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New York Times, Wednesday, October 9, 1957

9-Down : New African republic.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,025
Across
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Glassy silica. : OPAL
5
Role for Richard Tucker. : FAUST
10
Behave in respect to. : DOBY
14
City on the Arno. : PISA
15
Locale of Michener's "Bridge." : ANDAU
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Weapon. : EPEE
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A main point in 11 Down. : INSPECTION
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Polypody. : FERN
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American Indian. : UTE
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Empty. : VAIN
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Toppings. : ICINGS
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Entangled. : MATTED
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Succeeds. : ENSUES
28
Spanish girl's name. : INES
30
Slicker material. : OILSKIN
33
Brogan. : SHOE
36
Helix. : SPIRAL
38
Japanese statesman. : ITO
39
French port : HAVRE
41
Navy man: Abbr. : ADM
42
Promote. : SPEED
44
Verbal contraction. : IVE
45
College founded in 1861. : VASSAR
48
Ideologies. : ISMS
49
Execute. : PERFORM
51
Spare. : LEAN
53
Jaunty. : RAKISH
55
Probable. : LIKELY
59
Rosaceous shrub. : SPIREA
61
Verily. : AMEN
63
Crossbeam. : TIE
64
___ Napoléon. : CODE
65
Sins, in Kremlin parlance. : DEVIATIONS
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Consumer. : USER
69
Requirements. : NEEDS
70
Not busy. : FREE
71
Army meal. : MESS
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Comedian Kovacs. : ERNIE
73
Boys. : SONS
Down
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Poppy product. : OPIUM
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Ship of 1492. : PINTA
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Resource. : ASSET
4
Drink in a certain way. : LAP
5
Fronts. : FACADES
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Prefix signifying opposite. : ANTI
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City in Italy. : UDINE
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Saint: Port. : SAO
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New African republic. : TUNISIA
10
Challenges. : DEFIES
11
Eisenhower's atom control plan. : OPENSKIES
12
Former female golf champion. : BERG
13
Longings: Slang. : YENS
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Tranquil. : EVEN
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Selects. : CULLS
25
Location for an opera seat. : TIER
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___ school. : NORMAL
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Sudden seizures, as of laughter. : SPASMS
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Ninth letter of military alphabet. : ITEM
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Makes a slip. : NODS
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Airplane. : SHIP
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Engage in. : HAVE
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Defeats, as a veto. : OVERRIDES
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Companions of egos. : IDS
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Call forth. : EVOKE
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Carnation. : PINK
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Rescuer of Theseus. : ARIADNE
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Permit to be issued. : RELEASE
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Travelers. : FARERS
52
"___ She 'Sweet.'" : AINT
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Sanctuary. : HAVEN
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Largest of the Kurile Islands. : ETORO
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Fine stationery. : LINEN
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Agreements. : YESES
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Impurities on top of liquids. : SCUM
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Assume an attitude. : POSE
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The South of France. : MIDI
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Poetic contraction. : EER
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Suppositions. : IFS

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

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