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New York Times, Wednesday, June 5, 1957

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,899
Across
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An unwitting tool. : CATSPAW
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Cabaret, for example. : HOTSPOT
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Alligator pear. : AVOCADO
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Former. : ONETIME
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Lack of divertissement. : BOREDOM
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Eschewer of starches. : REDUCER
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Ballerina's prototype. : SWAN
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A season in India (with "the"). : RAINS
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Nobel Prize novelist. : MANN
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Change, as the Constitution. : AMEND
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Chief banana. : TOP
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Dramatic scores. : OPERAS
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Those subject to property claims. : LIENEES
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Morning prayer. : MATIN
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Lent a hand. : HELPEDOUT
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___ fog (lost). : INA
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Least lively. : DEADEST
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___ Paolo, Brazil. : SAO
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Strawberry finch of India. : TIGERBIRD
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Relinquish. : WAIVE
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Cause ___ (famous case). : CELEBRE
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Preserved, as beef. : CORNED
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High, in music. : ALT
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Collect. : AMASS
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___ flakes. : SOAP
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Shallow European lake. : ILMEN
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Verb suffix. : ESCE
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A fight for the right. : CRUSADE
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Great elegy by Keats. : ADONAIS
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Affirms. : ALLEGES
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Apprentices. : NOVICES
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Most flushed. : REDDEST
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Move little by little. : TRICKLE
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Hired cars. : CABS
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Confess. : AVOW
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The Pentateuch. : TORA
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Opera scripts: Ital. : SCENARI
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Cushion. : PAD
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Is devoted to. : ADORES
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Eve. : WOMAN
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Trumpet. : HORN
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Dances. : ONESTEPS
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Man's nickname. : TED
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Puzzled for an answer. : STUMPED
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Type measure. : PICA
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Augury. : OMEN
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Forktail. : TERN
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Passing fancy. : IDLEDREAM
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Machinist's axle. : MANDREL
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Follow-up punches, in boxing. : ONETWOS
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Leave out. : OMIT
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Sheer fright. : PANIC
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Stage: Fr. : ETAGE
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"___ Three Lives." : ILED
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Rosy dye. : EOSIN
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Urbane. : SUAVE
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Extremely small degree. : HAIR
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Kicked gently. : TOED
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Low waters. : EBBTIDES
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Passed, as time. : ELAPSED
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Pharmacopoeia item. : ARSENIC
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Sincerity. : CANDOR
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Intended. : MEANT
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Mark. : SCAR
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Escutcheon border. : ORLE
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Old, in Scotland. : AULD
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In case. : LEST
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Plunder. : SACK
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Heaven: Fr. : CIEL
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Basic Latin verb. : ESSE
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Geriatric concern. : AGE
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Egg: Comb. form. : OVI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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