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New York Times, Wednesday, March 20, 1957

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 308 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,822
Across
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Army group. : WACS
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Seam. : SCAR
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Hat material. : STRAW
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Help. : ABET
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Accurately formed. : TRUE
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Beseech. : CRAVE
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Uncomfortable. : ILLATEASE
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Flowed out slowly. : OOZED
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Members of learned societies. : FELLOWS
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Crocus. : FLOWER
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Turn or twist. : WREST
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Consumed. : ATE
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Rove in quest of booty. : MARAUD
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Filbert. : HAZELNUT
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Bouquets. : ODORS
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Ax man. : HEWER
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Suffix in chemistry. : OLE
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Sack. : LOOT
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Chicory. : SALAD
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Distinctive style. : TONE
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Strong-___. : ARM
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Brightly colored eel. : MORAY
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Actress Strasberg. : SUSAN
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Debbie. : REYNOLDS
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"They say ___ loves company." : MISERY
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Leprechaun. : ELF
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What fagots are made of. : TWIGS
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Tell to someone else. : REPEAT
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Base. : IGNOBLE
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Certain dances. : HULAS
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___ flies. : ASTHECROW
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Raised on end. : ATILT
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Currency of Thailand. : BAHT
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Cattle: Poet. : KINE
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Operatic heroine. : THAIS
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Discoverer of heavy hydrogen. : UREY
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Diviner. : SEER
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Concern of the UNICEF. : WAIF
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Skilled. : ABLE
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Cubicle. : CELL
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Valiant. : STALWART
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Cooked, as a compote. : STEWED
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Obtuse. : CRASS
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European country: Abbr. : AUS
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Tied-up portion of a sail. : REEF
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Child's vehicle. : SCOOTER
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Gardener's tool. : TROWEL
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Tear down. : RAZE
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Say so. : AVER
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Espoused. : WED
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Receptacle of a flower. : TORUS
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Did nothing. : LAZED
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What Uncas was of the Mohicans. : THELAST
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Tooth. : MOLAR
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Hold dear. : ADORE
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Able to contain much. : ROOMY
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Far. : AWAY
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Rope loop. : NOOSE
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Of a certain bone. : ULNAR
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Very small. : TEENY
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Exacting. : HARD
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Scale syllables. : SOLFA
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Thick clumps of grass. : TUSSOCKS
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Annoys. : MOLESTS
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Actress Hasso. : SIGNE
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Asiatic language. : NEPALI
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Extremely: Colloq. : MIGHTY
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Osier twig. : WITHE
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Book of the Old Testament. : RUTH
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"Essays of ___." : ELIA
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Forbid. : TABU
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Kind of cheese. : BRIE
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Type of wolf. : LONE
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Pitcher. : EWER
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Sombrero. : HAT
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Patriotic society. : SAR

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