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New York Times, Tuesday, September 17, 1957

Author:
Helen Bernard
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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Across
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Jerseys. : COWS
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Part of basic training. : DRILL
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Electrician's term. : AMPS
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Wings: Lat. : ALAE
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TV sound. : AUDIO
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Brilliant stroke. : COUP
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Airliner's equipment. : SAFETYBELT
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Preserve. : CURE
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Living room piece. : ENDTABLE
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Pressed. : IRONED
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Put to work. : HIRE
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Jack up. : BOOST
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Exalted: Used in titles of European royal families. : SERENE
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Type of cigar. : PANATELA
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Auxiliary verb. : ARE
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Implied. : TACIT
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Prohibit. : DEBAR
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Striplings. : LADS
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Metric units of weight and mass. : KILOS
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In: Fr. : DANS
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Fine powdered lava. : ASHES
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The most brilliant planet. : VENUS
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Army man: Abbr. : NCO
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Carefully worked out and kept secret. : DEEPLAID
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Obfuscate. : DARKEN
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Frenchman's name. : RAOUL
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Evaluate. : RATE
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Loft. : GARRET
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Details. : MINUTIAE
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Cantata melody. : ARIA
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Informal gathering. : HOUSEPARTY
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Englishman's draught. : PINT
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Heraldic fillets. : ORLES
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Ridge of glacial material. : KAME
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Margin. : EDGE
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Dodger veteran. : REESE
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Biblical patriarch. : ENOS
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Name of two Senators. : CASE
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Pearl Buck character. : OLAN
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Egyptian political group. : WAFD
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"___ conquering hero comes!" : SEETHE
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Sunup. : DAYBREAK
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Money in Moscow. : RUBLE
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Thought: Fr. : IDEE
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"___ Abner." : LIL
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Aid for sunburn. : LOTION
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Greeted. : ACCOSTED
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Charlatan. : MOUNTEBANK
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Unalloyed. : PURE
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Hastened. : SPED
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Besmirch. : TAINT
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Way. : ROAD
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___ Rouge. : BATON
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Vegetable dish. : SALAD
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Expunge. : ERASE
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Diversionary tactic, as in politics. : REDHERRING
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Heaped. : PILED
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Jousting weapon. : LANCE
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Pyromania. : ARSON
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Polite. : CIVIL
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Distinct. : SEPARATE
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Residents of Khartoum. : SUDANESE
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Kind of plum. : SLOE
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Exhibited surprise. : SATUP
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Curtain call on a first night. : AUTHOR
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Do over a movie scene. : RETAKE
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Becomes successful. : RISES
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Yawn. : GAPE
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Unfruitful. : ARID
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Slipper. : MULE
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Asian kingdom. : IRAN
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Steam; vapor: Comb. form. : ATMO
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Potato spots. : EYES
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Cinnabar. : ORE

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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