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New York Times, Saturday, September 6, 1958

40-Down : Without cessation.

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,357
Across
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Takes up one's full attention. : ABSORBS
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Crafty one. : SCHEMER
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Make complete. : FILLOUT
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Cry of despair. : TOOLATE
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Actor Bartholomew. : FREDDIE
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Loosened, as shoes. : UNLACED
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Fruit-flavored drinks. : ADES
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Praised. : LAUDED
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Ibsen character. : ASE
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Family, class, etc. : ILK
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Muddle. : ADDLE
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Rose's man. : ABIE
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Underwater chains of rocks. : REEFS
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Longings: Slang. : YENS
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Vehicle. : TRAM
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The Narrows, for example. : STRAIT
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Author of "The Crock of Gold." : STEPHENS
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Scandinavian man's name. : LARS
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Store event. : SALE
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Reference below the text. : FOOTNOTE
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Car attached to a steam locomotive. : TENDER
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Princess of England. : ANNE
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Reclamation project structures. : DAMS
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Actor's spoken thought. : ASIDE
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Bring up. : REAR
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Namesakes of an Italian saint. : RITAS
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Short for a man's name. : GUS
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Triumphed. : WON
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Of a spring or source. : FONTAL
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Mountain peak: Span. : PICO
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Concluding stage at whist. : ENDGAME
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Connubial. : MARITAL
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Not affected by feeling. : STOICAL
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Issue forth. : EMANATE
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Workers on leather. : TANNERS
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City in Arizona or in Mexico. : NOGALES
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Matters of business. : AFFAIRS
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Squab. : BIRDLET
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More polished. : SLEEKER
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Pioneer in automobile industry. : OLDS
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Pole. : ROD
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Construct. : BUILD
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Reliable. : STEADY
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Collegians. : STUDENTS
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Nose ___. : CONE
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Defend. : HOLD
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Guido's note. : ELA
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Gruesome. : MACABRE
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Annual, as certain winds. : ETESIAN
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Atones for. : REDEEMS
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Rubber trees. : ULES
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Oriental. : ASIAN
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Capital of King Paul I. : ATHENS
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Stumble. : FALTER
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Membership. : SEAT
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Walked. : TROD
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Appeals. : PLEAS
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European starlings. : STARNELS
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Setting of popular TV plays. : FARWEST
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City in New York. : ONEONTA
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Without cessation. : ONANDON
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Send forth. : EMIT
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Of the fingers. : DIGITAL
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Train. : EDUCATE
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Mends shoes. : RESOLES
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Flower part. : STAMEN
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Shrine at San Antonio. : ALAMO
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Countenance. : FACE
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Oriental name. : OMAR
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In Latin America, the pineapple. : PINA
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Schnapps. : GIN
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"Maple Leaf ___." : RAG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later.

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