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New York Times, Monday, February 23, 1959

Author:
Herman Keld
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,510
Across
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Rumor, personified. : FAMA
5
Cotton wadded in sheets. : BATTS
10
Foray. : RAID
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Caliph's name. : OMAR
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Fit out. : EQUIP
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Indian. : ERIE
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Percussion instrument. : GONG
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Inveigler. : LURER
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Fall in globules. : DRIP
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Uniform of a sort. : GRAYFLANNELSUIT
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Card game. : LOO
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Bench. : SEAT
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Became golden. : YELLOWED
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Parch by heat. : SCORCH
34
First lady. : EVE
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Made moist. : DEWED
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Nocturnal sound. : SNORE
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Dry up. : SEAR
40
Hesitate. : DEMUR
42
German river. : EDER
43
Slipped. : ERRED
45
Lawmaker. : SOLON
47
Tokyo's former name. : EDO
48
Agent of a corporation. : SYNDIC
50
Once in a ___. : BLUEMOON
52
Jagged projection. : SNAG
54
Monetary unit of Rumania. : LEU
55
Objectives of wearers of 20 Across. : WHITECOLLARJOBS
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"Eyes" of beans, peas, etc.: Bot. : HILA
64
Cornered: Colloq. : TREED
65
Dies ___, Judgment Day. : IRAE
66
Affirm. : AVER
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Official decree. : UKASE
68
Kleagle's group. : KLAN
69
Schoolbook. : TEXT
70
Fills up with sand. : SILTS
71
Method: Abbr. : SYST
Down
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Passepartout's fellow traveler. : FOGG
2
Love, in Spain. : AMOR
3
"Give a ___ horse he can ride . . . " : MANA
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County in Scotland. : ARGYLL
5
Roared. : BELLOWED
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Decorator's color. : AQUA
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Rotate. : TURN
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Indeed!: Fr. : TIENS
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Frolics. : SPREES
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Arsenal in Alabama. : REDSTONE
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Island group S. of New Guinea. : ARRU
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IV. : IIII
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Field of activity: Abbr. : DEPT
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Rations. : FOOD
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Resinous substances. : LACS
25
Certain replies. : YESES
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All. : EVERY
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Become aware of. : LEARN
28
Members of the flock. : EWES
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Disband, as troops: Brit. colloq. : DEMOB
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Cattle round-up. : RODEO
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Set of opinions. : CREDO
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Egret. : HERON
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Uninteresting. : DULL
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Fly-catching warbler. : REDSTART
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Vocal flourishes. : ROULADES
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Wine and ___. : DINE
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___-do-well. : NEER
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Plant of the desert. : CACTUS
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Peasants of czarist Russia: Var. : MUJIKS
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Novelist Maxim. : GORKI
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Exclamation of surprise. : WHAT
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Busy place. : HIVE
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Evergreen oak. : ILEX
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Loyal: Scot. : LEAL
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"___ we forget." : LEST
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Paris airfield. : ORLY
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Sounds from the cote. : BAAS
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Transmitted. : SENT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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