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New York Times, Wednesday, April 8, 1959

Author:
Helen Smathers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Helen Smathers has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,554
Across
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Sponsor of Jupiter. : ARMY
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Skater Heiss. : CAROL
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European. : SLAV
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Admirer. : BEAU
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Idolize. : ADORE
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Glass piece. : PANE
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National Park in the Southwest. : CARLSBADCAVERNS
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Scrutinize. : SPY
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Actors of a sort. : HAMS
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Boat on a regular route. : PACKET
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Resources. : MEANS
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Spanish colony in Africa. : IFNI
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Girl's name. : AMANDA
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Effective. : FORCEFUL
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Resembling shortening. : LARDY
33
Pleasure boat. : CANOE
34
Fighting group in Ireland: Abbr. : IRA
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On the ___ (on unfriendly terms). : OUTS
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Fail to follow suit: Var. : RENIG
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Shell contents. : EGGS
38
Black bird. : ANI
39
Book of the Old Testament. : HOSEA
40
Satchmo specialty (with "the"). : BLUES
41
Visionaries. : FANTASTS
43
Woman's top problem. : HAIRDO
44
Mrs. Charles Laughton. : ELSA
45
French cup. : TASSE
46
Discount. : REBATE
49
Lots of time. : EONS
50
Chop. : HEW
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Type of early movie. : SLAPSTICKCOMEDY
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I forbid: Lat. : VETO
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Laughing sound. : TEHEE
58
Hockey goal. : CAGE
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Noxious thing. : PEST
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Golf equipment. : IRONS
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Roman calendar date. : IDES
Down
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Block letters. : ABCS
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Cut grain. : REAP
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Star of one-woman show. : MARYMARTIN
4
Well-known first name on Broadway. : YUL
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Beach house. : CABANA
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F. P. A. : ADAMS
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Measures of length. : RODS
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Sea animal. : ORC
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Child's game. : LEAPFROG
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Money. : SPECIE
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Merry prank. : LARK
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Prince Charles' sister. : ANNE
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Dress. : VEST
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Disreputable: Colloq. : SHADY
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Fictional detective. : VANCE
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Purposes. : ENDS
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Ancient province of Asia Minor. : IONIA
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"Half ___ . . . " : ALOAF
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___ Loa. : MAUNA
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Temples or churches: Poet. : FANES
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Bow decoration. : FIGUREHEAD
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Pushed ahead. : URGED
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Cowboy equipment. : LASSO
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Wicker basket used in pelota. : CESTA
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19th century English poet-painter. : ROSSETTI
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Inventor Whitney and others. : ELIS
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Hesitates. : HALTS
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Siepi, for example. : BASSO
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Beverage server. : TEAPOT
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Small arches, in architecture. : HANCES
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Subway fare. : TOKEN
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Please reply: Fr. : RSVP
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Robert ___. : ELEE
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The "woodpile." : BATS
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Response. : ECHO
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Favorable margin: Slang. : EDGE
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Letters of the alphabet. : WYES
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Noun suffix. : IER
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1101. : MCI

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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