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New York Times, Monday, February 25, 1957

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,799
Across
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"Midnight Sun" people. : LAPPS
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Competent. : ABLE
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Young fellow. : CHAP
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African gazelle. : ARIEL
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Circuit. : TOUR
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"Mary ___ little lamb . . . " : HADA
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Male adulthood. : MANSESTATE
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Barren. : ARID
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Military command. : ASYOUWERE
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Any command. : ORDER
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Position. : STAND
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Actress Betty. : GRABLE
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Baseball's Mr. Anson. : CAP
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Park in London. : HYDE
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Site of Baylor U. : WACO
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Parcel of land. : ACRE
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Where Rosario is. : ARGENTINA
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Grandson of William the Conqueror. : STEPHEN
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Heavenly. : ANGELIC
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Attacked. : ASSAULTED
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Coty of France. : RENE
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Nurse a grievance. : SULK
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Source of basalt. : LAVA
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That: Ger. : DAS
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Oars. : SCULLS
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Subside. : ABATE
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Loves (with "for"). : CARES
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Likely to decay. : SPOILABLE
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Fail to mention. : OMIT
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What asbestos is used for. : INSULATION
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Proceeded. : WENT
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Garden vegetable. : BEET
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Quarrel: Colloq. : SETTO
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Theatre compartment. : LOGE
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Headland. : NESS
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Lock of hair. : TRESS
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Monk of Lhasa. : LAMA
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Macaws. : ARAS
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Redolent of cedar. : PINY
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Cuban dollars. : PESOS
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Detective. : SLEUTH
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Bridesmaid. : ATTENDANT
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Roomer. : BOARDER
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Forerunner of the mandolin. : LUTE
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Before. : ERE
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Moral strength. : CHARACTER
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Tough: Colloq. : HARDBOILED
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Biblical name. : ADIEL
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Spanish monk. : PADRE
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Power. : SWAY
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Bornean ape. : ORANG
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Short for a girl's name. : GWEN
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___ Grande, Arizona. : CASA
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Deeds. : ACTS
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Exerting compelling influence on. : PRESSURING
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Shoulder ornament. : EPAULETTE
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People "on the go." : GADABOUTS
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One of the Warren girls. : NINA
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Playing cards. : ACES
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Calyxes of some fruits. : HULLS
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Members of a brotherhood. : ELKS
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Passes. : ELAPSES
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Morse's aide in telegraph development. : VAIL
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Finally. : ATLAST
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Look angry. : SCOWL
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Carved gem. : CAMEO
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Consumer. : EATER
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Snick and ___. : SNEE
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Be caught, as by a trick. : BITE
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Quantities. : LOTS
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Adam's grandson. : ENOS
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Son (of), in Arabian names. : IBN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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