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New York Times, Thursday, December 11, 1958

Author:
Jules Arensberg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Jules Arensberg has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,453
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Where to buy a borzoi. : PETSHOP
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Stiff, haughty step. : STALK
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Relative of "Oh boy!" : MANALIVE
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Legendary French hero. : ROLAND
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Man of long experience. : OLDTIMER
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Daniel Webster, for example. : ORATOR
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Gripper on a shoe. : CLEAT
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Card game. : RUM
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Where Candia is. : CRETE
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Venerable. : HOAR
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Jauntily careless. : RAKISH
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Shinto temple. : SHA
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Timetable abbreviation. : ARR
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University board member. : REGENT
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Not barefooted. : SHOD
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John XXIII. : POPE
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Future frog. : TADPOLE
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Large number of fish swimming together. : SCHOOL
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Grew genial. : THAWED
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Master of the jinni. : ALADDIN
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Unicorn's companion. : LION
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Burning glass. : LENS
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Immature. : CALLOW
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Obstruct. : DAM
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Small child. : TAD
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Polynesian. : SAMOAN
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Language of Buddhist writings. : PALI
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Leaves inserted in a book. : INSET
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A thousand ages. : EON
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Roves on the wing. : FLITS
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Slaggy lava. : SCORIA
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Liner routes. : SEALANES
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Benevolent. : HUMANE
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Knight's search for adventure. : ERRANTRY
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Intelligence ___. : TESTS
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Political symbols. : DONKEYS
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Whiteness. : PALLOR
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Make beloved. : ENDEAR
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Mongol. : TATAR
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Slash. : SLIT
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Pronoun. : HIM
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Surplus. : OVERAGE
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Wig. : PERUKE
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Theatre sign. : SRO
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Flambeau. : TORCH
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Having a wing. : ALAR
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TV movie. : LATESHOW
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One means of watching a ball game. : KNOTHOLE
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Relative of Java. : MOCHA
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Was apprehensive. : DREADED
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Vast sum. : MINT
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Facsimile. : REPLICA
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Times Square, for one. : STATION
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Cross. : ROOD
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Nine inches. : SPAN
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Seedcases. : PODS
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Indian Ocean vessel. : DHOW
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Somewhat briny. : SALTISH
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Good-looking. : CLEANCUT
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Good-looking. : HANDSOME
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Appellation. : NAME
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Herdsman: Span. : LLANERO
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Freed. : LOOSED
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Of a delicate beauty. : DAINTY
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Modifies. : ALTERS
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Term of address for little girl. : MISSY
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Task assigned. : STINT
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Tool for smoothing wood. : PLANE
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Important periods. : ERAS
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Antiaircraft fire. : FLAK
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One of the Stevensons. : AES
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Alder tree: Scot. : ARN

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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