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Herb L. Risteen
Herb L. Risteen

New York Times, Tuesday, September 24, 1957

6-Across : "The Bridge at Andau" author.

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,010
Across
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Fasteners. : HASPS
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"The Bridge at Andau" author. : MICHENER
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Dixie metropolis. : MOBILE
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Estrange. : ALIENATE
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Relative. : AUNTIE
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Kind of spice. : CINNAMON
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Golf club employe. : PRO
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Jam or marmalade. : SPREAD
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Curve. : BEND
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Charlotte ___. : RUSSE
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Well-known Hollywood first name. : YUL
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French waterway. : SOMME
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Young seal. : PUP
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Mrs. Arrowsmith. : LEORA
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Hazard, in golf. : TRAP
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___ Islands, N of Hokkaido. : KURILE
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Opportune. : PAT
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Trouble. : AIL
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Belgian city noted for lace. : MALINES
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Political group. : ADA
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Barbara ___ Geddes. : BEL
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Henrik and family of Norway. : IBSENS
44
Schedule. : PLAN
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More cunning. : SLYER
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Guido's note. : ELA
48
All possible. : EVERY
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Herd's environs. : LEA
51
Tilts. : CANTS
53
Food fish. : SHAD
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Plainest. : BAREST
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Letter. : CEE
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The plate. : HOMEBASE
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Race track officials. : TIMERS
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Drink taken before a meal. : APERITIF
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Favorite fruit. : ORANGE
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Large churches. : MINSTERS
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Right-hand page. : RECTO
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Period of time. : HOUR
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In an unusual manner. : ABNORMALLY
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Hold session. : SIT
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Gathered; plaited: Fr. : PLISSE
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Trickles through. : SEEPS
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Symbol of authority. : MACE
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Hipbones: Anat. : ILIA
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"___ and I." : CINDY
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Barnyard fowl. : HEN
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Provide with opportunity. : ENABLE
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Noted person. : NAME
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Town on the Thames. : ETON
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Tear apart. : REND
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Chart. : MAP
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British cruiser sunk Dec. 9, 1941. : REPULSE
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Sport official: Slang. : UMP
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Diminutive suffixes. : ULES
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Pierces. : STABS
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Bay window. : ORIEL
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Archangel in "Paradise Lost." : URIEL
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Ship's boat. : PINNACE
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Exhibiting a play of colors. : OPALESCENT
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Electronic marvel. : RADAR
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___ cost (regardless of the difficulty). : ATANY
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Hebrew dry measure. : KAB
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French article. : LES
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Mud. : MIRE
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Army man: Abbr. : PVT
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Church officials. : ELDERS
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Complete. : ENTIRE
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Let up. : ABATE
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Noted American family. : ASTOR
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Subterfuge. : SHAM
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Snake dancer. : HOPI
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Word of approval. : AMEN
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Region of Saudi Arabia. : ASIR
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Men of decision: Abbr. : REFS
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Therefore. : ERGO
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Compass point. : ESE
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Snaffle. : BIT
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Prefix in family names. : MAC

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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