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New York Times, Wednesday, December 31, 1958

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 312 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,456
Across
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Old Glory. : FLAG
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Stevens and Peters. : DIVAS
10
Half: Prefix. : DEMI
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Caesar's city. : ROMA
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Playwright Loos. : ANITA
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Asian river, the Amu Darya. : OXUS
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Footnote term. : IDEM
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Dialect of a region. : IDIOM
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Honey: Comb. form. : MELI
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Factor in U. S. global defense. : AIRBASE
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Short articles about books, plays, etc. : NOTICES
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Cameo stone. : ONYX
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Win through effort. : EARN
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Islamic. : MOSLEM
29
Monarch of all he surveys. : OMNIARCH
33
Camel's hair cloth. : ABA
34
Monoplane of World War I. : TAUBE
36
Unpleasantly conspicuous. : STARY
37
Moments: Colloq. : SECS
39
Large turnover collars. : ETONS
41
Dutch pressed cheese. : EDAM
42
Moslem spiritual leader. : KARIM
44
Wyoming range of the Rockies. : TETON
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Tourist stopover. : INN
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Hebrews. : SHEMITES
49
Indian craft. : CANOES
51
Gen. Bradley. : OMAR
52
Dimensions. : SIZE
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Fanny Burney heroine. : EVELINA
56
Innocence. : NAIVETE
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Lollipop flavor. : LIME
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Prepare to pray. : KNEEL
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Relatives of the bandar-log. : APES
64
Note. : MEMO
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Outer: Anat. : ECTAL
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Per ___. : DIEM
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Water bird. : SWAN
68
Fully ripened. : READY
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Culmination. : ACME
Down
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Norse goddess: Var. : FRIA
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City in Italy. : LODI
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Yankee: Abbr. : AMER
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Cavort about. : GAMBOL
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Dogpatch character. : DAISYMAE
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Catalogue. : INDEX
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Part of the late King Haakon's title. : VII
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Penance. : ATONEMENT
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Man from Pago Pago. : SAMOAN
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Tower over (other things). : DOMINATE
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Army officer: Colloq. : EXEC
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Well-known mascot. : MULE
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Egyptian goddess. : ISIS
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Dillseed. : ANET
23
Thrice: Prefix. : TRIS
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Dominoes. : MASKS
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West Indian sorcery. : OBEAH
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Holy: Fr. : SACRE
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Flutelike instruments. : OBOES
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Means of communication. : RADIO
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Irving's Ichabod. : CRANE
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Works of Charles Wesley. : HYMNS
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Statement. : UTTERANCE
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Dollar: Slang. : SIMOLEON
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In a friendly way. : SOCIALLY
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Rodolfo's beloved. : MIMI
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Storm trooper or Brown Shirt. : NAZI
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Type of cargo vessel. : TANKER
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Site of atomic proving grounds. : NEVADA
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Golf champion. : SNEAD
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Graceful trees. : ELMS
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Prospect. : VIEW
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The famous Lady Hamilton. : EMMA
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Heroic. : EPIC
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Abound. : TEEM
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Man's name. : ESME
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Greek letter. : ETA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 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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