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New York Times, Friday, February 1, 1957

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 91, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,775
Across
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One easily frightened. : ALARMIST
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Melee. : FRACAS
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In multiple ways. : VARIABLY
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Auction is one. : RESALE
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Acceptance of a plan. : ADOPTION
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Moving parts or mechanism. : ACTION
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Actor Ayres. : LEW
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Town near Padua. : ESTE
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Originated a phrase. : COINED
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Mars. : ARES
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Tumult. : STIR
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A big wheel. : FERRIS
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Communication service. : MAIL
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Prepare. : GET
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Learned Moslem council. : ULEMA
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Game. : POLO
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Unchanged. : SAME
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Any puppet country. : SATELLITENATION
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Oklahoma city. : ENID
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Paragraph. : ITEM
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Second: Comb. form. : DEUTO
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Well-known initials. : DDE
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Oriental "mascara." : KOHL
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Pursuit plane. : CHASER
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Describing a certain woods. : PINY
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Passenger on the Ark. : SHEM
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Plays the uke. : STRUMS
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Damage mark. : SCAR
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Verbal contraction. : ILL
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Part of a steering gear. : TIEROD
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Having no troubles. : CAREFREE
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Presidential candidate of 1884. : BLAINE
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What people think. : OPINIONS
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Type of talk. : SERMON
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Sections of cities, à la London. : WESTENDS
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Of grandparents. : AVAL
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Bail. : LADE
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In a rank. : AROW
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Catskill sleeper. : RIP
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Fabric. : MATERIAL
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Birds of Egypt. : IBISES
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Deer tracks. : SLOTS
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Newcastle's river. : TYNE
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Small part. : FRACTION
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Gun kick. : RECOIL
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Up and about. : ASTIR
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Name symbolic of trouble. : CAIN
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Medicinal plant. : ALOE
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Start on an errand. : SEND
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Not defenseless. : ARMED
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Capital of Oregon. : SALEM
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Melted. : FUSED
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Relative of the gemsbok. : ELAND
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Fasten again. : RETIE
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Tourist stopover. : MOTEL
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Julius Caesar's first name. : GAIUS
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Overact. : EMOTE
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Purport. : TENOR
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Full of meat or meaning. : PITHY
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Power: Colloq. : STEAM
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Cubs' home. : LIONSDEN
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Follower or supporter. : ADHERENT
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Loose outer garment. : KIMONO
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Wife of Hephaestus, or Vulcan. : CHARIS
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Jewish holiday. : PURIM
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Picture of land or sea. : SCAPE
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Theological degrees. : STBS
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Counter, in a game. : TILE
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Rise high. : REAR
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Barge. : SCOW
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Shipment to Pittsburgh. : IRON
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Furnish. : LEND
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Minus. : LESS
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For shame! : FIE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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