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New York Times, Tuesday, May 28, 1957

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,891
Across
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Bribes. : SOPS
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Target. : BUTT
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Soften. : THAW
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Merit. : EARN
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Hipbones: Anat. : ILIA
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Village officer, in Canada. : REEVE
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Subject of Edward Murrow interview. : CHOUENLAI
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Auriculate. : EARED
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Glass. : TUMBLER
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Roman magistrate's attendants. : LICTORS
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Tennis racket. : BAT
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Distinction. : HONOR
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Pale. : ASHEN
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Photographers' quarters. : DARKROOMS
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Open waste land. : MOOR
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Bejeweled. : GEMMED
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Fee-___-fum, ogre's exclamation. : FAW
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Pronoun. : OUR
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Fall behind. : LAG
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Suffixes of agency. : ARS
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Weekday: Abbr. : FRI
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Army monogram. : USA
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Mountain nymphs. : OREADS
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Writes. : PENS
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Applicability. : RELEVANCE
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Things for sale. : WARES
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Hollywood's Debra. : PAGET
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Dance: Fr. : BAL
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Quality. : CALIBER
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Men of learning. : SAVANTS
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"It's ___!" : AGIRL
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Shaw play (with "The"). : APPLECART
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Show. : REVUE
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Island in the Carolines. : TRUK
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Big bird. : EMEU
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Officer: Abbr. : PRES
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Counting-out word. : EENY
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Parrot's provender. : SEED
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Religious group. : SECT
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Island of Hawaii. : OAHU
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Social affair. : PROM
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Shock absorber. : SNUBBER
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Simon's confrère in intelligence test. : BINET
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Norse god, stepson of Thor. : ULLR
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___ Juana. : TIA
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Describing certain wearing apparel. : TAILORMADE
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Spanish playhouse. : TEATRO
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Character in "Much Ado." : HERO
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State to be true. : AVER
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Unites. : WEDS
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Best performances. : RECORDS
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Enthusiasm. : ELAN
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Printshop apparatus. : INKERS
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Passenger on the ark. : HAM
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Romantic affair. : AMOUR
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Drench. : SOUSE
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Of a period of time. : HORAL
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Grow worse. : DEGENERATE
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Bid. : OFFER
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It flows past Châlons. : MARNE
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Europeans. : SWISS
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Storage place. : GARAGE
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Endearing. : LOVABLE
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___ of Congress. : ACT
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Ornate places of entertainment. : PALACES
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Ancient country on Ionian Sea. : EPIRUS
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Servicewoman. : WAVE
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Mulish. : BALKY
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Goldfish. : CARP
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Antiquing device. : AGER
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Wide-awake. : LIVE
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Twirled. : SPUN
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Famous person. : NAME
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Baobab. : TREE
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Jewelry item. : STUD
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Before: Prefix. : PRE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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