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New York Times, Thursday, February 19, 1959

Author:
A. H. Drummond, Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
A. H. Drummond, Jr. has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,506
Across
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Sheer silk cloth. : CHIFFON
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Timothy and bamboo. : GRASSES
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Type of lettuce. : ROMAINE
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Close agreement. : RAPPORT
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Fashion feature. : EMPIREWAISTLINE
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Milldam. : WEIR
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Impression. : DENT
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Where Shiraz is. : IRAN
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Boscs. : PEARS
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Scotsman's name. : IAN
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Well-know American poet. : MILLAY
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Mays, Mantle and Musial. : ALLSTARS
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In a turmoil. : AROAR
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Track down. : STALK
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Hawaiian garland. : LEI
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Extremely. : VERY
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Consecrate. : BLESS
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Drove a nail slantingly. : TOED
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Part of a business title. : INC
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Family dog: Slang. : POOCH
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Close ___ (narrow escape). : SHAVE
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What the Navy provides. : SEAPOWER
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Took in sail. : REEFED
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Want ___. : ADS
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Signs. : OMENS
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Goulash. : STEW
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Sign on a used car. : ASIS
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The throw of a fishing line. : CAST
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"The Song of Roland" is one of these. : CHANSONSDEGESTE
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___ there. : HEREAND
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Liar. : ANANIAS
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Makes a choice. : SELECTS
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Patron of France. : STDENYS
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College sport. : CREW
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No place like it. : HOME
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Band of Kaffirs. : IMPI
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Requirement of games and sports. : FAIRPLAY
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Balsam. : FIR
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Sometimes in the future. : ONEDAY
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More recent. : NEWER
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Spinach ingredient. : GRIT
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African title. : RAS
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Likely. : APT
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First aider's aid. : SPLINT
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Evening in Paris. : SOIR
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Fräulein's name. : ERNA
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British gun. : STEN
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The ankh, ancient Egyptian symbol of life. : ANSATECROSS
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Sense organ. : EAR
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Troubles. : ILLS
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Inquire. : ASK
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European song thrush. : MAVIS
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Actress Dunne. : IRENE
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City in Spain. : LORCA
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Tie tightly. : LASH
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"Half ___ . . . " : ALOAF
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One of the Canterbury pilgrims. : REEVE
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Sympathized (with). : SIDED
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Blackthorn. : SLOE
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Archers. : BOWS
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On ___ (present). : THESCENE
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Seed container. : POD
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Legislator: Abbr. : SEN
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Enemy of the Cheyenne. : PAWNEE
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Show indignation toward. : RESENT
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King who loved gold. : MIDAS
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Sailing vessels: Abbr. : SCHS
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Poetic pronoun. : THEE
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Title. : EARL
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Conjunctions. : ANDS
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"It's ___ to Tell a Lie." : ASIN
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Tarry. : STAY
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Hardy heroine. : TESS
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Indian. : SAC
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Manitoba's neighbor: Abbr. : ONT
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Wander about idly. : GAD

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

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