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New York Times, Monday, December 21, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,811
Across
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Largest Irish county. : CORK
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Broke into gales of laughter. : SCREAMED
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Italian city. : PADUA
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Veteran actor. : PAULMUNI
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Massachusetts city. : MALDEN
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Believers in a primitive religion. : ANIMISTS
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South African plant. : ALOE
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Mortises and ___. : TENONS
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Edge. : LIP
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___ Porsena of Clusium. : LARS
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Metallic sound. : PING
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Fence material. : WIRE
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Mine passage. : ADIT
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Overlook. : MISS
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Large, domesticated animal. : CAMEL
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Scottish verb. : GIE
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___ number indicating subsonic or supersonic speed. : MACH
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Crony. : PAL
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Rejoins. : ANSWERS
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Feature of Oregon. : FORESTS
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Pen's pal. : INK
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Canasta play. : MELD
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Traffic regulator. : COP
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Not enough. : SCANT
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Canadian province: Abbr. : SASK
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Brake part. : SHOE
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Carousal. : ORGY
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Nudism, for example. : CULT
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Bulrush. : TULE
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Famous general. : LEE
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Outcast. : PARIAH
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Resting. : ABED
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American President. : VANBUREN
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Young eels. : ELVERS
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Gauge. : ESTIMATE
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Evil glances. : LEERS
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Says over. : RESTATES
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Derrick pole. : MAST
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Dieter's concern. : CALORIES
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Most curious. : ODDEST
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___ de la Paix. : RUE
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German thinker. : KANT
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___ America. : SPANISH
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Church laws. : CANONS
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Lamenting. : RUING
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Hardwoods. : ELMS
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Bon ___. : AMI
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Adherent of Islam. : MUSLIM
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Undivided. : ENTIRE
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Cause to vanish. : DISPEL
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TV Western hero. : PALADIN
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Grape. : MALAGA
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Great books. : EPICS
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Corduroy ridge. : WALE
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Distinction. : MARK
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Joker. : CARD
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Noun-forming suffix. : MENT
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American President. : POLK
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Flavored in a certain way. : WINY
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Saint's day, in Italy. : FESTA
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Famous Austrian. : SCHUBERT
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Artisans in bookbinding. : TOOLERS
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Goes hurry-scurry. : SPEEDS
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Flemish city. : MALINES
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Puzzle addict. : SOLVER
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Fold. : CREASE
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Emissaries. : AGENTS
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La ___, the C.I.D. of France. : SURETE
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Wooden strips for making barrels. : STAVES
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Weight unit. : CARAT
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Cougar. : PUMA
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Place of control. : HELM
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Small tool. : BIT
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Farm area. : LEA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 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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