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New York Times, Wednesday, September 2, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,701
Across
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Aromatic herb. : SAGE
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Gov. Brown's state: Abbr. : CALIF
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Commoner of ancient Rome. : PLEB
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Pronoun. : OURS
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Sheeplike. : OVINE
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Self: Comb. form. : AUTO
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Exploit. : FEAT
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False clue. : REDHERRING
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Firebug's crime. : ARSON
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French king. : ROI
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Trial. : ESSAY
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Poured accidentally. : SPILT
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Kind of cheese. : BRIE
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Maxim. : SAW
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Fortified place. : BASTION
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Remained inactive. : SAT
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Member of the clergy. : PRIEST
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Unsuccessful efforts. : ATTEMPTS
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Operatic role. : AIDA
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American novelist. : HURST
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Senator from Tennessee. : GORE
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Treating with contempt. : SCORNING
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Breadwinner. : EARNER
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Gullet. : MAW
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Weeping. : INTEARS
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Letter. : GEE
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Ancient Genoan magistrate. : DOGE
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Point in question. : ISSUE
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Winner of Preakness, 1942. : ALSAB
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Indian unit of weight. : SER
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Wall recess. : NICHE
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Chef's concern. : DINNERTIME
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Frenchman. : GAUL
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Presently. : ANON
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Father of Abraham. : TERAH
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Hula instruments. : UKES
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___ Dick. : MOBY
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Heavenly places. : EDENS
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Advise: Archaic. : REDE
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Piece of furniture. : SOFA
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Zimbalist's teacher. : AUER
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Wife of a golfer, perhaps. : GRASSWIDOW
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Prevent legally. : ESTOP
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Right: Abbr. : COR
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Wards off. : AVERTS
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Italian resort. : LIDO
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Restrains. : INHIBITS
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Fixed charge. : FEE
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Describe grammatically. : PARSE
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Spanish man's name. : LUIS
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Site of Vulcan's workshop. : ETNA
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Hobgoblin. : BOGY
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Wife of 22 Across. : REINE
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His ___ (a self-important person). : NIBS
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Foundation for plastering. : LATHING
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Blackguards: Slang. : ROTTERS
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Paroxysm. : SPASM
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Chilean seaport. : ARICA
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Round shield: Archaic. : TARGE
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Baker's product. : SPONGECAKE
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Up ___ (cornered). : ATREE
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Hebrew vowel point. : TSERE
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Attention. : EAR
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Executive: Abbr. : MGR
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Not tried. : UNTESTED
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Daughter of Tantalus. : NIOBE
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P.T.A., for one. : ASSN
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Pilot. : AIRMAN
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One of the Kayes. : DANNY
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Turkish language. : UIGUR
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Of a style of furniture. : ADAM
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Combining form for line. : LINO
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Upstart. : SNOB
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Siobhan McKenna's home. : EIRE
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Having some (specified) color. : HUED
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If not. : ELSE
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Way: Abbr. : RTE
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Interrogatory syllables. : EHS

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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