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New York Times, Tuesday, December 22, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J W X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,812
Across
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A brief witty writing. : SQUIB
6
Sinclair Lewis hero. : CASS
10
Gudrun's husband. : ATLI
14
Teacher. : TUTOR
15
Olive tree genus. : OLEA
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Booted. : SHOD
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A looking back. : RETROSPECT
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Mesdames: Span. abbr. : SRAS
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Common verb. : ARE
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Rubber trees. : ULES
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The Knave of Hearts, for one. : THIEF
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Substance produced by heat, in chemistry. : PYROGEN
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A long time: Colloq. : SIEGE
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Archaic form of "your." : THY
28
Very large. : GIGANTIC
31
Photograph. : SHOOT
34
Auxiliary verb expressing duty. : OUGHT
35
In song, she's sweet. : IDA
36
Profit by. : TAKEADVANTAGEOF
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Fuel. : OIL
40
People of South Africa. : BOERS
41
TV entertainer. : BERLE
42
Squads. : PLATOONS
44
___ matter of fact. : ASA
45
Class periods. : HOURS
46
Hymn tunes. : CHORALS
50
Sulks. : POUTS
51
Heath. : MOOR
52
Him: Fr. : LUI
53
Mining pit. : SUMP
54
Very dark color. : IVORYBLACK
57
Wings on seeds: Bot. : ALAE
58
Speak imperfectly. : LISP
59
Weird. : EERIE
60
"Numbered," in the writing on the wall. : MENE
61
Not so much. : LESS
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Coats with hoarfrost. : RIMES
Down
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Flexible band. : STRAP
2
Ask about. : QUERY
3
Make a statement. : UTTER
4
Noun suffix. : IOR
5
Caused to happen. : BROUGHTABOUT
6
Short for shade of blue. : COPEN
7
Quaffs. : ALES
8
Short for a time unit. : SEC
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Remained firm: Colloq. : SATTIGHT
10
Appoint to a post. : ASSIGN
11
Describing a fancy wedding cake. : THREETIER
12
Lounge about. : LOAF
13
Relatives of egos. : IDS
18
Weaver's reed. : SLEY
23
Part of a refrigerating machine. : HEATABSORBER
25
Siouan Indian. : OTOE
26
Portents. : SIGNS
28
Indian plants cultivated in U.S. for forage. : GUARS
29
Someone greatly admired. : IDOL
30
Eating place. : CAFE
31
End. : STOP
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Greet. : HAIL
33
Dweller on the Cimmaron. : OKLAHOMAN
34
Dry kilns. : OVENS
37
Threshold. : DOORSILL
38
Household stuff. : GEAR
43
Remedy for a bald spot. : TOUPEE
44
Mariner's hail. : AHOY
46
Army subdivision. : CORPS
47
Clock feature. : ALARM
48
Heroine in Dickens tale. : LUCIE
49
Ruffian in Dickens tale. : SIKES
50
Whimper. : PULE
51
Small green plant. : MOSS
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Space-traveling monkey. : SAM
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Compete. : VIE
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Floral neckwear. : LEI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 4 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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