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New York Times, Wednesday, March 18, 1959

9-Down : Ethelred the ___.

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,533
Across
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Cries of exultation. : HOHOS
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God of the first month. : JANUS
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Opening. : GAP
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Ring-shaped island. : ATOLL
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Amphitheatre. : ARENA
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Variety of coffee. : RIO
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Israeli Foreign Minister, ___ Meir. : GOLDA
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Sincere. : HEARTFELT
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Part of "to be" in Spanish. : ESTA
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Purest. : CLEAREST
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Standards. : CRITERIA
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The pineapple. : ANANAS
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Respected. : HONORED
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Revise. : EDIT
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Composer Stravinsky. : IGOR
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Former Indian soldiers. : SEPOYS
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Degree in agriculture. : MSA
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Patron saint of France. : DENYS
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Trouble. : AIL
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Liquefies. : THAWS
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Before: Poet. : ERE
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Gaelic. : CELTIC
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Spans of years. : ERAS
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Jungle snakes. : BOAS
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Where the star's name goes. : TOPLINE
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Casts envious eyes at. : COVETS
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Most distinct. : SHARPEST
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Inviting feature of a living room. : OPENFIRE
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Branch. : LIMB
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Deals with (a subject) badly. : MISTREATS
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Possibly. : MAYBE
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Adjective or noun suffix. : ENT
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Trial. : ESSAY
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Just off the bottom, as an anchor. : ATRIP
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Supper. : TEA
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The clear sky. : ETHER
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Shelf. : LEDGE
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Crone. : HAG
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American Indian. : OTO
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Golfer's triumph. : HOLEINONE
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What a "chestnut" is. : OLDSTORY
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Roofer. : SLATER
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A form of Jehovah, used in Psalms. : JAH
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Betel nut palm. : ARECA
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Man's name. : NEAL
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Ethelred the ___. : UNREADY
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Devil worshiper. : SATANIST
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Part of a golf course. : GREEN
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___ Crag, Firth of Clyde, Scotland. : AILSA
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Sizes of paper. : POTTS
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College group: Colloq. : FRAT
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Son of Zeus and Hera. : ARES
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Admonish. : CHIDE
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Airman's "I understand." : ROGER
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Perfect types. : IDEALS
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Crude tool of the Stone Age. : EOLITH
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Coal mine. : PIT
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___ Land, region in Antarctica. : MARIEBYRD
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White birds. : SWANS
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Item of value. : ASSET
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Untaxed or unharmed. : SCOTFREE
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Spouse. : HELPMATE
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Most pleasant. : EASIEST
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Fuel. : COAL
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Penchant. : BENT
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First in time. : PRIMAL
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Body in orbit around the sun. : COMET
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Suppose: Humorous. : OPINE
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Wax taper. : VESTA
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Bristles. : SETAE
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Impulsive. : RASH
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Asian country: Abbr. : SYR
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Full grown. : BIG
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Dutch commune. : EPE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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