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A PUZZLEMENT

New York Times, Sunday, October 19, 1958

Author:
A. H. Drummond Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.63, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 524 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
A. H. Drummond Jr. has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,400
Across
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Actress Minnie Maddern. : FISKE
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Chimney swift. : MARTIN
12
What a Missourian says. : SHOWME
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Easy gallop. : CANTER
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Riot: Fr. : EMEUTE
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Student from Chapel Hill. : TARHEEL
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Creator of Detective Dupin. : EDGARALLANPOE
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Spaceman's motto. : ADASTRA
25
Finch. : SERIN
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Escapes imperceptibly. : OOZES
27
Pythias' friend. : DAMON
29
German article. : EIN
30
Amphibian. : TOAD
31
Concerning. : ASTO
32
Worn out: Colloq. : ALLIN
33
Campus girl. : COED
34
Dasht-i-___, desert of Iran. : LUT
35
Eloper's goal. : GRETNAGREEN
38
Kind of truck. : LORRY
39
Workshop. : ATELIER
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Annapolis men: Abbr. : MIDS
42
Seaweed products. : AGARS
44
Past. : AGO
45
French novelist (1862–1941). : PREVOST
48
Oliver Twist, for one. : ORPHAN
51
Minty herb. : CATNIP
54
Unit: Ger. : EINER
55
Unreal. : ILLUSORY
57
Of: Suffix. : ATIC
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Matters for the meeting. : AGENDA
60
Turkish decree. : IRADE
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French dialect: Abbr. : WAL
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Heraldic term. : SEME
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New Jersey. : GARDENSTATE
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"My ___," Straus song. : HERO
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Grand ___, Nova Scotia. : PRE
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Fractional currency. : DIMES
68
Numb. : DEADEN
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Islands in Galway Bay. : ARAN
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Issues. : EMANATES
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Arrow shaft. : STELE
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Elevators. : HOISTS
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Purify. : REFINE
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Salt pits: Span. : SALADOS
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Sweep. : OAR
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Warm thoroughly. : TOAST
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Winged goddess. : NIKE
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___ Sciences. : ARTSAND
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West Pointer. : PLEBE
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Frontiers. : HINTERLANDS
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Born: Fr. : NEE
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Knowledge. : LORE
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Mediterranean capital. : TUNIS
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Arrow poison. : INEE
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Midge. : GNAT
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Type of income: Abbr. : INT
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Arenas. : RINGS
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Song. : DITTY
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Former French Premier. : FAURE
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Instructed. : EDIFIED
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Reverse a situation. : TURNTHETABLES
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A person. : SOMEONE
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Sibyl. : ORACLE
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Finally. : ATLAST
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Gender. : NEUTER
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Under. : NETHER
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Kind of quartz. : CHERT
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End of a movie. : FADEOUT
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Thankless one. : INGRATE
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Sober. : STAID
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Memorable composer. : KERN
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A time. : ERA
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Former Giant great. : MELOTT
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Hippolyte, for one. : AMAZON
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Coty. : RENE
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Pile driver parts. : TUPS
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Japanese name. : ITO
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Superfluous. : NEEDLESS
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Vigor. : STAMINA
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Wore. : HADON
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African port. : ORAN
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Watt-hours: Abbr. : WHS
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Celestial phenomena. : METEORSHOWERS
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More ghostly. : EERIER
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___ guerre. : CESTLA
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Australian athlete. : LANDY
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Winner of a red ribbon. : LOSER
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Quaff. : ALE
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Judges of ancient Athens. : AREOPAGITES
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Zeal. : ARDOR
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___ de ballet. : CORPS
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Colette creation. : GIGI
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___ honorable. : AMENDE
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Equal exchange. : GIVEANDTAKE
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The street, in Paris. : LARUE
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___ corporal. : LANCE
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Armies of the Khans. : GOLDENHORDE
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New member of the Lords. : PEERESS
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Fruit skins. : RINDS
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Harangues. : TIRADES
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Part of Armenia. : ARARAT
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Hose. : NYLONS
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City on the North Platte. : CASPER
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Type of sale on the Paris Bourse. : ATERME
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Continually. : TIMEAFTERTIME
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Recently. : LATE
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Curling. : GAME
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Combining form for a country. : ITALO
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Farm machine. : SEEDER
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Split ___. : HAIRS
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Mother of Perseus. : DANAE
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Theban queen. : NIOBE
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Narrow openings. : SLITS
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Grass. : OATS
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Alabama city. : ANNISTON
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Proverbially, it's often stolen. : THUNDER
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With ___ to (considering). : ANEYE
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Type of eclipse. : ANNULAR
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Right at hand. : NEAREST
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Abhor. : DETEST
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Works diligently. : PLIES
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Where Marylebone is. : LONDON
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Common ending. : ING
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Trifling. : LITTLE
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Flower part. : ANTHER
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(He) has: Span. : TIENE
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Type of roof. : GABLE
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Commotion. : RIOT
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Confound (it)! : DRAT
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Small degree. : INCH
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French couturier. : FATH
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Fire: Fr. : FEU
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Act: Suffix. : URE
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Arm of the Air Force. : TAC

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 18 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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