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New York Times, Saturday, April 20, 1957

38-Across : Something unusual.

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,853
Across
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Remarque's middle name. : MARIA
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Health resorts. : SPAS
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Sports training quarters. : GYMS
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Sacred pictures. : ICONS
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Lake city in Pennsylvania. : ERIE
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Balustrade. : RAIL
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Building material. : STONE
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As a rule. : GENERALLY
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Favorable opportunity. : TIME
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Soak. : SATURATE
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Always. : EVERMORE
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Type of living quarters. : CABIN
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American Indian. : REDMAN
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Army's guided missile. : NIKE
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___ shoestring. : ONA
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Without cessation. : ONANDON
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Small branch. : TWIG
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One of Napoleon's marshals. : MASSENA
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Something unusual. : NOVELTY
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Came to earth. : ALIT
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Originates. : CREATES
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Isle in Irish Sea. : MAN
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Garden plats. : BEDS
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Gigantic beings. : TITANS
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Writer Loos. : ANITA
51
Plot outline. : SCENARIO
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Religious leader. : SHEPHERD
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By hand: Comb. form. : MANU
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Insert between rows of words. : INTERLINE
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Namesakes of actress Daniels. : BEBES
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Appear. : SEEM
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Killer whale. : ORCA
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Combine. : UNITE
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Further. : MORE
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Period of time. : WEEK
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Braces. : STAYS
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Form of address. : MISTER
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Lively. : ACTIVE
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Boarded. : ROOMED
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Deepest in from the edge. : INNERMOST
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Ibsen character. : ASE
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Stogie: Var. : SEGAR
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Feign. : PRETEND
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Aborigine of Japan. : AINU
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Prophet. : SEER
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Persona non ___. : GRATA
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Football stadium. : YALEBOWL
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.001 of an inch. : MIL
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Crafty. : SLY
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Sprint. : RACE
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Quality of sound. : SONANCE
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Leonine head of hair. : MANE
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Part of a monogram: Abbr. : INIT
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Hungarian political personality. : NAGY
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One of the Hebrides. : IONA
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Entangled. : KNOTTED
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Fragrant ointment. : NARD
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A covenant. : TESTAMENT
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Peggy Wood's role. : MAMA
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Sen. Bible. : ALAN
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Ominous. : SINISTER
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Lode. : VEIN
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Perfume. : ESSENCE
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Former heavyweight champion. : BAER
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Peninsula of SW Asia. : ARABIA
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XC. : NINETY
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Pickles, as fish. : SOUSES
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Topic. : THEME
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Spooky sound effect. : CREAK
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Snow removal rig. : PLOW
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Employ. : HIRE
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Cult. : ISM
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Recent: Comb. form. : NEO
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City transit unit. : BUS

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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