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HIGH AND LOW

New York Times, Sunday, August 9, 1959

Author:
Ted Dombras
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 718 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 30
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,677
Across
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The Danube, in Hungary. : DUNA
5
Ancient city of Cyprus. : PAPHOS
11
Attribute for 71 Across. : EASE
15
Trophy. : SCALP
20
Campus ordeals. : INITIATIONS
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Guide to the heavens. : PLANETARIUM
25
Army surface-to-air device. : NIKEMISSILE
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Governor of Barataria. : SANCHOPANZA
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A king of Midian. : EVI
28
Titillate. : PLEASE
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Little ones. : TODDLERS
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Book of the Bible: Abbr. : EZR
31
Varmint. : RAT
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Dos Passos trilogy. : USA
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Popular jazz pianist. : TATUM
35
Small parrot. : LORY
36
Ten liters: Abbr. : DAL
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Steep rock: Scot. : SCAUR
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English shire. : DEVON
40
Possessive pronoun: Dial. : HISN
41
Produce. : BEGET
43
Word in famous Bach title. : TEMPERED
46
Aficionado's cheer. : OLE
47
Fund-raisers' prospects. : GIVERS
48
Give up. : CEDE
51
Longshoremen's group. : ILA
52
Spoil. : DECAY
55
Outer garment. : PELISSE
56
Thus: Span. : ASI
57
Xmas aeronaut. : SANTA
60
Where Fez is: Abbr. : MOR
61
Bilko. : SARGE
62
Plasters for outer walls. : STUCCOS
65
English county. : OXFORDSHIRE
68
Addendum: Abbr. : PPS
71
Daring young man's route. : THROUGHTHEAIR
73
Counting-out word. : EENY
74
Kassim's land: Var. : IRAK
75
Mildness. : LENITY
76
Modifier of 43 Across. : WELL
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Javanese tree. : UPAS
79
County seat in upstate N. Y. : MALONE
81
Relative of etc. : ETAL
82
Hero of Wouk novel. : NOEL
84
A gateway to the stars. : CAPECANAVERAL
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State: Abbr. : DEL
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Top "barbudo." : FIDELCASTRO
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A bit off. : INEXACT
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Polish city: Ger. : POSEN
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Melvin T. ___, "Immortal." : OTT
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Fabric. : TWEED
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Conjunction: Var. : THO
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Banff and Nice. : RESORTS
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Flouts. : JEERS
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Top performer. : ACE
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Past participle of common verb. : BEEN
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Glories. : EXULTS
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Fish. : COD
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Woody vine. : WISTERIA
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, for example. : SPIES
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Sandstone: Fr. : GRES
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Courses. : PATHS
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Plays. : GAMES
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Military school: Abbr. : OCS
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Coin of Latin America. : REAL
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Spirited. : EAGER
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Style: Fr. : TON
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Worker of a sort. : ANT
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Greek letter. : PSI
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Suppressed. : CENSORED
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Spanish painter. : RIBERA
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Guido's high. : ELA
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Kind of teachers' aid. : AUDIOVISUAL
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Its opening date, Aug. 15, 1914. : PANAMACANAL
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Quiet down. : TRANQUILIZE
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Man on high. : STEEPLEJACK
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French girl's name. : ELISE
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Nieuport's river. : YSER
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Hautes ___ (highlands): Fr. : TERRES
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Evil day for Caesar. : IDES
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Railroad cars. : DINERS
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Mechanical brain. : UNIVAC
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Mr. K. : NIKITA
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Had a bite. : ATE
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Vessels for food, etc. : PAILS
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Lost. : ATSEA
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Site of famed 180-ft. tower. : PISA
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Lifting device. : HOISTER
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Enjoying sabbaticals. : ONLEAVE
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Direction. : SSE
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___ Downs. : EPSOM
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"When I was ___ . . . " : ALAD
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Small stemless plant. : SANDLILY
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Surround. : ENCLOSE
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Top floor, perhaps. : STORY
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Tops. : CAPS
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Altar: Span. : ARA
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Descents. : LINEAGES
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Conundrum addicts. : PUZZLERS
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Sullied. : IMPURE
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Brazen: Ger. : EHERN
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Spoil. : MAR
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Large cask. : TUN
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Hollywood name. : TODD
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Eau ___. : DEVIE
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Indian. : UTE
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High officer. : DEAN
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Treasure. : HOARD
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Hull's bottom. : BILGE
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Part of Mao's name. : TSE
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They look down on women. : MISOGYNISTS
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Small pool. : PLASH
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Manipulate to gain unfair advantage. : GERRYMANDER
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Made a certain chess move. : CASTLED
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Devotee of beauty. : ESTHETE
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Daily. : DIURNAL
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Agitation: Fr. : EMOI
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Debase. : CORRUPT
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Bread: Fr. : PAIN
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"___ and Back," by Audie Murphy. : TOHELL
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"Victory" hero. : AXEL
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"The Liner ___ a Lady." : SHESA
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Wind. : COIL
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Gaillard ___ of 130 Across. : CUT
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Sickle-shaped. : FALCATE
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Walrus. : SEACOW
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Distribute by quota. : PRORATE
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Feathery topknot. : PANACHE
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Poet of Henry VIII's time. : SKELTON
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Twixt. : TWEEN
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Holly. : ILEX
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Lively. : PERT
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Hail! : AVE
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Pindarics. : ODES
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College course: Abbr. : ASTR
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Relative. : NIECE
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Bastions. : FORTS
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Pursuers of higher education. : COEDS
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Vaulting aids. : POLES
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Uses up. : EATS
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In medias ___. : RES
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Photographer's concern. : EXPOSURE
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Utterly downcast. : SUICIDAL
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Top heavyweight, 1937. : JOELOUIS
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Boodle. : SWAG
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Bleat. : BAA
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In a gross way. : CRASSLY
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Repeat. : ITERATE
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Member of a mystic order. : SHRINER
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Paderewski. : IGNACE
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Jinn. : GENII
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Launching ___. : PAD
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Bacchante. : MAENAD
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Weave. : ENLACE
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Walks haughtily. : STALKS
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Burlesque. : REVUE
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Fisherman. : EELER
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Site of Arizona State U. : TEMPE
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Hurdle for Ph.D. candidates. : ORALS
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Timely. : PAT
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Roosters: Fr. : COQS
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Overthrow. : RAZE
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Top heavyweight, 1934. : BAER
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Suffix in zoology. : INI
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Sibilant signal. : PST
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Chili: Span. : AJI

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 19 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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