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New York Times, Monday, December 1, 1958

Author:
Jon Patashus
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jon Patashus has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,443
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Belgian statesman, Secretary-General of NATO. : SPAAK
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Diefenbacker's country. : CANADA
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President of Indonesia. : SUKARNO
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Passenger on the ark. : ANIMAL
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Shake up. : AGITATE
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Deputy Premier of Russia. : MIKOYAN
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Highway channels. : LANES
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Ancient stone marker. : STELE
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Mao ___ Tung. : TSE
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Hollywood's Sheridan and others. : ANNS
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Fence step. : STILE
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Embankment. : DIKE
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Hoosier humorist. : ADE
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Factories. : MILLS
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Itinerant of a sort. : NOMAD
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Popular princess. : MARGARET
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Makes gay. : LIVENS
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Egyptian Defense Minister. : AMER
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Wise man. : SAGE
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Arkansas Congressional investigator. : HARRIS
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Setback. : REVERSAL
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Positive pole. : ANODE
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More certain. : SURER
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Sooner than: Poet. : ERE
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Mrs. Ben Lyons. : BEBE
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Tendrils on plants. : BINES
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Room: Span. : SALA
46
Anger. : IRE
47
Musical instrument. : ORGAN
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Jobs for attorneys. : CASES
49
Composer of "Prince Igor." : BORODIN
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Sea shell. : ABALONE
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Home of Cornell. : ITHACA
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Testifies. : DEPONES
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Maiden. : DAMSEL
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Important British family. : EDENS
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Actress Cornelia. : SKINNER
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Tops of heads. : PATES
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Macaws. : ARAS
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Insect. : ANT
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"Thieves in the Night" author. : KOESTLER
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Passengers on the ark. : CAMELS
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Old womanish. : ANILE
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Goddess of Victory. : NIKE
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I love: Lat. : AMO
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Dawn to dusk. : DAYTIME
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Sen. Gruening, for one. : ALASKAN
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Oriental greeting. : SALAAM
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British protectorate in Africa. : UGANDA
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Requirements. : NEEDS
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Awning. : TILT
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Ancestors: Poet. : SIRES
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Capital of Delaware. : DOVER
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First Lady. : MAMIE
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River of West Africa. : NIGER
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Avant ___. : GARDE
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Washes against. : LAVES
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Courting music. : SERENADE
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President Bourguiba of Tunis. : HABIB
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Type of barometer. : ANEROID
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Jerome Kern musical. : ROBERTA
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___ risk (take a chance). : RUNA
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Periods of time. : SEASONS
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Actress Francis. : ARLENE
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Rental contracts. : LEASES
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Flare. : SIGNAL
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Actress of Baby Snooks fame. : BRICE
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Drawing room. : SALON
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Harem rooms. : ODAS
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Outer garment. : CAPE
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Unit of electrical resistance. : OHM
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River bottom. : BED

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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