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New York Times, Wednesday, December 3, 1958

Author:
Cora Goodman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { H Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,445
Across
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Distant. : AFAR
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Mop. : SWAB
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Bracing. : CRISP
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Caron movie role. : LILI
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Stick. : CANE
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Income: Fr. : RENTE
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The high sea: Poet. : MAIN
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Rebel chief. : RINGLEADER
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Debutante's delight. : STAGLINE
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Reach toward. : ASPIRE
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Naval units: Colloq. : SUBS
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Doctors in training. : INTERNS
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Languish. : REPINE
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Agree. : ACCEDE
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Implement. : SPADE
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Worked at steadily. : PLIED
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Coins: Abbr. : CTS
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Arrow feathered to give rotary motion. : VIRE
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Desk accessory. : RULER
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Stride. : STEP
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Greek letter. : PSI
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More desolate. : BARER
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Greek letter. : DELTA
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Given to argot. : SLANGY
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Angelus. : PRAYER
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Branch of learning. : SCIENCE
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Maw. : CRAW
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Quickly. : PRESTO
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Native of Montgomery. : ALABAMAN
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Facial characteristic. : LANTERNJAW
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Elephant's-ear. : TARO
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___ sanctum. : INNER
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Merit. : EARN
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Inner: Comb. form. : ENTO
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Golfers about to drive. : TEERS
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Three: Span. : TRES
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A kind of sweet biscuit. : RUSK
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Charity. : ALMS
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Edict. : FIAT
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Inter ___. : ALIA
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Choice kind of seat. : RINGSIDE
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Writer. : SCRIBE
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Old-time wagons. : WAINS
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English queen. : ANNE
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Command to a dog. : BEG
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Having a topknot. : CRESTED
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Cut, as grain. : REAPED
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In a roundabout manner. : INDIRECTLY
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Austere. : STERN
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Fathers: Fr. : PERES
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Soldier in the Queen's service. : LANCER
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Crescent-shaped figure. : LUNE
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Colder. : ICIER
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Inviter's abbreviation. : RSVP
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Religious group: Abbr. : EPIS
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Bon Marché customer. : PARISIENNE
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Part of a tennis court. : ALLEY
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Cleanse. : PURGE
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Head: Fr. : TETE
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Box. : SPAR
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Animosity. : RANCOR
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Impractical source of gold. : SEAWATER
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Engages in raillery. : BANTERS
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Colorless. : DRAB
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Pearson of Cananda. : LESTER
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Crustaceans. : PRAWNS
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Rift. : SPLIT
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Wading bird. : CRANE
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County of Ireland. : CLARE
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Partly open. : AJAR
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By hand: Comb. form. : MANU
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Painting, drawing, etc. : ARTS
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Corner. : NOOK
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Gain. : NET

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

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