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New York Times, Thursday, June 20, 1957

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 7, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,914
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City in Pennsylvania. : READING
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Importunes. : TEASES
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Thailand's neighbor. : CAMBODIA
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Under the most favorable circumstances. : ATBEST
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Living in trees. : ARBOREAL
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Sweet ___. : POTATO
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"Bei ___ Bist du Schön." : MIR
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Game bird. : SAGEHEN
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Old saying. : SAW
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Greenland base. : ETAH
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Better balanced. : SANER
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Little bit. : MITE
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Product of Ireland. : LACES
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Inexperienced. : RAW
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Cryptographer. : CODER
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Bright spot in night sky. : NEBULA
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Show affection. : CARESS
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World cruise stop. : RIO
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Sum: Abbr. : AMT
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Heavenly bodies. : COMETS
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Offers as an excuse. : PLEADS
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Confesses. : AVOWS
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Roof apex covering. : EPI
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Letter drops. : SLOTS
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Certain chessmen. : REDS
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Type of solid. : PRISM
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Rail bird. : SORA
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Numerical prefix. : TRI
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Heated thoroughly. : TOASTED
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Beach diversion. : DIP
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Literary products. : ESSAYS
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He sought the Seven Cities of Cibola. : CORONADO
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Put out, as a batter. : RETIRE
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Louisiana Senator. : ELLENDER
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Appeared. : SEEMED
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Crystal gazer. : SEERESS
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Rutgers' river. : RARITAN
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Clasp. : EMBRACE
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Finnish port. : ABO
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Diana ___, actress. : DORS
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Concepts. : IDEAS
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Tourist mecca. : NIAGARA
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Ore of lead. : GALENA
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Feeble light. : TAPER
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Harrow's rival. : ETON
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German composer. : ABT
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Favorite vacation locale. : SEASIDE
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Country places. : ESTATES
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Packers. : STOWERS
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Bactrian ___. : CAMEL
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Cut down. : HEW
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Book of the New Testament. : HEBREWS
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People. : MORTALS
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Wearing apparel. : SUITS
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Lead bars in stained-glass windows. : CAMES
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___ Angeles. : LOS
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James Dean's role in "East of Eden." : CAL
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Wagoners. : CARTERS
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Supervise. : OVERSEE
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Dressmaker. : MODISTE
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Former Spanish gold coin. : PISTOLE
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Trifling ornaments: Colloq. : DOODADS
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Advances rapidly. : STRIDES
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Period of time. : ERA
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Sign of the zodiac. : PISCES
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Flavor. : SAPOR
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Put forth. : POSED
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Actress Oberon. : MERLE
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Metropolis of the ancient world. : TYRE
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Active person. : DOER
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Intention. : AIM
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Compass point. : NNE

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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