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New York Times, Tuesday, July 7, 1959

Author:
George Laczko
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
George Laczko has 37 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,644

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Across
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Simplest elements. : ABCS
5
Expert. : ADEPT
10
Syrian city, dating from 1000 B. C. : ALEP
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Scene of Samson's exploit with the jawbone of an ass. : LEHI
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___ acid. : BORIC
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Important Swedish canal. : GOTA
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In the twinkling ___ eye. : OFAN
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Key crewmen. : STROKEOARS
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___ polloi. : HOI
21
Letters. : DEES
22
Characters in early Teutonic alphabet. : RUNES
23
On the beach. : AGROUND
25
Launch. : BOAT
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Terminal. : LAST
28
Socrates' scolding wife. : XANTIPPE
32
Gambol. : FRISK
34
Bout, as in boxing. : SETTO
35
Old musical note. : ELA
36
English elevator. : LIFT
37
River of Spain and Portugal. : MINHO
38
Collections of literary import. : ANAS
39
Danish county. : AMT
40
Minerva's shield. : AEGIS
41
Well-known labor name. : MEANY
42
City of roses. : PASADENA
44
Roll, as a flag. : FURL
45
___ town. : GOTO
46
Italian rice dish. : RISOTTO
49
One of the Strauses. : OSKAR
52
Tuning implement. : FORK
53
Mississippi food product. : YAM
54
Practice of difficult horsemanship: Fr. : HAUTEECOLE
57
Poilu's dugout. : ABRI
58
In the matter of: Lat. : INRE
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Less common. : RARER
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Nearly: Colloq. : MOST
61
Pindaric forms. : ODES
62
Faulty. : AMISS
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Alliance of powers, 1936–45. : AXIS
Down
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Word of farewell. : ALOHA
2
Obscure. : BEFOG
3
Skiers' conveniences. : CHAIRLIFTS
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Misdemeanor. : SIN
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Away. : ABSENT
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Was very fond of (with "on"). : DOTED
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Does wrong. : ERRS
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Devout: Span. : PIO
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Sound of surprise. : TCK
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Guinea pig's relative. : AGOUTI
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Financial transaction. : LOAN
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To be: Fr. : ETRE
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Situation, sometimes pretty. : PASS
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Sister of Euterpe. : ERATO
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Evening. : DUSK
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Hop kiln. : OAST
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Cousins of showers. : BATHS
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Aware of: Slang. : ONTO
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City near Dayton. : XENIA
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Hockey player's punishment. : PENALTYBOX
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Design. : PLAN
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Untroubled. : EASY
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Part of a pocket. : FLAP
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Audrey Hepburn role. : RIMA
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In hoc ___ vinces. : SIGNO
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Athletic gathering. : MEET
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Of aircraft. : AERO
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Worship. : ADORE
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Basis of many perfumes. : MUSK
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Marbles. : AGATES
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Stokers. : FIRERS
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Broadway parts. : ROLES
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Ankles: Anat. : TARSI
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Leaves out. : OMITS
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Where Sandusky is. : OHIO
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Part of a famous nom de plume. : SAND
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City on Honshu coast. : KURE
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"___'m to be Queen 'o the May . . . " : FORI
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Historic period. : ERA
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Machine part. : CAM
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Eucharistic vessel. : AMA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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