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New York Times, Thursday, February 7, 1957

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { H J Q X }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Tricks. : ARTS
5
Altercation. : SPAT
9
A human being. : LIFE
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Chess pieces. : ROOKS
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Current best-selling novelist. : METALIOUS
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Where Inchon is. : KOREA
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Theatrical attractions. : OPERETTAS
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Hollywood personalities. : STARLETS
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Noted Union general. : MEADE
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Lear or Hamlet. : ROLE
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Mountain ridge. : SPUR
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Adjective for a quiz winner. : BRAINY
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Floor covering. : BEARSKIN
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Mineral deposits. : LODES
33
Young animals. : FAWNS
34
Number. : ONE
35
Where Iowa State College is. : AMES
36
Finger ___. : LAKES
37
Depository. : SAFE
38
Born: Fr. : NEE
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John Q. Citizen. : VOTER
40
Lost color. : PALED
41
Distinguished American historian. : COMMAGER
43
Key West product. : CIGARS
44
Chemical suffixes. : OSES
45
___ fide. : BONA
46
Oriental nobles. : EMIRS
49
Type of dwelling. : TENEMENT
53
Current bestselling novelist. : MONSARRAT
56
Yellow gem. : TOPAZ
57
Forbid. : INTERDICT
58
Bouquet. : AROMA
59
Southwest tourist mecca. : TAOS
60
Account. : SAKE
61
Weights of Denmark. : ESER
Down
1
Boats. : ARKS
2
Essential part. : ROOT
3
Body of Jewish law. : TORA
4
Rocky islands off Scotland's coast. : SKERRIES
5
Struck heavily. : SMOTE
6
Encourages (with "up"): Slang. : PEPS
7
Had a snack. : ATE
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Coal ___. : TAR
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Measures of capacity. : LITERS
10
Small quantity. : IOTA
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Former Egyptian monarch. : FUAD
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Synonym for 9 Across. : ESSE
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Gatherings of the literati. : SALONS
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Madagascar monkeys. : LEMURS
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British isle. : ELY
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Garment factory employe. : SEWER
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Kitchen utensils. : PANS
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Mont ___. : BLANC
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Shakespearean hero. : ROMEO
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Revoke: Law. : ADEEM
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Able, ___, Charlie, etc. : BAKER
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Australian animal. : KOALA
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Indicate. : INFER
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Exigencies. : NEEDS
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Triad of mythology. : FATES
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Theatre box. : LOGE
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Indian chief. : SAGAMORE
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Eastern school. : VASSAR
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Arboretums of evergreens. : PINETA
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Samuel and Wayne. : MORSES
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In opposition. : CON
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One of the Davises. : BETTE
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Give forth. : EMIT
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Island near Puerto Rico. : MONA
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Preposition. : INTO
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Course of action. : TACK
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Series of great events. : EPOS
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Epithet. : NAME
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Passé title. : TZAR
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Units of linear measure: Abbr. : RDS
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River mouth: Span. : RIA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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