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New York Times, Monday, March 16, 1959

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,531
Across
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Mop. : SWAB
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Native village, in South Africa. : STAD
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Eastern VIPs. : AGHAS
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Talk extravagantly. : RAVE
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Decidedly not! : OHNO
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In a ___ (in a moment). : TRICE
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Bitter. : ACID
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Juan Ponce de ___. : LEON
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Urgency. : HASTE
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Gingerbready. : OVERORNAMENTED
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Be obtainable. : COME
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Hourglass filling. : SAND
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A perennial best seller. : COOKBOOK
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Greek letters. : KAPPAS
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Pronoun. : HIS
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Intrude upon. : INVADE
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Part of the overhead. : RENT
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Poe's foster father. : ALLAN
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Sooner than. : ERE
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Swamp grass. : SEDGE
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Fodder. : FEED
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Day nursery: Fr. : CRECHE
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Pertinent: Abbr. : REL
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Misprints. : ERRATA
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Means of evasion. : LOOPHOLE
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Netting. : MESH
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Yokefellow. : MATE
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Signature on our currency. : IVYBAKERPRIEST
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March of ___. : DIMES
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Lumber. : WOOD
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Draught of a net. : HAUL
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Slur over, as a final vowel. : ELIDE
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In addition. : ELSE
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Vedic god of fire. : AGNI
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Ventilated. : AIRED
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Whitetail. : DEER
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Old-time well-being. : WEAL
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Mrs. in Spain. : SRA
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Shipping center in Texas. : WACO
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Tel ___. : AVIV
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Adorn. : BEDECK
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Very wise man. : SOLOMON
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Above. : THEREOVER
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Ever and ___. : ANON
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Ladies in Spain. : DONAS
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Greek goddess of wisdom. : ATHENA
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Scene of Longfellow's "Evangeline." : GRANDPRE
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Attention-getting exclamation. : HIST
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Entr'___. : ACTE
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Beginning. : SEED
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Migratory thrush. : ROBIN
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Produce. : MAKE
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Become angry. : CHAFE
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Tanker. : OILER
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Well-known Canadian doctor. : OSLER
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Dramatist Capek. : KAREL
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Don ___, in "Much Ado." : PEDRO
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Cherub. : ANGEL
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Upright pillar of ancient times. : STELE
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Resolve into constituent parts. : DECOMPOSE
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George Eliot novel, 1859. : ADAMBEDE
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Seven: Comb. form. : SEPTI
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Puncheon. : CASK
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Miser. : HOARDER
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Harassed. : TEASED
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Bray. : HEEHAW
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Cut down. : HEWED
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Result of thought. : IDEA
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Odin, Ve , and ___, slayers of 54 Down. : VILI
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Giant of Norse myth. : YMIR
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One's part. : ROLE
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Eminent in wisdom. : SAGE
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Fish. : TUNA
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Tiny: Dial. : LIL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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