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New York Times, Wednesday, December 2, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { C J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,792
Across
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Lowers in rank. : DEMOTES
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Sharpens. : STROPS
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"What's ___?" : INANAME
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Proportionately. : PRORATA
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Moon goddess. : ARTEMIS
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True to fact. : LITERAL
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La ___, Bolivia. : PAZ
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Item in photography. : PLATE
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Seasonal visitor. : SANTA
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Id's companion. : EGO
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Edit. : EMEND
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Pronghorn. : DEER
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Attempt again. : RETRY
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Furnish. : ENDOW
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Legal degree. : LLM
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Quiverful of arrows. : SHEAF
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In a striking manner. : NOTABLY
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Blooms in general. : FLOWERAGE
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Antietam, Vicksburg, etc. : BATTLES
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Shallots' cousins. : LEEKS
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Ruglike cushion. : MAT
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Cut ___ (have a showy appearance). : ADASH
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Flood, in Britain. : SPATE
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Macaws. : ARAS
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Grani, for one. : STEED
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Dress: Colloq. : TOG
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Dynamo. : MOTOR
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Spartan serf. : HELOT
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Capek play. : RUR
59
Component of dye. : ANILINE
61
Ancient Semite. : MOABITE
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Group of students. : SEMINAR
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Apparatus. : ENGINES
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Roosevelt and others. : TEDDYS
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Canopies. : TESTERS
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Nursery item. : DIAPER
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Infuriates. : ENRAGES
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Passover fare. : MATZOTH
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The same. : ONE
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Pack down. : TAMP
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Rousseau romance. : EMILE
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East Indian plant. : SESAME
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Brilliance. : SPLENDOR
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Thrice: Comb. form. : TRI
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Spoils. : ROTS
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Nymph. : OREAD
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Irish nationalist leader. : PARNELL
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August. : STATELY
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Hue and cry. : ALARM
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Where Reelfoot Lake is. : TENNESSEE
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Of a dowry. : DOTAL
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Robbed: Poet. : REFT
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Crimean city. : YALTA
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Emolument. : WAGES
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Sheep pens. : FOLDS
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Modern sound effect. : BEEP
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Seasons by exposure to the air. : WEATHERS
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Scott, for example. : BARONET
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"Stick to one thing ___." : ATATIME
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Lake of Ellen's Isle. : KATRINE
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More courageous. : STOUTER
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Family members. : MAMAS
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Football player's gear. : HELMET
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Way out. : EGRESS
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Unanimous. : SOLID
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Fictional Devonshire outlaw. : DOONE
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Marmalade ingredient. : RIND
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Decorative strokes in writing. : TAGS
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A denial. : NAY
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Part of a bridle. : BIT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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