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New York Times, Monday, April 20, 1959

Author:
Albert V. Blum
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Albert V. Blum has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,566
Across
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Sharp reports. : POPS
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Compartment in a restaurant. : BOOTH
10
Sharpen. : WHET
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Above. : ATOP
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Means of sound transmission. : RADIO
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Prefix in aviation. : AERO
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Dodson and Fogg, in "Pickwick Papers." : SOLICITORS
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Wading bird. : RAIL
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Become angry: Colloq. : SEERED
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Hindered. : RETARDED
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Ancient Roman date. : IDES
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American theatrical producer. : AMES
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Hates. : DETESTS
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Kindly. : GENTLE
32
Two-legged stand. : BIPOD
33
Consumed. : EATEN
35
Piece of music. : RAG
36
Star in Pegasus. : ENIF
37
Transactions. : SALES
38
Chinese society. : TONG
39
Dry, as wine. : SEC
40
Turns to water. : MELTS
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Sells. : VENDS
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U. S. President. : TRUMAN
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Long, thin, wiry, etc. : STRINGY
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Reddish brown. : RUST
47
Alluvium. : SILT
48
Grace said before eating. : BLESSING
52
Container for liquids. : FLAGON
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Become known by accident (with "out"). : LEAK
57
Sewing basket item. : NEEDLECASE
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Web of a feather. : VANE
60
Call forth. : EVOKE
61
Leslie Caron role. : LILI
62
Cosmic ___. : DUST
63
Debussy composition. : LAMER
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___ blue. : ETON
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Free ticket. : PASS
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Siouan Indian. : OTOE
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Item for May Day dancers. : POLE
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___ St. Louis. : SPIRITOF
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June cynosures. : BRIDES
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Grain spike. : OAT
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Scent. : ODOR
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Jade. : TIRE
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Persons held in pledge. : HOSTAGES
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Chief Justice. : WARREN
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Obstinate. : HEADSTRONG
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City in Pennsylvania. : ERIE
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Related. : TOLD
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Admitted. : CEDED
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So be it. : AMEN
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Purloin. : STEAL
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Eating place. : DINER
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Persons fond of luxury. : EPICUREANS
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Seasons. : SALTS
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Australian runner. : LANDY
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___ Benedict. : EGGS
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Utmost. : BEST
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Exams. : TESTS
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Military guard. : SENTINEL
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Feeler. : TENTACLE
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Assemble. : MASS
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Town, in France. : VILLE
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Long-barreled firearm. : MUSKET
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Plunderer. : RIFLER
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Thoroughfare: Abbr. : BLVD
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Il tombe de ___ (it is raining): Fr. : LEAU
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Leningrad's river. : NEVA
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Branch of mathematics: Abbr. : GEOM
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Way of running. : GAIT
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Christiania. : OSLO
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One way of saying no. : NEIN
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Initials of a fraternity. : DKE

Answer summary: 9 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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