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New York Times, Tuesday, February 5, 1957

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,779

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Across
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"Slithy" creature. : TOVE
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Handwriting: Colloq. : FIST
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Magnificence. : POMP
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May it be so! : AMEN
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German poet. : RILKE
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___ the finish. : INAT
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Crooked. : BENT
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"Little deeds ___ . . . " : OFKINDNESS
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The Nautilus' realm. : UNDERSEA
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Portuguese ladies. : DONAS
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Questioning: Abbr. : INTER
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Senator from Delaware. : FREAR
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Italian noblemen. : CONTES
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Galleys of antiquity. : TRIREMES
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Presses. : URGES
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Military delinquents. : AWOLS
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Particularly: Abbr. : ESP
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Male animals. : TOMS
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Gives access. : OPENS
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Goods: Abbr. : MDSE
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One: Span. : UNA
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Melted together. : FUSED
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Confusion of sounds. : BABEL
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Hemmed in. : POCKETED
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Hooky player. : TRUANT
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Sage, mint, lavender, etc. : HERBS
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Girl's name. : JOANN
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Brahman. : HINDU
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"___ Song." : TOREADOR
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Impolite. : MANNERLESS
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Full of energy. : LIVE
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Willow genus. : ITEA
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___-comic. : SERIO
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Famous name in "lifts." : OTIS
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Club: Abbr. : ASSN
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Pack down. : TAMP
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Right-hand man: Abbr. : ASST
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Banned. : TABU
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Prophetic meaning. : OMEN
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Selling devices. : VENDINGMACHINES
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Pacts. : ENTENTES
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Type of musician. : FIFER
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Actress Chase. : ILKA
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Do a slalom. : SKI
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Ringlets. : TENDRILS
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Feathers, in zoology. : PINNAE
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Modern-type highwaymen. : ONEARMEDBANDITS
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Assemble. : MASS
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Liquid measures: Abbr. : PTS
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Sweetbriars. : ROSES
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Energetic folk. : DOERS
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Highways: Abbr. : RTES
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Palm leaf. : FROND
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Show off: Slang. : CUTUP
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New England college town. : ORONO
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Early Tammany leader. : TWEED
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Ruhr city. : ESSEN
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Variety of wheat. : SPELT
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Church recesses. : APSES
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Eruption. : OUTBURST
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Active volcano of Hawaii. : MAUNALOA
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Composer Grofé. : FERDE
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Hillside: Scot. : BRAE
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Former Ambassador in Moscow. : KENNAN
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Trunk of a statue. : TORSO
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President Tito's first name. : JOSIP
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Biretta, topi, kepi, etc. : HATS
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Expression. : TERM
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Sheep genus. : OVIS
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Absence of motion. : REST
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Italian pronoun. : MIA
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Meadow. : LEA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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