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New York Times, Wednesday, September 4, 1957

25-Down : Insistence.

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,990
Across
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Exhausts. : SPENDS
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___ hat. : BRASS
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Staff changes. : SHAKEUPS
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Two-edged sword. : RAPIER
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Turned a radio dial. : TUNEDOUT
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Pronto. : ATONCE
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Greek letter. : ETA
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Instant. : TRICE
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Irish sweetheart. : GRA
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Shoe. : PUMP
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"How weary, ___, flat and unprofitable ... " : STALE
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Consumed. : USED
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Nonmetallic mineral. : SPAR
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Lime tree. : TEIL
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Dropped a line. : WROTE
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Prevent. : AVERT
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Less clear. : VAGUER
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Watchers. : SPIERS
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Headwear. : BERETS
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Picked out. : CHOSEN
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Shiny black. : RAVEN
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Stairway part. : RISER
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Disney characters. : MICE
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Canadian Indian. : CREE
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Makes a choice. : OPTS
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Finger. : PINKY
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Bark. : YELP
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Complete. : ALL
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Speak in favor of: Colloq. : BOOST
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Deception. : LIE
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Hirsute adornment. : TOUPEE
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Part of New York City. : EASTSIDE
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Namesakes of Miss Hawkins. : SADIES
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Europeans. : SLOVENES
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Censure. : DECRY
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Skills. : KNACKS
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Close. : SHUTUP
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___ hat. : PANAMA
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Also: Archaic. : EKE
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Male diminutive. : NED
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Musical piece. : DUO
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Speaks indistinctly. : SPUTTERS
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Make firm. : BRACE
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At any ___ (anyhow). : RATE
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G. I. address. : APO
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Calls loudly. : SINGSOUT
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Caches. : SECRETES
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Footfalls. : STEPS
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East River, for example. : STRAIT
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Book. : READER
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___ at ease. : ILL
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Glorifies. : PRAISES
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Exacting. : STERN
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Insistence. : URGENCY
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Anything made to sell. : WARE
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Shift. : VEER
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Swiss resort on Lake of Geneva. : VEVEY
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Cargo. : SHIPLOAD
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Closing organ music. : POSTLUDE
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The retort discourteous. : BACKTALK
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Europeans. : CROATS
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Beauty parlor extras. : RINSES
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Italian pronoun. : MIO
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Connect again. : RELINK
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Omits. : ELIDES
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Relatives of 14 Across. : EPEES
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Literary art: Archaic. : POESY
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Skittles' companion. : BEER
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___ du Midi, in the Pyrenees. : PIC
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Disciple. : SON
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New Deal enterprise. : TVA
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Unsweet. : SEC

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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