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New York Times, Tuesday, March 26, 1957

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { F J K Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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Across
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Book of prayers or devotions. : MISSAL
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Portuguese navigator. : DAGAMA
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Gold coin of Honduras. : LEMPIRA
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Writer of plaintive verse. : ELEGIST
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Seeks ambitiously. : ASPIRES
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Words ending some meetings. : SINEDIE
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Nevil ___, English author. : SHUTE
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Poetic pronoun. : THINE
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Tavern. : INN
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Dislikes. : HATES
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Carry on. : WAGE
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Framework of iron bars. : GRID
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Cools. : ICES
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Enter. : GOIN
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Blackmore's Lorna. : DOONE
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Exclamations. : OHS
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Vice President, 1801–5. : BURR
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British painter. : TURNER
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One way to win an election. : LANDSLIDE
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Come ___ (pay). : ACROSS
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Robust. : HALE
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Average. : PAR
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Dred Scott was one. : SLAVE
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Rotate rapidly. : BIRL
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Church mantle. : COPE
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Ancient Asian. : MEDE
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Town: Colloq. : BURG
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The Constitution and the United States. : SHIPS
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Bon ___. : AMI
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Fancy German cake. : TORTE
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Dugout. : CANOE
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Quality of certain writing, art, etc. : REALISM
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Begin. : STARTIN
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British island of the West Indies. : ANTIGUA
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American portraitist. : SARGENT
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Locum ___, temporary substitute. : TENENS
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Authority. : EXPERT
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One survivor of the fiery furnace. : MESHACH
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Ascribes. : IMPUTES
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Acts with malice. : SPITES
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Fathers. : SIRES
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Auxiliary verb. : ARE
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Most up-to-date style. : LASTWORD
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Pattern. : DESIGN
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Straighten. : ALINE
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Actor Raymond. : GENE
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Generation. : AGE
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Golf club. : MIDIRON
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Silly. : ASININE
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Burmese terminus of the Burma Road. : LASHIO
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Compassionate. : TENDER
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Symbol of penitence. : HAIRSHIRT
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Senator from Tennessee. : GORE
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Stick to one's ___ (be firm). : GUNS
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Kind of ranch. : DUDE
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Thule, for example. : BASE
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Cultivate the soil. : TILL
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Term of endearment. : LOVE
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Generous giving. : LARGESSE
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Capital of Eritrea. : ASMARA
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Tennessee's Governor. : CLEMENT
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Send forth. : RADIATE
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Suggestion: Colloq. : POINTER
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Designate. : APPOINT
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Take umbrage. : RESENT
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Rangoon is ___ capital. : BURMAS
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___ d'affaires. : CHARGE
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Ship's officer. : BOSUN
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Steep slope. : SCARP
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Buster Brown's dog. : TIGE
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Philosopher Yutang. : LIN
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Strain. : TAX

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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