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TIMELY TOPICS

New York Times, Sunday, September 6, 1959

Author:
Anthony Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 637 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 16, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,705
Across
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Member of the wedding. : BESTMAN
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Tammy cloth. : ESTAMIN
15
East Africans. : SOMALIS
22
Mounted. : ASTRIDE
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Ecole ___. : NORMALE
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Pie ___. : ALAMODE
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One of 154 Across. : STRIKER
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Phrase from "Battle Cry of Freedom." : THEUNIONFOREVER
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White or Black. : SEA
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Outskirts of a town. : ENVIRONS
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Quaker grays. : ACIERS
32
Adjective ending. : EST
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Albion's neighbor. : ERIN
35
Important date. : ERA
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Emblem of dawn. : DEW
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Outer: Prefix. : ECT
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"___ Pinafore." : HMS
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Voice quality. : TONE
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Ordinance. : EDICT
44
Comedienne Carol ___. : HANEY
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Seaweed. : ALGA
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Merged labor group. : AFL
51
Revered woman: Abbr. : STE
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Fictions. : TALES
53
One of the Twin Cities. : STPAUL
55
Rebounds. : CAROMS
58
Transpositions, wrong font, etc. : ERRATA
60
Asian tongue. : THAI
62
Common suffix. : BLE
63
Without exception. : ALL
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Receipt: Fr. : RECU
66
G. & S. role. : MIKADO
68
Interruption in a trip. : STOPOFF
70
Show of confidence. : BOLDFRONT
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A "treasure." : GEM
74
Eight: Prefix. : OCTO
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Slav. : RUSS
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Engaged in hostilities. : ATWAR
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Toward the mouth. : ORAD
80
Author of "Wessex Tales." : HARDY
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Of nerves: Prefix. : NEUR
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Resort area. : SHORE
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Fringe benefit arrangement. : PENSIONPLAN
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Answer to a roll call: Lat. : ADSUM
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Canadian rebel, 1884. : RIEL
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Commotion. : STORM
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Less, in music. : MENO
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"I cannot ___ lie." : TELLA
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Wheel. : DIKE
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East: Span. : ESTE
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Congressman: Abbr. : REP
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"___ of sixpence . . . " : SINGASONG
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Fruits. : ORANGES
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Make a fluff. : SLIPUP
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Sidewalk feature. : CURB
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Monkey. : SAI
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Stretched. : RAN
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Totals. : ADDS
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Shooters. : AGATES
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South Pacific queen. : SALOTE
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West ___. : INDIES
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Present time. : TODAY
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Function. : ACT
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Trawl. : NET
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Chinese: Comb. form. : SINO
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German poet and patriot (1769–1860). : ARNDT
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Most insignificant. : LEAST
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Savoir-faire. : TACT
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Absent. : OUT
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Aeronautics group: Abbr. : CAA
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Seed-bearing spike. : EAR
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Grain exchange. : PIT
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Eskers. : OSAR
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Unit in electricity: Abbr. : AMP
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Namesakes of Scarlett's spouse. : RHETTS
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Cuddly ones. : NESTLERS
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Twisted. : WRY
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Worker from the comic strips. : TILLIETHETOILER
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Practicing protestants. : PICKETS
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Rove about idly: Dial. : TRAIPSE
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For ___ (for eternity). : ALLTIME
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Oyster product. : PEARLET
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Edible seed. : SOYBEAN
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Spun. : ROTATED
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Finishing strokes. : ENDALLS
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Hound. : BASSET
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Inlet: Span. : ESTERO
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Melody ___. : STRAIN
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Numerical prefix. : TRI
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TV necessity: Slang. : MIKE
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"___ of thieves." : ADEN
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Gave courage to. : NERVED
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Interlude. : ENTRACTE
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London's foreign quarter. : SOHO
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Course. : TREND
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Divert. : AMUSE
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Person. : MAN
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Hip bones. : ILIA
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Part of the Tertiary Period. : NEOCENE
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Football score. : SAFETY
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Swan genus. : OLOR
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Where alders grow. : MARSH
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Soul: Fr. : AME
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Comedy of 1594. : LOVESLABOURSLOST
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Day in ancient Rome. : IDES
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Spanish artist. : SERT
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Most pleasant. : NICEST
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Blue flag. : IRIS
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Not real but very like. : NEAR
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Exclamation of admiration. : WHATAMAN
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Mercator's concern. : MAP
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Sinclair Lewis hero. : ELMER
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Name. : TERM
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"When I was ___ . . . " : ALAD
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California and Mexico. : GULFS
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Hebrew letters. : ALEFS
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Like an Annie Oakley. : FORFREE
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The weekly envelope. : TAKEHOMEPAY
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Squelched: Slang. : SATON
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Uncle: Span. : TIO
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Samite. : CLOTH
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Proverbial recipe for dullness. : ALLWORKANDNOPLAY
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News beat. : SCOOP
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Horse and buggy. : RIG
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Presidential initials. : HST
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Clothes for Arabs. : ABAS
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Disquiet. : UNREST
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Lots: Slang. : OODLES
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Extreme Victorians. : PRUDES
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Connecticut town. : DARIEN
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Members of "la famille." : TANTES
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___ acid. : CYANIC
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Award for valor. : DSO
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Motor speed: Abbr. : RPM
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Fit for the palate. : EATABLE
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Water. : IRRIGATE
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The ninth: Lat. : NONUS
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Arm bones. : ULNAE
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Wise men. : MAGI
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Yorkshire city. : LEEDS
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Operatic role. : DORIS
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People of Asia. : IRANI
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Pope's title: Abbr. : SSD
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Place. : PUT
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First U.S. general. : GRANT
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Go: Scot. : GAE
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Hollywood star. : LADD
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Ring out. : PEAL
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Wide river valley: Scot. : STRATH
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Having authority. : SCEPTRED
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Eight: Ital. : OTTO
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Evidence of debt. : IOU
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Go ___ (indulge in a spree). : ONATEAR
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End. : TAIL
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Bridge hand honors. : ACETEN
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Vast level tract in S E Europe. : STEPPE
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In addition. : ASWELL
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Business combine. : CARTEL
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Meetings. : TRYSTS
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Menu item. : TRIPE
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Santa ___. : ANITA
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Ignited again. : RELIT
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Legal agents: Abbr. : ATTS
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New Zealand timber tree. : MIRO
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"For ___ jolly good fellow . . . " : HESA
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French city. : STLO
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Spangled, in Heraldry. : SEME
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Nothing: Fr. : RIEN
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Cigarfish. : SCAD
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Ad ___. : LIB
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Tributary of the Danube. : OLT
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Long-tailed ape. : KRA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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