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PHRASEOLOGY

New York Times, Sunday, September 27, 1959

63-Across : A May fly.

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { X }, Scrabble score: 613 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Sidney Lambert has 114 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,726
Across
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___ cantorum (choir school). : SCHOLA
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Jaws of animals. : CHAPS
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Mere trifles. : STRAWS
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Cover with vapor. : STEAMUP
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Slayer of Tybalt. : ROMEO
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Truncated cigar. : CHEROOT
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Foretold correctly: Colloq. : CALLEDTHETURN
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Debussy piano piece. : REVERIE
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Synthetic fabric. : ORLON
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Kind of down. : EIDER
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Hot-air chambers. : OVENS
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Nickname of White Sox player. : KLU
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Refrain syllables. : TRAS
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"___ a jealous mistress."—Emerson. : ARTIS
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Openhanded. : FREE
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Flap, as a sail. : SLAT
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One-handed god. : TYR
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Right, in law. : DROIT
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Inlet of the sea. : FIORD
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Irish seaport. : SLIGO
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Entire range. : GAMUT
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Whale, in Astronomy. : CETUS
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Uttered. : SPOKEN
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Window barriers. : GRILLES
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Papal letters. : BULLS
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Cooking direction. : SAUTE
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Poem written circa 30 B. C. : AENEID
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Very: Brit. colloq. : JOLLY
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Hired man. : FARMHAND
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Charges. : RATES
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Hushed. : QUIET
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La Grande ___, 1804-14. : ARMEE
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Prompter's interjection. : CUE
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Dos-___. : ADOS
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Nevertheless: Colloq. : JUSTTHESAME
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Particle used in comparisons. : THAN
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Destroy the interior of. : GUT
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Entente concerned with Laos. : SEATO
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Grating. : RASPY
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Ambrosian or Anglican ___. : CHANT
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A May fly. : EPHEMERA
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Inmost parts. : CORES
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Compel to any action. : COERCE
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Turn outward. : EVERT
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Loads transported. : HAULS
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Cheated. : FLAMMED
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Nestlings. : BABIES
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Long-limbed. : RANGY
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Wickerwork hamper. : CRATE
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Milky stones. : OPALS
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Prophet of Israel. : JONAH
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Novel by Colette. : CHERI
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River into the Ouse. : CAM
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Canine sounds. : GRRS
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Time periods. : EONS
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Small rent. : CHINK
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Island off Malta. : GOZO
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Light boat. : GIG
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Soprano Adelina. : PATTI
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Poetic pronoun. : THINE
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Faithful Syracusan friend. : DAMON
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Casual shoes. : LOAFERS
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To no purpose. : BESIDETHEMARK
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Where Massaua is. : ERITREA
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"___ told by an idiot ... " : ATALE
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Bluish or violet minerals. : IOLITES
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Shoe fastening. : INSEAM
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Ancestral spirits of Caesar's day. : LARES
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Davits. : CRANES
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Bright. : STARRY
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Stock of wines. : CELLAR
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Glories, in art. : HALOS
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Prognostic. : OMEN
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Son of Shem. : LUD
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Without wings. : APTEROUS
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Believe. : CREDIT
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Innkeepers: Fr. : HOTES
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River into Tatar Strait. : AMUR
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By means of. : PER
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Ringing. : SONOROUS
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Diatribe. : SCREED
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Next in order. : THEN
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Motor turns: Colloq. : REVS
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Common verb. : ARE
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Operate as if by magic. : WORKLIKEACHARM
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Fodder crops. : SOILAGE
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He wrote "Redgauntlet." : SCOTT
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Northern European. : TEUTON
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___ off (get along). : HITIT
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Line of poetry: Fr. : VERS
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___ forces. : ARMED
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Decorously. : FITLY
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One of the deadly sins. : SLOTH
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Works of Salvador. : DALIS
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Came to nothing. : FELLTHROUGH
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Foam. : SPUME
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Club songs. : GLEES
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Bottom facet of a gem. : CULET
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Asian garment: Var. : SAREE
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Hangar. : GARAGE
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___ on (study a subject). : READUP
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Over and above. : INTOTHEBARGAIN
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Librettist of Verdi operas. : BOITO
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Budd Schulberg hero. : SAMMY
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"___ song at twilight ... " : JUSTA
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Tightens, as nautical ropes. : FRAPS
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Delicate gradation. : NUANCE
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Made a depression. : DENTED
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Measure of capacity. : QUART
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Quadrupeds. : ASSES
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Flouts. : JEERS
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Confederate general. : EARLY
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Signature, in radio. : THEME
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Pochards. : SMEES
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Snouted animal. : COATI
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Sins. : EVILS
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Indians of Peru. : CANAS
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Gable. : CLARK
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Mark Twain's Missouri birthplace. : HANNIBAL
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Overexcited. : FRENETIC
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Work clumsily. : BOGGLE
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Deductive, in logic. : APRIORI
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Establish. : ROOT
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Crepe de ___. : CHINE
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Goods cast overboard. : JETSAM
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Finds fault. : CHIDES
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Associate. : COMATE
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Where São Miguel is. : AZORES
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Capuchins. : MONKS
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Where Concepción is. : CHILE
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Street urchin. : GAMIN
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Sire: Fr. : PERE
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Field. : AREA
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Potentate. : TSAR
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Crème ___ crème. : DELA
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Army posts: Abbr. : FTS
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Greek letter. : ETA
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Mount where Aaron died. : HOR

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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