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New York Times, Friday, May 8, 1959

Author:
Barbara Brasure
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,584
Across
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Joyful. : BLESSED
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Spanish grass. : ESPARTO
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River boat music, from 1890. : RAGTIME
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Ventilating slits. : LOUVERS
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Designating a branch of chemistry. : ORGANIC
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Celestial phenomenon. : SUNSPOT
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Started: Poet. : GAN
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Blindly searching. : GROPING
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Be under obligation to. : OWE
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Biblical prophet. : AMOS
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The lift of a wave. : SCEND
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Off shore. : ASEA
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River into the Gulf of Guinea. : NIGER
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"___ many cooks . . . " : TOO
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Overflow. : SPILL
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Colorado park. : ESTES
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Urges into action. : PROMPTS
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Limit of large-scale erosion. : BASELEVEL
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Describing a triangle. : SCALENE
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Assumed name. : ALIAS
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Eyeglasses: Colloq. : SPECS
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Indigo, for one. : DYE
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Encamps. : TENTS
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Confer. : TALK
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Active people. : DOERS
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Voir ___, oath taken by jurors. : DIRE
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Native of: Suffix. : OTE
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A quasi-noun. : HERSELF
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Year John XVIII became Pope. : MIV
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Sliding valves in musical instruments. : PISTONS
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Verse form. : BALLADE
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Postimpressionist. : MATISSE
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Left over. : UNEATEN
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Chose. : ELECTED
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Veterans (with "old"). : STAGERS
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Shoe. : BROGAN
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Wyoming city. : LARAMIE
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Holiday "cheer." : EGGNOGS
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Fixed: Abbr. : STA
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Musical gathering: Colloq. : SING
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Mohammed's descendants. : EMIRS
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Extract the flavoring of by boiling. : DECOCT
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Shakespearean setting. : ELSINORE
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Body of water. : SOUND
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Boxlike sleigh. : PUNG
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Thoroughfares: Abbr. : AVS
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Put away for safekeeping. : REPOSIT
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Bricklayers' tools. : TROWELS
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Bony. : OSTEAL
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Sandburg poem, with "The." : PEOPLEYES
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Reversal. : SETBACK
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Was relevant. : APPLIED
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Old Spanish coins. : REALS
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Fish. : SMELT
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Compass point. : SSE
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Eggs: Lat. : OVA
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Sanctioned. : ENDORSED
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Existing beyond the earth's atmosphere. : SPATIAL
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"___ Aida." : CELESTE
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Spirited. : ANIMATE
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Water ___, long-legged bug. : STRIDER
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"Try and ___." : STOPME
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Volcanic peak in Antarctica. : EREBUS
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Mystic numbers. : SEVENS
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Impenetrable. : DENSE
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Bias: Colloq. : SLANT
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Multitude. : HOST
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___ market for secondhand articles. : FLEA
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Twitch. : TIC
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Dawdle. : LAG

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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