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New York Times, Friday, July 17, 1959

Author:
Leonard Sussman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,654
Across
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First elected governor of Alaska. : EGAN
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Fastening. : HASP
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Flaxen. : BLOND
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Olson or Newsom. : BOBO
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Hebrew weight. : OMER
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Transistor set. : RADIO
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Sulphur. : BRIMSTONE
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Old Greek coins. : OBOLI
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Brooder item. : EGG
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Otherwise. : ELSE
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Gypsy coquette of opera. : CARMEN
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Pay for. : DEFRAY
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Stone with crystal-lined cavity. : GEODE
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Melody. : AIR
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Fred Astaire hit show. : BANDWAGON
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Real estate units. : LOTS
34
Caviar source. : BELUGA
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Road abbreviation. : RTE
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Truman aide. : ACHESON
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Fox. : REYNARD
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Citizen of: Suffix. : ITE
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Arrow case. : QUIVER
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He lived 905 years. : ENOS
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Conferred with. : CONSULTED
46
Union general. : ORD
47
Hawk's claw. : TALON
48
Artists' garb. : SMOCKS
51
Bent at the end into a hook. : HAMATE
54
One quiz answer. : TRUE
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At the age of: Lat. abbr. : AET
57
Catkin. : AMENT
58
Furniture period. : QUEENANNE
60
Prickly shrub growing on wastelands. : FURZE
61
Word in 58 Down. : ERAT
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Singing comedienne. : RAYE
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Walk. : TREAD
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Pops. : DADS
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Attired. : CLAD
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Abated. : EBBED
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Ravine. : GORGE
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"Nine, ten, ___." : ABIGFATHEN
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___ de guerre. : NOM
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With fervor. : HOTLY
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Coach Stagg. : AMOS
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Saint-Louis is its capital. : SENEGAL
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Before: Prefix. : PRE
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Thespian goal. : BROADWAY
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L. A.'s famed tar pits. : LABREA
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Round-the-world flyer. : ODOM
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Scene of battle, 1798. : NILE
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Kill: Slang. : DOIN
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Burn. : SEAR
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Old fogey. : CODGER
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Ascendancy. : RISE
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Became hardened: Var. : ENURED
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Il Duce. : BENITO
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Venice's Main "Street." : GRANDCANAL
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Other: Span. : OTRO
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McCobb, Sparks, etc. : NEDS
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Secular. : LAIC
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Eight: Prefix. : OCTO
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River Kwai creator. : BOULLE
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Settled on land, without right or title. : SQUATTED
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Infamous Roman. : NERO
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Town NW of L. A. : VENTURA
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Quatrain. : STANZA
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Preindication. : OMEN
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Bird feeder foods. : SUETS
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Where Nairobi is. : KENYA
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Bucephalus, for one. : STEED
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Axe handle. : HAFT
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River in eastern Asia. : AMUR
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Only (as said to be). : MERE
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Register. : READ
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Geometry abbreviation. : QED
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Trajectory. : ARC

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

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