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New York Times, Tuesday, April 14, 1959

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Lay road surfacing. : PAVE
5
Using speech. : ORAL
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___ that! : THATS
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Senator Johnston. : OLIN
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Authoritative prohibition. : VETO
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Scamp. : ROGUE
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Ransom notes of a sort. : HATCHECKS
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Place for 26 Down. : ARENA
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Tester of weights and measures. : SEALER
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Gaiety. : AIRINESS
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Border upon. : ABUT
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Back of the neck. : NAPE
26
Present status of West Germany. : SOVEREIGNSTATE
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Garden party. : FETE
33
Man's name: Abbr. : GEO
34
English county. : ESSEX
35
One ___ time. : ATA
36
Telegraphers. : SENDERS
39
Longshoremen's group: Abbr. : ILA
40
Thong. : STRAP
42
Wrath. : IRE
43
Date tree. : PALM
44
Westminster Palace assembly. : HOUSEOFCOMMONS
48
Cash transaction. : SALE
49
Industrial area in Europe. : SAAR
50
Feathery pet. : PARAKEET
54
Highly seasoned stew. : RAGOUT
58
Statue. : IMAGE
59
Investigates. : LOOKSINTO
61
___, so good. : SOFAR
62
Basic French verb. : ETRE
63
Old oath. : EGAD
64
Nonconcurring ones. : ANTIS
65
Cross. : ROOD
66
Part of London. : SOHO
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Exclamations of contempt. : POHS
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Winglike processes. : ALAE
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Brief autobiographical sketch. : VITA
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Country enclosed by foreign territory. : ENCLAVE
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Ply with too many arguments. : OVERURGE
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Kind of secretary: Abbr. : REC
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Aleutian island. : ATKA
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Failing to keep. : LOSING
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Roves about idly: Colloq. : TRAIPSES
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Stinging insects. : HORNETS
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Awry: Dial. : AGEE
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Large casks. : TUNS
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Large waves. : SEAS
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Wife of Hercules. : HEBE
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Was a candidate. : RAN
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Ten and: Suffix. : TEEN
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Bout: Colloq. : SETTO
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Hokkaido port. : OTARU
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Containing a certain chemical element. : IODIC
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Oriental. : ASIAN
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Reveals. : TELLS
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School event. : EXAM
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Annoy: Scot. : FASH
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Sam Rayburn and others. : SPEAKERS
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Psyche's lover. : EROS
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Said so. : REMARKED
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Zulu's spear. : ASSAGAI
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Crimson fish with blue spots. : PORGIES
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Suffix in chemistry. : OLE
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Tentacle. : FEELER
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Dutch name for Meuse river. : MAAS
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City on the Arno. : PISA
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Ram-headed god. : AMON
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Huckleberry Finn sailed on one. : RAFT
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In ___. : TOTO
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Progress. : ONGO
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Where Provo is. : UTAH
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Stir: Colloq. : TODO
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Spanish gold. : ORO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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