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New York Times, Wednesday, November 25, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,785
Across
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Part of a harrow. : DISK
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Banking term: Abbr. : ACPT
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Excessive: Colloq. : STEEP
14
Lake port, Pa. : ERIE
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A place to rest. : LAIR
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Shout to the hounds, in hunting. : HOLLA
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Total of paid admissions. : GATE
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Independent. : FREE
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Reddish brown. : UMBER
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Over. : ATOP
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Chippendale chair. : RIBBONBACK
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Sound reasoning. : SENSE
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Formal social dances. : BALLS
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Distorted, as a story or report. : GARBLED
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State of affairs. : CASE
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Become shabby: Colloq. : GOTOSEED
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Obtained unlawfully. : STOLEN
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Perform. : ACHIEVE
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Letter carrier. : MAILMAN
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___ dame (stately lady). : GRANDE
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Youthful escapades. : WILDOATS
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Buzzed, as the ears. : SANG
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Cooking pan. : ROASTER
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Be of use. : SERVE
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Fragment. : SCRAP
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Originally, they were missile throwers. : GRENADIERS
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Olympian lady. : HERA
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Important French sculptor. : RODIN
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Butter substitute. : OLEO
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Top performers. : ACES
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Identical. : ALIKE
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Character in "Quo Vadis?" : NERO
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Rapid musical passages. : RUNS
61
Apparatus for measuring. : METER
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Printing direction. : STET
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Metal plate. : TRAY
Down
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Contemporary of 55 Across. : DEGAS
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Angry. : IRATE
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Squelch. : SITON
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Continues. : KEEPSGOING
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Man's name: Abbr. : ALFR
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An Indian of the Antilles. : CARIBBEE
7
Of different colors. : PIEBALD
8
High-pitched tone. : TREBLE
9
Keeps away from. : SHUNS
10
Pyramid's purpose. : TOMB
11
Island off Tuscany. : ELBA
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Power source: Abbr. : ELEC
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Recreation ground. : PARK
22
Bill Bobstay, for one. : OLDSALT
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Quieted. : EASED
27
Honored. : REVERED
28
Painter's aid. : COLORCHART
29
Nourishing: Lat. : ALMA
30
Armchair. : SEAT
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River into the Danube. : ENNS
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Prevents speech. : GAGS
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Gumbo: Var. : OCRA
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Particle in a comparison. : THAN
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Flows or surges. : TIDES
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Fifty-first psalm in the Vulgate. : MISERERE
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Ripple. : WAVELET
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___ Hound, the Dog Star. : ORIONS
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Sounder. : SANER
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Appear again. : RECUR
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Ring. : ARENA
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Part of Paris. : PASSY
49
Unit of eight. : GRAM
50
A part assumed. : ROLE
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Revise mss. : EDIT
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Winged goddess. : NIKE
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Imperfect combustion result. : SOOT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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