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New York Times, Tuesday, October 21, 1958

55-Down : Postgraduates: Abbr.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,402
Across
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Metropolitan soprano. : STEBER
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Least perilous. : SAFEST
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Vain or foolish fancy. : CHIMERA
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Taciturnity. : SILENCE
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Bulwark. : RAMPART
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Governor-elect of Maine. : CLAUSON
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Arbitrator. : UMPIRE
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Mountebank. : FAKE
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Spanish article. : LOS
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Shiny mineral. : SPAR
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Kind of farm. : DAIRY
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Postern. : GATE
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Harmonized. : TONED
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Slogan. : CRY
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French composer. : RAVEL
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___-disant (self-styled). : SOI
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Gypsies. : ROMS
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Best bib and tucker. : FINERY
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Slangy phrase of assent. : SURETHING
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Senator-elect of Maine. : MUSKIE
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Young 'uns. : LADS
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Spanish Mrs. : SRA
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Chipped in. : ANTED
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Sheep. : RAM
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Trencherman. : EATER
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Flat-bottomed boat. : SCOW
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Killers: Suffix. : CIDES
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___ me tangere (touch me not): Lat. : NOLI
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Jersey. : COW
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Dramatist of Shakespeare's day. : LYLY
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Where Greeks meet Greeks. : AGORAS
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Covetousness. : AVARICE
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Distribute in shares. : PRORATE
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As becomes a king. : REGALLY
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Addenda to country houses. : GARAGES
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Amphitheatre areas: Lat. : ARENAE
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No great ___ (not unusual): Slang. : SHAKES
Down
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Barber shop specialty. : SHAMPOO
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Kettledrums. : TIMPANI
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High-waisted fashion. : EMPIRE
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Kipling's Baloo. : BEAR
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Blundered. : ERRED
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Hair pad. : RAT
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Smooth and soft. : SILKY
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Wings: Lat. : ALAE
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Fire: Fr. : FEU
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Reduce to subjection. : ENSLAVE
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Child's vehicle. : SCOOTER
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With great nervousness. : TENSELY
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Hard surface layers. : CRUSTS
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Timid. : SCARY
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Washington celebrity. : FIRSTLADY
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Highest point. : ACME
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Squad of workers. : GANG
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Celtic priest. : DRUID
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Follower of 1 Down. : RINSE
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State: Abbr. : ORE
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Pin used in splicing rope. : FID
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Oblique course. : SKEW
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Piece on a horse's collar. : HAME
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Make-up item. : MASCARA
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Reveal. : UNCOVER
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Warehouse contents. : STOWAGE
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___ battery. : STORAGE
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Tells. : RELATES
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Begins. : ARISES
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Hoosier poet. : RILEY
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Jacket with hood for arctic wear. : ANORAK
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Wheel. : CYCLE
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One of the Churchills. : SARAH
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Girl's name. : LILA
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Primitive musical instrument. : GORA
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Was a candidate. : RAN
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Postgraduates: Abbr. : PGS

Answer summary:
1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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