL
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Diamond men. : UMPS
26
Larboard. : PORT
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Jack ___. : SPRAT
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Breastplate of Athena. : AEGIS
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Odin's daughters. : VALKYRIES
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Harm. : EVIL
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Count (on). : RELY
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Abut. : BORDERON
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Describing a fictional lion. : COWARDLY
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Lost to view. : PERDU
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Closely confined. : PENT
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Former State flower of Tennessee. : MAYPOP
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Capacity for performing work, in physics. : ENERGY
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Type of entertainment. : MOVIE
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Agreeable. : AMENE
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Proofreaders' mark. : CARET
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Per ___. : CENT
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Later than. : PAST
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Color. : ROSE
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___'acte. : ENTR
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Tiny. : WEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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