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New York Times, Tuesday, February 3, 1959

21-Down : Excessively enthusiastic.

Author:
A. H. Drummond, Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
A. H. Drummond, Jr. has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,490
Across
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___ Grosso, state in Brazil. : MATTO
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Swung around a pivot. : SLUED
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Put on the ___ (make well known). : MAP
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Bowed. : ARCED
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Pinzón's command, 1492. : PINTA
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"___ Sunday afternoon ... " : ONA
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Pulitzer prize historian. : BRUCECATTON
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The: Ger. : DER
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Begin. : STARTIN
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Exploit. : FEAT
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Baseball players: Abbr. : CFS
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Period of duty. : SPELL
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Deflect. : PARRY
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Bull's-eyes. : HITS
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Summer: Fr. : ETE
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"Treasure Island" character. : GUNN
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Love, in Hawaii. : ALOHA
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Waters. : IRRIGATES
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Famous race horse. : MANOWAR
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Former. : ONETIME
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Rife. : PREVALENT
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Hesitant. : TIMID
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Native of Belgrade. : SERB
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Military transport groups: Abbr. : ATS
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That: Fr. : CELA
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Mr. or Mrs. : TITLE
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Negotiate. : TREAT
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Coin of Japan. : SEN
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Notable name in journalism. : OCHS
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Plump: Colloq. : CORNFED
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Word group: Abbr. : PHR
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Modern source of power. : SOLARENERGY
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Daughter of Cadmus. : INO
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Disciple of Socrates. : PLATO
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Exhibition of strong feeling. : SCENE
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Lunar probe of nursery jingle. : COW
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Begin again. : RENEW
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Consume completely. : EATUP
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Fairy queen. : MAB
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Train time: Abbr. : ARR
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Fort Worth school. : TCU
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Plain-clothes men: Slang. : TECS
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"Awake and Sing" author. : ODETS
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Car necessity. : SPARETIRE
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Well-known golfer. : LITTLER
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To the point that. : UNTIL
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Town on the Thames. : ETON
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McGrew. : DAN
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Charlie Chaplin movie. : MODERNTIMES
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Close: Poetic. : ANEAR
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A kind of politics. : PARTY
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Promontory. : CAPE
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Excessively enthusiastic. : FANATIC
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Bite and chew noisily. : CHAMP
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Of a thread. : FILAR
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Short distance. : STONESTHROW
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Tacoma's sound. : PUGET
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Spades. : SHOVELS
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Cotton __. : GIN
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Conscious. : AWARE
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Part of London's Hyde Park. : ROTTENROW
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Rousseau's child hero. : EMILE
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Automobile. : SEDAN
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White vestment. : ALB
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Tell. : NARRATE
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Vault. : SAFE
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Subject. : TOPIC
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Footprint: Comb. form. : ICHNO
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Hydrocarbon. : TOLAN
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Taut. : TENSE
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___ Porter. : COLE
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Ten: Comb. form. : DECA
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Psychical research group: Abbr. : SPR
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Inactive: Abbr. : RET
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Eland's relative. : GNU
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Slangy affirmative. : YEP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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