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TAKE IT EASY

New York Times, Sunday, April 27, 1958

Author:
Grace Hoster
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 685 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 28
Grace Hoster has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original had two 135-Across clues, one before 134-Across and one after it. The one before 134-Across (Common verb.) fits the 135-Across entry (BEEN); the one after 134-Across (Colored silk sash: Scot.) suggests BENN. No clue in original PDF for 133-Across (ROMANS); clue used came from book.

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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,225
Across
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Imitated. : MIMED
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Countries of the Caribbean: Abbr. : SPAM
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Back number. : DODO
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News medium. : RADIO
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Mexican state. : SONORA
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Gentle. : TAME
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Holly. : ILEX
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Tourist's mecca. : EUROPE
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Moved with stealth: Slang. : PUSSYFOOTED
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Prototype of easy existence. : LIFEOFRILEY
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Came (upon). : ALIT
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Gimmick user. : FAKER
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Fifth. : AVENUE
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Lodgepole ___. : PINE
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Worked at. : DID
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Pedestrian of a sort. : HIKER
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Second. : AFTER
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Effort: Colloq. : TRY
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Thrice: Lat. : TER
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Feudists. : ENEMIES
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Shellfish. : NACRES
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Stringpieces. : SLEEPERS
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Republic of W Asia: Abbr. : ISR
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Gander dressing. : SAUCE
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Alchemist's term for silver. : DIANAE
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Fatigued. : SPENT
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Irish lass. : COLLEEN
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Use a blue pencil. : EDIT
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Terza ___. : RIMA
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Indian tribe of Montana. : KALISPEL
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Not fully nourished. : UNDERFED
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Moved with difficulty. : WADED
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Artist's supplies. : INKS
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Pieter van ___, Dutch painter. : LAER
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Bibbers. : TOPERS
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Largest lake in Great Britain. : LOMOND
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Government worker. : POSTMASTER
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___-War. : MANO
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Mangles (a story) so as to mislead. : GARBLES
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Class. : RATE
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Foils. : BAFFLES
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Relative of a "beaut." : LULU
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Spread out. : SPLAYED
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Assert. : AVER
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Being noncommittal. : STRADDLING
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Cicero. : ORATOR
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Celt. : BRETON
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State of affairs: Colloq. : SIZE
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Water: Span. : AGUA
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Low point. : NADIR
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Apocalyptic rider. : HORSEMAN
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Horny. : CERATOID
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Middling. : SOSO
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Grievous. : SORE
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Pounced upon and seized. : SWOOPED
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Of ___ (of an indefinite kind). : SORTS
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Rumored. : NOISED
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Fossil resin. : AMBER
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Instead of. : FOR
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Dramatis ___. : PERSONAE
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Polynesian believer in the supernatural. : MANIST
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Animals allied to minks. : WEASELS
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New Guinea port. : LAE
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Opposite of max. : MIN
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Slacks. : PANTS
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Sparkle in the night. : TWINK
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Born. : NEE
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Shah Jehan's city. : AGRA
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Sounding like high-spirited steeds. : SNORTY
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Ambrosia, for instance. : VIAND
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Lazy. : IDLE
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Place to watch the worlds go by. : PLANETARIUM
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Modern office routine. : COFFEEBREAK
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Mathematical instrument. : SECTOR
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Secy. Benson. : EZRA
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Contrive. : PLOT
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Antony's audience. : ROMANS
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"___ evil." : SEENO
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Common verb. : BEEN
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___ it (walk). : LEGS
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Turf. : SWARD
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___ Rouge. : MOULIN
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Within the space (of). : INSIDE
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The majority of persons. : MOST
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A place to: Noun suffix. : ERY
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Sillier: Colloq. : DAFFIER
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Supply with fuel. : STOKE
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Like a father. : PATERNAL
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Yankee: Abbr. : AMER
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Degree in education. : MED
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Expatiate (on). : DILATE
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Bottled fruits. : OLIVES
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Put off. : DEFER
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Bunyan's Babe and others. : OXEN
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That applies (to). : REFERENT
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Gold: Lat. abbr. : AUR
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Rainy day sound. : DRIP
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A blue mineral. : IOLITE
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First bid or game. : OPENER
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Relative of a club. : SPADE
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Oglers. : EYERS
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"Little strokes fell great ___." : OAKS
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Expended. : OUTLAID
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Attention-getting sounds. : HISTS
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Circumflex. : ACCENT
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Memorable member of famous four. : FREEDOMFROMWANT
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Truly. : YEA
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Kindly service. : MINISTRATIONS
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Hawaiian soap tree. : AULU
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Left and right. : SIDES
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Strollers. : PERAMBULATORS
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"___ it be with Caesar." : SOLET
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Removes ice from. : DEFROSTS
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Leave out. : SKIP
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Cloth: Span. : PANO
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"Benevolent" ones. : ELKS
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Quit. : CEASED
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Himalayan kingdom. : NEPAL
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Mammon is one. : IDOL
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Word of warning to Belshazzar. : MENE
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Puts with. : ADDS
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Worker with metal. : PLATER
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Coty and others. : RENES
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A very great quantity. : WORLD
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Excluded again. : REBARRED
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Sir Harry. : LAUDER
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City VIP. : MAYOR
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Rants. : RAVES
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Describing pottery. : GLAZED
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Holidays. : FETES
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Children. : SONS
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Outrigger: Var. : PRAO
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Youngsters. : LADS
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Kitchen implement. : RICER
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Stravinsky. : IGOR
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Opposite of jour. : NUIT
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Moves idly about. : GADS
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Victim of a nonstop talker. : BOREE
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Namesakes of Elimelech's wife. : NAOMIS
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Word in a hymn of praise. : HOSANNA
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Heads: Slang. : NOBS
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Dripping wet. : ASOAK
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Left: Comb. form. : SINISTRO
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Argue trickily. : PETTIFOG
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South African uncle. : OOM
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Cushioners. : FENDERS
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Falls with a flat sound. : PLAPS
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Golf scores, better than birdies. : EAGLES
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Run again. : RERACE
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Completely worked out. : MATURE
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"Thou canst not then be false to ___." : ANYMAN
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Chianti. : WINE
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Hold in affection. : ENDEAR
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Stanford of California. : LELAND
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Resorts to. : SEEKS
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Reward. : PRIZE
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Floats. : WAFTS
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Status quo ___. : ANTE
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Midianite prince. : OREB
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Meadow mouse. : VOLE
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Girl's name. : IRMA
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A thousand ages. : EON
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NCO. : CPL
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Bend. : BOW

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 17 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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