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New York Times, Wednesday, August 21, 1957

21-Across : Opposite of electron.

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q U }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,976
Across
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Strike a heavy blow: Colloq. : BASH
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Where ballplayers warm up. : CAGE
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Grand and little. : SLAMS
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Early Greek wine pitcher. : OLPE
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African antelope. : ORYX
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Pres. Jackson's Secy. of War. : EATON
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Alert. : ATIP
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Home of President Harding. : MARIONOHIO
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Metallic element. : ZINC
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Opposite of electron. : PROTON
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Gold: Span. : ORO
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Alphonse to Gaston. : AMI
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Growled. : SNARLED
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Having an imposing entrance. : PORTALED
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Outstanding. : ACE
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Room in a seraglio. : ODA
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Raises upright. : REARS
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Celerity. : HASTE
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Adjective from Goethe character. : MEPHISTOPHELEAN
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Courtyard. : PATIO
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Javelin. : SPEAR
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Philippines' highest mountain. : APO
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Chemical suffix. : ENE
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Arranges in succession. : SERIATES
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Postoffice stamping. : MISSENT
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Shipper's abbreviation. : BBL
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Skill. : ART
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Juan Belmonte, for example. : TORERO
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Birds: Zool. : AVES
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City in Texas, near Abilene. : SWEETWATER
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Withered. : SERE
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Strainer. : SIEVE
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Overlay. : PAVE
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English duke. : KENT
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4,500-mile mountain system. : ANDES
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Lean-to. : SHED
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Simians. : APES
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Husbandman for whom Ruth gleaned. : BOAZ
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High: Comb. form. : ALTI
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Twirl. : SPIN
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Devotee of hot jazz. : HEPCAT
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Assembles for composition. : COMPILES
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Sandarac tree. : ARAR
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Stabilizing device. : GYRO
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Egresses. : EXITS
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King whose capital was Nineveh. : SENNACHERIB
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Indo-Chinese Buddhist. : LAO
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Central Massachusetts city. : ATHOL
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Watered silk. : MOIRE
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Fillet for the hair. : SNOOD
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Eugene O'Neill's daughter. : OONA
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Kukla's relatives. : MARIONETTES
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Very: Colloq. : REAL
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Elgar's "___ and Circumstance." : POMP
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Theatres of ancient Greece. : ODEA
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Ecstatic. : RAPT
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Comestibles: Slang. : EATS
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Theatre curtains. : DROPS
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Graf ___. : SPEE
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Box-office buy. : SEAT
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Sprinter's objective. : TAPE
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Patriarch who lived 905 years. : ENOS
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Hastens. : HIES
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Gave asylum to. : HARBORED
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Sufficient: Arch. : ENOW
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"Seward's Folly." : ALASKA
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Dialectic title. : MASSA
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Novelist Shaw. : IRWIN
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Spirited equine. : STEED
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Drums, cymbals, bells, etc. : TRAPS
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Explorers' Greenland base. : ETAH
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Idle fancy: Fr. : REVE
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Word coined for Alben Barkley. : VEEP
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Sea bird. : ERNE
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Scene shifters' concern. : SETS
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Daughter of the Curies. : EVE

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

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