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New York Times, Monday, November 16, 1959

17-Across : Tackle, as an opponent.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 87, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,776
Across
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Finally. : ATLAST
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Glove. : MITT
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Abbreviation on street signs. : AVE
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Property in land. : REALTY
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Needle case. : ETUI
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Member of the flock. : RAM
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Tackle, as an opponent. : TAKEON
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Lugubrious expression: Colloq. : LONGFACE
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Misjudged. : ERRED
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Of a barren expanse. : SAHARAN
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Designating the color of some dogs. : RUSTYRED
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Street in London (with "The"). : STRAND
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Pennsylvania city. : ERIE
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Islands of France. : ILES
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Turns in a certain direction. : WESTS
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Melville's "Billy ___." : BUDD
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Liquid condiment. : VINEGAR
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Compass point. : SSE
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Dug for ore again. : REMINED
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Posed. : SAT
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Beneficiary of Open Door policy. : FAREAST
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College keeper of records: Abbr. : REGR
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Source of heat. : STEAM
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Wood strip. : SLAT
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Reverberate. : ECHO
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Be utterly ruined. : PERISH
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Whip-tailed flat fish. : STINGRAY
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___ words (that is to say). : INOTHER
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Habituate: Var. : ENURE
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Rodents' hideouts. : RATHOLES
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___ Green. : GRETNA
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Here: Fr. : ICI
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Baltic port. : RIGA
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Watering place in Belgium. : OSTEND
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Sleuth. : TEC
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Busybodyish. : NOSY
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Headlands. : NESSES
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Study course. : ART
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Mild beverage. : TEA
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Site for a summer camp. : LAKESIDE
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Put on guard. : ALERTED
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Newsman's neverending quest. : STORY
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Waterway in England. : TYNERIVER
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Honey, in pharmacy. : MEL
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Family of a Japanese statesman. : ITOS
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Food fishes. : TUNAS
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Penny pincher. : TIGHTWAD
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Brazilian macaws. : ARARAS
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Unoccupied. : VACANT
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Corrects. : EMENDS
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Journeyer. : FARER
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Frees from caustic substances. : DELIMES
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Men in gray: Colloq. : REBS
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Extinct wild ox. : URUS
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Disavowals. : DENIALS
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Apprehended by touch, taste, etc. : SENSATE
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Making progress. : GETTINGON
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Shophar. : RAMSHORN
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Hides away. : SECRETES
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Eastern title. : AGHA
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City on the Hudson. : TROY
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Belief. : FAITH
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Rues the day. : REGRETS
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Life principle. : SPIRIT
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Card holding. : TENACE
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Amatory. : EROTIC
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The sun: Comb. form. : HELIO
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Attend upon. : NURSE
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Certain soldiers: Abbr. : REGS
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Repeat. : SAY
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Compass point. : NNE
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Public notices: Colloq. : ADS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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