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New York Times, Tuesday, November 3, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,763
Across
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Not best-dressed woman. : FRUMP
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Seaweed product. : AGAR
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___ War. : MANO
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Michigan city E. of Grand Rapids. : IONIA
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Ban. : TABU
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Bath's river. : AVON
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Ancient weapon. : SLING
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Common past participle. : BEEN
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Garment. : ROBE
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Narrow escapes: Colloq. : CLOSECALLS
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Oven. : KILN
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Recess in a wall line, as for a window. : BAY
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Tended the garden. : WEEDED
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Hot, dry desert wind. : SIMOOM
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Wealthy Scotsman. : LAIRD
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Improve morally. : EDIFY
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Election predictors. : POLLSTERS
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Reduce sail. : REEF
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Made known. : AIRED
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Matinee ___. : IDOL
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Grotesque. : FANTASTIC
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Be propitious. : SMILE
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Orders, old style. : HESTS
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Ate sparingly. : DIETED
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___ of influence. : SPHERE
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Springy dance. : JIG
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Nonclerical. : LAIC
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Phrase indicating a last chance. : NOWORNEVER
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Famous last words. : ETTU
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Flimsy. : THIN
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Few: Comb. form. : OLIGO
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Nonsense! : POOF
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A: Ger. : EINE
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Batting flies, in fielding practice. : FUNGO
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Sward. : TURF
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Solves. : DOES
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Container. : FLASK
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Royal treasury of olden times. : FISC
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Brioche. : ROLL
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River mussel. : UNIO
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Clergymen: Abbr. : MINS
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Type of haircut. : PAGEBOY
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Cornered. : ATBAY
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See 30 Across. : GAEL
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Dutch navigator Tasman. : ABEL
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Exists without control. : RUNSWILD
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Waited. : MARKEDTIME
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Escape. : AVOID
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Stately. : NOBLE
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Vertical. : ONEND
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Projection on a wheel. : CAM
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Hesitations of speech. : ERS
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Underling. : SERF
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Mental picture. : IDEA
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Manner. : MIEN
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Extemporaneously: Slang. : OFFTHECUFF
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Asiatic lemur. : LORIS
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Actor Guinness. : ALEC
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Former P. M. of England. : PITT
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Go over copy. : EDIT
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Part. : ROLE
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Toboggan. : SLED
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Complied. : ASSENTED
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Prefix in aviation terms. : AER
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Cease communicating. : SIGNOFF
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Board member: Abbr. : DIR
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Lay dormant. : SLEPT
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French dress designer. : PATOU
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___ miss. : HITOR
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American naval hero. : JONES
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State of the Union. : OHIO
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Fermented drink. : WINE
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Jewish month. : ELUL
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Writer Delmar. : VINA
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Grocery item. : EGGS
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Black bird. : ROOK

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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