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New York Times, Saturday, February 19, 1966

59-Across : Quality of some housewives.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 94, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,034
Across
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Stubborn people. : DIEHARDS
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Start of a Kipling title. : JUSTSO
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Unreliable. : INSECURE
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Belgian seaport. : OSTEND
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2,000 pounds. : SHORTTON
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Reconciled to the deprivation (of anything). : WEANED
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Hemingway's nickname. : PAPA
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Overflows. : SPILLS
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Flat cap. : TAM
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Elected: Fr. : ELU
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Oriental sauces. : SOYS
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Became alert (to). : WOKE
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Minus. : LESS
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Sir ___ of 33 Across. : BORS
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Footwear, old style. : SHOON
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Infective agent. : VIRUS
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Seed pod of a vine. : PEANUT
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Legendary home of a king. : CAMELOT
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Young fishes. : SAMLETS
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Islets. : ATOLLS
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Sum of money given as a prize. : PURSE
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Places of commerce. : MARTS
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Part of Canada: Abbr. : ALBA
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Mast. : SPAR
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Robert ___. : ELEE
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Friend. : CHUM
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Past. : AGO
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Indo-Chinese. : LAO
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Drudged. : SLAVED
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Songbird. : WREN
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Ask solemnly for. : INVOKE
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Metaphor for strictness. : IRONHAND
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Term in music. : STEREO
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Consented. : AGREEDTO
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Set. : HARDEN
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Quality of some housewives. : NEATNESS
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Cause to vanish. : DISPEL
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Breathe. : INHALE
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Village on the Hudson. : ESOPUS
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Cow-eyed goddess. : HERA
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Feat. : ACT
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Grooves. : RUTS
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Discontinues. : DROPSOUT
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Collegians. : SENIORS
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Facial features. : JOWLS
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Operates. : USES
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Railroad abbreviation. : STA
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Betting odds. : TENTOONE
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Take French leave. : SNEAKOUT
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Scraps. : ODDMENTS
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River of France and Belgium. : LYS
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Finbacks. : WHALES
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Willowy. : SVELTE
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Commercial abbreviation. : BROS
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Certain schools: Abbr. : SEMS
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Maladies. : ILLS
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Kind of rubber. : PARA
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Obstinate, like a certain animal. : CAMELISH
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Legendary maiden who lost a footrace. : ATALANTA
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In addition. : MOREOVER
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Sink. : SUBMERGE
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Rainy. : PLUVIAN
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Exclamation of surprise. : AHA
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March. : PARADE
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Emissaries. : AGENTS
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Musical compositions. : RONDOS
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Athenian general, circa 400 B.C. : CLEON
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Snow runner: Var. : SKEE
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Dickens character. : DORA
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Interrogative. : WHEN
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Fort in California. : ORD
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Trap. : NET

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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