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New York Times, Saturday, February 15, 1958

66-Across : Men of wisdom.

Author:
J. F. Kelly
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
J. F. Kelly has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,154
Across
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Sound of a satellite. : BEEPING
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Points in the moon's orbit. : APSIDES
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Wooded Eden. : ARCADIA
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Nonworking class. : LEISURE
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Garner. : COLLECT
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Guard at a railroad crossing. : GATEMAN
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Poem: Span. : ODA
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The original Robinson Crusoe. : SELKIRK
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Law degrees. : BLS
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Coiffure appurtenances. : NETS
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Second largest of the British Isles. : IRELAND
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Member of the Majlis. : IRANI
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Winner of Rose Bowl game, 1957. : IOWA
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Formations of streaked markings. : VEININGS
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Lord Tennyson. : ALFRED
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Gaudy. : ORNATE
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Firecracker. : PETARD
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Deserts. : WASTES
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Foresees: Rare. : PREVISES
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Commotion. : STIR
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Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. : AERIE
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Coward. : DASTARD
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Incarnation of Vishnu. : RAMA
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Ever: Poet. : AYE
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Words. : PHRASES
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Month: Abbr. : NOV
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Exterminate. : ROOTOUT
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Kriss ___. : KRINGLE
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Roll on casters. : TRUNDLE
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Narrow-minded. : INSULAR
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Medium-sized sofas. : SETTEES
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Men of wisdom. : NESTORS
Down
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Food used in an expression. : BACON
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Wear away. : ERODE
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Brilliance. : ECLAT
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Accomplice: Colloq. : PAL
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Roman date. : IDES
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Subtle. : NICE
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Inventor of the machine gun. : GATLING
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Stage Englishman. : ALGIE
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The finest example of anything. : PEARL
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Alaskan port. : SITKA
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Honshu bay. : ISE
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Uncomplimentary epithet for the girls. : DUMBDORAS
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Of a time period. : ERAL
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Martin and Morton: Abbr. : SENS
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Malay dagger. : KRIS
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Singer, conductor, movie actor. : SINATRA
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More stylish: Slang. : NIFTIER
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Liturgy. : RITE
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Once: Dial. : ANES
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Common verbal contraction. : WERE
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Supplements. : ADDS
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Declares earnestly. : VOWS
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Part of the conjugation of "esse." : ERAT
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One way to wear a reversible. : INSIDEOUT
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Mimic. : APER
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___ Strauss, popularizer of blue jeans. : LEVI
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Brazilian state. : PARA
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Professional football player for Washington. : REDSKIN
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Staffordshire pottery. : SPODE
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The Northlands. : THULE
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___, Scientia, Veritas: motto of U. of Michigan. : ARTES
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Prefix used with American, Egyptian, French, etc. : ANGLO
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Having power to grind. : MOLAR
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Testifies. : AVERS
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Companion of sciences. : ARTS
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Of ___ (formerly). : YORE
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Lough in Ireland. : ERNE
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Sibilant sound. : SISS
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Explosive. : TNT
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Litchi. : NUT

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

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