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New York Times, Wednesday, May 20, 1959

Author:
Madeline Corse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Madeline Corse has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,596
Across
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Much-sought award. : OSCAR
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Pertaining to money matters. : FISCAL
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Port on Luzon. : APARRI
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One of the missiles. : HERCULES
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Scrutinize more closely. : REREAD
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___ Islands. : ALEUTIAN
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Guiding spirit or influence. : ANGEL
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Unwilling to understand. : BLIND
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Year in Trajan's reign. : CVI
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Small nail. : BRAD
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Fairy-tale witch. : CRONE
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Chirp. : PEEP
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Cyclades island. : IOS
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Tired of it all. : BLASE
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Behind the times. : PASSE
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Largest inland sea. : CASPIAN
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Bench. : SEAT
30
Figuratively, opportunities. : DOORS
31
Armada. : FLEET
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Radar principle. : ECHO
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Took a general direction. : TRENDED
38
Disconcert. : ABASH
41
Help for puzzle-solvers. : CLUES
43
Direction. : ESE
44
Exceedingly. : VERY
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Passageway in a mine. : STULM
46
Architectural pier. : ANTA
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Yale. : ELI
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Cognizant. : AWARE
49
Place of worship. : ALTAR
50
Missile part. : NOSECONE
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Goddess of the lower regions. : HECATE
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Having horns. : ANTLERED
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Daniel Webster, for example. : ORATOR
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Talks idly or boastfully: Slang. : GASSES
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Blooper. : BONER
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Symbol of freedom. : OPENROAD
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Calm sea in the Atlantic. : SARGASSO
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Statement of belief. : CREED
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Asian inland sea. : ARAL
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Free (of) : RID
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Panthers or pumas. : FELINES
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Goddess of peace. : IRENE
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Run before the wind. : SCUD
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Culebra ___. : CUT
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"___ Adventures in Wonderland." : ALICES
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Foliage. : LEAVES
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Language of millions. : ARABIC
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Symbols of sanctity. : HALOS
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Shore bird. : SNIPE
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Wheat husk. : BRAN
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Disagree. : CLASH
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Metal disk. : PATEN
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Tree. : BIRCH
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Pickets. : PALES
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Verse: Archaic. : POESY
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Violinist Zimbalist. : EFREM
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Without teeth, as armadillos, sloths, etc. : EDENTATE
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Maker of a will. : TESTATOR
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Petroleum products. : OCTANES
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Large bulrush. : TULE
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More precious. : DEARER
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Cereal grass. : AVENA
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Be an adjunct. : BELONG
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Awn. : ARISTA
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Enticed. : LURED
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Made a vow. : SWORE
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Highway to Fairbanks. : ALCAN
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Experts in any activity. : ACES
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Relating to aircraft. : AERO
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Letters. : ELS
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Shelf within a fireplace. : HOB

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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