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New York Times, Thursday, December 10, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,800
Across
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Marked out a trail. : BLAZED
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Where Gov. Hatfield works. : SALEM
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Utah's symbol. : BEEHIVE
13
Fine Spanish swords. : TOLEDOS
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Poem by Shelley, 1816. : ALASTOR
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Stubborn and stupid. : ASININE
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Author Yutang. : LIN
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With elbow turned outward. : AKIMBO
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School Shelley attended. : ETON
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Lithuanian's relative. : LETT
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"___ is wrought by want of thought ... " : EVIL
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Suffix for certain sciences. : ICS
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Give a wide berth to. : AVOID
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City of ancient Greece. : ELIS
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Give sparingly. : DOLE
30
Autocrat. : DESPOT
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Wound together. : ENTWINED
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Canvas cover, for short. : TARP
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Make progress. : GAIN
37
"Nay" voters. : OPPOSERS
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Angry looks. : GLARES
45
Money in Milan. : LIRE
46
Affirmatives. : YEAS
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Rialto offering. : DRAMA
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Inhabitant of: Suffix. : ITE
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Relative of camera. : SALA
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Duck adept at diving. : SMEW
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Decorative container. : VASE
55
Princess kidnapped by Zeus. : EUROPA
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Lever. : PRY
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Brief, witty verse. : EPIGRAM
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Haughtily aloof: Colloq. : UPSTAGE
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Shine forth. : RADIATE
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Spot remover. : CLEANER
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Dry runs. : TESTS
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Card game. : HEARTS
Down
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Suppose. : BELIEVE
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Sheds. : LEANTOS
3
Cries of surprise. : AHS
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Last Empress of Austria. : ZITA
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Call forth. : EVOKE
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Gather by inference. : DERIVE
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Mediocre. : SOSO
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Arabian name. : ALI
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Smooth, in phonetics. : LENE
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A printing. : EDITION
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Eyeglass. : MONOCLE
12
Song or poem. : BALLAD
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Postponing indefinitely, as a motion. : TABLING
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Became aware of. : SENSED
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About twenty city blocks. : MILE
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Step lightly. : TIPTOE
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"___ I say ... " : DOAS
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Forest animal. : STAG
29
Money in Iraq. : DINARS
31
Playing card. : TREY
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Stormy. : WILD
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Take for granted. : PRESUME
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Dickens' poor-but-honest boy. : OLIVER
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In a flutter. : PITAPAT
39
Act as chairman. : PRESIDE
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River into the Moselle. : SAAR
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Unchecked. : RAMPANT
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Comes forth. : EMERGES
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Finn's friend. : SAWYER
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Droop, as a hat brim. : SLOUCH
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Pippin. : APPLE
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Shield; protection. : EGIS
55
Grub. : EATS
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Voyaging. : ASEA
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Hamster's relative. : RAT
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Black-top. : TAR

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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