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New York Times, Tuesday, August 25, 1959

Author:
Jan Dubin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,693
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Complacent. : SMUG
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Contemporary dramatist. : WILLIAMS
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Ancient dagger: Var. : SKENE
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Turning in an indicated direction. : ORIENTING
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Little one: Fr. : PETIT
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Alexander's birthplace. : MACEDONIA
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Winglike. : ALAR
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Vegetable. : LEEK
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Out of place. : INEPT
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___ Aviv. : TEL
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Schnapps. : GIN
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Cubic meters. : STERES
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Temporary stoppage. : TIEUP
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Swing around. : SLUE
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Spoils. : BOOTY
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Spray. : SPINDRIFT
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Responsibility. : ONUS
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Modern music. : SWING
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Port of Israel. : ACRE
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Adjutant. : ASSISTANT
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Brightness. : SHEEN
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Musical instrument. : LUTE
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Thread. : LISLE
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Japanese name for Korea. : CHOSEN
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Marble: Dial. : MIB
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Prayer. : AVE
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Rowed. : OARED
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Jonathan's father. : SAUL
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Was skilled in. : KNEW
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Recalcitrant members of a group. : STANDOUTS
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Framework. : CADRE
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See 5 Across. : TENNESSEE
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Wish well to. : BLESS
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___ Bars. : STARSAND
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Withered. : SERE
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Closet occupants. : SKELETONS
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Popular current novelist. : METALIOUS
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To join: Fr. : UNIR
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Induce. : GET
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People. : WOMEN
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"Dies ___," old Latin hymn. : IRAE
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Partner of a promise. : LICK
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Great general. : LEE
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Composed. : INDITED
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___ time (formerly). : ATONE
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Important worker. : MINER
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Marsh bird. : SNIPE
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Brief dispute. : SPAT
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Narrow ship channels. : GATS
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Edge. : LIP
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De Maupassant. : GUY
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What some Masses are. : SUNG
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Although: Lat. : ETSI
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Porcupine quill. : SPINE
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Housekeeping annoyance. : LINT
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Snake. : BOA
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Quick, sharp blow: Colloq. : SWAT
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Stadium sounds. : RAHS
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Northern European. : ICELANDER
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Poetry. : FREEVERSE
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___ Downing Street. : TEN
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Stupefy. : STUN
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Winter sportsman. : SLEDDER
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Brother. : SIB
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Small: Dial. : LIL
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Sacrifice. : COST
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Detestable things. : HATES
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Praying figure. : ORANT
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Cassia plant. : SENNA
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Thought at length. : MUSED
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Farm animals. : EWES
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Elam's capital. : SUSA
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Solar disk. : ATEN
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Vegetable. : KALE
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Wartime group. : OSS
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Communications system. : CBS

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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