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New York Times, Monday, November 2, 1959

68-Across : "For want of ___ the horse was lost."

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,762
Across
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Disturbance. : STORM
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Transplanted shoot. : GRAFT
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Clawed foot. : PAW
14
House on a height. : AERIE
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English truck. : LORRY
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Continent: Abbr. : AFR
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Riotous tumult. : PANDEMONIUM
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Never: Ger. : NIE
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Pestiferous insect: Colloq. : SKEETER
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Predecessors of paper cups. : DIPPERS
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Fabric. : SATIN
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Object of criticism, ridicule, etc. : TARGET
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Pharmaceutical soap. : SAPO
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High: Fr. : HAUT
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Napoleon's marshal. : NEY
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Emotional shock. : TRAUMA
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Word in a divorce decree. : NISI
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Category in baseball statistics. : RBI
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Temporarily in possession. : RENTING
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Organization for religious work. : MISSION
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Predecessor of Sun. : SAT
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Wrinkle. : SEAM
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Bulls' or bears' concern. : STOCKS
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Yellow Hawaiian birds. : OOS
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Lithuanian. : BALT
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Helper: Abbr. : ASST
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Fragrant gumlike compound: Comb. form. : CAMPHO
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Weather aircraft. : BLIMP
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Roil. : AGITATE
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Poetic garlands. : ANADEMS
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Hebrew letter. : MEM
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Inclusive of a hemisphere. : PANAMERICAN
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One: Fr. : UNE
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Heath plant. : ERICA
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"For want of ___ the horse was lost." : ASHOE
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Bond and Wall: Abbr. : STS
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Certain works of art. : NUDES
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Demonstrative pronoun. : THOSE
Down
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Weakens. : SAPS
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Timber tree. : TEAK
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Department of France. : ORNE
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Weathers the 1 Across. : RIDESOUT
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"Gin a body ___ body ... " : MEETA
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Sic transit ___ mundi. : GLORIA
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Man's nickname. : RON
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Uninteresting. : ARID
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Date. : FRUIT
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Percussion instrumentalist. : TYMPANIST
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Eulogies. : PANEGYRICS
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Ardent. : AFIRE
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Take by force. : WREST
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Marsh gas. : METHANE
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Common prefix. : PRE
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Cistercian, for example. : NUN
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Liners: Abbr. : STRS
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Location. : AREA
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Christmas entertainments, in England. : PANTOMIMES
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Dickens character. : TIM
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Warped. : MISSHAPEN
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Famous chapel. : SISTINE
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Notabler editor and family. : BOKS
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Of the current month: Abbr. : INST
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Chatter. : GAB
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Household accessory. : SOAPDISH
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Subject of Mercutio's famous speech. : MAB
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Choose. : OPT
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Vicuñas' relatives. : LLAMAS
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Modern French author. : CAMUS
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Road (highwayman). : AGENT
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City of Hokkaido. : OTARU
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Corday's victim. : MARAT
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Arthurian patient wife. : ENID
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Soft repetition, in music. : ECHO
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Peacocks, in Kipling tales. : MAOS
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Koko's weapon. : SNEE
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King's topper. : ACE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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