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New York Times, Monday, February 2, 1959

Author:
Herbert Lyle
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,489
Across
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Cheeses. : EDAMS
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Symbolic image of Egypt. : SCARAB
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Chef's specialties. : OMELETS
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Former Vice President. : WALLACE
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Silas Marner's village. : RAVELOE
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Red Sea region, now part of Ethiopia. : ERITREA
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Blackbird. : ANI
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___ boat. : TORPEDO
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Of that object. : ITS
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Kit Carson's town. : TAOS
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Yorkshire metropolis. : LEEDS
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Coup d'___. : ETAT
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Small cases. : ETUIS
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Denial. : NAY
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Insects. : GNATS
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Properties. : ESTATES
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English writer and dramatist. : MILNE
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Sightseeing trip. : TOUR
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South Pacific island. : BALI
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Nottingham's river. : TRENT
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Colorful soldiers of Algeria. : ZOUAVES
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Task. : CHORE
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Whiff. : FAN
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Mystical Bible word. : SELAH
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Fireplace ledges. : HOBS
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Decreases. : WANES
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Russian river. : NEVA
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Exist. : ARE
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Court of the Pope. : HOLYSEE
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Highway sign. : GAS
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Thespian family. : FERRERS
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Participant. : ENTRANT
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Esculent. : EATABLE
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Canadian port of entry. : TORONTO
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Did housework. : DUSTED
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Torn places. : RENTS
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Come forth. : EMANATE
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Not straightforward. : DEVIOUS
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Beverage. : ALE
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Blend. : MELT
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Kind of pigeon. : STOOL
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Chalcedonies. : SARDS
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Muse of history. : CLIO
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High note. : ALT
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New Brunswick's river. : RARITAN
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Synthetic fiber. : ACETATE
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Quadrupeds. : BEASTS
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Speak pompously. : ORATE
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Calmer. : SERENER
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Describing some gardens. : WEEDY
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Vegetables. : PEAS
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Household helpers. : SITTERS
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Animate. : ENLIVEN
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River into the Rhone. : SAONE
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Large lizards. : GILAS
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Short for a king of Egypt. : TUT
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___ Mau. : MAU
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Asteraceous plant. : BONESET
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Massachusetts immortal. : THOREAU
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Taylor, Wagner, Young, etc. : ROBERTS
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Buffoon. : ZANY
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Correctly fine. : ELEGANT
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Men of learning. : SAVANTS
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Was irritated. : CHAFED
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___ witness. : FALSE
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___ do with (deals with). : HASTO
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Part of WHO. : WORLD
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Caballero. : SENOR
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Mythical cupbearer. : HEBE
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Raison d'___. : ETRE
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Scoundrel: Slang. : RAT
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Man's nickname. : RON

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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