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New York Times, Wednesday, December 18, 1957

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,095
Across
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Period on the gridiron. : HALF
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Tulip time. : APRIL
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Suddenly: Colloq. : SLAP
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City N of Kursk. : OREL
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About one-fourth of Asia. : CHINA
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Seaport of Hawaii. : HILO
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Numerical combining form. : OCTO
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Place akin to the valley of decision. : CROSSROADS
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Definitely inferior. : THIRDRATE
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Deck out. : ARRAY
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Anagram of aster. : TARES
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Negative verbal contraction. : CANT
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Votes in favor of. : AYS
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Relative of Sac and Fox. : UTE
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Cyclone. : TWISTER
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Early. : BETIMES
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Kind of poem. : SESTINA
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Its capital is Muscat. : OMAN
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Oriental name. : OMAR
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Place ___, Paris. : VENDOME
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Contend in rivalry. : COMPETE
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Salad herbs. : ENDIVES
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Unfold: Poet. : OPE
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Type of street: Abbr. : TER
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System of belief. : CULT
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Sale, in a Spanish store. : VENTA
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Visionary. : IDEAL
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Rectifiable. : EMENDABLE
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___ than never. : BETTERLATE
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Botch: Colloq. : FLUB
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High: Span. : ALTO
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Prolific writer of juveniles. : ALGER
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Lavish outdoor entertainment. : FETE
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Bring up. : REAR
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Silver threads among the gold. : HAIRS
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River near Dunkirk. : YSER
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Owlish sound. : HOOT
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Monument. : ARCH
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Stet. : LETITSTAND
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Botanist's subject. : FLORA
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Grow together. : ACCRETE
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Expressions. : PHRASES
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Revolt. : RIOT
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Bird food. : INSECTS
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___ Vegas. : LAS
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Infielder. : SHORTSTOP
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Pinocchio, at times. : LIAR
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Actor Robert ___. : ALDA
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Bouquet. : POSY
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Gypsy ladies. : RANIS
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Tom-tom. : DRUM
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Dread. : AWE
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Overhead. : ABOVE
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Imam Ahmed's kingdom. : YEMEN
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Satellite schedules. : TIMETABLES
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Growing out. : ENATE
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More seldom seen. : RARER
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Speedometer needle. : INDICATOR
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Immature seed. : OVULE
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Honey, in pharmacy. : MEL
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Pip's lost love. : ESTELLA
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Green-eyed one. : COVETER
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Jacks or better, at poker. : OPENERS
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Repair. : MEND
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Pulled candy. : TAFFY
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Metal rod shaped for strength. : IBAR
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Opposite of 3 Down. : DELE
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Girl's nickname. : ETTA
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Christmas figures. : MAGI
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Early guitar. : LUTE
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Man's name: Bibl. : EBER
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Cheer. : RAH

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 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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