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New York Times, Wednesday, April 22, 1959

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, 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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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,568
Across
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Medicine man of Asia. : SHAMAN
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Stair rail. : BANISTER
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Best-seller in fiction. : LOLITA
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Optional course. : ELECTIVE
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Maltreats. : ABUSES
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Was attractive. : APPEALED
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Eminent jurist, from Texas. : TOMCLARK
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Olympian god. : ARES
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River into Lake Balkhash. : ILI
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Knight's aide. : PAGE
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Descriptive of Uriah Heep. : UMBLE
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Outstanding novelist. : PASTERNAK
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Rises high. : TOWERS
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"Diamond ___." : LIL
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Honshu bay. : ISE
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First of a Kipling trio. : ARAG
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Oklahoma metropolis. : TULSA
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Girl's name. : ROSA
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River into the Yangtze. : HAN
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Have being. : ARE
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___ Mater. : STABAT
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Describing Old Glory. : STARRIEST
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Articles. : ITEMS
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Ghostly. : EERY
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Sweep. : OAR
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Long story of adventure. : SAGA
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European leader. : DEGAULLE
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Former star in Ibsen roles. : NAZIMOVA
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Skillful. : ADROIT
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Mile measurer on a vehicle. : ODOMETER
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Formal offer. : TENDER
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Close relative, for example. : LOVEDONE
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Dead Sea monastic. : ESSENE
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Part of a ladderback chair. : SLAT
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Itinerant. : HOBO
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Astringent. : ALUM
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Varied: Abbr. : MISC
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Workshop. : ATELIER
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Twangy. : NASAL
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Toucan's special feature. : BEAK
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Mountain. : ALP
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Little knot in cotton fiber. : NEP
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Long ago period. : ICEAGE
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Curious one. : STARER
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Ceramic piece. : TILE
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Poetic times of day. : EVES
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Claret. : RED
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Irving hero. : RIP
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Greek letters. : PSIS
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One of the missiles. : ATLAS
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Shoshonean Indians. : UTAHS
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Ancient drink of honey and mulberries. : MORAT
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Master in Africa. : BWANA
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Tripod part. : LEG
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Deutschland über ___. : ALLES
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Theban queen. : NIOBE
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Neighbor of Burma and Tibet. : ASSAM
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Romantic poet. : KEATS
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Way up. : STAIR
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Atomic scientist. : UREY
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Hair pad. : RAT
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Harangues. : TIRADES
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Prevailing system. : REGIME
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Enlarged the bore (of a gun). : REAMED
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___ dancer. : TOE
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Marble. : AGATE
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Javanese carriage. : SADO
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North arm of the Black Sea. : AZOV
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___ say (consider probable). : DARE
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Receptacles. : URNS
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Mineral deposit. : LODE
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Claim. : LIEN
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Raison d'___. : ETRE
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___ pros. : NOL
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Indian. : OTO
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Archdeacon's title: Abbr. : VEN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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