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New York Times, Tuesday, December 30, 1958

Author:
Charles C. Allen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Charles C. Allen has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,455
Across
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Counteract. : OFFSET
7
Army man: Abbr. : PVT
10
Dispirited. : SAD
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Portion of a diocese. : PARISH
14
Norse god. : THOR
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Hasten. : HIE
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Military command. : ATEASE
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Saintly perfection. : HOLINESS
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Coming up unexpectedly. : EMERGENT
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Elihu's university. : YALE
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Do arithmetic. : ADD
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Uncivil. : SURLY
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Divide. : SEVER
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Exercise in arithmetic: Abbr. : PROB
28
Python's relative. : BOA
29
Under the most favorable conditions. : ATBEST
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Large literary efforts. : TOMES
32
River of song. : SWANEE
34
Portions of the Scriptures. : PSALMSOFDAVID
38
Do this after "Fore!" : TEEOFF
39
Character in "Tosca." : MARIO
41
Farm boy's duties. : CHORES
44
Jo's sister. : MEG
46
___ Scotia. : NOVA
47
Forgive. : REMIT
48
Sung or spoken. : VOCAL
50
Gain as profit. : NET
51
Pianist Templeton. : ALEC
52
Smoked beef. : PASTRAMI
54
Transmit to home viewers. : TELEVISE
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Vitamin. : NIACIN
59
Direction. : ENE
60
Brews. : ALES
61
Intertwine. : ENLACE
62
Soak. : RET
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Types of compliments: Colloq. : TLS
64
Related fluently (with "off"). : REELED
Down
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W. W. II agency. : OPA
2
Plump. : FAT
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The Four ___. : FREEDOMS
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Thailand. : SIAM
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Letters. : ESSES
6
" . . . ay, there's ___." : THERUB
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Not genuine: Slang. : PHONY
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Unit of electricity. : VOLT
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Denoting three: Prefix. : TRI
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Gather in bundles. : SHEAVE
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Approaches to pews. : AISLES
12
Region left unoccupied. : DESERT
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Portion of the Scriptures. : THELAWOFMOSES
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Aneurin of England. : NYEBEVAN
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Matto ___, Brazilian state. : GROSSO
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Fitting. : APT
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Theatrical curtain. : DROP
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Power. : STEAM
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Dante's ideal. : BEATRICE
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Conjunction. : AND
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Icy precipitation. : SLEET
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Act upon. : AFFECT
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Technological school graduates: Abbr. : MES
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Sarcastic. : IRONICAL
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Aeronautical maneuver. : DIVE
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Kernel of a grain. : OAT
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___ Lake, Ore. : CRATER
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1958 hurricane. : HELENE
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Egg recipe. : OMELET
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One-time Vice President. : GARNER
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Flower holders. : VASES
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Singer Frankie. : LAINE
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Sugar-coated item. : PILL
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Tom, Dick, or Harry. : MALE
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Cask. : VAT
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Dessert. : ICE
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Man's nickname. : NED

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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