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New York Times, Tuesday, October 14, 1958

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,395
Across
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Watering places. : SPAS
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Haul. : LUG
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Lacking in interest. : ARID
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Western writer. : HARTE
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Popular flamenco dancer. : JOSEGRECO
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Highway to Fairbanks. : ALCAN
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Trojan War leader. : AGAMEMNON
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Winds. : MEANDERS
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Lights. : NEONS
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Flavoring for pickles. : DILL
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Least degree. : HAIR
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Coventry celebrity. : GODIVA
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Apples. : WINESAPS
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Carrot family plant. : ANISE
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Work groups. : GANGS
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___ West. : MAE
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Bountiful. : RICH
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Miss ___, in "Bleak House." : FLITE
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Gelett Burgess' nonsense creature. : GOOP
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Science subject: Abbr. : BOT
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Christmas ___. : SEALS
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Young fowl. : POULT
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Turtles. : SNAPPERS
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New Zealanders. : MAORIS
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Associate. : ALLY
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Care about. : MIND
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___ Jean Libbey. : LAURA
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Weather prediction. : COLDWAVE
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Ingredient in sachet powder. : ORRISROOT
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To love: Fr. : AIMER
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Musical comedy star. : LENAHORNE
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Narrow openings. : SLOTS
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Dash against. : LASH
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Horse. : BAY
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Tilt to one side. : LIST
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Subterfuge. : SHAM
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Fence stake. : PALE
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Bow: Ital. : ARCA
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Captain of Plymouth Colony. : STANDISH
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Records. : LOGS
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Dos Passos classic. : USA
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Muffin. : GEM
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Munitions makers. : ARMERS
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Western city. : RENO
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Sacred statue. : ICON
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Titled Iberians. : DONS
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Chicory. : ENDIVE
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Scandinavian chieftain. : JARL
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Supernatural beings. : GENIES
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High note. : ELA
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Intimates. : HINTS
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Heavenly being: Fr. : ANGE
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Clothes. : GARBS
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Flavoring agent. : ONION
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Obiter ___. : DICTA
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Banshee sounds. : WAILS
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An intrigue. : AMOUR
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Former silver coins of Italy. : PAOLI
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Social groups. : SEPTS
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Dazzling. : GLARY
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Be aware of. : FEEL
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Business asset. : GOODWILL
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Bespatter. : SPLASH
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Tibetan bearlike animals. : PANDAS
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Outcast. : PARIAH
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Wire measure. : MIL
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Dust particle. : MOTE
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Droop. : LOLL
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District. : AREA
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Receptacles. : URNS
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Rabbit fur. : CONY
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To me: Fr. : AMOI
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Old hands. : VETS
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Previously: Archaic. : ERST
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"___ Roy." : ROB
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Old English coin. : ORA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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