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New York Times, Friday, July 10, 1959

Author:
William A. Lewis, Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,647
Across
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Nonsense creature, from 1900 book. : GOOP
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Gift from the hostess. : FAVOR
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Matchless. : BEST
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"___ Dinka Doo." : INKA
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City of central Spain. : AVILA
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Inspiration. : IDEA
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Abbey Theatre playwright. : SEANOCASEY
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Narrow ornamental fabric. : GIMP
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Audition. : TRYOUT
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Barbed-wire barricade. : ABATTIS
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Song of David. : PSALM
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Spanish gold. : ORO
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Marsh bird. : STILT
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Candy. : LOLLIPOPS
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Lilliputian. : TINY
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Bus terminal adjunct. : GARAGE
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Old hand. : VET
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Britain's air strength: Abbr. : RAF
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Governing bodies. : SENATES
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Where Gadsden is: Abbr. : ALA
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Land measure in metric system. : ARE
42
Weather prediction. : COOLER
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Suffix used with song, spin, etc. : STER
44
Old campaigners. : WARHORSES
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Bird sound. : TWEET
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Ancient branch of mathematics: Abbr. : ALG
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Gaze. : STARE
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Festive occasion with dancing: Slang. : SHINDIG
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Fishing port on English Channel. : DIEPPE
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Cowpoke's mount. : HOSS
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Special kind of salesman. : AUCTIONEER
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Boss of a shield. : UMBO
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Book of the Old Testament. : NAHUM
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Equal: Fr. : EGAL
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Cardinals or Orioles. : TEAM
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Deal a heavy blow. : SMITE
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Days of old. : YORE
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Main point. : GIST
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Unique thing: Slang. : ONER
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Colloquial word of agreement. : OKAY
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Magnificent array. : PANOPLY
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Legal data. : FACTA
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Of all: Scot. : AVA
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Bernard Montgomery's title: Abbr. : VIS
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Genus of trees. : OLEA
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Scarecrow in "The Wizard of Oz." : RAYBOLGER
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Main tent of a road show. : BIGTOP
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Revise, rewrite, etc. : EDIT
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Partly: Prefix. : SEMI
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Thicknesses of leather on heels. : TAPS
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Dispossess. : OUST
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Sign of the ram. : ARIES
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Where the Gaucho rides. : LLANOS
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16th cen. Spanish painter. : MORALES
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Sipper. : STRAW
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Formal headdress. : TIARA
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Take for granted. : INFER
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Most recent. : LATEST
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Egg-shaped. : OVATE
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Martinique volcano. : PELEE
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Set into action. : START
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Gov. Vandiver's constituents. : GEORGIANS
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Termagant. : SCOLD
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Gullible chap, in an expression. : SWEENEY
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Baker Street vehicle. : HANSOM
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The Fates or the Graces. : TRIO
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___ a dozen. : ADIME
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Fold up. : SHUT
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Subject of memorable Payne song. : HOME
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Russian peasant's hut. : ISBA
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U. S. Pacific air base. : GUAM
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"___ My Heart," Laurette Taylor vehicle. : PEGO
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Bartlett. : PEAR
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Man's name. : ERLE
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Greek letter. : CHI
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Pharaoh famous since 1922. : TUT

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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