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New York Times, Thursday, June 18, 1959

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Department head: Abbr. : MGR
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Valuable. : RICH
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Greek letter. : SIGMA
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Word on Japanese ship names. : MARU
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Radio sound effect. : ECHO
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Accept as a member. : ENROL
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North Carolina college. : ELON
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Wolf: Fr. : LOUP
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Delusion's partner. : SNARE
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Opposing change: Colloq. : STANDINGPAT
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___ populi. : VOX
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A Voltaire forte. : SATIRE
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Like the Village Blacksmith. : SINEWY
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Actress Hildegarde. : NEFF
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Man of distinction. : NOTABLE
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Hankers. : LONGS
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Cordwood. : LOGS
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Oaf. : LOUT
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___ for Peace. : ATOMS
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Eater's syllable of satisfaction. : YUM
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Relative of the devilfish. : SKATE
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Railbird. : SORA
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Life: Lat. : VITA
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Quotes. : CITES
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Bret Harte's Ah Sin. : HEATHEN
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Mended place. : DARN
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Creatures. : BEINGS
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Riffraff. : RAGTAG
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Syllable of popular dance. : CHA
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Little Big Horn victor. : SITTINGBULL
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Nineteenth President. : HAYES
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Bulwer-Lytton heroine. : IONE
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Choir voice. : ALTO
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"Good Night, ___." : IRENE
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Quips. : MOTS
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Salad. : SLAW
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DDT victims. : PESTS
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Heroic poetry. : EPOS
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Indian weight. : SER
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Where Valletta is. : MALTA
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Old fourpence. : GROAT
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Question mark of 1960. : RUNNINGMATE
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___ pitcher. : RELIEF
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Churchly image. : ICON
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Railroad sound effects. : CHUGS
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Very, very angry. : HOPPINGMAD
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Term in poetry. : SESTET
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Tabard, for one. : INN
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Dish. : GRAVYBOAT
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Philippine native. : MORO
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Writer Woollcott. : ALEX
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How-de-do. : MESS
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Gown. : DRESS
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Years: Span. : ANOS
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Boogie-woogie piano technique. : WALKINGBASS
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What jets cut down on. : FLYINGTIME
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Stringed instrument. : LUTE
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Vous ___ (you are): Fr. : ETES
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Eyewinker. : LASH
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Indian. : OTOE
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Old vaudeville singing star. : NORABAYES
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Diamond call. : OUT
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Lean person or animal. : SCRAG
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I came: Lat. : VENI
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"Mellerdrammer" sounds. : HISSES
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Western star. : ARNESS
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Brownstone front feature. : STOOP
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Veil material. : TULLE
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Nuptial place. : ALTAR
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Warm feeling. : GLOW
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Approach shot. : CHIP
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Rodent. : HARE
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Preposition. : INTO
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Noun suffix. : ENT

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

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