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New York Times, Wednesday, May 27, 1959

Author:
Christine Valence
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { K V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,603

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Across
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Loose overcoat with special sleeves. : RAGLAN
7
___ Rica. : COSTA
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The daily grind: Slang. : RATRACE
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Supernatural. : OCCULT
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Ambassador's staff member. : ATTACHE
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Wander aimlessly. : MEANDER
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Gleam. : SHINE
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Frijol. : BEAN
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Compass point. : ENE
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Drove. : HERD
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Fiber forming the substance of wood. : GRAIN
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Stuff. : CRAM
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Inhibit. : RESTRAIN
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Memorable animal story. : BAMBI
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Stain. : TAINT
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Leaves of the calyx. : SEPALS
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Extravagant reports set afloat to delude. : CANARDS
33
Sources of power. : ENGINES
34
Compensation for a loss. : AMENDS
35
Braid. : PLAIT
36
Small, round, and glistening. : BEADY
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Diaries. : JOURNALS
40
Goes astray. : ERRS
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Put down. : QUELL
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Thin strip of wood. : LATH
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Border. : RIM
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Satisfy. : SUIT
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Exquisitely wrought trinket. : BIJOU
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___ nerve, largest in the body. : SCIATIC
49
Of various kinds. : OFASORT
51
Confirm. : ASSURE
52
The prime of life (with "the"). : FORTIES
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What every question has two of. : SIDES
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Feels care or anxiety. : FUSSES
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Somewhat. : RATHER
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Clothe. : ATTIRE
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Shows off: Slang. : GRANDSTANDS
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Bobbinet. : LACE
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German exclamation. : ACH
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Born: Fr. : NEE
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Enter. : COMEIN
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A great quantity. : OCEAN
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Examine with care. : SCAN
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Wine cask. : TUN
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City official. : ALDERMAN
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Headstrong. : RASH
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Capable of being defended. : TENABLE
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Negligent in some duty. : REMISS
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What menhaden is used for. : BAIT
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Gratings. : GRIDS
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Hanks of twine. : RANS
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Men of property. : CAPITALISTS
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Late. : TARDY
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Start. : BEGIN
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Tangle. : SNARL
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Poles tossed in Gaelic field games. : CABERS
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"___, the Beautiful." : AMERICA
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Shot not quite on target. : NEARMISS
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Jewish month. : ELUL
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Sandburg. : POET
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Summer beverages. : JUICES
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Baseball immortal Napoleon ___. : LAJOIE
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Reserve supplies. : STORES
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Twenty-four sheets of paper. : QUIRE
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Quonsets. : HUTS
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Collar fastener. : STUD
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Stars and ___, Confederate flag. : BARS
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"___ was saying . . . " : ASI
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On the way. : OFF
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Succès ___ (smash hit): Fr. : FOU

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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