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New York Times, Friday, December 13, 1957

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,090

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Across
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Dog of fiction. : ASTA
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Martyr to science. : LAIKA
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Chinese dog. : CHOW
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Small mollusk. : SLUG
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Bearded, as grain. : AWNED
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Where the heart is. : HOME
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___-cake. : PATA
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Spiritual food. : MANNA
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The 433d asteroid. : EROS
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Things out of this world. : SPUTNIKS
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Baby carriage. : GOCART
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Sharpen. : HONE
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Dilemmas: Colloq. : PICKLES
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Lizard. : IGUANA
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Civil War admiral. : FOOTE
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Correlative. : NOR
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Kind of vote. : STRAW
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Ulysses' dog. : ARGUS
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A pair. : DYAD
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Fished for morays. : EELED
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Positive. : SURE
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Massachusetts city. : SALEM
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Was concerned. : CARED
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Farming: Abbr. : AGR
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Days gone by. : PASTS
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Black Sea region. : CRIMEA
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Canine Army unit in World War II and Korea. : K9CORPS
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Tennis ace. : HOAD
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"My kingdom for ___!" : AHORSE
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Sinister three-headed dog of myth. : CERBERUS
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Twelve inches. : FOOT
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Portuguese city. : EVORA
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Of this or that kind. : SUCH
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German girl's name. : ILSE
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Result of a chip shot. : DIVOT
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___ Fjord. : OSLO
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Study. : READ
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Picture or spectacle. : SCENE
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Exploit. : FEAT
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Ophidians. : ASPS
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Throw carelessly. : SLAP
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Ballet skirt. : TUTU
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Author Christie. : AGATHA
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Separate into thin sheets. : LAMINATE
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Alert. : AWAKE
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Road stops. : INNS
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Range of knowledge. : KEN
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Type of dance. : ADAGIO
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The Nixons' pet. : CHECKERS
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Having to do with a time span. : HORAL
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Rory ___, Irish patriot. : OMORE
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Goes toward the setting sun. : WESTS
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French denials. : NONS
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Eight: Comb. form. : OCTA
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Capacity to act. : POWER
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Certain voters: Abbr. : INDS
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Spanish artist. : GOYA
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River into the Caspian. : URAL
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Namesakes of a famous Scottie. : FALAS
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Churchmen: Abbr. : RECTS
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Pacific outpost. : GUAM
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Exhort. : URGE
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Fluids used as antitoxins. : SERA
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Banished. : DEPORTED
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Trim. : DECORATE
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Planet. : MARS
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Dull. : DRAB
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Conveys swiftly. : SPEEDS
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___ March. : IDESOF
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South African Bantu. : KAFIR
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Descriptive of a short golf links. : 9HOLE
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River in Georgia. : COOSA
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Everglades bird. : HERON
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Small bay. : COVE
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Artifice. : RUSE
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Western campus. : UCLA
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Marksman. : SHOT
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Seixas of tennis. : VIC

Answer summary: 3 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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