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New York Times, Thursday, November 12, 1959

15-Across : Indifferent.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.47, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,772
Across
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Custom. : HABIT
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Defects. : FLAWS
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Eagerness for. : DESIRE
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Ranged in file. : ALIGNED
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April 17, 1960. : EASTER
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Indifferent. : LUKEWARM
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Dry, as champagne. : BRUT
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Did a farm chore. : MILKED
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A cultivator. : HOE
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Pulled apart. : TORE
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College girl. : COED
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Trophy cup: Span. : COPA
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Like iron. : FERREOUS
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Chemical element. : BORON
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Won't. : SHANT
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Foreign service officer. : CONSUL
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Metal pins for kitchen use. : SKEWERS
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Restless. : FIDGETY
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Enter. : COMEIN
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Change somewhat. : ALTER
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Different in nature. : ALIEN
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Act possum. : PLAYDEAD
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Most recent. : LAST
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Conversation. : TALK
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Covered walk of Greek origin. : STOA
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Being: Lat. : ENS
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Diversifies. : VARIES
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Ticket piece. : STUB
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Easily persuaded. : SUASIBLE
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Condiment much used in Italy. : TAMARA
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Increased three times. : TRIPLED
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Answers the purpose. : AVAILS
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Affirmatives. : YESES
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TV raconteur. : BENNY
Down
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Be informed. : HEAROF
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Make certain. : ASSURE
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Noel Coward musical. : BITTERSWEET
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Wrath. : IRE
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Name. : TERM
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Harpoon barbs. : FLUKES
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Regarded favorably. : LIKED
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Mellowed. : AGED
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Compass point. : WNW
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Bony-plated fish. : SEAHORSE
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Liability. : DEBT
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With enthusiasm: Slang. : ALLOUT
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Withdraw. : DROPOUT
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Poorly. : MEANLY
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Church images. : ICONS
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House member. : CONGRESSMAN
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German name of German river. : RHEIN
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Acquire by labor. : EARN
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Presaged. : BODED
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Municipality. : CITY
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Dieter's monitor. : SCALES
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Source of soft drink ingredient. : KOLANUT
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Secret agent. : EMISSARY
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Loose chiplike piece. : FLAKE
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Kindred. : ALLIED
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Talks: Fr. : PARLES
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Reach by effort. : ATTAIN
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Sullenly. : DOURLY
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Console ___. : TABLE
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Down with: Fr. : ABAS
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Celebrities: Slang. : VIPS
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Pierce. : STAB
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She: Ger. : SIE
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Hail! : AVE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later.

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