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New York Times, Monday, April 13, 1959

Author:
Helen Fasulo
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,559
Across
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He said, "Hope springs eternal in the human breast." : POPE
5
Life of the party. : CUTUP
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Bassinet's successor. : CRIB
14
Holly tree. : ILEX
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Island farewell. : ALOHA
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Colossal. : HUGE
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Sports event of King Arthur's time. : TILT
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Echo. : REPLY
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South Seas paradise. : ISLE
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Auto of sorts. : HOTROD
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Get ready to ride. : SADDLEUP
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French friends. : AMIS
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Biblical ointment. : NARD
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Butcher's specialty. : SAUSAGES
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The King of Denmark's jester. : YORICK
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Colorless. : WAN
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"Meanwhile back at the ___ . . . " : RANCH
38
American naval hero of 1813. : PERRY
39
Unproductive. : ARID
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Namesakes of Actress Bayes. : NORAS
43
Island west of Sumatra. : NIAS
44
People of N. Africa. : MOORS
46
Dr. Bunche. : RALPH
48
Chinese envoy to U. S., 1921–29. : SZE
49
Alaskan Eskimos. : INNUIT
51
Tractor operator. : PLOUGHER
53
German title. : GRAF
55
Fish. : SOLE
56
Greek philosopher. : DIOGENES
60
Canoes for 49 Across. : KAYAKS
64
Opposed. : ANTI
65
Siegfried's gray horse. : GRANI
67
Spill over. : SLOP
68
Hindu titles. : SRIS
69
Singer Frankie. : LAINE
70
City of Nevada. : ELKO
71
Bidding: Archaic. : HEST
72
Senior. : ELDER
73
Basis. : ROOT
Down
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Essential part. : PITH
2
Salmagundi. : OLIO
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Trapper's prize. : PELT
4
Hollywood bit players. : EXTRAS
5
Popular campus wear. : CARDIGAN
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Rubber tree. : ULE
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Unexcelled: Colloq. : TOPS
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Polish lancer. : UHLAN
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Bright spot in the week. : PAYDAY
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Cornelia's jewels. : CHILDREN
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Subterfuge. : RUSE
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Arctic dwelling. : IGLU
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Sound heralding satellite's approach. : BEEP
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Oriental name. : OMAR
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Painted theatre curtain. : DROP
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Man from Mexico. : SENOR
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Hindu title. : SWAMI
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Character in "The Green Pastures." : AARON
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General Grant's forces. : UNION
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Fragment. : SCRAP
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Celtic. : IRISH
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Fad. : CRAZE
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Musical Kay. : KYSER
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Vestibules. : HALLS
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Apothecary. : DRUGGIST
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More uncanny. : SPOOKIER
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"Your majesty." : SIRE
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Waikiki dance. : HULA
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Intertwine. : TANGLE
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Erupting hot spring. : GEYSER
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Wild. : FERAL
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Sprint. : DASH
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Concerning: Lat. : INRE
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Colonial orator. : OTIS
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Named before. : SAID
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Reversal: Comb. form. : ALLO
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Lord High Executioner. : KOKO
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Name for a Dalmatian. : SPOT
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Compass point. : NNE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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