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New York Times, Wednesday, October 29, 1958

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,410
Across
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Greek letters. : CHIS
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Small talk. : CHAT
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Phials. : VIALS
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Dromedarian feature. : HUMP
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Shaped like paddles. : OARY
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Attending spirit. : ANGEL
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Concerning. : INRE
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John or Mary. : PROPERNAME
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Ultimate authority. : THELASTWORD
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Burst. : POP
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Is situated. : LIES
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Lately formed. : RECENT
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Yogis. : FAKIRS
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Plain like the pampas. : LLANO
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Sarcasm. : IRONY
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City on the Orne. : CAEN
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Panelist Chase. : ILKA
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Native of Sofia: Abbr. : BULG
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West ___. : POINT
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Modernists. : NEOS
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Pierce. : STAB
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___ snuff. : UPTO
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The Champs. : YANKS
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Vacuous. : EMPTY
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Continued. : KEPTON
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Arise. : COMEUP
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Lofty. : HIGH
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Eggs: Lat. : OVA
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Student's hideaway. : READINGROOM
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Student's telltale. : REPORTCARD
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"The Egg ___." : ANDI
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Hanging. : DRAPE
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Native of Bari: Abbr. : ITAL
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Tallow. : SUET
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Pens. : STIES
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Noblewoman. : DAME
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Basic Latin verb. : ESSE
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Pert girl. : CHIT
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What did you say?: Colloq. : HUNH
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The late Mr. Nagy. : IMRE
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Orthographic contest. : SPELLINGBEE
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Brushwoods. : COPSES
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Stags. : HARTS
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In single file. : AROW
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Printing error, for short. : TYPO
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Dolly in "Barnaby Rudge." : VARDEN
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Tabard ___. : INN
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Yawning. : AGAPE
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Ice flavor. : LEMON
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Dozed. : SLEPT
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Wandering. : ERRANT
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Delicate. : AIRY
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Make an epigram. : COINAPHRASE
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Little white lies. : FIBS
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In ___ (stagnating). : ARUT
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Tropical nut. : KOLA
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Nonprofessionals. : LAITY
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Soft, light fabric. : LENO
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Ancient Egyptian. : COPT
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Imparted. : LENT
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Lord High Executioner. : KOKO
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Group: Abbr. : ASSN
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Doll. : PUPPET
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Peteman. : YEGG
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Diving birds of auk family. : MURRES
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Ignite. : KINDLE
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Trousers of a ribbed fabric. : CORDS
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Apparent. : OVERT
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Ben-Gurion's party. : MAPAI
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Inventor Maxim. : HIRAM
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Etching stuff. : ACID
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Statistics. : DATA
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Responsibility. : ONUS
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Pindarics. : ODES
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Wee bit. : MITE
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Unclose: Poet. : OPE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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