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New York Times, Tuesday, September 8, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { H J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,707
Across
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Side arm. : SABER
6
Melons. : CASABAS
13
Put to the test. : PROVED
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Just a song at twilight. : SERENADE
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Relative on the father's side. : AGNATE
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Part of an atom. : ELECTRON
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River of Scotland. : DEE
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Implore. : ENTREAT
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Make a choice. : OPT
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Navy man: Abbr. : ENS
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Spin. : TWIRL
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Against. : ANTI
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Degrees. : STEPS
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No matter which one. : ANY
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17th cen. Dutch painter. : STEEN
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One-time Kremlin figure. : STALIN
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Our first envoy to Korea, 1883. : FOOTE
33
Welcome sound to losing boxer. : GONG
34
Cultivate. : FARM
35
Outbreaks. : RIOTS
37
Churchill, for instance. : ARTIST
40
Imparts. : LENDS
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Frantic. : MAD
43
Muffler. : SCARF
45
Thomas ___ Edison. : ALVA
46
Scattered. : SOWED
48
Wire measure. : MIL
49
Kind of grass. : RIE
50
Substitute. : STANDIN
52
Author of "The Gold Bug." : POE
53
Steep in French dressing. : MARINATE
55
Wine and dine. : REGALE
57
Trapped. : ENSNARED
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Leather worker. : TANNER
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Infused. : STEEPED
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Corrodes. : RUSTS
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One of four suits. : SPADES
2
Silvers: Poet. : ARGENTS
3
Thoroughwort. : BONESET
4
Uncle Tom's little friend. : EVA
5
Network of nerves. : RETE
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Vegetable. : CELERY
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Of a surface. : AREAL
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Following. : SECT
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Symbol of industry. : ANT
10
Superior to a knight. : BARONET
11
Foster child. : ADOPTEE
12
Dispatched to a central point. : SENTIN
14
Small hollow. : DENT
15
Finch. : SERIN
20
Sound of a guitar. : TWANG
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Pertaining to modern power. : ATOMIC
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Chinese temple. : PAGODA
27
Where the tokens go. : SLOTS
29
Classifies. : SORTS
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Elected officials. : INS
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More distant. : FAR
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Washed out. : FADED
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Having confidence. : RELIANT
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Directly opposite. : INVERSE
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Boats on the Yangtze. : SAMPANS
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Verse form. : TRIOLET
40
Teardrops: Fr. : LARMES
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The "___ grange," where Mariana languished. : MOATED
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Bearded, as grain. : AWNED
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Laughs in mockery. : FLEERS
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Fixed gaze. : STARE
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Housewife's bête noire. : DIRT
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Crackle. : SNAP
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Intimate. : NEAR
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Like: Suffix. : INE
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African antelope. : GNU

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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