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New York Times, Saturday, August 15, 1959

Author:
John F. Byrne
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Y }, Scrabble score: 318 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
John F. Byrne has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Puerto ___. : RICO
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Voodoo snake diety. : ZOMBI
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Derisive sound. : RAZZ
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Aroma. : ODOR
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Middle Easterners. : ARABS
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Molding. : OGEE
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Pub potations. : ALES
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Buffoons. : HARLEQUINS
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City in Baja California. : MEXICALI
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Expire. : RUNOUT
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Pass into use. : INURE
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Greedy. : AVID
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Birthplace of Saint Francis. : ASSISI
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Lender. : CREDITOR
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Faced. : MET
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Done by word of mouth. : PAROL
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Slyly sarcastic. : SNIDE
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Concoct. : BREW
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Jumped as if startled. : SHIED
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Jellifies. : GELS
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Inner part of a G. I. helmet. : LINER
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Small map within a larger one. : INSET
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However. : BUT
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Again: Archaic. : EFTSOONS
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Amulets. : CHARMS
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Bulrush. : TULE
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Flower, in Italy. : FIORE
51
Simmered. : STEWED
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List systematically. : TABULATE
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Blind purchase. : PIGINAPOKE
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Supplements (with "out"). : EKES
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Country of Arabia. : OMAN
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Lonesome George. : GOBEL
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Cleverly done. : NEAT
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Incline. : TEND
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Pitchers. : EWERS
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Author Gardner. : ERLE
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Ramble. : ROAM
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Groundless. : IDLE
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Contemporaneous. : COEXISTENT
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Noble Roman family. : ORSINI
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Mildred ___, noted athlete. : ZAHARIAS
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A form of the fanon. : ORALE
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Husband: Fr. : MARI
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Large container: Abbr. : BBL
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What "Ich dien" means. : ISERVE
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Making a turn about. : ROUNDING
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Exchange premium. : AGIO
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West African sheep. : ZENU
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Eager enjoyment. : ZEST
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Cuds. : QUIDS
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Pointed end. : CUSP
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City on the Rhone. : ARLES
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Stroll. : AMBLE
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Fine line of a letter, in printing. : SERIF
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Hard money. : COINS
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Play-off. : TIEBREAKER
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Flier Jacqueline Cochran's married name. : ODLUM
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Musical symbols. : RESTS
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Lorelei "playground." : RHINE
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Zephyr. : WESTWIND
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Measures of sound. : DECIBELS
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City on the Seine. : ROUEN
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Decalogue word. : THOU
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Time to retire. : OLDAGE
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Miss Frances. : ARLENE
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Mountebank. : FAKER
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Fleck. : SPOT
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Occasion. : TIME
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Governor at Juneau. : EGAN
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"The best is yet ___." : TOBE
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Greenwing. : TEAL
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Noble Italian family. : ESTE
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Wainwright was one: Abbr. : POW

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

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