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New York Times, Wednesday, December 23, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,813
Across
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"Moonlight" and "Waldstein." : SONATAS
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Shield-shaped. : SCUTATE
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Describing fog. : PEASOUP
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"Make me a child again, just for ___!" : TONIGHT
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Open space on a frozen lake. : AIRHOLE
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Withstood the storm. : RODEOUT
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Cunning. : SLY
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Items of gossip. : TIDBITS
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Large antelope. : GNU
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Sleuth. : TEC
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Beginning. : ONSET
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Place. : STEAD
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Small swamp. : BOG
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Dutch specialty. : TULIP
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One-horse sleigh. : PUNG
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African cobra relative. : MAMBA
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Rambler. : ROSE
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Theatre group. : ANTA
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Cornered. : TREED
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Aswan's river. : NILE
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Rod's companion. : REEL
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Ice pinnacle. : SERAC
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City on the Oka. : OREL
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A miss. : ERROR
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Devotee: Colloq. : FAN
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Pieces of music. : DUETS
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Proceed. : GETON
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Narrow ship channel. : GAT
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Inclement. : RAW
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Prepare data for a computer. : PROGRAM
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Matinee time. : TWO
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Ignore the diet. : OVEREAT
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"The ___ Jones." : EMPEROR
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Strip of park in the middle of a street. : TERRACE
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Kafka novel, 1927. : AMERIKA
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Describing titmice, flycatchers, etc. : CRESTED
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Seascapes. : MARINES
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Resorts. : SPAS
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Eye: Fr. : OEIL
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Not a one: Colloq. : NARY
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___ tray. : ASH
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Blew the horn. : TOOTED
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Of a court. : AULIC
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Hurried. : SPED
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Describing a lanky fellow. : STRINGBEAN
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Rails. : COOTS
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Nobel prize novelist, 1928. : UNDSET
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Connection. : TIE
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Eager in anticipation. : AGOG
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Lake in the Alps. : THUN
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Two words from Caesar. : ETTU
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Rebound harmfully. : BOOMERANG
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Filipino. : TAGALOG
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Eventuate. : TURNOUT
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Score in bowling. : SPARE
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Piano man. : TUNER
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Enlist. : ENTER
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Discalced, as certain monks. : BAREFOOTED
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Tours' river. : LOIRE
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Tiny land mass. : ISLET
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Pares. : PEELS
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The Rockies: Abbr. : MTS
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Military asst. : ADC
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A doing again. : REPEAT
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Piano or furnace part. : DAMPER
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Vestige. : TRACE
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After beta. : GAMMA
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Military group: Abbr. : ROTC
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State. : AVER
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Common verb. : WERE
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Paper measure. : REAM
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Set of three: Abbr. : TRIN
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Became alert (to). : WOKE
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Money mentioned in the Domesday Book. : ORAS
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Transportation: Abbr. : RRS
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Son of Gad. : ERI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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