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New York Times, Monday, December 16, 1957

37-Down : Desultory.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.53, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,093
Across
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Foundation. : BASIS
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High points. : ACMES
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Withdraw. : SECEDE
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Palms off. : FOISTS
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Have relevance. : PERTAIN
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More meticulous. : FUSSIER
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Against. : ANTI
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Beneficiaries of the golden rule. : OTHERS
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Brother, in Italy. : FRA
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Hill. : TOR
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Scrupulous. : STRICT
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Pianist Templeton. : ALEC
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Coarse linen. : CRASH
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Take place between two points of time. : INTERVENE
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Encumbered. : HAMPERED
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Free of pips. : SEEDED
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Exists. : LIES
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Author of "The Magic Mountain." : MANN
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Loot. : SPOILS
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Traitor. : RENEGADE
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Carton. : CONTAINER
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Uncanny. : WEIRD
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Exclamation of sorrow. : ALAS
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Measures of capacity. : LITRES
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___-ling Soong, wife of Chiang Kai-shek. : MEI
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Odd costume. : RIG
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Blends harmoniously. : FITSIN
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Off key. : FLAT
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The piper's son, for one. : STEALER
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Respects. : ESTEEMS
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Author of "The First Mrs. Fraser." : ERVINE
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Most certain. : SUREST
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Tribes. : SEPTS
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The lindens. : TEILS
Down
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"All's Well That Ends Well" hero. : BERTRAM
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Start of a drama. : ACTI
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Ocean. : SEA
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Goose. : IDIOT
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Guards. : SENTRIES
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Simulate. : AFFECT
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Aspasia. : COURTESAN
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___ America. : MISS
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Type of curve. : ESS
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Held back. : STIFLED
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Italian title. : SENORA
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Unclouded. : SERENE
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Quilt piece. : PATCH
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Sped. : RACED
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Deer. : HIND
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Irish form of Cecilia. : SHEILA
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Exact satisfaction for. : AVENGE
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Rends. : SPLITS
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Begins again. : RENEWS
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Elastic. : RESILIENT
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Superlative for Christmas. : MERRIEST
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Blemishes. : SCARS
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Courteous. : POLITE
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Wild asses. : ONAGERS
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Soaks, as flax. : RETS
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Desultory. : AIMLESS
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"I ___ that I dwelt in marble halls ... " : DREAMT
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Prepares for print. : EDITS
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Crystalline salts. : NITRES
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Follow. : ENSUE
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Saucy. : FLIP
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Sense. : FEEL
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Prayer bead. : AVE
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Three: Prefix. : TRI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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