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New York Times, Thursday, September 3, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F G J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,702
Across
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Young oyster. : SPAT
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Declaimed passionately. : RAVED
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Feminine title. : MRS
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Singer Berger. : ERNA
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Varnish ingredient. : ELEMI
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Pain. : ACHE
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Roast, on a French menu. : ROTI
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Specious arguments. : PLAUSIBLES
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Final. : EVENTUAL
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Practical jokes. : HOAXES
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Player with the poorest score. : BOOBY
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Stitched. : SEWN
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Coal tar product. : CRESOL
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California city. : PASADENA
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Unction. : OIL
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Coin of Thailand. : TICAL
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The "man without a country." : NOLAN
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___ Street. : WALL
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Venetian thoroughfare. : CANAL
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Alpine snow. : NEVE
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Fancy cases. : ETUIS
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Man in white. : MEDIC
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Brothers. : MEN
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Sword of ___. : DAMOCLES
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Most grievous. : SOREST
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Carol. : NOEL
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Dye. : STAIN
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Winter sports participants. : SKIERS
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Voted. : BALLOTED
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Case in grammar. : POSSESSIVE
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Saga. : TALE
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Olympic Games site, 572 B.C. : ELIS
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Senatorial first name. : ESTES
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One of the Gardners. : ERLE
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Navy man: Abbr. : ENS
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Rushes. : REEDS
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Worker with colors. : DYER
Down
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Withered: Poet. : SERE
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Old Testament book: Abbr. : PROV
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Of the period before 1861. : ANTEBELLUM
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Aboriginal Indians of West Indies. : TAINOS
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Form of government. : REPUBLIC
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Palliate. : ALLAY
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Meat. : VEAL
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Relative of the ostrich. : EMU
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China. : DISHES
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Year in the 12th century. : MCLX
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Seoul statesman. : RHEE
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Meeting: Abbr. : SESS
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Forsake utterly. : ABANDON
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Native of Sioux City. : IOWAN
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Sound a horn. : TOOT
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Fruit ___. : SALAD
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Frightened. : COWED
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Lariat. : RIATA
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Glass panels. : PANES
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What Holmes said to Watson. : ELEMENTARY
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Church parts. : NAVES
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Concerning. : ANENT
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Beast of burden. : CAMEL
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Feline. : LIONESS
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Without inclination or interest. : LISTLESS
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Music for a musical comedy. : SCORE
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Product of the Appalachians. : COAL
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Lower in scale. : LESSER
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Created a disturbance. : RIOTED
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Rescued. : SAVED
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German admiral. : SPEE
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German city: Ger. sp. : KOLN
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Wife of Osiris. : ISIS
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Small lunch: Colloq. : BITE
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French pronoun. : ELLE
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Whitetail. : DEER
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Compass direction. : SSE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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