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New York Times, Wednesday, July 24, 1957

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { B J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,948
Across
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Took a dip. : SWAM
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"___ broom sweeps clean." : ANEW
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Decisive. : FATAL
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Florence's river. : ARNO
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Half: Prefix. : DEMI
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One of the Castles. : IRENE
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Pace. : GAIT
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"What a piece of work is ___!" : AMAN
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Climbing plant. : LIANA
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Von Bismarck. : OTTO
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Profitable, fast-selling article. : MONEYMAKER
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Flowerpot fragment. : SHARD
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Sweetsop. : ATES
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Noonday naps. : SIESTAS
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Market. : SHOP
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Home on a crag. : EAGLESNEST
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Hill in County Meath. : TARA
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Short operatic air. : ARIETTA
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Item in police work. : TEARGAS
40
Disposed of. : SOLD
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Belongs. : APPERTAINS
43
Poetic contraction. : TWAS
44
Dry. : THIRSTY
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Appear. : SEEM
46
Historic town on Black Sea. : YALTA
50
Bargain events. : WHITESALES
56
Part of a hospital. : WARD
57
Argonlike element. : RADON
58
Dagger. : DIRK
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Indigo. : ANIL
60
Texas shrine. : ALAMO
61
Beige color. : ECRU
62
Hindu god of the underworld. : YAMA
63
Puzzling question. : POSER
64
Miss Dartle. : ROSA
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Emphatic affirmative, in Mexico. : SISI
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Edible root starches. : SAGOS
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Resentful rage. : WRATH
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Writer Loos. : ANITA
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Vehicles used in Arctic bases. : MOTORSLEDS
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"Madam, I'm ___." : ADAM
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Verne's captain. : NEMO
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Issue forth. : EMANATE
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Sampler of a certain product. : WINETASTER
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De Sica's forte. : FILMS
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"Elsa's Dream," for example. : ARIA
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Hard wood. : TEAK
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___ Frank. : ANNE
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Limerick man. : LEAR
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Poetic for days past. : YESTERS
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Regimen. : DIET
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Acres. : ESTATES
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Half brick in a wall. : SNAPHEADER
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Wanderers. : STRAYAWAYS
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Sacred: Comb. form. : HAGI
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Mediterranean port. : ORAN
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Bridge decision. : PASS
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Miss Liberty faces it. : EAST
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"Columbines all in ___." : AROW
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Yuma's river. : GILA
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Barrister: Abbr. : ATTY
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Where the Preakness is run. : PIMLICO
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Dali's title. : SENOR
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Porch of a Hawaiian house. : LANAI
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Cuts hair. : TRIMS
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One of the Stevensons. : ADLAI
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Garment. : WRAP
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Aureole. : HALO
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Lupino and others. : IDAS
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Book. : TOME
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Barks up the wrong tree. : ERRS
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Gull-like bird. : SKUA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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