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New York Times, Friday, October 9, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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Heroine of many lyrical poems. : LAURA
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Medicine man. : SHAMAN
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Atlas or Hercules. : MISSILE
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Navy weapon. : POLARIS
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Gives heed. : ATTENDS
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The "itching palm." : AVARICE
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Japanese statesman. : ITO
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Passes judgment. : DECIDES
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River into the Sea of Azov. : DON
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Byword for cruelty. : NERO
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Swedish chemist and inventor. : NOBEL
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One kind of decree. : NISI
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Heath genus. : ERICA
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Be ___ of (be freed from). : RID
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Relative value. : RATIO
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Perfumed pads. : SACHETS
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Hungarian language. : MAGYAR
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Binocular part. : LENS
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Explosive sound. : BANG
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Feign. : ASSUME
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French coin. : CENTIME
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Graphite sticks. : LEADS
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Degrees. : MAS
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Kind of drum. : SNARE
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Knight's servitor. : PAGE
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Capital of Crete. : CANEA
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Increase. : GROW
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"___ live and breathe!" : ASI
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Ornamental tufts. : TASSELS
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Fish. : IDE
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Split pins used as bolts. : COTTERS
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Detergent. : CLEANER
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Author Saint-Exupéry. : ANTOINE
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Petrifies. : HARDENS
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Navigated. : SAILED
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Froth. : YEAST
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Makes untidy. : LITTERS
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Oregon seaport. : ASTORIA
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Custom. : USE
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Outer covering. : RIND
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Priscilla's John. : ALDEN
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Worked in the garden. : SPADED
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Mean dwelling. : HOVEL
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Word of regret. : ALAS
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Impair. : MAR
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Parched condition. : ARIDITY
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Capital of Cyprus. : NICOSIA
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Historic battleship. : MAINE
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Armed guards. : ESCORTS
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Having longer service. : SENIOR
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Scarlet ___. : IBIS
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Block (a passage). : OCCLUDE
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Persistent complaints. : NAGGING
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Interjections. : AHEMS
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Is "full of sound and fury." : RANTS
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Direction. : ENE
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Isle of ___. : MAN
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Implore. : BESEECH
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Andean animal. : ALPACA
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Periods of time. : SEASONS
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Constellation, the Arrow. : SAGITTA
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Kitchen receptacles. : CANS
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Sea scenes. : MARINES
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Wearing away. : ERODENT
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Assembled. : MASSED
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Pitchers. : EWERS
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Chili con ___. : CARNE
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Mitigate. : ALLAY
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Linden tree. : TEIL
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Withered. : SERE
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French pronoun. : TOI
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Oklahoma city. : ADA

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

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