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New York Times, Thursday, December 31, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J P W X Z }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,821
Across
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System. : METHOD
7
Part of the U. S. (with "the"). : COAST
12
Inspire. : INHALE
13
Deliverers. : SAVIORS
15
Old Greek measures for running tracks. : STADIA
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Tennis stroke. : OVERHAND
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Aircraft attachment. : FIN
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Conservative. : OLDLINE
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Very much. : FAR
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Annoys. : IRKS
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Ice cream ___. : SODAS
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Dessert. : CAKE
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Irascible. : TESTY
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A translation: Abbr. : VER
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Works of a Spanish surrealist. : DALIS
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The peanut. : GOOBER
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Smithies. : FORGES
33
Worker in the oil fields. : DRILLER
35
Important part of a school. : LIBRARY
36
Cancel. : REVOKE
37
Storeroom. : CELLAR
38
Routes: Abbr. : ITINS
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Stringed instrument: Abbr. : VLA
40
Malicious burning. : ARSON
43
Wines: Fr. : VINS
44
Go as far as. : REACH
46
Water: Comb. form. : AQUO
47
Energy unit. : ERG
48
The range within hearing. : EARSHOT
50
Military monogram. : USM
51
Pro football team. : REDSKINS
53
Diva Tebaldi. : RENATA
55
Consider probable. : DARESAY
56
Withered. : SEARED
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Swiss specialty. : YODEL
58
Remains of a fire. : EMBERS
Down
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Square peg in a round hole. : MISFIT
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Unimpaired. : ENTIRE
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Subject of joint resolution of Congress, 1941. : THANKSGIVINGDAY
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Was compelled (to). : HAD
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Hodgepodge. : OLIO
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Has to do (with). : DEALS
7
De luxe food. : CAVIAR
8
Hot-air chambers. : OVENS
9
Yorkshire river. : AIRE
10
Soothing command to a horse. : SOH
11
View from the National Gallery. : TRAFALGARSQUARE
13
Metal joiner. : SOLDER
14
More sinuous. : SNAKIER
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Stylish. : DRESSY
20
Gov. Boggs' capital. : DOVER
23
Grass rootstocks. : STOLONS
25
Center of Italian marble industry. : CARRARA
27
Cake ingredients. : YOLKS
29
Old Spanish coin. : DOBLA
31
Apis mellifera. : BEE
32
Thread: Fr. : FIL
33
Golf club. : DRIVER
34
Secluded. : RETIRED
35
Percolate. : LEACH
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Superior: Slang. : CLASSY
39
Springlike. : VERNAL
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An ejection: Law. : OUSTER
42
Rovers. : NOMADS
44
Muster. : RAISE
45
Bayard or Bucephalus. : HORSE
48
Supplemented scantily (with "out"). : EKED
49
Abound. : TEEM
52
Theatre sign. : SRO
54
Snatch: Colloq. : NAB

Answer summary: 7 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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