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New York Times, Wednesday, May 13, 1959

44-Down : Contemporary playwright.

Author:
Joseph LaFauci
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J K P Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Joseph LaFauci has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,589
Across
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Famous British nurse. : CAVELL
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Ecclesiastical linen. : AMICE
12
Beautiful statue that came to life. : GALATEA
13
One of the British Isles. : IRELAND
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Outstanding. : EMINENT
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French novelist. : COLETTE
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Poetic reward. : MEED
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Abhor. : DETEST
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Mr. Dooley of song. : TOM
21
Underwater electronic device. : SONAR
23
Set of rules. : CODE
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Sleuthing aid. : CLUE
25
Make believe: Colloq. : LETON
27
Island of the Cyclades. : THERA
28
Stocking: Fr. : BAS
31
Imitative. : MIMIC
33
Puerto ___. : RICAN
34
Former. : ONETIME
36
Period of industrial development. : IRONAGE
38
Academy Award winner. : NIVEN
39
Obtain an extension of. : RENEW
41
Incarnadine. : RED
42
Correct. : EMEND
43
Old-time instrument. : REBEC
45
Shortening. : LARD
46
Tiny bit. : ATOM
48
Very independent one: Slang. : LONER
52
Age: Ital. : ETA
53
Of the back. : DORSAL
55
Trickery. : WILE
56
Heartfelt. : SINCERE
58
Site of the Habima Theatre. : TELAVIV
60
Companionship. : SOCIETY
61
Repeat. : ITERATE
62
Canio's wife. : NEDDA
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Pamper. : CODDLE
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Gem in relief. : CAMEO
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___ to (not natural to). : ALIEN
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Hun. : VANDAL
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Summer, in Paris. : ETE
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Furnish. : LEND
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Inconsiderate guest. : LATECOMER
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Sprang up. : AROSE
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Mollify. : MELT
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French island. : ILE
10
Addendum to a freight. : CATTLECAR
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Retinue. : ENTOURAGE
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Muffins. : GEMS
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Frosted. : ICED
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Humbled. : DEMEANED
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Short for a girl's name. : TONI
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Jog the memory. : REMIND
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Do a gymnastic stunt. : CHIN
26
Dickens character. : TIM
27
Gardening tool. : TROWEL
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Describing some sardines. : BONELESS
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Disney's forte. : ANIMATION
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Partition. : SEVERANCE
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Of the movies. : CINEMATIC
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Minister to. : TEND
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Insurrectionist: Colloq. : REB
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Aphrodite's offspring. : EROS
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Contemporary playwright. : COWARD
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Artery. : AORTA
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Card. : TREY
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Growing under snow. : NIVAL
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Typewriter type. : ELITE
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Dream: Fr. : REVE
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Performance. : DEED
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Mother of Artemis. : LETO
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Part of New Scotland Yard: Abbr. : CID
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Conducted. : LED

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

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