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GARDEN PLOT

New York Times, Sunday, August 2, 1959

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 561 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,670
Across
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Rope fiber for calking. : OAKUM
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The kurus of Turkey. : PIASTER
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Retiring as a violet. : MODEST
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Juxtapose. : APPOSE
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Fit as a fiddle. : INSHAPE
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Pronounced with the soft palate. : UVULAR
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Died a-borning. : NIPPEDINTHEBUD
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Deny. : NEGATE
25
Cymbals of India. : TAL
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Before now. : SINCE
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Establish. : ORDAIN
29
Relative of 87 Down: Span. : TIA
30
Entry in an account. : ITEM
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Tree genus. : ACER
33
Out of bondage. : FREED
34
Millefleurs. : SCENT
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City founded in 1392. : SEOUL
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Iron wear. : ARMOR
40
Kind of bean. : SNAP
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Roman carnival. : ORGY
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Crack. : FLAW
45
Parties. : SIDES
47
Glasses: Slang. : SPECS
49
Crumble. : MOLDER
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Teachers' concerns. : TESTS
53
Beauty and others. : TRUTHS
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Tricked cleverly. : FINESSED
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Flower ___. : SHOWS
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Gives (a part of something). : ALLOTS
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Contemporary of Loti. : ANET
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Let out. : EMIT
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"A deed without ___." : ANAME
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Talking bird of India. : MYNAH
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What is more. : YES
69
Go-now-pay-later roads. : PRIMROSEPATHS
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Time of plane arrival: Abbr. : ETA
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Hippodrome. : ARENA
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Coniferous forests of the north. : TAIGA
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Skid around. : SLUE
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Hebrew letter. : AYIN
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Attributing. : LAYING
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Lake in Italian Alps. : GARDA
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Seaport on the Shannon. : LIMERICK
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Generous one. : LENDER
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Causes to rest on. : LEANS
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Shining cloths. : SATINS
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Display feature. : EASEL
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Muscle. : SINEW
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Cartoonist Thomas. : NAST
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Slap: Colloq. : SPAT
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Thrym's false bride. : THOR
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Landmark: Span. : SENAL
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Big operetta name. : LEHAR
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Better than deuces. : TREYS
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Playwright Hopwood. : AVERY
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"Beautiful ___," popular waltz. : OHIO
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Type of snow. : NEVE
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Hamlet's "most excellent canopy." : AIR
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Latin American republic. : PANAMA
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Parts of gimbals. : RINGS
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Sheltered. : HID
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Handy beverage pack. : TEABAG
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Characters in old English ballad. : BABESINTHEWOOD
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Station in life. : ESTATE
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Oscillate. : LIBRATE
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Trees to come. : ACORNS
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Operatic solo. : STEBER
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Sphinxlike problems. : ENIGMAS
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Months, to Hiawatha. : MOONS
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Poppy product. : OPIATE
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Phrase dating back to Deuteronomy. : APPLEOFONESEYE
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Hill, in So. Africa. : KOP
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Puts to work. : USES
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Means of advertising. : MEDIA
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Military trap maneuver. : PINCERS
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Cease at intervals. : INTERMIT
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Ex-fire. : ASH
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Ayesha. : SHE
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Small drum. : TABOR
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Architect's drawings: Fr. : EPURES
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Flushes. : REDDENS
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Veteran actor. : MUNI
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Electric appliances. : OVENS
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Worked in the garden. : DUG
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Snapping beetle. : ELATER
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Glutting. : SATING
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___ port. : TREATY
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Opponents. : ANTIS
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Founder of Cuzco. : INCA
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Change to suit. : ADAPT
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Food fish. : MULLET
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New and dewy. : FRESHASADAISY
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Sumptuous. : COSTLY
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Shavers. : LADS
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Golden Treasury items. : ODES
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Foreign quarter, Istanbul. : PERA
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Bremen's river. : WESER
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Mountain near Atlanta. : STONE
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Hollow grass stems. : CULMS
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Gold, for one. : MINERAL
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Put off. : REMIT
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1955 Derby winner. : SWAPS
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1936 Pulitzer Prize novel. : HONEYINTHEHORN
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Branch of mechanics. : STATICS
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Azores island. : FAYAL
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Nickname in baseball lore. : DIMAG
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Humble. : SMALL
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Part of a shoe sole. : SHANK
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One of Mr. Pickwick's misadventures. : TRIAL
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Personal cases. : ETUIS
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Giant ___ of Asia. : PANDA
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Blunderbore and Cormoran. : OGRES
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Brawny guy. : HEMAN
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Soso golf score. : NINETY
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Up. : ARISEN
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Exploit. : GEST
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Heroine of "Persuasion." : ANNE
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And others: Abbr. : ETAL
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Actress, who was born in 82 Across. : REHAN
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Spanish title. : SENORITA
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Endearing. : LOVABLE
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Feminine Hawaiians. : WAHINES
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The fifty. : STATES
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Treasurer of the U. S. : PRIEST
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Blow up. : AERATE
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Endure. : REMAIN
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Fluff. : LINT
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Orly planes. : AVIONS
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Makes tidy: Dial. : REDDS
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Flood. : SPATE
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Wise, for example. : RABBI
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Early Irish alphabet. : OGHAM
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A field: Lat. : AGER
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Dry: Span. : SECO
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Title of Persian religious leader. : BAB
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Work unit. : ERG
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Rich uncle. : SAM
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Entreat. : WOO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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