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New York Times, Monday, February 16, 1959

8-Down : One-celled animals.

Author:
Edward Canstein
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,503
Across
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"Double, double ___ and trouble." : TOIL
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Peal of thunder. : CLAP
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___ Culp Hobby. : OVETA
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Go forward with difficulty. : WADE
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Part of a refrain. : LALA
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Juliet's betrothed. : PARIS
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Great Barrier Reef of N. Z. : OTEA
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The tentmaker. : OMAR
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Preliminary rounds of races. : HEATS
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Sir John Gielgud's specialty. : SHAKESPEARE
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Gunny cloth. : TAT
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Tennis points. : ACES
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Woolen cloths for overcoats. : MELTONS
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Vivacious. : BRIGHT
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Calumniate. : BELIE
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Son of Montague. : ROMEO
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Member of the fashionable set. : SOCIALITE
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The "pretty worm of Nilus." : ASP
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One not easily excited. : STOIC
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Trouble. : AIL
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Daughter to Brabantio. : DESDEMONA
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Bakery product. : BAGEL
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City NE of Venice. : UDINE
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"The Comedy of ___." : ERRORS
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Easily broken. : FRAGILE
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Religious teacher of Islam. : ALIM
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Prefix in aviation terms. : AER
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Perplexing. : BEWILDERING
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Altogether. : INALL
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General's helper. : AIDE
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Tropical tree. : EBOE
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Dip in color again. : REDYE
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"The fiend that ___ like truth." : LIES
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"___ teeth ... " : SANS
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Brings forth young, as lambs. : YEANS
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Ravelings. : LINT
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Gait. : TROT
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Numbers. : TWOS
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"A good mouth-filling ___." : OATH
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Fancy. : IDEA
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An escaping. : LEAKAGE
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Storage place for family skeletons. : CLOSET
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"New ___ for old." : LAMPS
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Wings: Anat. : ALAE
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One-celled animals. : PARAMECIA
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A victim of Hamlet. : OPHELIA
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___ victis (woe to the conquered): Lat. : VAE
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Muse. : ERATO
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Giant deity. : TITAN
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Helpers: Abbr. : ASSTS
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"I would applaud thee to the very ___ ... " : ECHO
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Object of historic interest. : RELIC
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___ Aviv. : TEL
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Small nail. : BRAD
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A "___ by any other name ... " : ROSE
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Urchins. : IMPS
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Kentucky name. : BOONE
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Sobriquet of a General. : STONEWALL
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Emilia's spouse. : IAGO
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Rank of seats. : TIER
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Old cloth measures. : ELLS
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Look with favor. : SMILE
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Excavated. : DUG
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Food. : EDIBLES
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Cheese. : BRIE
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Support on a chair. : ARMREST
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Goneril's status. : ELDEST
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Cobweb or Peaseblossom. : FAIRY
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French girl's name. : RENEE
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Plowed land: Span. : ARADA
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Priscilla Mullens' married name. : ALDEN
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Four. : IIII
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Shaped steel beam. : IBAR
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Double negative. : NONO
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Exploit. : GEST
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Waterfall: Scot. : LYN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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