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New York Times, Wednesday, August 19, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,687

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Abbess. : AMMA
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Too much: Fr. : TROP
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Mountain crest. : ARETE
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Animal from whom 5 Down fled. : LION
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Jealous wife of Olympus. : HERA
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Ancestor of the canary. : SERIN
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Here today, gone tomorrow. : TRANSIENT
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Thorn. : SPINE
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Good use of power. : ATOMSFORPEACE
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Flaps. : TABS
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Charged molecules. : IONS
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Army command. : ATEASE
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Hods. : SCUTTLES
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Under: Poet. : NEATH
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Checks. : REINS
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Palm leaf. : OLA
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Be old-fashioned. : DATE
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Bacchante. : MENAD
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Too-precise person. : PRIG
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Practice. : USE
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Von Steuben's title. : BARON
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Talk to little purpose. : PRATE
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Unreliable witness. : PERJURER
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Fictional outlaws of Exmoor. : DOONES
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Grandma Moses. : ANNA
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Post of control. : HELM
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International group. : UNITEDNATIONS
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Plug or spigot. : SPILE
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Midwest college. : IOWASTATE
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Lustrous fur. : OTTER
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One kind of decree. : NISI
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Mythical British King. : EVAN
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Blue dyes from a plant. : WOADS
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Secluded valley. : GLEN
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Bar on a millstone. : RYND
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High note. : ALT
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Variable star in Cetus. : MIRA
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Ditch. : MOAT
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Write brief explanations. : ANNOTATE
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Legendary maiden of Babylon. : THISBE
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Shortens sail. : REEFS
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Whether ___ (in any case). : ORNO
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Aristocrat. : PATRICIAN
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Concurs. : ASSENTS
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Meal. : REPAST
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Discoverer of Greenland. : ERIC
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Prong. : TINE
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Direction. : ENE
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Hard tennis stroke. : SMASH
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Monetary unit. : POUND
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On the up ___. : ANDUP
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Pester. : TEASE
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Jack Sprat, for one. : EATER
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Spanish gentleman. : SENOR
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Device used in navigation. : LORAN
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Typewriter type. : ELITE
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Solon and Socrates. : SAGES
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Second perusal. : REREADING
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Châlons' river. : MARNE
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Business man. : PROMOTER
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Certain baseball players. : BUNTERS
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Word element, meaning city. : POLIS
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Held in custody. : JAILED
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Keep waiting. : DETAIN
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Part of a ship's bow. : HAWSE
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Look ___ (admire). : UPTO
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Girl in an old song. : NITA
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Wood fiber. : NOIL
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Shade of blue. : NAVY
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"Streetcar" hero. : STAN
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Farm animal. : SOW
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Extremity. : END

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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