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New York Times, Friday, November 7, 1958

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,419
Across
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Be quiet! : SHUSH
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More intelligent: Colloq. : BRAINIER
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Spanish caravel. : PINTA
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Where Elephant Butte dam is. : RIOGRANDE
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Jimmy Valentine, for one. : ALIAS
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Beauty of Greek myth. : ANDROMEDA
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Blue. : NAVY
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Exclamation of excitement. : WHEE
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High priest's appurtenance, mentioned in Exodus. : URIM
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Anger. : IRE
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Pronoun. : HIS
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Menu. : CARTE
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Member of SAC. : AIRMAN
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Old Indic dialect. : PALI
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Violinist's need. : ROSIN
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It means "red" in Spanish. : COLORADO
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Twofold. : DUAL
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Side dish. : SALAD
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Beginning. : GERM
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Less active. : SLEEPIER
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Popular band leader. : BASIE
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Baton. : WAND
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Made complaints. : CARPED
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Speedy. : FLEET
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Old-time negative. : NAY
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Blackbird. : ANI
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Venezuelan mining town. : AROA
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Judgment. : DOOM
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Brief biographical sketch. : VITA
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Navigator's concern. : LONGITUDE
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Unit of weight. : CARAT
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Heavenly. : ANGELICAL
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Mountain crest. : ARETE
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Aspiring actresses. : STARLETS
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Gets one's feet wet. : WADES
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Native of Toledo. : SPANIARD
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Noisily merry. : HILARIOUS
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General. : UNIVERSAL
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Hold up. : STAY
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Acquires. : HAS
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Flexible shoot. : BINE
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Floated. : RODE
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Farming: Abbr. : AGR
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Organization to aid refugees. : IRO
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Fortress city of Belgium. : NAMUR
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Sluggish. : INERT
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Diminutive of a man's name. : EDDIE
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Quantity of paper. : REAM
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Cheers. : RAHS
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Achieve. : WIN
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Chinese river. : HAN
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Lump of earth. : CLOD
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Semblance. : AIR
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One-third of a league. : MILE
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Propelled a boat. : POLED
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Winglike. : ALAR
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Biblical brother. : CAIN
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Culture medium. : AGAR
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Was without hope (of). : DESPAIRED
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Face east. : ORIENTATE
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Dispute: Colloq. : SPAT
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Intervenes in a dispute. : MEDIATES
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___ lamb. : EWE
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Type of horse. : BAY
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Machine part. : CAM
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First bellboy in line. : FRONT
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Alba ___, birthplace of Romulus and Remus. : LONGA
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Keen. : EAGER
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Holiday song. : NOEL
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Woe is me! : ALAS
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Pipe for cables. : DUCT
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Harem rooms. : ODAS
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33.33 inches, in Texas. : VARA
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Unlucky. : ILL
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Bond. : TIE
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Bird call. : CAW

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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