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New York Times, Wednesday, December 16, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,806

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Across
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Trochee or dactyl. : FOOT
5
Speak pompously. : SPOUT
10
A saying. : SAW
13
Cape Hatteras structure. : LIGHTHOUSE
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Food fish. : SOLE
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Fixed quantities. : ALLOWANCES
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Petruchio's wife's nickname. : KATE
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River of Wales and England. : WYE
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Move by small degrees. : INCH
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Camera stand. : TRIPOD
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Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
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Glance at quickly. : SCAN
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Springy: Colloq. : BOUNCY
27
Vassar's president. : BLANDING
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Meal. : LUNCH
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Not new and experimental. : CLASSICAL
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Apiece. : EACH
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Type of chisel. : GOUGE
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___ mecum (go with me): Lat. : VADE
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Words in a certain grammatical case. : ABLATIVES
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Decrescendo: Mus. abbr. : DIMIN
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Youngster: Colloq. : TEENAGER
40
Photography workers. : TONERS
41
Flat receptacle. : TRAY
42
Liberal political party: Abbr. : PROG
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Parliamentary proposal. : MOTION
46
Hold up in use. : WEAR
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Projection on a wheel. : CAM
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Shortly. : ANON
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Was in no hurry. : TOOKITEASY
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Slip ___ (make an error). : ACOG
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Systematic schemes about life. : IDEOLOGIES
56
Brothers. : MEN
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Sets of circumstances. : CASES
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Small biting fly. : GNAT
Down
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What a "bug" is. : FLAW
2
Smoothly subservient. : OILY
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Make eyes (at). : OGLE
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However, for short. : THO
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Temporary building. : SHANTY
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___ de Leon. : PONCE
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Cry of pain. : OUCH
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Function. : USE
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Legal proceeding to establish precedent. : TESTCASE
10
Castile. : SOAP
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Tenor violin. : ALTO
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Tobacco: Colloq. : WEED
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Sudden, quick jerk. : TWITCH
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Water sport. : SKINDIVING
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Hanks of twine. : RANS
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Delightful. : ENCHANTING
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Forms into dross. : SLAGS
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Animal's cry. : BLEAT
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Jamaica cobnut tree. : OUABE
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Relative. : UNCLE
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More cerulean. : BLUER
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What "veni" means. : ICAME
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Lowest point. : NADIR
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Narrow valleys. : GLENS
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Brood of birds. : COVEY
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Cyclopean. : GIGANTIC
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Tropical food. : TARO
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___-door. : DOORTO
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Follows after. : TRAILS
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Tea. : PEKOE
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Colloquial term of address. : MAAM
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As soon as. : ONCE
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Reddish wood of East Indian tree. : TOON
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Troubles. : WOES
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Fratricide. : CAIN
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On the deep. : ASEA
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Librarian's category: Abbr. : MYST
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Harem room. : ODA
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Size of coal. : EGG

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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