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New York Times, Saturday, December 26, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 26, Avg Word Len: 5.69, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 99, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,816

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Across
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Haunted house occupant. : APPARITION
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Jinks' rank: Abbr. : CAPT
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Folk song get-together, Carnegie Hall feature. : HOOTENANNY
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Confederate. : ALLY
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Roast pork's partner. : APPLESAUCE
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Part of a carton. : FLAP
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Annie ___, famed theosophist. : BESANT
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Fairly well pulverized. : SEMIFINE
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Thespian's milieu. : STAGE
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Lessens. : ABATES
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"___ in the sky." : PIE
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Photographic blowup: Abbr. : ENL
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Blackbird. : ANI
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Summer: Fr. : ETE
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Placement of an ad. : INSERTION
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Little fish. : SPRAT
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Lawyers: Abbr. : ATTS
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Stumbling blocks. : SNAGS
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Fruit pastry. : TART
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A colorless alcohol. : NEROL
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How the N. L. race almost ended. : TRIPLETIE
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Wrath. : IRE
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Where officers are trained: Abbr. : OCS
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Never: Ger. : NIE
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Shape of an abalone shell. : EAR
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Sound from the swimming pool. : SPLASH
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Hit and rebound. : CAROM
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June 21–22 or December 21–22. : SOLSTICE
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Garden site, "eastward ___." : INEDEN
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Egyptian goddess. : ISIS
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Thoughtful. : MEDITATIVE
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Beyond: Prefix. : META
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Bendix air events. : PLANERACES
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"___ can you see . . . " : OSAY
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Fence sitters. : STRADDLERS
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Fictional whaler. : AHAB
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Friend of Swift and Gay. : POPE
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Sound effects of roasting chestnuts. : POPS
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Upholder of the heavens. : ATLAS
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Stage direction. : REENTER
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Twinklings. : INSTANTS
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Chinese pagoda. : TAA
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Being employed. : INUSE
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Quondam. : ONCE
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500-mi. river into Baltic: Russian name. : NYEMAN
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Rich silk cloth of Middle Ages. : CAFFA
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Repeat an initial sound, as in poetry. : ALLITERATE
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Hayden, Fels, Adler, etc. : PLANETARIA
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Compositor. : TYPESETTER
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Scarlet bird. : IBIS
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Sparkles. : GLINTS
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Very softly. : PIANISSIMO
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Cuts in. : INTERPOSES
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"Little star" in song. : ESTRELLITA
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Quinsy. : ANGINA
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Within: Prefix. : ESO
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Crew member. : OAR
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Private: British abbr. : PTE
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Lively. : SPIRITED
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Misplaced. : LOST
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Lightweight champion, 1917–24. : LEONARD
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Entertaining simians. : CHIMPS
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Evaluate. : ASSAY
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Fragrant wood. : CEDAR
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Silver or gold. : METAL
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Gaul, Briton, Scot or Welsh. : CELT
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Part of a backgammon game. : DICE
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Eternally. : EVER
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State of: Suffix. : NESS
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___ trice. : INA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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