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New York Times, Tuesday, December 31, 1957

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,108
Across
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Closes. : SHUTSUP
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Site of the Hale telescope. : PALOMAR
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Barbecue locale. : TERRACE
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Promote. : ELEVATE
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Redstone, in Alabama. : ARSENAL
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France's patron. : STDENIS
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Dialectic form of "be not." : BEANT
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Counterfeit. : FAKE
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Paying strictest attention. : RAPT
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Bird sound. : CAW
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Where Innsbruck is. : TYROL
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Term referring to the speed of sound. : MACH
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Many a time. : OFT
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Orchestrated. : SCORED
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High note. : ELA
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Dampish. : MOIST
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Poetic muse. : ERATO
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Former Berlin phenomenon. : AIRLIFT
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City on the Schuylkill. : READING
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Permitted. : LEGAL
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Beau. : SWAIN
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Hammett's Spade. : SAM
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Faulkner family. : SNOPES
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Scottish county. : AYR
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Butte's cousin. : MESA
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Yankee territory. : BRONX
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Over: Prefix. : EPI
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Moslem Moro chief. : DATO
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Famous theatrical family. : FOYS
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Comedian Ole. : OLSEN
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Son of Aaron. : ELEAZAR
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"Perils" girl. : PAULINE
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Highest point on earth. : EVEREST
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One of the Quints. : ANNETTE
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The voters' wish. : MANDATE
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Hart. : REDDEER
Down
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Try: Colloq. : STAB
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Hither. : HERE
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Heavenly bear. : URSA
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Deep furrow. : TRENCH
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Last week's visitor. : SANTA
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Genus of fiddler crabs. : UCA
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Lucre. : PELF
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Annoying: Colloq. : PESKY
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Varies. : ALTERS
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Conducted. : LED
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World War II Operation. : OVERLORD
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"Give a ___ horse he can ride . . . " : MANA
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On the end. : ATIP
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Sit quietly. : REST
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Lawyers: Abbr. : ATTS
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Woven threads. : WOOF
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Any vast expanse. : OCEAN
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Part of the American Plan. : MEALS
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Outsider. : ALIEN
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What a hold holds. : CARGO
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Is suitable. : FITS
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Set up. : RAISE
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Stoves in the lab. : ETNAS
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Body of doctrine. : DOGMA
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Runner. : MILER
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Food carrier. : TRAY
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Work surface akin to a table. : LAPBOARD
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Island republic. : EIRE
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Like a bee's cell. : WAXY
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Not ___ (take it easy!). : SOFAST
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Moved around confusedly. : MILLED
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North, south of the border. : NORTE
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Basic monetary unit. : POUND
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Think. : DEEM
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Edison's middle name. : ALVA
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Cardinal suffix. : TEEN
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Fence verbally. : SPAR
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Locale. : SITE
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Heraldic term. : ENTE
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At no time: Poetic : NEER
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One of the Cyclades Islands. : ZEA
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Chemical suffix. : ANE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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