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New York Times, Friday, April 19, 1957

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,852
Across
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Greek letters. : PSIS
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Sound effects at a 22 Down. : TAPS
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Rigorous. : HARSH
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Tom Sawyer's Polly. : AUNT
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Descended. : ALIT
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Muse of lyric poetry. : ERATO
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Device for lawn owners. : SPRINKLER
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Assistants. : AIDES
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Wigwams. : TEEPEES
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Star of "Funny Face." : ASTAIRE
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Skewer. : PIN
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Chiding exclamation. : FIE
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Family members. : SONS
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Great ability. : SKILL
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Southern constellation. : ALTAR
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Burgundy. : WINE
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King of Judah. : ASA
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Resort city in the Bahamas. : NASSAU
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Profile on TV. : ALFREDHITCHCOCK
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Ensnared. : NOOSED
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Light-Horse Harry. : LEE
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U.S. Ambassador in Cairo. : HARE
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Monetary unit of Pakistan. : RUPEE
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Wants and expects. : HOPES
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Window part. : SASH
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Branch of New Scotland Yard: Abbr. : CID
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Zodiac sign. : LEO
53
Dixie military school. : CITADEL
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Section of a produce exchange. : CORNPIT
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Divert. : AMUSE
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Bestselling non-fiction writer. : LINDBERGH
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French investor's income. : RENTE
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"Snug as a bug in ___." : ARUG
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Function. : ROLE
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Actor Lawford. : PETER
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Deserve: Colloq. : RATE
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Whirled. : SPUN
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Bygone. : PAST
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Player in a mob scene: Slang. : SUPE
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Concerning. : INRE
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Certain painters. : STIPPLERS
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Charmed. : TAKEN
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"___ Well." : ALLS
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Dessert. : PIE
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Narrow channel. : STRAIT
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Intensity of feeling. : HEAT
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Musical offerings. : ARIAS
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Communications device. : RADIO
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Noted violinist. : STERN
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Flexible pipes. : HOSES
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The dog in "Topper." : NEIL
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Medium's meeting. : SEANCE
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Threshed. : FLAILED
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Water bird. : SWAN
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Unit of weight, in France. : KILO
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The facts: Slang. : INFO
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Hardwood tree. : ASH
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Cheer. : RAH
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Offer as a reason. : ADDUCE
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Watercraft. : SCHOONERS
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Castile. : SOAP
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Middle East port. : ACRE
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Musical instruments, for short. : UKES
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Always: Poet. : EER
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Quoits target. : TEE
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Column. : PILLAR
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Sweet marjoram. : HERB
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Steep slope. : SCARP
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French girl's name. : AIMEE
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Attention-getting action. : STUNT
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Celerity. : HASTE
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Local chapter of a fraternal group. : LODGE
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Game animal. : DEER
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Early king of England: Var. : CNUT
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Bolster. : PROP
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Arctic dwelling. : IGLU
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At that time. : THEN
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Anger: Lat. : IRA

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

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