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New York Times, Thursday, May 21, 1959

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,597
Across
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Highway sign. : STOP
5
Svelte. : SLIM
9
Decorations in U. N. building. : FLAGS
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___ Scotia. : NOVA
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Closing chords. : CODA
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Liquid measure. : LITRE
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Political writer Herbert. : AGAR
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Frankfurt's river. : ODER
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For this alone: Lat. : ADHOC
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Lively ghost. : POLTERGEIST
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Frequently: Poet. : OFT
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Malacca. : CANE
25
Chatters. : TATTLES
27
Hidalgo. : SENOR
30
Little fish. : SHINER
32
Reunion goers. : ALUMNI
34
Willing to follow advice. : AMENABLE
38
Berth. : SLIP
39
Rakes. : ROUES
41
Bird's crop. : CRAW
42
Begin. : SETABOUT
44
"___ out to the ball game . . . " : TAKEME
46
City on the Loire. : NANTES
48
Proprietor. : OWNER
49
Curtain raiser. : PLAYLET
52
Annapolis. : USNA
54
Antares' hue. : RED
55
Set a limit. : DRAWTHELINE
60
Candescent. : AGLOW
62
Musical refrain. : LALA
63
Fort ___. : KNOX
64
Hispaniola. : HAITI
65
Where the patella is. : KNEE
66
Heating vessel. : ETNA
67
V. P. Barkley. : ALBEN
68
Bondman. : SERF
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Salon. : ROOM
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Fillip. : SNAP
2
Region in Africa. : TOGO
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Race course. : OVAL
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Go in different directions. : PARTCOMPANY
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Disdain. : SCORN
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Small houses. : LODGES
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French fancy. : IDEE
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Living near the sea. : MARITIME
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Squash. : FLATTEN
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Cover. : LID
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Town of N Massachusetts. : ATHOL
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Composer of "Grand Canyon Suite." : GROFE
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Divisions: Abbr. : SECTS
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Make money. : EARN
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Most logical. : SANEST
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Railroad worker. : TRACKWALKER
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Stewed fruit: Dial. : SASS
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Mademoiselle. : ELLE
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Night: Fr. : NUIT
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Terre ___. : HAUTE
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Laundry worker. : IRONER
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British gun. : BREN
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Gold-shot fabric. : LAME
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Water pitcher. : EWER
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Wins a debate. : OUTTALKS
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McIntosh's cousin. : BALDWIN
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First-rate. : AONE
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Army caterer. : SUTLER
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Capital city on the Moldau. : PRAHA
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Juridic. : LEGAL
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Extemporize: Colloq. : ADLIB
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HQ of World War II. : SHAEF
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Dwindle. : WANE
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Come ___ (inherit). : INTO
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Emphatic denial. : NONO
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Quiz. : EXAM
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Inhabitant of: Suffix. : OTE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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