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New York Times, Monday, February 9, 1959

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Huge in bulk. : VAST
5
Bush. : SHRUB
10
Framework for display purposes. : RACK
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___ Canyon, ravine in Utah. : ECHO
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Station break. : PAUSE
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Cause of harm. : EVIL
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Postponement. : STAY
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Proprietor. : OWNER
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Johnnycake's cousin. : PONE
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Craggy peak. : TOR
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Birthright. : INHERITANCE
23
Wonder State. : ARKANSAS
25
Go and bring. : GET
26
Pack. : STOW
27
Guessing game. : CHARADE
31
Nearer. : CLOSER
34
Stranger. : OUTSIDER
35
Brother of Moses. : AARON
36
Boston, U.S. (with "the") : HUB
37
Lower ends of g's, y's, etc. : TAILS
38
Fashionable coterie. : SMARTSET
40
Ranch stock. : CATTLE
41
Brinier. : SALTIER
42
___ dieu (prayer desk): Fr. : PRIE
43
Vanished bird. : MOA
44
False, malicious tales. : SLANDERS
48
Very great size. : IMMENSENESS
52
Short for a baseball league. : NAT
53
Time of day. : NOON
54
Form of voodooism. : OBEAH
55
Civil War general. : RENO
56
Concise. : CURT
57
Scandinavians. : NORSE
58
Great river of Asia : AMUR
59
Coop dwellers. : HENS
60
Jewish home service. : SEDER
61
Roman, for example. : TYPE
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Waxed match. : VESTA
2
Trouper. : ACTOR
3
Dogfish. : SHARK
4
Knickknack. : TOY
5
Program backer. : SPONSOR
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Loud, boisterous laughs. : HAWHAW
7
Old Finnish poetry. : RUNES
8
Operator. : USER
9
"I had rather ___ than President." : BERIGHT
10
Restored to citizenship. : REPATRIATED
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Stratford's river. : AVON
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One of the President's titles: Abbr. : CINC
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Swiss abstract painter. : KLEE
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Purpose. : INTENTION
22
Laundry problems. : TEASTAINS
24
Classified sets. : ASSORTMENTS
27
Budding reporter. : CUB
28
Tunnel to a mine. : ADIT
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Small valley. : DELL
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Gaelic. : ERSE
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Sinclair Lewis hero. : CASS
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Priest on Lhasa. : LAMA
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Unwritten. : ORAL
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Not in vogue. : OUT
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Pronoun. : HER
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Flavors. : SEASONS
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Intruder: Slang. : CRASHER
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Make glad. : PLEASE
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Dummy called Mortimer. : SNERD
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Snake in the grass, for one. : ENEMY
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"The mouse ___ the clock . . . " : RANUP
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Accumulation. : STORE
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Measure of rainfall. : INCH
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Pout: Fr. : MOUE
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Sunrise. : MORN
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Oil-yielding tree. : EBOE
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Corncrib robber. : RAT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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