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ECLECTIC

New York Times, Sunday, February 8, 1959

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.60, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 622 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 160, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,495
Across
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Terse assurance of ability. : CANDO
6
Prime cigars. : HAVANAS
13
Sen. Church, for instance. : IDAHOAN
20
Neoteric. : MODERN
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Flag bunting. : ETAMINE
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Ordered to go back. : REMANDED
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Russian cans. : ARABAS
25
Haunt of "ramblin' wrecks." : ATLANTA
26
Unstopped note in music. : OPENTONE
27
___ de guerre. : NOM
28
Victor at Gettysburg. : MEADE
30
Village on the Hudson. : OSSINING
32
Slangy negative. : NAW
33
Handlelike part. : ANSA
35
Capital on the Delaware. : TRENTON
38
French winter resort. : NICE
39
Spike. : TINE
40
Swedish-born actress. : GARBO
42
Viper. : ADDER
43
Drive out. : EJECT
45
That is ___. : TOSAY
46
Announced by a decree. : EDICTAL
48
Legislator. : ENACTOR
50
Castile. : SOAP
52
Major in "Vanity Fair." : DOBBIN
53
Site of Briggs Stadium. : DETROIT
54
Irresolute. : UNSURE
58
Suffix in chemistry. : OSIDE
61
I. G. Y. phenomena. : MOONS
62
Entertainers of a sort. : FUNNYMEN
64
___ stick. : POGO
67
Kitchen devices. : MASHERS
69
Mesmeric state. : TRANCE
71
Knave of clubs at loo. : PAM
72
Biblical giant. : ANAK
73
Incendiary. : ARSONIST
75
Type of cargo ship. : OILER
76
Book of the Bible: Abbr. : ISA
77
In a ___ (to some degree). : SENSE
79
Arizona site of cliff dwellings. : TONTO
80
Palm cockatoo. : ARARA
82
Gulf of Aegean Sea. : SAROS
84
Seventh ___. : SON
85
China grass. : RAMIE
87
Inhabitant of the moon. : SELENITE
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Camera part. : LENS
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Feminine suffix. : INE
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Antelopes as large as cows. : ELANDS
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Analyze critically. : DISSECT
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Hartebeest. : ASSE
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Pieces of furniture. : OTTOMANS
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Elevator. : HOIST
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Keeps clear of. : SHUNS
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Division of Hebraic Mishnah. : NASHIM
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Friend of the groom. : BESTMAN
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Former U. S. Territory. : DAKOTA
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Resting on. : ATOP
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Mix again. : RESHAKE
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Site of Golden Temple. : BENARES
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Dispense with. : SPARE
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Scotland's capital: Poet. : EDINA
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At no time. : NEVER
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Money in New Delhi. : ANNAS
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First word of the Aeneid. : ARMA
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Spur. : PROD
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African javelin. : ASSAGAI
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Wrap-around garment. : SARI
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___ service. : LIP
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Filled the tanks again. : REFUELED
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Frock. : DRESS
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Periods of time: Abbr. : MOS
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Retired with honors. : EMERITUS
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Awns. : ARISTAE
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Unpretentious. : MODEST
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___ Provinces of Canada. : MARITIME
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Pouters. : PIGEONS
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Arrays. : ALINES
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Envoys. : LEGATES
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Lady of rank. : PEERESS
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Nobel prize poet. : YEATS
Down
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West Coast resort city. : CORONADO
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Eve. : ADAMSRIB
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Beak. : NEB
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1/8 ounce. : DRAM
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Beginning. : ONSET
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Acted as leader. : HEADED
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Paid heed to. : ATTENDED
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Bobbin lace. : VAL
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M.D.'s group. : AMA
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Silk voile. : NINON
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Leaf cutters. : ANTS
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Heavy swells. : SEAS
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Sarcastic. : IRONIC
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Represents. : DEPICTS
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Pleasing. : AMENE
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Depend. : HANG
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Where Hamilton is: Abbr. : ONT
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Mythical youth : ADONIS
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District in Alaska. : NENANA
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Contrived. : MANAGED
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Famous librarian. : DEWEY
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Asiatic sea. : ARAL
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Inactive. : INERT
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Primers. : ABCBOOKS
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Housing of a sort. : TENEMENT
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Musical compositions. : ORATORIOS
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Symbol of spontaneous origin. : TOPSY
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Actor Skinner. : OTIS
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Nicholas Udall's school. : ETON
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Stud. : JOIST
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Sixpences: Brit. slang. : TANNERS
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Soul: Lat. : ANIMA
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Emblem on Greek flag. : CROSS
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Snow leopard. : OUNCE
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Team officials. : UMPIRES
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Because, and others. : REASONS
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Altogether. : ENMASSE
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Javelin bearer. : DARTMAN
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Legal excuses: Eng. Law. : ESSOINS
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Leprechauns. : FAIRIES
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Loosen. : UNLATCH
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Feeling. : PASSION
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City in foothills of the Catskills. : ONEONTA
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Large sea birds. : GANNETS
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Sharpened. : HONED
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Certain horses. : ROANS
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Charms. : TALISMANS
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Desert recluse. : EREMITE
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Drives new supports, as for vines. : RESTAKES
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161,000 Americans. : ALASKANS
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Cottonwood. : ALAMO
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"And ___ with golden hair." : EDITH
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Piece of music. : ETUDE
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Glitter. : SHEEN
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Kim's last name. : OHARA
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Mountain in Greece. : OSSA
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Character in "Peter Pan." : NANA
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Lucy Ashton, for one. : BRIDE
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Sagebrushers. : NEVADANS
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Embellish. : ORNAMENT
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Bride, Bon Silène, etc. : TEAROSES
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Plays at baseball. : ASSISTS
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Product of Paris. : PERFUME
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Bonny bank. : BRAE
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City in Psalm 76:2 : SALEM
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Original. : PRIMAL
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French physicist. : AMPERE
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Drenches. : DOUSES
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Outlet. : EGRESS
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___ point. : PETIT
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Verona's river. : ADIGE
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British statesman in NATO. : ISMAY
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Diminutive of Margaret. : RITA
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Dweller in Nordland. : LAPP
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Cleveland's waterfront. : ERIE
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Flatfish. : SOLE
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Coach-and-four : RIG
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Former Italian title. : SER
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Digit. : TOE
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Day: Span. : DIA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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