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New York Times, Thursday, June 6, 1957

48-Down : Child's word for dad.

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,900
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Headlights. : LAMPS
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Boxing blow. : LEFT
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Atlantic warm-water shark. : GATA
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Profit. : AVAIL
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Type of recording. : ARIA
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Aboveboard. : OPEN
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Heaven-sent sustenance. : MANNA
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Premonition of evil. : MISGIVING
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Nickname of Gen. Pershing. : BLACKJACK
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Impenetrable. : DENSE
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Mrs. Elvsted, in "Hedda Gabler." : THEA
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Consolidation. : MERGER
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Cry of triumph. : AHA
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Native of Omsk. : SIBERIAN
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Abbreviation in theatre ads. : PERF
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Vladimir of Red Square. : LENIN
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Newts. : EFTS
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Track star Dave. : SIME
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Shout of applause for an actress. : BRAVA
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Overcharge: Slang. : SOAK
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Opera role. : ELSA
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Between: Comb. form. : INTER
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Certain. : SURE
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He wrote "Dere Mable." : STREETER
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Rotten ___, London bridle path. : ROW
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Stuck. : PASTED
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Feature of a walrus. : TUSK
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Well-known pseudonym. : OUIDA
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Mementos of schooldays. : CLASSPINS
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Gives enjoyment to: Archaic. : PLEASURES
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Tonkin port. : HANOI
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Sympathy. : PITY
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Won, as a prize. : TOOK
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Cereal fungus. : ERGOT
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Tops of suits. : ACES
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Beards, as of oats, barley, etc. : AWNS
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Escritoires. : DESKS
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Gentle person. : LAMB
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Of grandparents. : AVAL
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Soldier. : MANATARMS
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Emergency. : PINCH
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Assuages. : SLAKES
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Man of Shangri-La. : LAMA
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Norseman's name. : ERIC
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University at Nashville. : FISK
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Game. : TAG
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Jane Eyre's calling. : GOVERNESS
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Copying. : APING
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Stretched tight. : TENSE
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Keen indignation. : ANGER
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The very ___! : IDEA
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Pen dweller. : JAILBIRD
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Slender Islamic towers. : MINARETS
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Polygonal recess. : APSE
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German salutation. : HEIL
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Capital city on the Aar. : BERNE
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Growing out. : ENATE
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Metal bolt. : RIVET
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Thanksgiving and others. : FEASTDAYS
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Good poker hand. : FOURKINGS
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Base of poi. : TARO
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Turn aside. : SKEW
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Parties. : TEAS
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Very busy. : RUSHED
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Child's word for dad. : POPPA
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Of a court. : AULIC
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Seven: Span. : SIETE
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Extra. : SPARE
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Baby's sound of well-being. : CROW
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City in Mexico. : LEON
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Puts a query. : ASKS
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Alcove. : NOOK
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Convenes. : SITS
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Actress Hagen. : UTA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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