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New York Times, Saturday, February 14, 1959

Author:
Edward Canstein
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,501
Across
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Joyous or gay. : HOLIDAY
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Fraction of a year. : MONTH
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Surplus, as of goods. : OVERAGE
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Restrain by fear. : OVERAWE
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Denies. : NEGATES
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Minty medicinal beverage. : SAGETEA
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Pencil attachment. : ERASER
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Festival. : GALA
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Where Springfield is: Abbr. : ILL
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Put in readiness. : SET
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Wild. : SAVAGE
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Warehouse floor. : LOFT
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New Mexican resort. : TAOS
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Definite moment. : TIME
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A tithe. : TENTH
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Defame. : TRADUCE
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Worthless. : TRASHY
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Ponderous volume. : TOME
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Cousin to duck or goose. : SWAN
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Unfortunate situations in bowling. : SPLITS
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Intensifies. : DEEPENS
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Threefold. : TRINE
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Senior man in a group. : DEAN
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Country dance. : REEL
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Arena for competition. : RING
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Valentine symbols. : HEARTS
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Girl's nickname. : BEA
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And so forth. : ETC
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A voting. : POLL
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Violinist Menuhin. : YEHUDI
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Follower of Thomas Aquinas. : THOMIST
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Pilferer. : STEALER
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Pianolike instrument. : CELESTA
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Ungraceful. : AWKWARD
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Reddish brown. : HENNA
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Have and hold. : POSSESS
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___ Abe. : HONEST
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Take too many helpings. : OVEREAT
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Bequeather. : LEGATOR
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Cleopatra's main. : IRAS
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Calendar entries. : DATES
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Blue or white garden flowers. : AGERATUMS
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"___, my darling daughter." : YES
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A million times: Comb. form. : MEGA
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Crude mineral. : ORE
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United ___. : NATIONS
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Important February date. : TWELFTH
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Sound. : HEALTHY
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Siouan Indian. : OSAGE
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"This ___ of tears." : VALE
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Hunter's objective. : GAME
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In the place of. : VICE
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More slender. : LEANER
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Glutting. : SATING
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Snare. : TRAP
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Be foolishly fond (with "on"). : DOTE
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What Washington was in 1754. : TWENTYTWO
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Scorch. : SEAR
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Seventh inning phenomenon. : STRETCH
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Medieval "I pray thee." : PRITHEE
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Capital of Nebraska. : LINCOLN
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Contend. : DEAL
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Large celestial groups. : NEBULAE
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Farm machines. : SEEDERS
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Land formed at mouth of a river. : DELTA
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Scottish land owners. : LAIRDS
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Party giver. : HOST
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Tries to acquire. : SEEKS
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City of a famous tower. : PISA
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Hesitates in speaking. : HAWS
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___ of good will. : MEN
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Tree juice. : SAP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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