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New York Times, Tuesday, November 25, 1958

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 49-Down had "Playright"; corrected it to "Playwright."

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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,437
Across
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Diaphanous. : SHEER
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Buzzing sound. : WHIR
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Newel. : POST
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Señor Casals. : PABLO
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Visionary: Poet. : AERY
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Firenze's river. : ARNO
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Without life. : AZOIC
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Petits pois. : GREENPEAS
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Room set apart for reading. : DEN
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Coaster. : SLED
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Creatures. : BEINGS
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President Coty's residence. : ELYSEE
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Answer a purpose. : SERVE
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In a flutter. : AGOG
30
Sibyl. : SEERESS
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In company with. : AMONG
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Table in front of a reredos. : ALTAR
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Sports award. : CUP
40
Manner. : MODE
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Proclaimed. : CRIED
42
Bark up the wrong ___. : TREE
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Extravagantly gay. : MAD
44
Triangular end of a building. : GABLE
45
Operatic role. : FAUST
46
Hidden. : OBSCURE
48
Shaded walk. : MALL
50
Out of the way. : ASIDE
52
German officer in American Revolution. : DEKALB
56
"The Count of Monte ___." : CRISTO
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Pinnacle. : APEX
61
Prevaricate. : LIE
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Practice soothsaying or ventriloquism. : HARIOLATE
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Combine. : UNITE
66
Presently. : ANON
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Czech city. : EGER
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Wanderer. : ROVER
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Metallic sound. : PING
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Drove. : SENT
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Room for pitchers, towels, linen, etc. : EWERY
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Playing card. : SPADE
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Nut-bearing tree. : HAZEL
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Hard, black wood. : EBONY
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Ivy Leaguer. : ELI
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Figuratively, the object of a futile quest. : ROCSEGG
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Stipend. : WAGE
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Crowds. : HERDS
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Wrath. : IRE
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A loaf of a sort. : RYEBREAD
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___-mâché. : PAPIER
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Representative Harris of Arkansas. : OREN
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Stumbling block. : SNAG
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Fling. : TOSS
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___ again. : NEVER
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Zodiac sign. : LEO
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Rational. : SANE
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Prize. : ESTEEM
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Arrayed. : GARBED
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Curtain shade. : ECRU
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Pays court. : SUES
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Small barracuda. : SPET
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Stock in a military dump: Slang. : AMMO
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Biblical kingdom. : MOAB
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Equalizing allowance. : ODDS
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Small: Dial. : LIL
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Small, light carriages. : CARIOLES
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Chatter. : TALK
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Keen relish. : GUSTO
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A bend or turn. : FLEXURE
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Outer covering of a hot dog. : CASING
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Playwright George ___. : ADE
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Consumed. : EATEN
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Sprightly. : ALIVE
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Metric unit of capacity. : LITER
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Actor Wallace of Hollywood fame. : BEERY
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Fellow. : CHAP
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Hindu queen. : RANI
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Mashie or niblick. : IRON
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Saucy. : PERT
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Lifetime. : AGE
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A moment ago. : NOW

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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