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New York Times, Wednesday, February 18, 1959

6-Down : Musteline mammal.

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,505
Across
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Rate of activity. : TEMPO
6
Chase away. : SHOO
10
From a distance. : AFAR
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Reserved. : ALOOF
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Notch made by a saw. : KERF
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Harbor entrance: Span. : BOCA
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Collide with, nautically. : RUNAFOULOF
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Wound the feelings. : HURT
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Dutch commune. : EDE
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Female deer. : HIND
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Baking-powder biscuits. : SCONES
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Unexpected check. : SETBACK
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Combination of tones. : CHORD
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Business of Lloyd's: Abbr. : INS
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What beggars must not be. : CHOOSERS
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Kind of beet. : CHARD
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Great disorder. : CHAOS
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___ Lopez chess opening. : RUY
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Grasp. : HOLD
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Speak in favor of: Colloq. : BOOST
38
Colonist of 1681. : PENN
39
Sharp tool. : AWL
40
College town in Arizona. : TEMPE
41
Stir. : BUDGE
42
Hybrid flowers. : TEAROSES
44
Part of a countdown. : TEN
45
City near ruins of Carthage. : TUNIS
46
Wild goose of Europe. : GREYLAG
50
Highest point. : APOGEE
52
River into the Moselle. : SAAR
53
Continent: Abbr. : EUR
54
Sounded. : RANG
55
Initiative: Colloq. : GETUPANDGO
58
Walt Disney characters. : MICE
59
Vingt-___. : ETUN
60
Ethiopian sovereign. : NEGUS
61
Double-runner. : SLED
62
Obligation. : DEBT
63
Persons with 55 Across. : DOERS
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Vetches. : TARES
2
Escape the notice of. : ELUDE
3
French impressionist. : MONET
4
Genus of meadow grasses. : POA
5
Impromptu. : OFFHAND
6
Musteline mammal. : SKUNK
7
Supported. : HELD
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Mountain: Comb. form. : ORO
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Branch. : OFFSHOOT
10
Execrates. : ABHORS
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Filled with water and sank. : FOUNDERED
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Bay near Mt. Carmel. : ACRE
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Destructive nuisances. : RATS
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Chemical suffixes. : OICS
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Bird sounds. : COOS
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Lapwing or waxwing. : BIRD
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Follow. : CHASE
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Entree. : CHOPS
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Wheel spoke. : RUNG
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Auld lang ___. : SYNE
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Converse. : CHAT
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British general at Brandywine. : HOWE
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Suddenly. : ALLATONCE
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___ off (happens). : COMES
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Descriptive of Vicksburg, 1863. : BESIEGED
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Insignificant. : PUNY
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Color quality. : TONE
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Not all ___ skittles (not all play). : BEERAND
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Sturdy. : RUGGED
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Hazard on the golf course. : TRAP
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Haggard. : GAUNT
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Projecting surface. : LEDGE
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Foretell. : AUGUR
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Twelve dozen. : GROSS
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Side ___. : ARMS
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Bucket. : PAIL
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Type of pen nib. : STUB
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Summer: Fr. : ETE
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The latest: Comb. form. : NEO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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