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New York Times, Friday, October 23, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,752
Across
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Roams about aimlessly. : GADS
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Amo, ___, amat. : AMAS
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Astern, for short. : BAFT
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Samoan seaport. : APIA
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Kitchen necessity. : SINK
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Type of entertainment. : OPERA
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German title. : GRAF
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A letdown, rhetorically speaking. : ANTICLIMAX
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Clerks. : SALESPEOPLE
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Coin of Israel. : MIL
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Landmark. : CAIRN
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M. Lupin. : ARSENE
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"The ___ o' the Green." : WEARIN
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Simpleton. : IDIOT
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Consisting of people. : HUMAN
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Way in. : DOOR
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Poise. : EASE
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Construction man. : ERECTOR
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Enshrined in a church. : TEMPLED
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Royal house of England. : YORK
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Hebrew measures. : KABS
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In advance. : AHEAD
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Muse of poetry. : ERATO
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Soft and soothing. : DREAMY
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Petty prince. : SATRAP
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___ a million (outstanding). : ONEIN
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Prefix meaning upward. : ANO
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Specialty of France. : VINTAGEWINE
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Cross-examiner. : INQUISITOR
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Island country: Abbr. : ICEL
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Silk masks: Fr. : LOUPS
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Cape of Alaska. : NOME
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Hems. : SEWS
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Slangy affirmative. : YEAH
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Cap-___ (from head to foot). : APIE
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Existence: Lat. : ESSE
Down
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Practical jokes. : GAGS
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Port of Guam. : APRA
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Part of a clock. : DIAL
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Yegg. : SAFECRACKER
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Neat ___. : ASAPIN
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Forty-niner. : MINER
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San ___. : ANTONIO
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Leap lightly. : SKIP
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Spanish dance. : BOLERO
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Peak in Nepal. : API
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Cherchez la ___. : FEMME
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Express. : TRAIN
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Spindle. : AXLE
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Eau ___, Wisconsin. : CLAIRE
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Part of many place names. : SAINT
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Well-known rabbi, leader of Zionism. : STEPHENWISE
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Watery part of milk. : WHEY
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Combining form for a continent. : EURO
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One of the Leagues: Abbr. : AMER
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Dowries. : DOTS
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Mild expletive. : DRAT
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Jacta est ___ (the die is cast): Lat. : ALEA
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Juncture. : SEAM
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Whirlpool. : EDDY
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African mammals. : OKAPIS
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Anne ___ from Norway. : MARIE
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Shoe part. : BOOTTOP
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Enrapture. : RAVISH
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Relative condition. : DEGREE
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Mizzen. : SAIL
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Bother. : ANNOY
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Brimless hat. : TOQUE
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Name meaning "my delight." : NAOMI
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Mrs. Khrushchev. : NINA
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Desserts. : ICES
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Hourly broadcast. : NEWS
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Otherwise. : ELSE
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___ tree (cornered). : UPA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 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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