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New York Times, Thursday, February 26, 1959

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { B Q X }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,513
Across
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Item of truth. : FACT
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Hour: Lat. : HORA
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Seagoing initials. : USSS
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Italian city. : PADUA
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Sword. : EPEE
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Punctuation mark. : STOP
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Cremonese family. : AMATI
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Give attention. : LENDANEAR
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Money. : LEGALTENDER
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Crowbar. : PRY
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Author Phillpotts. : EDEN
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Up: Prefix. : ANA
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Room: Span. : SALA
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Throw off the track. : DERAIL
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American artist. : MOSES
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Card game. : REDDOG
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Sharp blow. : RAP
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Dice number. : SICE
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Excess, as of type. : OVERSET
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Appraised: Colloq. : SIZEDUP
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Around: Prefix. : PERI
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Urchin. : TAD
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Abhor. : DETEST
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Missed. : ERRED
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Measuring glass, 1½ oz. : JIGGER
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Heathen god. : IDOL
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Eastern name. : ALI
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Bide ___ (stay a short time): Scot. : AWEE
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Colorless. : WAN
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Item of etiquette. : CALLINGCARD
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Supersonic. : HIGHSPEED
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Of ___ (alike). : AKIND
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Icelandic poems. : EDDA
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Noun suffix. : ENCE
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Shuffle along: Slang. : MOSEY
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Town near Santa Fe. : TAOS
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A great deal. : LOTS
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Salamanders. : EFTS
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World-applauded. : FAMED
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Maxim. : ADAGE
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Boring. : CUTANDDRIED
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Pony ___. : TAIL
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Mike Mansfield's capital. : HELENA
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Al fresco. : OPENAIR
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Cleave. : REND
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Yellow-fever mosquito. : AEDES
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Rickover's outfit. : USN
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Yield. : STEPASIDE
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Fly high. : SOAR
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Nimble. : SPRY
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Colorless. : PALE
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Composer Khachaturian. : ARAM
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Butt. : TARGET
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Fail to keep informed about. : LOSETRACKOF
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Aurora. : EOS
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Spanish article. : LAS
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Old French coins. : ECUS
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Month: Abbr. : SEPT
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Hog-tie. : ROPE
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Constantly. : EVER
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"Desperate deeds of ___." : DERRINGDO
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English of sorts. : PIDGIN
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___ Mahal. : TAJ
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Izzard. : ZEE
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Language. : DIALECT
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Medicos. : DOCS
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Volplanes. : GLIDES
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Place for a decoration. : LAPEL
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Bodice. : WAIST
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Sea birds. : ERNES
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Move in a circle. : EDDY
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Sharpen. : WHET
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Operatic princess. : AIDA
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Soft, light fabric. : LENO
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Resolute. : GAME
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Owns. : HAS

Answer summary: 10 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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