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New York Times, Saturday, May 23, 1959

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,599
Across
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Of the nature of desire. : APPETENT
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___ Athena (Minerva). : PALLAS
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Introduction to a play. : PROLOGUE
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Full of melody. : ARIOSO
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Thoroughbred's line. : PEDIGREE
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Library visitor. : READER
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Serving of chicken. : LEG
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Mr. Herter and staff, for example. : SECRETARIAT
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Greek goddess of war. : ENYO
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Grouchy. : TESTY
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Deep-voiced. : BASS
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Diverting. : AMUSING
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Fragrance. : SMELL
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Cure-all. : PANACEA
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Atomizes. : AERATES
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Interminable. : ENDLESS
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Prepared quickly. : INSTANT
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The globe. : EARTH
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Wash with few suds. : DETERGE
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Solid and compact. : HARD
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Annoyed. : IRKED
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Dry: Span. : SECO
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Important jubilees. : CENTENNIALS
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Campus building: Colloq. : LAB
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Yellow bird. : ORIOLE
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Geometric love problem. : TRIANGLE
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If. : INCASE
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Involves in trouble. : EMBROILS
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Pressman who puts in paper. : FEEDER
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Appointee. : DESIGNEE
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Common fruit. : APPLE
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Prink. : PREEN
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Roly-poly. : PODGY
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Samuel's teacher. : ELI
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Sports clothes, for instance. : TOGS
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Herons. : EGRETS
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Texas river into Corpus Christi bay. : NUECES
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Players about to drive. : TEERS
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Political worker. : PARTYMAN
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Square measure. : AREA
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Perjurer. : LIAR
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California wine town. : LODI
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On the main. : ASEA
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Arrange. : SORT
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Public storehouse. : ETAPE
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Flattened at the poles, as Earth. : OBLATE
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Shrine. : ALTAR
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Subordinate. : UNDER
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Table d'hôte courses. : SALADS
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Cooler. : ICER
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Fledgling's place. : NEST
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Slit. : GASH
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Spoke. : SAID
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Word interpreted by Daniel. : MENE
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Formerly. : ERST
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Man at the throttle. : ENGINEER
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Grim. : STERN
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First two words of Psalm 4. : HEARME
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Improvises. : ADLIBS
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"Raised" a check. : KITED
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Noted marbles from the Parthenon. : ELGIN
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Street, in Spain. : CALLE
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Plump plus. : OBESE
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Close-fitting cap. : COIF
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Lake in Ulster. : ERNE
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Delicate. : NICE
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Frog relative. : TOAD
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Otherwise. : ELSE
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Hindu garment. : SARI
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Egg drink. : NOG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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