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THE DISTAFF SIDE

New York Times, Sunday, September 20, 1959

Author:
Threba Johnson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 713 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 19, XRef: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 33
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,719
Across
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A fair lady. : ELIZA
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A gambler's lady. : LUCK
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Undine lost to this lady. : BERTALDA
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Mode of living: Comb. form. : BIOSIS
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Shortly. : ANON
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Antipathies. : AVERSIONS
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Fisherman's skill. : CASTING
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Care or Fortune. : DAME
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Gershwin's admonition. : LADYBEGOOD
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Brew. : ALE
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Observation: Comb. form. : SCOPY
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Useful fiber. : BAST
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Old-time cart. : WAIN
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Girl of song. : SUE
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Kind of lady who leases. : LAND
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Thick slices. : SLABS
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Tee activity. : DRIVING
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King of Israel. : OMRI
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Namesakes of an oread. : ECHOS
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Trickles. : DRIPS
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Correct. : AMEND
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Summary. : BRIEF
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Dress. : CLOTHE
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"The Lady is a ___" (song title). : TRAMP
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D.A.R., for one. : ORG
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Ailment. : MALADY
52
Loud laughs. : HAWHAWS
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Last-ditcher. : DIEHARD
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"___ and the Paycock." : JUNO
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The very first lady. : EVE
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Extol. : LAUD
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Ingenuous. : NAIVE
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She blundered in "The Rivals." : MALAPROP
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Longest muscle in human body. : SARTORIUS
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Old dress. : RAG
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TV group. : PANEL
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Peak of P. I. : APO
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Baseball name. : OTT
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Noisy place. : BABEL
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Countenances. : FACES
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Snares. : PITS
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First name of Hemingway lady. : BRETT
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Lost color. : PALED
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Linens at throat of nuns' habits. : BARBS
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Whether ___. : ORNOT
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Heroine of lost Euripides play. : AUGE
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Actress Oberon. : MERLE
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She played 1 Across. : JULIE
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Stage signal. : CUE
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Chair part. : LEG
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Grievous. : SORRY
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Likewise not. : NOR
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Shakespeare Festival town. : STRATFORD
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What Miss Bennet became. : MRSDARCY
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___ of Heaven (conscience). : HOUND
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Cowpoke's mount. : HOSS
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Greek letter. : RHO
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Be guided by. : OBEY
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Cushion for lady passenger on horseback. : PILLION
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Made of a certain grain. : WHEATEN
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Meaning. : IMPORT
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Emergency Management outfit: Abbr. : OEM
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Nine: Comb. form. : ENNEA
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Magistrate of ancient Athens. : ARCHON
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Teardrop: Fr. : LARME
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Metal bar. : TBEAM
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Famous "Lady of the Camellias." : GARBO
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Motif. : THEME
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"Green Hat" girl. : IRIS
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Mary of "Frankenstein" fame. : SHELLEY
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Scorches. : SEARS
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Silver: Abbr. : STER
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Air: Abbr. : ATM
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Genus of swans. : OLOR
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On the crest. : ATOP
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Adjective suffix. : ISTIC
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Native of: Suffix. : ITE
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Lady who had trouble with the mails. : CHATTERLEY
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Famous Jenny. : LIND
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Infuriated. : ENRAGED
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Mother of Nero. : AGRIPPINA
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Joint. : KNEE
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___ counter. : GEIGER
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Districts of cities. : EASTENDS
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"The ___ the limit." : SKYS
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Lady who was a Langhorne. : ASTOR
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Last name of a first lady. : EISENHOWER
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His wife was curious. : LOT
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Goddess from 1700 B.C. : ISIS
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Galvanizes. : ZINCS
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"As good ___." : ASGOLD
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Lyndon Johnson's wife. : LADYBIRD
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Lady of the Red Cross Knight. : UNA
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Lorelei had a golden one. : COMB
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Work dough. : KNEAD
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This lady is a cake. : BALTIMORE
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Miss St. Clare. : EVA
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Small thrush. : REDWING
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"___ stop me." : TRYAND
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"___ as a house." : ASBIG
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Property claim. : LIEN
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Nana, for one. : DOG
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Loss of sense of smell. : ANOSMIA
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Scene of Light Brigade charge: Var. : BALACLAVA
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Became bitter. : SOURED
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In Quebec, two-wheeled vehicles. : CALECHES
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Make a god of. : DEIFY
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Role. : PART
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See 97 Down. : SRA
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Poetic verb form. : DOTH
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Isabella's land. : SPAIN
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___ antique (green marble). : VERD
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Lowest deck. : ORLOP
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Home of a Tennyson lady. : SHALOTT
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Maligned. : SMEARED
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Trite. : BANAL
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Gladstone's middle name. : EWART
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Small bottle. : PHIAL
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Ladies' slippers. : MULES
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___ generis. : SUI
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Mean: Abbr. : AVG
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Grey and Austen. : JANES
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"___ Was a Lady." : DUBARRY
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One of Shakespeare's ladies. : MACBETH
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Sadie Thompson's play. : RAIN
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Vision: Comb. form. : OPTO
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Emily of etiquette. : POST
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___ bag. : TOTE
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The "darling of my heart." : SALLY
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Juliet's betrothed. : PARIS
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Quilting party. : BEE
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___ la. : FAL
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Foreword: Abbr. : PREF
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Fragrant oil. : BALM
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Remorseful one. : RUER
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Breakfast food. : EGGS
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This lady was wife to Hotspur. : PERCY
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What Fry's lady was not for. : BURNING
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Extra section of a magazine. : OUTSERT
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Town SE of Paris. : MORET
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Unit of work. : JOULE
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Soft cloth. : CASHA
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Khachaturian dance. : SABRE
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___. pros. : NOL
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Line of seats. : ROW
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"The Lady ___." : ORTHETIGER
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Instrument for measuring velocity of flow. : RHEOMETER
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Stunned: Scot. : DONNERED
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Condemns. : DOOMS
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Asian peaks. : HIMALAYAS
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Ladies: Span. : DONAS
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This lady is Beatrice Lillie. : PEEL
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Fifty daughters of a sea god. : NEREIDES
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Words of distress: Ger. : ACHS
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Of ancient Troy. : ILIAC
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First name of a first lady. : MARTHA
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Freight fee to ship's owner. : PRIMAGE
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Ohio college. : OBERLIN
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Down with: Fr. : ABAS
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She wrote "Curfew Must Not Ring Tonight." : THORPE
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Came upon. : MET
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___ y Gasset, Spanish writer. : ORTEGA
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What the husband of 106 Down did "here." : SLEPT
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Parts of 78 Down. : YOLKS
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Terms in geometry. : SINES
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"Miss ___ Regrets" (song title). : OTIS
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Lady made of gin and grenadine. : PINK
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Reviewer's forte: Abbr. : CRIT
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___ la. : TRA
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Object. : END
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French marshal. : NEY
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Past. : AGO

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 20 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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