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New York Times, Tuesday, May 5, 1959

Author:
Melville P. Liverance
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,581
Across
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After alphas. : BETAS
6
Hollywood romance, journalistically speaking. : ITEM
10
Puff of an engine. : PANT
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Ward off. : AVERT
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Equipment for games of chance. : DICE
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Aroma. : ODOR
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Electrical device. : RELAY
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Complex. : INTRICATE
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A certain Rabbit. : BRER
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Bosh! : ROT
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Small mythical cave dwellers. : GNOMES
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Last obstacles to 35 Down. : SAFETYMEN
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Science degrees. : SDS
27
Obtained from milk. : LACTIC
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Is filtered, as coffee: Colloq. : PERKS
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One, to Cicero. : UNO
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Lined. : RULED
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One kind of beaver: Slang. : EAGER
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Quick return thrust. : RIPOSTE
40
Vinegary. : ACETOSE
42
Choose. : ELECT
43
Resort town on Long Island. : ISLIP
45
Man's name meaning physician. : ASA
46
The world, to Shakespeare. : STAGE
48
Tradesman. : DEALER
50
Broadway notice. : SRO
53
Short-lived. : EPHEMERAL
55
Accident. : MISHAP
57
Mohammedan saint. : PIR
58
Social reformer, circa 1900. : RIIS
61
N. Y.-N. J. controversy. : INCOMETAX
63
French maidservant. : BONNE
64
Peter the Great, for example. : TSAR
65
Box. : LOGE
66
Bay, arm of the White Sea. : ONEGA
67
Not his. : HERS
68
Prophet. : SEER
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Cash, for example. : ASSET
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Arrow projection. : BARB
2
By any chance. : EVER
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Mount Wilson appurtenance. : TELESCOPE
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Biblical mountain. : ARARAT
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Pen. : STY
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Goose. : IDIOT
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Grandpa's photo. : TINTYPE
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Outside: Prefix. : ECT
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Financial arrangement between corporations. : MERGER
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Little: Span. : POCO
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Distinguished American family. : ADAMS
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Eminent. : NOTED
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Curl. : TRESS
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Boniface. : INNKEEPER
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Make again, as a record. : RECUT
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Varsity. : FIRSTTEAM
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Spingarn award, for instance. : MEDAL
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Decoy. : LURE
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Indigo. : ANIL
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Posed. : SAT
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Actress Vivien. : LEIGH
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Objectives of fullbacks. : GOALLINES
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Being. : ESSE
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Construct. : REAR
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Army training outfit. : OCS
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Beverage. : CIDER
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Ooze. : SEEPAGE
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Taps of the foot, in fencing. : APPELS
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___ rod, the goldenrod. : AARONS
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"A mighty man is he." : SMITH
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Cleanse. : RINSE
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What "Gigi" won. : OSCAR
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Kitchen apparatus. : MIXER
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___ d'oeuvres. : HORS
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Contemporary dramatist. : INGE
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Ottoman. : SEAT
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Digit. : TOE
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Neck scarf. : BOA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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