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New York Times, Tuesday, March 24, 1959

Author:
Leonard Sussman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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Coarse linen or cotton cloth. : DRILL
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Furnished with footwear. : SHOD
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Toss. : FLIP
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Ancient region in Asia Minor. : IONIA
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Goddess of youth. : HEBE
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Uncivil. : RUDE
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Fills to capacity. : SATES
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Type of examination. : ORAL
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Acidity: Med. : ACOR
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This and others. : CROSSWORDS
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Cleo's river. : NILE
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Wood for furniture. : OAK
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Means of approach. : ACCESS
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Wept bitterly. : SOBBED
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Mother of Isaac, the child of promise. : SARAH
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Entreat. : PLEAD
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Cylindrical power charge. : CARTRIDGE
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Freshens. : AIRS
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Large volume. : FOLIO
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Fireplace dust. : SOOT
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Pertaining to barbering. : TONSORIAL
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Hair dye. : HENNA
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African antelope. : ELAND
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Subdued shade. : PASTEL
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Grow fat. : BATTEN
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Period of years: Abbr. : CEN
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Oriental nurse. : AMAH
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Relations. : KITHANDKIN
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___ town. : GOTO
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Great knowledge. : LORE
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Originated. : AROSE
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Another time. : OVER
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Citizens of: Suffix. : ITES
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Speak: Span. : HABLA
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Maidenhair. : FERN
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Votes against. : NAYS
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Brush away. : SWEEP
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Flat round piece. : DISC
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Sound of loud laughter. : ROAR
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Come ___ (inherit). : INTO
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Is situated. : LIES
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Roped. : LASSOED
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Trembled. : SHOOK
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German Mr. : HERR
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Old Testament book: Abbr. : OBAD
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16th century Florentine painter. : DELSARTO
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Voting privileges. : FRANCHISES
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Dickens heroine. : LUCIE
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Certain images. : IDOLS
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Fathers, in France. : PERES
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Small mass or bundle. : WAD
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Station wagon. : CAR
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Young oyster. : SPAT
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Potpourri. : OLIO
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Foreign capital. : BERN
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Tenor clarinet. : BASSETHORN
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Meal course. : SALAD
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Seed covering. : ARIL
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Balboa or bolivar. : COIN
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Punch's advice to persons about to marry. : DONT
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Used up. : GONE
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And others: Abbr. : ETAL
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American revolutionary statesman. : FRANKLIN
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"Bravo," in Mexico. : OLE
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Namesakes of Samuel's mother. : HANNAHS
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"Shell game" equipment. : PEA
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___ tricks (number of expedients). : BAGOF
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Get ___ on (hurry). : AMOVE
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Starchy tuber: Dial. : TATER
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Board game. : CHESS
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Jot. : IOTA
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Playing card. : TREY
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Write in due form, as a check. : DRAW
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Major port on Osaka Bay. : KOBE
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Wight, for example. : ISLE
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___ tide. : NEAP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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