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New York Times, Monday, December 23, 1957

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,100
Across
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Mill dam. : WEIR
5
Rail bird. : SORA
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Poetic sadness. : DOLOR
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City in India. : AGRA
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Sacred image. : IKON
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Uneven. : EROSE
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Took to one's heels. : FLED
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Ration of British seamen. : GROG
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Island of the Azores. : FAYAL
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Subject of international importance. : DISARMAMENT
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___ Khan. : AGA
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Inlet. : RIA
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Guido's note. : ELA
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Holly. : ILEX
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Russet pear. : BOSC
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Region of Spain. : ARAGON
31
The infantry. : MARCHERS
33
Carried to a conclusion. : PUSHED
37
Moving at random. : VAGRANT
38
Pie filling. : CUSTARD
39
Pincers: Var. : PLYERS
40
Office party refreshments. : MARTINIS
41
Wizard of industry. : EDISON
43
Contents of one basket. : EGGS
44
Full extent. : SPAN
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Fuel. : GAS
48
Syllable of refrain. : TRA
49
45 inches. : ELL
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Exciting curiosity. : INTERESTING
55
"The Man Without a Country." : NOLAN
57
Verve. : ELAN
58
African seaport. : ORAN
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Bird popular in Monaco. : STORK
60
Sailor's saint. : ELMO
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Pro ___. : RATA
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Park in Colorado. : ESTES
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___ miss. : NEAR
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Winter blanket. : SNOW
Down
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Egyptian political group. : WAFD
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He: Ital. : EGLI
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Makes choleric. : IRES
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Scientific protection against attack. : RADARSCREEN
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Greek letter. : SIGMA
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Gumbo. : OKRA
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Lodgers. : ROOMERS
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Novelist Thirkell. : ANGELA
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Skillful. : DEFT
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___ pro nobis. : ORA
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Faithful. : LOYAL
12
Indian or river. : OSAGE
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Good advice for holiday-makers. : RELAX
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Coeur de Lion. : RICHARD
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City in India. : NAGPUR
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Rabble rousers. : INSTIGATORS
27
Semitic sun god. : BAAL
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Revel. : ORGY
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Sculpture, for instance. : ART
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Orders to move. : OUSTERS
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Mickey Mantle's honor: Abbr. : MVP
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Recent Annapolis graduate. : ENSIGN
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Suspend. : HANG
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Greek goddess. : ERIS
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Orthodontist's degree. : DDS
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Preserve. : CAN
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Wine or river. : MOSELLE
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Fabric. : SATEEN
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Perception. : SENSE
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Story structures. : PLOTS
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Apportion. : ALLOT
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General meaning. : TENOR
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Art goods. : INKS
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Mythical hero of the Hindus. : RAMA
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Neighbor of Afghanistan. : IRAN
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Subject of Paris conference. : NATO
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What rodents do. : GNAW
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Continue to be. : ARE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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