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New York Times, Wednesday, April 17, 1957

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { J Q U V X Y }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,850
Across
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Picnic on the beach. : CLAMBAKE
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Texas A & M's football team. : AGGIES
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Proficient college student. : HONORMAN
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Art of metrical composition: Var. : POESIE
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Holds back. : ABSTAINS
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Regard highly. : ADMIRE
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Unused. : NEW
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City in New Hampshire. : KEENE
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Cheeseparer. : MISER
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Former PM. : EDEN
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Chekhov. : ANTON
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Mediterranean port of Spain. : ADRA
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Probable ancestors of the Slavs. : SARMATIANS
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Area of land. : TRACT
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Instruct. : TEACH
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Builder of the Ark: Bibl. sp. : NOE
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Generous. : LIBERAL
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Comedian on TV. : SKELTON
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Labor group. : AFL
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Store up. : AMASS
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Certain horses. : ROANS
46
Fred Astaire, for example. : STEPDANCER
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Type of arch. : OGEE
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In music, slow. : LENTO
51
Von Bismarck. : OTTO
53
Situations. : CASES
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Admit. : ALLOW
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Bill. : NIB
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Blazing. : AFLAME
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One of the Windward Islands. : DOMINICA
65
Uses a lever: Var. : PRISES
66
Old Scrooge. : EBENEZER
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Mighty. : POTENT
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Anglers: Rare. : RODSTERS
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Earl Biggers' Chinese sleuth. : CHAN
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Part of the ear. : LOBE
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Accountable. : ANSWERABLE
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Witticism. : MOT
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Automobile part. : BRAKE
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City on the Somme. : AMIENS
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"Citizen ___." : KANE
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Trap. : ENSNARE
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Brazil-Paraguay border river. : APA
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Character in "Cinderella." : GODMOTHER
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52 Down in the zodiac. : GEMINI
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Egyptian goddess. : ISIS
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Emerald Isle. : EIRE
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Prophet. : SEER
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As a whole. : ENMASSE
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Small fish. : DACE
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Go about, in sailing. : TACK
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Giant of Greek legend. : ATLAS
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Heap of snow. : DRIFT
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Home of Georgia Tech. : ATLANTA
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Make an enemy of. : ANTAGONIZE
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"___ Else But You." : NOONE
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Reason. : SENSE
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Shopkeepers. : TRADESMEN
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"You'll be ___, my son!" : AMAN
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Plunder. : LOOT
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Fault finder. : SCOLDER
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Be agreeable. : PLEASE
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Boarded. : ROOMED
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Two of a kind. : TWINS
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Creator of the Yokums. : CAPP
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Combining form for a continent. : AFRO
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Pocket opening. : SLIT
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Western timber wolf. : LOBO
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Refrigerator. : ICER
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Ingots. : BARS
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Adjective suffix. : EST
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Hockey goal. : NET

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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