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New York Times, Wednesday, August 28, 1957

36-Down : Abbreviated titles.

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F J X Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,983
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Word of farewell. : ALOHA
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Location. : SPOT
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Fling. : CAST
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Style of printing type. : ROMAN
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Legendary ship. : ARGO
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Stew. : OLIO
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Bell sound. : CLANG
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Knowledge. : LORE
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Plant. : NARD
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Derbies. : HORSERACES
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Competed. : VIED
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___ duck. : LAME
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Mary Livingstone's Jack. : BENNY
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Noted composer. : BACH
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Old-time department store employe. : CASHBOY
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South Sea romance. : OMOO
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Admitting no answer. : INSOLVABLE
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Simpered. : SMIRKED
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Destructive. : RUINOUS
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Type of intelligence: Colloq. : HORSESENSE
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Five: Fr. : CINQ
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Dinner courses. : ENTREES
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Common suffixes. : ESTS
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Fruit: Comb. form. : CARPO
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Requests. : ASKS
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Wheeling's river. : OHIO
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Device for measuring ocean depths: Var. : BATHYMETER
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Animal sound. : MEOW
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Of Mars: Comb. form. : AREO
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Basso Tajo of the Met. : ITALO
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Commanded. : BADE
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Beginning. : RISE
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City on Arkansas River. : TULSA
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550-mi. river into the Baltic. : ODER
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Winks the eye: Colloq. : BATS
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Took a long walk. : HIKED
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Bridge structure. : ARCH
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One of a S. China people. : LOLO
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Gen. Bradley. : OMAR
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Hero of 1865 juvenile. : HANS
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Guiding spirit. : ANGEL
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Mythical reptile, supposed to live in fire. : SALAMANDER
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Method of doing something. : PROCESS
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Folklore villain. : OGRE
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Turn up one's ___. : TOES
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Vehicle. : CONVEYANCE
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___ René Lesage. : ALAIN
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Relative of a vamp. : SIREN
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Hot ___. : TODDY
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Most zestful. : RACIEST
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Cattle: Comb. form. : BOVI
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Fiddlesticks! : BOSH
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Arsenal contents: Colloq. : AMMO
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Coconut fiber. : COIR
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Motor capacity. : HORSEPOWER
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Game. : HORSESHOES
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Sign of fair weather. : BLUESKY
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Park, in France. : BOIS
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Theatrical VIP. : LUNT
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Abbreviated titles. : ESQS
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Form of lotto. : KENO
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Most adroit. : NEATEST
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Musical group: Slang. : COMBO
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In advance. : AHEAD
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___ Janeiro. : RIODE
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Mythical candidate in 1956. : SMITH
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Fishhook part. : BARB
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"Micaela's Air." : ARIA
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Case. : ETUI
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Rumor. : TALK
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More. : ELSE
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Way. : ROAD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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