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New York Times, Thursday, January 23, 1958

Author:
Cora Goodman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.71, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,131
Across
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Inspiration, as of an artist, poet, etc. : AFFLATUS
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Sail before the wind. : SCUD
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Of a geological period. : PLIOCENE
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Father. : PATER
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Omens. : PORTENTS
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Fastened: Naut. : REEVED
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Fewer. : LESS
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Small finch. : SISKIN
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Soul: Fr. : AME
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Superlative ending. : EST
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Witnessing. : SEEING
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Talkative. : GLIB
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Bell, book, and ___. : CANDLE
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Dismay. : DAUNT
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Ambassador. : LEGATE
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Fabulous region. : ELDORADO
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Reversion to the primitive. : ATAVISM
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Jingle's servant in "Pickwick Papers." : TROTTER
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Rhetorical. : FORENSIC
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Eastern rulers. : AMEERS
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Point of view. : ANGLE
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Molder. : SHAPER
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Teheran coin. : RIAL
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Abounded. : TEEMED
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Army man: Abbr. : PFC
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Old word for "started." : GAN
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Stock of food. : LARDER
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Parlor of a casa. : SALA
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Involve. : ENTAIL
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Absorbs eagerly. : DRINKSIN
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Urbane. : SUAVE
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Popular materials. : ACETATES
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Olympus dweller. : ARES
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Fly-catching warbler. : REDSTART
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Delicious or greening. : APPLE
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Ice afloat. : FLOES
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Original. : FIRST
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Areas for movie making. : LOTS
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Top performer. : ACE
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Nervous state. : TENSENESS
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Loose. : UNTIED
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Attached, as a leaf, to the main stem. : SESSILE
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Shoot. : SPRIG
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City of northern France. : CAEN
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Indian. : UTE
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Lower the price of. : DEVALUATE
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The string around one's finger. : REMINDER
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"As we forgive our ___." : DEBTORS
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Genuflected. : KNELT
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Lustrous red-gold wood. : SATINE
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Highest order of knighthood. : GARTER
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Heroic British nurse of World War I. : CAVELL
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Destined. : DOOMED
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Author of "Laughing Boy." : LAFARGE
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Walpole, Gladstone, Shelley, etc. : ETONIANS
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Giant of medieval legend. : GARGANTUA
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Adorned with hangings. : DRAPERIED
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Hoarder. : MISER
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Kind of cheese. : CHEDDAR
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Mulct. : AMERCE
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"___ from Shakespeare." : TALES
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Italian food. : PASTA
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Pilot. : FLIER
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Poetic verb. : CANST
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Vivid. : LIVE
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Card game for three. : SKAT
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Swiss river. : AAR
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Net tons: Abbr. : NTS

Answer summary: 7 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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