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New York Times, Tuesday, February 12, 1957

30-Across : Engendering ennui.

Author:
Ben Graham
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { H J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has supersymmetry.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,786
Across
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Blocked the flow. : DAMMED
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Describing corduroy. : RIBBED
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Hoodwink. : DECEIVE
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A First Lady. : ELEANOR
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Boxed. : ENCASED
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Swindler's routine. : CONGAME
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Dwarf. : STUNT
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City on trade route to Siberia. : UFA
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Resign. : DEMIT
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Unhurried. : EASY
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Not enough. : SCANT
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Siberian river. : LENA
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Road map abbreviation. : RTE
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Loud-voiced herald in Trojan War. : STENTOR
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Fifty-two. : LII
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Engendering ennui. : TEDIOUS
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Eisenhower's adviser on disarmament. : STASSEN
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Kind of job. : ODD
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Card. : ACE
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City in southern Spain. : GRANADA
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Prepared, as a pipe mixture. : BLENDED
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Resister of authority: Colloq. : REB
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Old-time movies. : SERIALS
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Noun suffix. : INE
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Among. : AMID
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Song. : DITTY
51
Thessalian mountain. : OSSA
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City on the Caribbean. : COLON
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Burro. : ASS
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Philippine Island group. : TAPUL
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___ anon (once in a while). : EVERAND
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Step. : MEASURE
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Eisenhower's birthplace. : DENISON
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An umpire, for example. : ARBITER
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Decipher. : DECODE
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Controversial Middle-Easterner. : NASSER
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Having a toothed margin, as a leaf. : DENTATE
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Found at fault. : ACCUSED
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Labor chief. : MEANY
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Film. : MIST
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Poetic time. : EVE
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Infers. : DEDUCES
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Withdraws statements. : RECANTS
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Labor group. : ILO
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South ___. : BEND
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Bakery item. : BAGEL
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Glosses. : ENAMELS
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Pastor. : DOMINIE
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Setting for 51 Down. : DESERT
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Pay a fee for future services. : RETAIN
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Zealot. : FAN
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Adorned with knobs. : STUDDED
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Without exception. : TOTALLY
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Beverages. : SODAS
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Swift currents of water. : RACES
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Electrically charged atom. : ION
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Coin of Honshu. : SEN
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Decorated. : GRACED
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Took off. : REMOVED
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Eisenhower's home town. : ABILENE
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Daughter of Minos. : ARIADNE
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Mantle, at times. : BATSMAN
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Quarrel. : DISPUTE
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Guarantor. : ENSURER
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Business man. : DEALER
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Pronoun. : ITS
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Greek dialect. : DORIC
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Isolated verdure. : OASIS
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Publius Ovidius ___. : NASO
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Checks: Colloq. : TABS
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Make a slip. : NOD
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Paleozoic, for example. : ERA

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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