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New York Times, Saturday, August 8, 1959

Author:
A. H. Drummond
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
A. H. Drummond Jr. has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

The original 39-Down clue was ["When you ___ a tulip ... "]. Removed the "a" for consistency with the answer, WORE A.

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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,676
Across
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Official document. : PAPER
6
Leap. : SKIP
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Useful French abbreviation. : RSVP
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European country: Comb. form. : ITALO
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"And away ___!" : WEGO
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Fencing master's implement. : EPEE
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Mrs. ___, Gallico character. : ARRIS
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Beneath: Naut. : ALOW
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Singer. : ALTO
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Basis for preliminary judgment. : FIRSTIMPRESSION
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Door fastening. : HASP
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Lean lopsidedly. : LIST
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New Testament epistle. : ROMANS
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College math subject. : CALCULUS
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Cuckoo's relative. : ANI
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Coin valued by Shylock. : DUCAT
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Nevada city, pop. 32,497. : RENO
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Haunts of thieves. : DENS
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Kind of macaroni. : ELBOW
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Sin. : EVIL
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Go ___ hammer and tongs (work vigorously). : ATIT
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First name in Ireland. : EAMON
44
Greek letter. : ETA
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Site of a football classic. : ROSEBOWL
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Designating a skating derby. : ROLLER
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Weight system. : TROY
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Evening, in Rome. : SERA
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Basis for final judgment. : THELASTANALYSIS
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Of ___ (formerly). : YORE
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Site of Irish coronation stone. : TARA
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Corundum. : EMERY
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"A Touch of the ___." : POET
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At all times. : EVER
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Old Nick. : SATAN
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Inequalities. : ODDS
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Insurance company's concern. : RISK
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Eden dweller. : SNAKE
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Chanteuse Edith. : PIAF
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Town in Longfellow poem. : ATRI
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Young salmon. : PARR
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Prophet of Israel. : ELISHA
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Immortalizer of "Cyrano." : ROSTAND
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Okefenokee, for one. : SWAMP
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Coarse seaweed. : KELP
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Borodin hero. : IGOR
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Nobel Prize physicist, 1950. : POWELL
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Remove apprehensions. : REASSURE
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Style of home architecture. : SPLITLEVEL
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Presidential prerogative. : VETO
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Humble laborer. : PEON
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Offspring. : ISSUE
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Thus: Lat. : SIC
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Type 984, new British air defense. : RADAR
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" . . . and ___ grow on." : ONETO
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Gave service. : MINISTERED
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Conspiratorial group. : CABAL
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Potent particle. : ATOM
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Join forces. : UNITE
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Of the nearest star. : SOLAR
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Ball of thread. : CLEW
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Small sturgeons. : STERLETS
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"When you ___ tulip . . . " : WOREA
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"Neither more ___ than . . . " : NORLESS
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Python. : BOA
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Kind of stew. : OYSTER
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One not of the cloth. : LAYMAN
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Air Force missile. : SNARK
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Printer's abbreviation. : TYPO
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Peak of the Cascade Range. : HOOD
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Kipling's "Rikki-Tikki-___." : TAVI
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Mythological warmonger. : ARES
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Silk, in Italy. : SETA
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Modern Mesopotamia: Var. : IRAK
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Since: Scot. : SYNE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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