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New York Times, Tuesday, December 1, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,791

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Across
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Land of a Biblical queen. : SHEBA
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Famous Roman consul. : CATO
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Sound of thunder. : CLAP
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Furrowed. : LINED
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Was obligated. : OWED
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Lie at anchor. : RIDE
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Single portion of some food. : ORDER
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Dilatory. : LATE
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Member of the Ivy League. : YALE
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Archipelago from Florida to Venezuela. : WESTINDIES
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Something unique: Slang. : ONER
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Person's handwriting: Colloq. : FIST
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Sweetens. : SUGARS
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Long cloak with hood. : CAPOTE
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Cancel. : ERASE
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Word of agreement. : AMEN
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Yield. : CEDE
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Limbless reptile. : SNAKE
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Raids. : SORTIES
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Advent. : ARRIVAL
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Certain Hindus. : SIKHS
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Spanish room. : SALA
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Structural unit, in biology. : CELL
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Presbyter. : ELDER
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Cups: Fr. : TASSES
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Brown. : COFFEE
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Rotatory device. : REEL
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Heraldic band. : ORLE
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Tiny amplifier. : TRANSISTOR
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Play, often revived. : RAIN
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One of the family. : AUNT
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Mild Dutch cheese. : GOUDA
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Bell's nickname. : ALEC
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Current playwright. : INGE
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Silk voile for curtains. : NINON
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___ majesty. : LESE
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Sly glance. : LEER
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Desolate. : STARK
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Tedious. : SLOW
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Sign on. : HIRE
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Book ___. : ENDS
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Vegetable. : BEET
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Without an anchor. : ADRIFT
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Common things in winter. : COLDS
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Was ready for. : AWAITED
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Mal de ___. : TETE
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Black Sea port. : ODESSA
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The subject of refrigeration. : CRYOGENICS
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Vine. : LIANA
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Austrian psychiatrist. : ADLER
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Equals. : PEERS
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Daughter of 64 Across. : NIECE
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Hammer and sickle. : USSR
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Sinclair Lewis hero. : CASS
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Mine: Fr. : AMOI
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Become lively (with "up"). : PERK
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Undecided: Colloq. : ONTHEFENCE
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Spanish-American coin. : REAL
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In ___ (in existence): Lat. : ESSE
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Greetings. : AVES
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Colewort. : KALE
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Old measures of length. : ELLS
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Capri or Wight. : ISLE
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Deserves: Colloq. : RATES
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Make plans. : ARRANGE
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Item. : DETAIL
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Adjusts evenly. : ALIGNS
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Shade of red. : CORAL
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Vestment. : ORALE
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Passes swiftly. : FLIES
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Turn in. : ENTER
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Ancient written letter. : RUNE
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"Honi ___ . . . " : SOIT
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Bluefin. : TUNA
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Pungency. : ODOR
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Eminence. : RANK

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