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New York Times, Friday, December 4, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,794

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Across
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Spots on playing cards. : PIPS
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Insects. : GNATS
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Pudding ingredient. : SAGO
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Oriental maid. : AMAH
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Great author's signature. : EAPOE
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Man's name. : EMIL
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Busy place in December. : DEPARTMENTSTORE
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Mark with pegs. : STAKEOUT
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Begins. : SETSTO
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Business man: Abbr. : MFR
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Nut of a palm tree. : COCO
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Supporting secretly. : BACKOF
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Prevents from scoring. : SHUTSOUT
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Jai ___. : ALAI
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Dwellings. : FLATS
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Early alphabetical agency. : NRA
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Area or zone. : BELT
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Intention. : AIM
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Pierce. : STAB
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Well-known stage name. : YUL
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Recession. : SLUMP
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Cloy. : PALL
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Pennsylvania and Waterloo. : STATIONS
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Slip by. : ELAPSE
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Shapes with an axe. : HEWS
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Constellation of the altar. : ARA
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Money, in France. : ARGENT
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Counting devices. : ABACUSES
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Part of 17 Across. : BARGAINBASEMENT
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___ Ben Adhem. : ABOU
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Extinguish: Slang. : DOUSE
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___ de foie gras. : PATE
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Token. : SIGN
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Chemical compound. : ESTER
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Kind of pudding. : SNOW
Down
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Living quarters, in beatnik jargon. : PADS
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"___ a man with seven wives . . . " : IMET
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Family member. : PAPA
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Literary great: Abbr. : SHAK
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Go away. : GETOFF
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Belgian city. : NAMUR
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Egyptian goddess with hippo body. : APET
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Weight. : TON
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Begins a journey. : SETSOUT
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Fights: Colloq. : SETTOS
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Biblical prophet. : AMOS
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Encircled. : GIRT
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Oily substance. : OLEO
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San ___, Italian seaport. : REMO
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Groups of like-minded people. : SECTS
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Munch. : CHAMP
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___-breath. : BABYS
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Alaskan. : ALEUT
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Lily plant. : CALLA
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Collection: Colloq. : KIT
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Reduces, as by dieting. : SLIMS
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Ready: Colloq. : ONTAP
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Mountains in U. S. S. R. : URALS
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Set aside temporarily. : TABLE
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Roman rural deities. : FAUNS
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Saratoga, for instance. : SPA
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City in Tuscany. : SIENA
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Ocean phenomenon. : LOWTIDE
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Give it ___ (cause something to gain speed): Slang. : THEGUN
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Rubber. : ERASER
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Jabot edging. : LACE
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Demean. : ABASE
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Opposite of "vive." : ABAS
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Famous physicist. : RABI
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Strong drink. : GROG
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Touch upon. : ABUT
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Arbiters: Colloq. : UMPS
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Dramatist O'Casey. : SEAN
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Inner: Prefix. : ENTO
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State of worry. : STEW
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Ordinals or cardinals: Abbr. : NOS

Answer summary: 9 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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