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New York Times, Tuesday, February 10, 1959

47-Across : Men of letters.

Author:
Walt Clark
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Walt Clark has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,497
Across
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Baste. : TACK
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Nimbus. : HALO
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Idolatrous. : PAGAN
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Jai ___. : ALAI
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___ my word! (really!). : UPON
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List of candidates. : SLATE
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Day of Carnival. : MARDIGRAS
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Permit. : ALLOW
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War theatre initials. : ETO
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Rail___ (put through in haste). : ROADED
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Dolomites. : ALPS
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Perry Mason's Girl Friday. : DELLA
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Everlasting: Archaic. : ETERNE
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Person to whom a check is made over. : ENDORSEE
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Greek letter. : RHO
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Helper: Abbr. : ASST
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Naval office: Abbr. : ENS
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Courtyards. : PATIOS
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Potent political group. : MACHINE
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Hat feathers. : OSPREYS
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Day ___. : OFREST
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Links place. : TEE
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Fictional terrier. : ASTA
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___ of Marmara. : SEA
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Men of letters. : LITERATI
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Fabulous bird of Egypt: Var. : PHENIX
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Seraph. : ANGEL
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___ sure. : TOBE
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Dinner course. : ENTREE
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Day before a feast. : EVE
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Have ___ to pick. : ABONE
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Oklahoma's floral symbol. : MISTLETOE
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Live as a vagrant: Slang. : MOOCH
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Edison's middle name. : ALVA
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Channel island. : SARK
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Lap dogs: Colloq. : PEKES
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Fiber clusters. : NEPS
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Depots: Abbr. : STAS
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Softened, as color. : TAMED
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Winged. : ALATE
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Deposed king of Rumania. : CAROL
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Leather. : KID
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French poet, dramatist, novelist, 1802-85. : HUGO
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Harbor of Guam. : APRA
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Stevedores. : LOADERS
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Sudden attacks. : ONSETS
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Old Testament book: Abbr. : PSA
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Part of E. A. P. : ALLAN
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Parts of theatres. : GALLERIES
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Sleep like ___. : ATOP
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Front-page headlines. : NEWS
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Persia. : IRAN
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Of the briny depths. : DEEPSEA
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River of oblivion. : LETHE
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Gather a harvest. : REAP
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Ivory: Anat. : DENTINE
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Pronoun. : ONE
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Gen. Vandenberg. : HOYT
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Mountain in Thessaly. : OSSA
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Biblical shepherd-prophet. : AMOS
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Trustworthy. : SAFE
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Actor's album. : SCRAPBOOK
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Retinue. : TRAIN
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___ of Man. : ISLE
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Poetic "over." : OER
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Formed by weaving. : TEXTILE
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Metal worker. : TINMAN
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Chinese money. : TAEL
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Consequently. : HENCE
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Ascertain. : GETAT
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City in Portugal. : EVORA
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Culinary herbs. : LEEKS
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Pound down. : TAMP
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Mitch Miller's instrument. : OBOE
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Useful French phrase, abbreviated. : RSVP
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Greek letters. : ETAS
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Interrogative sounds. : EHS
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Feminine suffix. : ESS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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