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New York Times, Wednesday, May 1, 1957

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,864
Across
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Tools for leather work. : AWLS
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Just tolerably. : SOSO
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City on the Upper Rhine. : BASEL
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Violent confusion of ideas or conditions. : MAELSTROM
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Run away. : ELOPE
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Permanent. : INDELIBLE
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Symbols of authority. : MACES
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Schoolbook. : READER
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Antipathies. : ENMITIES
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Sheriff's helper: Abbr. : DEP
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Level space. : AREA
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Halloween apparitions. : SPOOKS
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Jutlander. : DANE
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___ alone (not to mention). : LET
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Hollow ringing sound. : PONG
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Early Palestinian dynasty. : HEROD
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Malay gibbon. : LAR
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Furrows. : RUTS
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"Oliver Twist" character. : FAGIN
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Department of France. : OISE
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German "alas!" : ACH
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Fundamental. : BASAL
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Negatives. : NOES
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___ thing (that which is essential). : THE
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The Dolomites. : ALPS
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Corrects. : AMENDS
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Colors. : REDS
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Witticism. : MOT
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British tavern. : GROGGERY
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Thoroughgoing. : ARRANT
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Pelf. : LUCRE
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Davis Cup champion. : AUSTRALIA
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Printer's roller. : INKER
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Geological period. : PLEIOCENE
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Defeats. : BESTS
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Certain bills. : TENS
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Ship: Poet. : KEEL
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Mohammedan prince. : AMIR
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Decline. : WANE
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Helen of Troy's mother. : LEDA
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Huskies. : SLEDDOGS
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Stock; family. : STIRPS
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Planet. : ORB
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Filet de ___. : SOLE
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Portent. : OMEN
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Involved in difficulties. : BEMIRED
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Having wings. : ALATE
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Prize for a hostess. : SOCIALLION
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Fencing weapon. : EPEE
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Smaller. : LESS
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Glossy. : SLEEK
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Massenet opera. : MANON
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Young herring. : SPRAT
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Marsupial's specialty. : POUCH
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Bankrupt. : ONTHEROCKS
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French painter, known for his pastels. : DEGAS
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Seed covering. : ARIL
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Facilitated. : EASED
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Lock. : TRESS
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Fastener. : HASP
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___ witness. : FALSE
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Type of mind. : ONETRACK
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Wisconsin footballers. : BADGERS
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Stringed instruments. : AMATIS
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___ Castle, fort of Havana harbor. : MORRO
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White-plumed bird. : EGRET
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Fluent. : GLIB
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Finnish poem. : RUNE
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Engrossed. : RAPT
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Holiday time. : YULE
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Out of the wind. : ALEE
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Athletic group. : NINE
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Chinese money of account. : TAEL
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Japanese coin. : SEN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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