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New York Times, Friday, June 5, 1959

Author:
A. H. Drummond, Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
A. H. Drummond, Jr. has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,612
Across
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Resorts. : SPAS
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Conveyed gas, water, etc. : PIPED
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Outstanding literary figure. : MANN
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Long and slender. : LANK
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Facial expression. : SMILE
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Novel of 1847. : OMOO
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Today, in Italy. : OGGI
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___ Day. : APRILFOOLS
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Spill the beans. : TELLALL
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In an unfeeling manner. : STONILY
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Role for Spencer Tracy. : OLDMAN
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"___ longa, vita brevis." : ARS
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Boxes, crates, etc. : CASES
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Young fox. : CUB
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Former monetary unit in Brussels. : BELGA
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School: Abbr. : ACAD
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Compassionate helpers. : SAMARITANS
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Novelist Wylie. : MAX
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Prattled on. : BABBLED
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Man's nickname. : NAT
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Without gain. : PROFITLESS
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Highest: Comb. form. : ACRO
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Spanish title. : SENOR
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Title. : ERA
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Part of the head. : SCALP
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One of Jeb's men. : REB
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Stings. : SMARTS
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One of three, on a diamond. : BASEMAN
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Glinted. : FLASHED
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Hurok or Bing. : IMPRESARIO
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Seine tributary. : OISE
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Stead. : LIEU
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Testifies. : AVERS
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Celestial bear. : URSA
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Piercing. : KEEN
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Minimal. : LEAST
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Cardinal suffix. : TEEN
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Narrow notch. : SLOT
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Boy in uniform. : PAGE
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Early Englishman. : ANGLOSAXON
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Having ability. : SKILLED
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Hymn. : PSALM
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Relentless. : IMPLACABLE
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Mohammedan saint. : PIR
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Ivy Leaguers. : ELIS
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After gamma. : DELTA
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Lunar phenomenon. : MOONSET
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Mine: Fr. : AMOI
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Old __, nickname of Oliver Cromwell. : NOLL
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Inquisitive: Colloq. : NOSY
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Ban. : FORBID
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Harbingers of sales. : ADS
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After Leviticus. : NUMBERS
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Hostels. : CAMPS
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Have ___ (be cautious). : ACARE
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Evergreens. : BALSAMFIRS
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Where Manchester and Liverpool are. : LANCASHIRE
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Knot in a tree trunk. : GNARL
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Put ___ to (end). : ASTOP
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Met. : SAT
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Matter: Lat. : RES
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Ancient vessel. : BIREME
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Precede. : FORERUN
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Dramatizes. : ACTSOUT
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Portuguese Mrs. : SRA
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Fundamental. : BASAL
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"___ Lady," Willa Cather novel. : ALOST
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Swindle. : BILK
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French friend. : AMIE
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Graf von ___. : SPEE
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Cathedral section. : NAVE
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To be: Lat. : ESSE
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Cathedral official. : DEAN
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Dept. of Agriculture agency: Abbr. : REA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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