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New York Times, Saturday, May 2, 1959

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,578
Across
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Water: Span. : AGUA
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Imitation. : SHAM
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Honeysuckle. : VINE
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Extended over the globe. : WORLDWIDE
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Grown-up. : ADULT
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Having a somewhat friendly relationship. : ONSPEAKINGTERMS
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Grassland. : LEA
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Moderately. : PRETTY
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Voyaging. : ASEA
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Becomes indistinct. : DIMS
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Exist. : ARE
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Slip. : ERR
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Conversation pieces. : TOPICS
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Obstacle skiing race. : SLALOM
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Soaring. : ALOFT
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Shipments. : BOATLOADS
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TV panelist. : CERF
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Native of Bruxelles: Fr. : BELGE
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Brave man. : LION
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Depart. : TAKELEAVE
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Devout. : GODLY
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Anne, Charlotte or Emily. : BRONTE
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Perfumes. : CENSES
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Federal air agency. : CAA
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Group founded by Juliette Low, 1912. : GSA
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Plod or toil. : SLOG
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City in India. : AGRA
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Thinker. : OPINER
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Relative of a sulky. : GIG
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Unwelcome one. : PERSONANONGRATA
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Parnassians. : POETS
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Gaza Strip operatives. : TRUCETEAM
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Deflated tire. : FLAT
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Teutonic god, in the Eddas. : HOTH
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Diminutive feminine suffix. : ELLA
Down
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Absence without leave. : AWOL
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Used up. : GONE
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Heavenly bear. : URSA
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High mountain. : ALP
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Moving crowds. : SWARMS
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Summer activities. : HIKES
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Stulm. : ADIT
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Index of intelligence. : MENTALAGE
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Tun. : VAT
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Fancy. : IDEA
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Predecessors of the baby sitter. : NURSEMAIDS
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Playwright Rice. : ELMER
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Limn. : DEPICT
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Quondam ruler. : TSAR
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Whirl. : GYRATE
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Disagree. : DIFFER
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Old English measure. : ELL
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Discrimination. : TACT
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The olives. : OLEA
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Political giveaway: Slang. : PORKBARREL
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Do crosswords. : SOLVE
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Kind of tea. : OOLONG
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Blaze a trail. : BEATAPATH
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Give (out) sparingly. : DOLE
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Bends in a ship's timbers. : SNYS
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Secretary of Agriculture. : BENSON
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Yule ___. : LOG
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Lake in New York state. : GEORGE
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Grip tightly. : CLENCH
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Daisy Mae's creator. : CAPP
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"___ Reason." : AGEOF
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Proboscis. : SNOUT
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Dog star. : ASTA
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Japanese receptacle. : INRO
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Scot. : GAEL
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Kind of type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Vasco da ___. : GAMA
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Kiln: Var. : OST
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Highway: Abbr. : RTE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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