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New York Times, Monday, November 4, 1957

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,051
Across
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Ballad. : SONG
5
Setting of the Jungfrau. : ALPS
9
Top heavyweight's title. : CHAMP
14
Musical composition. : TRIO
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Dramatist Connelly. : MARC
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Barrier against flood. : LEVEE
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Character in "Othello." : IAGO
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A field: Lat. : AGER
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Plaza de toros. : ARENA
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Absconded. : FLED
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Trickery. : HOCUSPOCUS
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Graceful plants. : FERNS
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First grade study. : ABCS
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Capital of Maine. : AUGUSTA
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Affront. : SNUB
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Government job. : POSTMASTER
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Manner of speaking. : TONE
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"When we were ___ of kids." : ACOUPLE
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Country of the Balkans. : ALBANIA
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Activity. : STIR
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Home of Lucia. : LAMMERMOOR
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Bargain event. : SALE
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Popular dance of the 1920's. : ONESTEP
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Curtain holders. : RODS
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Linger. : DELAY
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Raw fiber of a plant. : COTTONWOOL
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Native of Odense. : DANE
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Spring time. : APRIL
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Hautboy. : OBOE
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Slavic girl's name. : OLGA
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Shrimp boat equipment. : SEINE
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Fictional dog. : NANA
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Rubber trees. : ULES
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Indian money. : ANNAS
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Deadfall. : TRAP
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Turnover. : TART
Down
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Awkward. : STIFF
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Papal collar. : ORALE
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Great river of Africa. : NIGER
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Geniality. : GOODNATURE
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Oriental nurse. : AMAH
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Lake, in Spain. : LAGO
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Pour into molds before placing. : PRECAST
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Certain squads of players. : SCRUBTEAMS
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Applauds. : CLAPS
10
Character in "Much Ado." : HERO
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With: Fr. : AVEC
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Bill of fare. : MENU
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Truck farm product. : PEAS
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Autumnal shade. : SCARLET
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Drain pit. : SUMP
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Narrow binding of rich material. : GALLOON
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Phrase meaning customary practice. : USEANDWONT
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Extinguished by energetic action. : STAMPEDOUT
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Definitely not! : NONO
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Fresh-water mussel. : UNIO
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Smoky, for one. : BEAR
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Sleight of hand. : PASS
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Eight: Prefix. : OCTA
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Cultivated land. : SOIL
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Reared. : BRED
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Weather map normal pressure line. : MESOBAR
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Characters. : ROLES
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___ Rookh, Thomas Moore's heroine. : LALLA
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Wrath. : ANGER
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Leaven. : YEAST
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___ Grande, Arizona. : CASA
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Unobstructed. : OPEN
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One of triplets. : TRIN
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Girl's name, shortened. : TINA
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Mrs. Charles Chaplin. : OONA
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Spring. : LEAP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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