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New York Times, Wednesday, February 13, 1957

Author:
Helen K. Whitman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,787
Across
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Haydn, or Hemingway. : PAPA
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Alcorn's predecessor. : HALL
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Western lake. : TAHOE
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Egyptian deity with body of a hippopotamus. : APET
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Molding. : OGEE
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___ garde. : AVANT
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Existing in fact. : REAL
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Saul Bellow character. : AUGIEMARCH
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Famed dance team of the 1920's. : ASTAIRES
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Indian corn. : MAIZE
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Is inattentive. : NODS
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Organ for breathing. : GILL
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Family that founded an Institute in Brooklyn. : PRATTS
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Navigator's guide. : POLESTAR
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Capital of Bulgaria. : SOFIA
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Certain Army and Navy officers. : AIDES
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___ diet. : ONA
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Like a Pindaric poem. : ODIC
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One of the De Milles. : AGNES
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Lean. : LANK
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Ventilate. : AIR
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Mountains of N. C. and Tenn. : SMOKY
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Famous "Count" of jazz. : BASIE
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Gym shoes. : SNEAKERS
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More lenient. : SOFTER
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Lively celebration. : GALA
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Wild pig. : BOAR
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Cremona violin. : AMATI
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Great lady of the theatre. : FONTANNE
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Versatile performer on TV. : STEVEALLEN
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Highest point. : NOON
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Baffling question. : POSER
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Attraction. : LURE
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Newspaper statistic: Abbr. : CIRC
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Accumulate. : AMASS
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Finest. : BEST
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Abounding in certain trees. : ELMY
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Brazilian seaport, also called Belem. : PARA
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Barbary ___. : APES
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Type of fuel. : PEAT
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___ City. : ATLANTIC
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Supplies stored away. : HOARDS
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Chills. : AGUES
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Centipede's specialty. : LEGS
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Floral wreath. : LEI
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Hot dish. : TAMALES
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Benefits. : AVAILS
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Mountain range in Germany. : HARZ
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Whenever. : ONCE
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Archaic verb ending. : ETH
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Namesakes of Rousseau hero. : EMILES
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Jot. : IOTA
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Founder of "Lady's Book," 1830. : GODEY
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Anatomical term for muscle. : PSOAS
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Sculptor of "Le Baiser." : RODIN
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Burning. : AFIRE
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Fox hunters' coats. : PINKS
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Breakfast staple. : TOAST
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Maxwellton girl. : ANNIE
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Cleaner-up of leaves. : RAKER
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Market place. : AGORA
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Becky Sharp's friend. : AMELIA
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Vive ___! : LAFRANCE
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Hockey players. : SKATERS
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Launch. : BOAT
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Century plants. : AGAVES
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Rupert Brooke's "The Soldier." : SONNET
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Certain South Africans. : BOERS
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Disney film, "Our Friend the ___." : ATOM
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City in Arizona. : MESA
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Pipe. : FLUE
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Knot of wool. : NOIL
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Standard. : NORM
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Reference book: Abbr. : ENCY
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Palm Springs. : SPA
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D. A.'s degree. : LLB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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