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New York Times, Monday, March 9, 1959

Author:
Joseph LaFauci
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Joseph LaFauci has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,524
Across
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He's in "de cold, cold ground." : MASSA
6
"It is a ___ better thing that I do . . . " : FARFAR
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Kind of sail. : LATEEN
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A cinch. : PUSHOVER
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Refuse receptacle. : ASHCAN
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A second self. : ALTEREGO
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Unit of 23 Across. : THERM
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Actress Harris. : JULIE
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Chinese name. : MAO
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Movie, in Madrid. : CINE
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More ignoble. : BASER
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Brunet. : DARK
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Warmth. : HEAT
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Heavy blow: Slang. : ONER
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Piece of armor for a horse. : BARDE
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Bitter drug. : ALOES
28
Southern poet (1842–81). : LANIER
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Abhorrence. : DISGUST
32
Canadian city near foothills of the Rockies. : CALGARY
33
Purpose. : INTENT
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Thank you: Ger. : DANKE
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Expiate. : ATONE
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Become lively (with "up"). : PERK
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Outcry, as of mirth. : ROAR
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Tenemental fee. : RENT
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Cozy: Colloq. : HOMEY
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Immaculate. : PURE
44
Where Belfast is: Abbr. : IRE
45
Procrastination. : DELAY
46
Terra ___. : COTTA
47
20th century hero-to-be. : SPACEMAN
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Cooked in a certain way. : BOILED
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Part of Africa. : TOGOLAND
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Obstinate: Dial. : ORNERY
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Handed-down story. : LEGEND
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Of small importance. : PETTY
Down
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Niblick's relative. : MASHIE
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Greek goddess. : ATHENA
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Cloak-and-dagger man. : SECRETAGENT
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Line of junction. : SEAM
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Cape NE of Boston. : ANN
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More complete. : FULLER
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Moving. : ASTIR
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Korean name. : RHEE
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Pro. : FOR
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Aria from "Otello." : AVEMARIA
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To look at: Fr. : REGARDER
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Door fastening. : LATCH
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Hesitates. : PAUSES
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Breeding place for birds. : ROOKERY
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George Eliot heroine. : JANET
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Opposite of "knock." : BOOST
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Crisis. : DANGERPOINT
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Stop, as at an obstacle. : BALK
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Crescent-shaped figure. : LUNE
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Raw-boned. : LANKY
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Mr. Pepys. : DIARIST
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World-wide police group. : INTERPOL
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Prehistoric era. : STONEAGE
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Mother ___'s chickens (stormy petrels). : CAREY
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Strong request. : DEMAND
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Where the historic "Corridor" was. : POLAND
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Market for a product. : OUTLET
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Important channel. : ARTERY
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Unhesitant. : READY
42
Virile fellow. : HEMAN
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Cross out. : DELE
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Nucleus. : CORE
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Cam. : COG
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Fad in popular music. : BOP

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

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