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New York Times, Tuesday, March 3, 1959

Author:
Charles Allen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J K Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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Across
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One of a Biblical trio. : HOPE
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Yellow-fleshed tropical fruit. : PAPAW
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Headgear. : TAMS
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Military acronym. : AWOL
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Addis ___. : ABABA
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French fervor. : ELAN
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Fragment. : WISP
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Food processing gadget. : RICER
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French fictional heroine. : NANA
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Food advertiser's adjective. : TASTETEMPTING
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Lend savor to. : SEASON
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Gratuity. : TIP
26
Bird of ___. : ILLOMEN
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County of Ireland. : DONEGAL
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Tic-___-toe. : TAC
33
Remove an error. : ERASE
35
Grecian supermarket. : AGORA
36
Kingdom of popular musical. : SIAM
38
Thorn: Lat. : SPINA
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Proceed toilsomely. : SLOG
41
Tear open. : UNRIP
43
Batista, for one. : EXILE
45
Spaded. : DUG
46
Door-to-door salesmen: Var. : PEDLARS
48
Cat. : MALTESE
50
Japanese name. : ITO
51
Originated, as a word. : COINED
52
Food advertiser's adjective. : MOUTHWATERING
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Singer Sack. : ERNA
59
Like a friend: Fr. : ENAMI
60
Ibn ___. : SAUD
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"___ was in the beginning . . . " : ASIT
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Greatest number allowed. : LIMIT
65
Caesarean phrase. : ETTU
66
Negotiable paper. : NOTE
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Of a smoke-blue color. : SLATY
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Plumbum. : LEAD
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Hem's associate. : HAW
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Wartime agency. : OWI
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It goes for three cents. : POSTALCARD
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Rio Grande city. : ELPASO
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East and West, at the bridge table. : PARTNERS
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Man's nickname. : ABIE
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Agreement. : PACT
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"___ in my bonnet." : ABEE
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Grow sympathetic toward. : WARMTO
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Camping accessories. : TENTPEGS
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Jai ___. : ALAI
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Author of "Death in Venice." : MANN
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Unexpected difficulty. : SNAG
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An unspecified amount. : SOME
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Pineapple: Span. : PINA
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"___ and takes notice." : SITSUP
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Tennyson heroine. : ELAINE
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Neck parts. : NAPES
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Coarse cotton twill. : DENIM
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Approach to San Francisco. : GOLDENGATE
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Awaken. : AROUSE
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Fell behind. : LAGGED
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Number. : SIX
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Operate (against). : MILITATE
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Eager quickness. : ALACRITY
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Footway. : PATH
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French saint, his day, Dec. 1. : ELOI
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Small wheels on spurs. : ROWELS
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Gaudy decoration. : TINSEL
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Intermediate figure. : MEAN
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Ten ___ (ten, more or less). : ORSO
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Subdivision of troops. : UNIT
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Shrub yielding indigo. : ANIL
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Colombian Indian. : TAMA
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Put into circulation. : EMIT
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Actress Hagen. : UTA
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Flat failure: Colloq. : DUD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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