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New York Times, Thursday, March 5, 1959

14-Across : Induce to proceed.

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,520
Across
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Theatre seats, in London. : STALLS
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Admiral's charge. : FLEET
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Counterfeit. : SPURIOUS
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Induce to proceed. : LEADON
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Too self-confident. : COCKSURE
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Make melodious. : ATTUNE
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Contents of a well. : INK
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Nippers. : PINCERS
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Letter. : CEE
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S-shaped molding. : OGEE
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Holy: Fr. : SACRE
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___ eagle. : BALD
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Self-command under strain. : NERVE
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Furniture style: Abbr. : MOD
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Type of dwelling. : HOTEL
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Brink. : EDGE
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Sandy. : ARENOSE
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Accumulation of pebbles. : SCREE
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Ancient highways. : ITERS
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Experts in child guidance. : PARENTS
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Trinket. : GAUD
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Contemporary playwright. : ODETS
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Scull. : OAR
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Museum in Madrid. : PRADO
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___ D., Doctor of Letters. : LITT
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Land of yaks. : TIBET
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Affirmatives. : YEAS
51
Refugee organization: Abbr. : IRO
52
Nautical rope. : HALYARD
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Bantu of the Belgian Congo. : RUA
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Vulture of the Andes. : CONDOR
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Parliament in Oslo. : STORTING
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Group of nine. : ENNEAD
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Detach. : SEPARATE
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Press together, as in ranks. : SERRY
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Stair posts. : NEWELS
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Kind of bath. : SPONGE
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Tenor at the Met. : TUCKER
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Clumsy craft. : ARK
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Speech defect. : LISP
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Ex-heavyweight champ. : LOUIS
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2 Down or 5 Down. : SURNAME
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Open outward. : FLARE
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Allows. : LETS
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Lunch. : EAT
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Grayson Kirk, for example. : EDUCATOR
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Lacking in modulation. : TONELESS
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Descendant. : SCION
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Painting on dry plaster: Ital. : SECCO
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Phonographic adjunct. : NEEDLE
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Wagnerian goddess. : ERDA
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City on Puget Sound. : EVERETT
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Arid. : BONEDRY
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Paradises. : EDENS
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Irate: Dial. : HETUP
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Come by. : GET
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Inlet: Span. : RIA
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Clothes pressers. : SADIRONS
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Curtain material. : CRETONNE
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___ dog. : POLICE
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Earth. : SOIL
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Become larger: Archaic. : GREATEN
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Deep chasm. : ABYSS
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Antenna. : AERIAL
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Intimidates. : DAUNTS
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River into the Missouri. : OSAGE
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Belated. : TARDY
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Figure of speech. : TROPE
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White frost. : HOAR
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Sketch. : DRAW
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German article. : DER
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Three, in Italy. : TRE

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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