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New York Times, Friday, February 6, 1959

Author:
Jules Arensberg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 314 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,493
Across
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Writer of 2,500 years ago. : AESOP
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Singing voice. : BASS
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Give in kind. : SWAP
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"Au ___ de la lune . . . " : CLAIR
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Item in necrology. : OBIT
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Whetstone. : HONE
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Contretemps. : HOWDOYOUDO
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Broadway playwright. : INGE
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Navy man: Abbr. : ENS
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Intransigent. : BITTERENDER
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Rents. : RIPS
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Apportion. : METE
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Blowholes of whales. : SPOUTS
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Describing Ralph Rackstraw : SAILORLY
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Father of the "blues." : HANDY
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Pluvious. : RAINY
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Goddess: Lat. : DEA
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Observance. : RITE
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Country house. : VILLA
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Bric-a-___. : BRAC
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Horrors! : UGH
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Better halves. : WIVES
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Fox's tail. : BRUSH
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Agriculturalist's concern. : BEEHIVES
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American architect. : WRIGHT
44
Book of hours. : HORA
45
___ accompli. : FAIT
46
Bon soir. : GOODEVENING
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Time. : ERA
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Styptic. : ALUM
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Exceeding the assigned quota. : OVERTHETOP
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Passport endorsement. : VISA
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Dramatis personae. : CAST
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The poplar. : ALAMO
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Former P. M. : EDEN
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Native of Tallinn. : ESTH
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French girls: Abbr. : MLLES
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Yearn. : ACHE
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Esau's father-in-law. : ELON
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Cutting tools. : SAWS
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Resembling: Suffix. : OID
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Rectitude. : PROBITY
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Kipling poem. : BOOTS
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Border upon. : ABUT
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Share similar views (with). : SIDE
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___ teacup. : STORMINA
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Japanese religion. : SHINTO
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Modern miracle. : WONDERDRUG
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French cherub. : ANGE
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Equal. : PEER
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Cowboy yells. : YIPS
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Slippery. : EELY
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Ill-mannered. : RUDE
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Forsythia or azalea. : SHRUB
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Actress Janis. : PAIGE
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Gratis. : ONTHEHOUSE
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Management's concern. : SALES
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Bothers. : AILS
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Fido's radius. : LEASH
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Pleasure craft. : YACHT
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Sunder. : RIVE
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By word of mouth. : VIVAVOCE
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Young herring. : BRIT
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Telegram. : WIRE
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Famous Mormon name. : BRIGHAM
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Construction worker. : HODMAN
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Long for. : WANT
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Arm of the sea. : FIRTH
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Imparted. : GAVE
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Malodorous. : OLID
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A Saint and namesakes. : EVAS
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Nidificate. : NEST
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And others: Abbr : ETAL
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Where the Capitoline is. : ROME
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Soldiers' addresses. : APOS
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House addition. : ELL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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