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New York Times, Tuesday, December 17, 1957

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,094
Across
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Kiss: Archaic. : BUSS
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Sheriff's men. : POSSE
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Fifteen years before Dante's birth. : MCCL
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On the end. : ATIP
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Poppy product. : LATEX
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Wheeling's river. : OHIO
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Italian martyr (1452–98). : SAVONAROLA
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Broz. : TITO
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Fertile plain of Israel. : SHARON
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"Common Sense," for one. : PAMPHLET
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All even. : TIED
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Kind of hand. : HIRED
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Helped out. : ASSISTED
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Fostered; cherished. : NURSED
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Time off. : LEAVE
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Defects of character. : VICES
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Hoad or Hogan. : PRO
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Country road. : LANE
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Suwannee. : RIVER
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Bridge bid. : SLAM
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Sum: Abbr. : AMT
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Yardstick. : RULER
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Groove or furrow. : CHASE
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Daughters of Atlas. : HYADES
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Spread out, as an army. : DEPLOYED
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Beethoven's "___ Solemnis." : MISSA
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Cabbage for salads. : SLAW
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Shabby shacks. : SHANTIES
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Melodic. : ARIOSE
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Get gainfully. : EARN
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Part of the Indian Ocean. : ARABIANSEA
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Lorain's lake. : ERIE
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Actor David. : NIVEN
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Pleased; willing. : GLAD
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Fruit. : PEAR
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Starts a garden. : SEEDS
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What to spend in Callao. : SOLS
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Game fish. : BASS
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State named after Indian tribe. : UTAH
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Hindu god. : SIVA
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Playful. : SPORTIVE
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Pluto, for one. : PLANET
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Sweep. : OAR
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Plug up. : STOP
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Biblical word. : SELAH
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Questioner. : EXAMINER
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Care for carefully. : MOTHER
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Any simple task. : CHILDSPLAY
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Quote. : CITE
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Spoils. : LOOT
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Hubbub. : NOISE
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Part of Germany: Abbr. : PRUS
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Prepare (food) with strong seasoning. : DEVIL
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God of the East. : ALLAH
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Rough. : SEAMY
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Historic flagship. : SANTAMARIA
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Did a jackknife. : DIVED
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Wipe out. : ERASE
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Like the Capitol. : DOMED
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Goddess of agriculture. : CERES
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Slavs. : RUSSIANS
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Garment industry events. : SHOWINGS
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Support. : REST
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Robert Schumann's wife. : CLARA
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Soup to nuts. : DINNER
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Geographic phenomena. : PLAINS
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High retreat. : AERIE
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Percolate. : SEEP
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Rodent. : HARE
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Except. : SAVE
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Where Frogner Park is. : OSLO
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Christmas ___. : SEAL
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Diving bell inventor. : EADS
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Stratum. : BED

Answer summary: 1 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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