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New York Times, Friday, April 10, 1959

Author:
A. H. Drummond, Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { B F J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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Reasons why. : MOTIVES
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A ___ the dark (a venture made blindly). : LEAPIN
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Comprehensive. : OVERALL
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Metalworker, autobiographer (1500-71). : CELLINI
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Barber's triumph. : VANESSA
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Westernizer of Turkey. : ATATURK
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Antiquity: Archaic. : ELD
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Pennine pass or tunnel. : SIMPLON
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Comprehend. : SEE
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Girl's name. : MAE
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Famous nickname in aviation. : LINDY
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Circus VIP. : TAMER
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Slangy title of address. : MAC
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Hawthorne's birthplace. : SALEM
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Son of Zebulun. : ELON
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Outboard ___. : MOTOR
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Granular snow. : NEVE
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Skidded. : SLID
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One of Princess Anne's names. : ALICE
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Alumnus, for short. : GRAD
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Kind of weight. : TARE
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Flower part. : PETAL
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Commotion. : TODO
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Call ___ (stop). : AHALT
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Rude shelter. : HUT
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Montezuma. : AZTEC
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Tasty. : SAPID
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Taconite, for one. : ORE
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___ loss. : ATA
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Press agent's handout. : RELEASE
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___-pros. : NOL
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Irish county. : DONEGAL
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Shaw comedy. : CANDIDA
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Eternal. : AGELESS
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Noted zoologist, geologist (1807-73). : AGASSIZ
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Like the ostrich. : RATITE
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Kismet. : DESTINY
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Chess term. : MOVE
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Ellipsoidal. : OVAL
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Have a bias. : TEND
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Fury. : IRE
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College founded in 1861. : VASSAR
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O. W. Holmes heroine. : ELSIE
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Criticize severely: Colloq. : SLAM
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Pretend: Colloq. : LETON
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Cousins of the sassaby. : ELANDS
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Height: Abbr. : ALT
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Papal name. : PIUS
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Concerning. : INRE
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___ Ajax, ground-to-air rocket. : NIKE
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Eugene Field feline. : CALICOCAT
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Bromide. : PLATITUDE
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___ laws (of heredity). : MENDELS
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3,430-mile river into East China Sea. : YANGTZE
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Seed covering. : TESTA
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Moslem deity. : ALLAH
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Dancer Shearer. : MOIRA
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Constituents of some mountains. : MOLEHILLS
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Dormouse. : LEROT
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Get out of. : EVADE
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Red wine. : MEDOC
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Plan. : MAP
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Kinsman: Abbr. : REL
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Mark. : TARGET
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Match sites. : ARENAS
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___ porridge hot. : PEASE
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Sioux. : OSAGE
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Jewish month. : ADAR
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Robe of office. : TOGA
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Swiss-French author. : ANET
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School: Abbr. : ACAD
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Unless: Law. : NISI
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God who rode an eight-legged horse. : ODIN
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Sluggish. : LAZY
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Samuel's teacher. : ELI
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Summer time: Abbr. : DST

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