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New York Times, Wednesday, September 25, 1957

48-Down : Gilbert and Sullivan role.

Author:
Helen Fasulo
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,011
Across
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John Eisenhower's rank. : MAJOR
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Implored. : PLED
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Second word of beginner's Latin conjugation. : AMAS
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Meaningless. : INANE
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Branching parts. : RAMI
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Enticement. : BAIT
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Three-dimensional figure. : SOLID
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Ill-fated Victor Hugo character. : ESMERALDA
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Type of hair net. : SNOOD
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Masterson, hero of "Guys and Dolls." : SKY
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Chemical compound. : ESTER
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Constrained. : UNEASY
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Horrified. : AGHAST
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William Paley's business: Abbr. : CBS
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Act of 1933: Abbr. : NRA
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Greek letter. : PSI
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Put down. : LAID
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Documents of treaty. : AGREEMENTS
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Of a surface. : AREAL
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Norse goddess of healing. : EIR
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Largest of the Kurile Islands. : ETORO
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Religious worker. : MISSIONARY
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Polaris. : STAR
46
Coastal city: Abbr. : SPT
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Southern food staple. : YAM
49
Cereal grass. : RYE
50
Is vainly proud. : BOASTS
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Group of states under one power. : EMPIRE
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Family member. : UNCLE
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Light meal, in Britain. : TEA
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Hungary's Red Premier. : KADAR
61
Early forms of the flute. : RECORDERS
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Speedily. : APACE
64
Marsh bird. : SORA
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Highly seasoned stew. : OLIO
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Nickname of former Yankee. : DIMAG
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Galway Bay island. : ARAN
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Shady spot. : GLEN
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American playwright. : ODETS
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___ America. : MISS
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Shortly. : ANON
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Tropical window shades. : JALOUSIES
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Plant of the lily family. : ONION
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Blush. : REDDEN
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Publicity man. : PRESSAGENT
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Big name in the movie industry. : LASKY
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Award in TV. : EMMY
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Small cube. : DIE
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Disconcert. : ABASH
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British Mediterranean possession. : MALTA
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General's staff. : AIDES
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Make the first move. : START
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Political system. : REGIME
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Altar constellation. : ARA
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Ibsen character. : ASE
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Chowder base. : CLAM
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Italian port. : BARI
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Della Street's boss. : PERRYMASON
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German article. : DAS
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Estuary: Span. : RIA
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Ands: Fr. : ETS
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The Fighting Irish. : NOTREDAME
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Flat receptacle. : TRAY
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Distressed. : SORE
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Sen. Hill. : LISTER
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Harvest goddess. : OPS
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Island of the Carolines. : YAP
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Gilbert and Sullivan role. : MIKADO
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Sac, in anatomy. : BURSA
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___ two. : ONEOR
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Capital of Ghana. : ACCRA
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American painter. : SLOAN
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Hair-raising. : EERIE
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Speedy. : RAPID
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Hero of German opera. : TELL
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"Room to swing ___." : ACAT
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Military groups: Abbr. : REGS
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St. Bernard. : DOG

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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