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New York Times, Wednesday, December 11, 1957

61-Across : Graceful woman.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,088
Across
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Hoofbeat. : CLOP
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At the place: Lat. : ILLA
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Assigns roles. : CASTS
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___-my-thumb. : HOPO
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Christmas card word. : NOEL
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Be fractious: Colloq. : ACTUP
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November college. : ELECTORAL
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The free Orient. : SEATO
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Army members. : RANKANDFILE
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Stickum. : GOO
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Roll-call call. : HERE
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Mr. and Mrs. ___ Hunter, in "Pickwick Papers." : LEO
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Worker in bondage. : SERF
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Kipling poem. : BOOTS
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Bluestocking. : PEDANT
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Word on a penny. : UNUM
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Have dinner. : EAT
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Without strength. : FEEBLY
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Give forth loudly. : RESOUND
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Trappings. : REGALIA
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Thirty: Fr. : TRENTE
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Mongrel. : CUR
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Gloom: Poet. : MURK
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City on the Delaware. : EASTON
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Kilmer poem. : TREES
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June 6, 1944. : DDAY
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Convertible. : CAR
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Hunt bargains. : SHOP
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Capek wrote it. : RUR
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Relative of a "goose egg." : HORSECOLLAR
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Miss Doolittle. : ELIZA
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Conqueror of Asia. : TAMERLANE
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Brumal precipitation. : SLEET
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Opposed: Dial. : AGIN
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Heating device. : ETNA
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Graceful woman. : SYLPH
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Plexus. : RETE
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Stalk of tall grass. : REED
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Dear: Fr. : CHER
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Girl in a popular song. : LOLA
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Symbol of hospitality. : OPENHOUSE
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Cash. : POCKETMONEY
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Hole ___. : INONE
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Person of power and authority. : LORD
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Brochure. : LEAFLET
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Associated. : ALLIED
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State of affairs. : CASE
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Single point. : ACE
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Platform. : STAGE
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Mentor. : TUTOR
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Hoax: Slang. : SPOOF
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Seamen. : TARS
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Type of shoe. : LOAFER
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Overwhelming power, as used in politics. : STEAMROLLER
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Actor Lancaster. : BURT
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Unicum: Colloq. : ONER
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Dull sound made by a footstep. : PAD
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Refusal: Abbr. : NEG
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Rumanian composer. : ENESCO
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Restaurant dish. : BLUEPLATE
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Italian money. : LIRE
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Tibetan oxen. : YAKS
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Actress Hagen. : UTA
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Streak of good luck. : RUN
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Flowers for milady. : CORSAGE
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Kind of sauce. : TARTAR
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One of the missiles. : THOR
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Deck. : DRESS
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Sluggishly. : DULLY
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Prospero's servant. : ARIEL
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Panorama. : SCENE
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"What ___ God wrought!" : HATH
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Discharge. : EMIT
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Name of many queens. : ANNE
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Peruse. : READ
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Dirigible: Colloq. : ZEP

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

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