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New York Times, Thursday, April 4, 1957

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,837

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Excuse. : PLEA
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European coal mining district. : SAAR
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Chinese unit of money. : TAEL
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Old name of Trujillo's land. : SANDOMINGO
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Haifa's neighbor. : ACRE
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Had an influence on each other. : INTERACTED
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Distress. : PAIN
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Bishopric. : SEE
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Annoys. : IRKS
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Slurs over. : ELIDES
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City railways: Colloq. : ELS
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Honor highly. : ADORE
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Smoked meats. : BACONS
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Small drop, as of paint. : BLOB
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Guidebook illustration. : MAP
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Before: Fr. : AVANT
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High wind. : BLOW
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Brief autobiographical sketch. : VITA
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Fire ___. : SALE
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Oldest U. S. Senator. : GREEN
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Sacred picture. : ICON
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Jacob ___, foe of the slums. : RIIS
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Barbarians. : HUNS
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Had in mind. : MEANT
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Man's nickname. : ALF
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Be undecided. : PEND
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Cereal grain. : BARLEY
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Public. : OVERT
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Pronoun. : HIS
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Move very fast. : STREAK
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Force. : DINT
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Sound of a blow: Colloq. : POW
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French singer. : PONS
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Much too great. : INORDINATE
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Overlook. : OMIT
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Canadian province. : NOVASCOTIA
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Social affairs. : TEAS
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Arrest. : STEM
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President of T. U. : BECK
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Greek letters. : PSIS
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Runner's pathway. : LANE
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Grafted: Her. : ENTE
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Soft drink. : ADE
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Incites to attack. : SICKS
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Insects. : ANTS
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Act one's ___. : AGE
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Overcame. : RODEDOWN
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Piglike tropical animal. : TAPIR
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Scholarly. : ACADEMICAL
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Great Lakes port. : ERIE
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Watch part. : LENS
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The East. : ORIENT
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Clay soils. : MARLS
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Tennis maneuver. : LOB
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Plants. : ALOES
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Port of Iraq. : BASRA
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Benefit. : AVAIL
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Gulf of ___. : CALIFORNIA
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Numbers. : ONES
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Harmonize. : BLEND
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Make up for. : ATONE
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Colloquially, an undergarment. : PANTY
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Hardest part. : BRUNT
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Four: Ger. : VIER
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Pickles. : GHERKINS
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Plaster or cement, for example. : MASTIC
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Sweet ___. : PEA
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Obligates. : BINDS
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Male wearing apparel. : VESTS
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Friend of both David and Solomon. : HIRAM
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Ready, as cash. : SPOT
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Weighty volume. : TOME
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Bird. : DOVE
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Head of USMC. : PATE
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Of the ear. : OTIC
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Irresolute. : WEAK
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Touch-me-___. : NOT
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Jack, in cribbage. : NOB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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