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PHRASEOLOGY

New York Times, Sunday, June 21, 1959

68-Down : Costello and others.

Author:
William A. Lewis Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.54, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 566 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,628
Across
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Sir: Ger. : HERR
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Stewed fruit: Dial. : SASS
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Sublease. : RELET
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A lot: Slang. : SLEW
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Son of Baasha. : ELAH
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Hemp fiber. : OAKUM
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Confound. : ABASH
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Military cap. : KEPI
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Race of Japanese. : AINU
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Do-it-yourself dwelling. : PREFABHOUSE
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Ill. : EVIL
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Danish girl's name. : DAGMAR
29
___ del Rio, Cuban seaport. : PINAR
30
Neglectful. : DERELICT
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Island off New Guinea. : BIAK
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Manufacturer's asset. : TRADENAME
36
First steamship to cross the Atlantic, 1819. : SAVANNAH
40
Shrink from in fear. : ABHOR
41
General ___. : MOTORS
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Suffix in chemistry. : ATE
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Item in an outline. : TOPIC
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Slips. : ERRS
49
Realty sign. : TOLET
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Husbandman's home. : FARM
52
Big name in boxing. : SUGARRAY
54
Rod holding a bobbin. : SPINDLE
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If not. : ELSE
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Discuss thoroughly (with "out"). : THRESH
58
Gambling game. : FARO
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Prefix in aviation. : AER
60
Heavy hammer. : SLEDGE
63
Role in "Green Pastures." : NOAH
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Certain Midwesterners. : PLAINSMEN
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Phrase for phenomenon in the sports world. : MILLIONDOLLARGATE
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Confection. : CHOCOLATE
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Stanley Kunitz, for example. : POET
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Eats noisily: Dial. : SLURPS
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Anglo-Irish diminutive suffix. : EEN
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Well: Ital. : BENE
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Crouches. : SQUATS
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Memphis' river. : NILE
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___ roll, source of "rigamarole." : RAGMANS
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Texan Sam and family. : HOUSTONS
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___ singing, jazz vocal improvisation. : SCAT
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Of a surface. : AREAL
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___ Raton, Florida. : BOCA
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Hoax: Slang. : SPOOF
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Kelep. : ANT
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Litters. : STREWS
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1943 agency. : UNRRA
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Resort town near Naples. : SORRENTO
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Sluice. : WATERGATE
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Pre-bob word for "cool." : KEEN
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Lavish. : GENEROUS
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Tryouts. : TESTS
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If ___ (if required). : NEEDBE
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White-spotted deer. : AXIS
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Phrase for home. : PLACETOLIVE
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Brioche. : ROLL
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Talk: Abbr. : LECT
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___ incognita. : TERRA
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Spanish port, 1492 embarkation point. : PALOS
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Drudge. : GRUB
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Cards. : ACES
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Man's name meaning bear. : ORSON
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Overawes. : COWS
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Hindu "Pluto." : YAMA
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Part of 4-H Club motto. : HEAD
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Notable nom de plume. : ELIA
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Produced, as by sounding. : RANG
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Popular dance. : RHUMBA
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Chorus girls. : SOPRANOS
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River into the Rhine. : AAR
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Beehive made of straw. : SKEP
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Moslem mystic. : SUFI
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Three cheers. : RAHRAHRAH
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Tribe of the Niger: Var. : EBO
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Sir Harry and family. : LAUDERS
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City near Duesseldorf. : ESSEN
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Aries. : THERAM
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Popular Halloween costume. : SKELETON
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Italian author. : LEVI
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Homeric. : EPIC
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Lose courage: Colloq. : WILT
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Horse blanket. : MANTA
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Singing group. : BARBERSHOPQUARTET
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"Say it ___ so!" : AINT
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Guided by one's heart. : EMOTIONAL
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Done for. : KAPUT
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Wall-eyed pike. : DORY
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Boxes or holders. : SAFES
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In any way. : ATALL
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Poetaster. : VERSEMONGER
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Diva's forte. : HIGHNOTE
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Designating colonial stock. : OLDAMERICAN
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Signature of an American hero. : RELEE
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Where the taffrail is. : STERN
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Oily ketone: Chem. : CARONE
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Wearer of the caduceus. : MEDIC
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Indicate. : READ
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French-German river. : SAAR
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Pedantic ones. : PRIGS
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Certain haircuts: Slang. : FLATTOPS
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Type of conflict. : GLOBALWAR
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Character in Scott poem. : ELLEN
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Box ___. : PLEATS
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Overpowers. : STUNS
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Hunter and others. : IANS
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Costello and others. : LOUS
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Suffix meaning horn. : CERAS
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Another part of 4-H Club motto. : HEART
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Fix in place. : PLANT
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Begin. : SETTO
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Of certain Greek philosophers. : SOCRATEAN
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Robalo. : SNOOK
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Life jackets for airmen. : MAEWESTS
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Chinese mercantile house. : HONG
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Vexation. : SORENESS
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Treasurers. : BURSARS
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Footloose. : FREE
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Put a ___ (end). : STOPTO
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Memorable slave of Samos. : AESOP
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Inherent power. : ENERGY
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Famous Swiss mathematician. : EULER
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Festive. : GALA
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Administrator: Abbr. : EXEC
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Precise. : NICE
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One-half a cuartillo. : TLAC
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Farm structure. : SILO
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Tennyson poem. : DORA
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French Socialist. : BLUM
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Island off Tuscany. : ELBA
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Blood money, in early Scots law. : CRO
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Pledge. : VOW

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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