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New York Times, Tuesday, October 8, 1957

27-Across : Attractive.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { H J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,024
Across
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Second-best contestant. : LOSER
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City in northern Oklahoma. : ENID
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Season. : FALL
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To love: Lat. : AMARE
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Rambler. : ROSE
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Seaport of Samoa. : APIA
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Gold or silver. : METAL
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Resort in Idaho. : SUNVALLEY
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Subject of Article II of the Constitution. : PRESIDENT
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Color. : MAUVE
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Imposing of a tax. : LEVY
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More impenetrable. : DENSER
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Quite. : ALL
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Attractive. : ENTICING
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Ketch of the Levant. : SAIC
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Tapestry. : ARRAS
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___ facto. : IPSO
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Division term, in math. : INTO
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Signified. : MEANT
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Garment. : SLIP
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Abound. : TEEM
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Together: Comb. form. : INTER
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"Big Record" item. : TUNE
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Had importance. : MATTERED
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Midmorning. : TEN
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Setting. : LOCALE
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Type of song. : SOLO
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Negative verbal contraction. : ARENT
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Finishing blocks, in architecture. : CAPSTONES
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Man on a ticket. : CANDIDATE
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Pawnees or Piutes. : TRIBE
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If not. : ELSE
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Golf club. : IRON
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Harden. : ENURE
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Buck. : DEER
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Pearls, for instance. : GEMS
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Member of a classical friendship. : DAMON
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Desk accessory. : LAMP
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Ancient Hebrew dry measure. : OMER
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Dependent state. : SATELLITE
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Remove all trace. : ERASE
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Experience through memory. : RELIVE
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Gaelic. : ERSE
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Part of speech. : NOUN
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Contraction for negation. : ISNT
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Nickname for Eamon of Eire. : DEV
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A certain political adherent. : FALANGIST
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High mark. : APLUS
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Colloquial form of "lief." : LIEVE
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Part of a cake. : LAYER
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Word of agreement. : AMEN
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Blow up. : DYNAMITE
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Damsel's dolor. : DISTRESS
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"___ was in the beginning ... " : ASIT
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Track. : LANE
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River in England. : TRENT
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Hot under the collar. : IRATE
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Mender of chairs. : CANER
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Naval officer. : COMMANDER
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Fissionable element. : PLUTONIUM
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Without: Lat. : SINE
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Available. : OPEN
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High: Comb. form. : ALTI
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Speckled. : DOTTED
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Criticized sharply (with "into"). : LACED
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Ecclesiastical vestment. : ORALE
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Use a thurible. : CENSE
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John Ridd's bride. : LORNA
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Protection. : CARE
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Source of power. : ATOM
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Enclosures. : PENS
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River in Spain. : EBRO
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Observed. : SEEN
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Study hard: Colloq. : DIG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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