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New York Times, Tuesday, February 17, 1959

Author:
Madeline Corse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Madeline Corse has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,504
Across
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Plastic mass. : PASTE
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Proves innocent. : CLEARS
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Fighting weight. : BANTAM
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Introduced as a topic of conversation. : BROACHED
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Aquatic animals. : OTTERS
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Army missile. : REDSTONE
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Zodiac sign. : ARIES
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Artful device. : DODGE
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Small quantity. : DAB
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Nothing, in France. : RIEN
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___ Geneva Doud. : MAMIE
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Bristle. : SETA
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Item in Morse code. : DOT
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West Pointer. : CADET
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Old Scrooge, for one. : MISER
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Flower parts. : STAMENS
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Nine inches. : SPAN
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Look pleasant, please. : SMILE
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Obliterate. : ERASE
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High notes. : ALTS
36
Symbol of Louisiana. : PELICAN
38
Peak in the Presidential Range. : ADAMS
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Indefinite period of time. : HOURS
43
Natural resource. : ORE
44
Son of Jacob. : LEVI
45
Trite and tiresome. : CORNY
46
___ Stanley Gardner. : ERLE
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Refrigerate. : ICE
48
Parallel to. : ALONG
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Lukewarm. : TEPID
50
Member of a monastic order. : CENOBITE
52
Feminine name. : MURIEL
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Etches. : ENGRAVES
54
Songlike. : ARIOSE
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Puzzling problem. : TEASER
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Concerning. : ANENT
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Patrick Henry, John Hancock, etc. : PATRIOTS
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U. S. carrier. : ANTIETAM
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Dutch painter (1626–79). : STEEN
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Viscid products. : TARS
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Printers' measures. : EMS
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Important items on TV screens. : CREDITS
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U. N. spokesman. : LODGE
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Leisure. : EASE
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A doing. : ACT
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___ scholars. : RHODES
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Legislative body, 98 members. : SENATE
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The stage. : BOARDS
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Grass having large drooping spikelets. : BROME
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Exclude. : DEBAR
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Fathers. : DADS
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Impressionist painter. : MANET
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Where Moses received the Law. : SINAI
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Cubicles. : CELLS
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Earthy deposits. : MARLS
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Well-known winter resort. : MIAMI
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Staring. : PEERY
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U. S. jet plane. : SCORPION
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First. : EARLIEST
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Large and fancy marble. : SHOOTER
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Box sleigh. : PUNG
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Cleopatra's ___. : NEEDLE
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Girl who met the Mock Turtle. : ALICE
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Proper. : DECENT
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Exact satisfaction for. : AVENGE
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Village near Verdun. : ORNES
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British soldier and empire builder. : CLIVE
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Uncanny. : EERIE
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Arabian garments : ABAS
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Curve. : TURN
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___ et labora (pray and work): Lat. : ORA
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Animal cry. : MAA

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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