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New York Times, Saturday, December 6, 1958

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Indian Ocean sailor. : LASCAR
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Tahitian seaport. : PAPEETE
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His suits wear like iron. : ARMORER
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Theatre districts. : RIALTOS
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Punishment. : SCOURGE
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Attack. : ASSAULT
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In hoc ___ vinces. : SIGNO
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Youth athletic group in N. Y. C.: Abbr. : PSAL
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Barnyard structure. : SILO
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Candy. : SWEETMEAT
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Pintail duck. : SMEE
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Bleating sound. : MAA
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Joyous sound. : MIRTH
34
Helter-skelter. : PELLMELL
36
Safe. : SECURE
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Mohammed ___. : ALI
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Intrinsic nature. : ESSENCE
40
Grassy field. : LEA
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Mignonette. : RESEDA
43
Drink of 1932. : NEARBEER
45
New Hampshire city. : KEENE
46
J. B. Rhine specialty. : ESP
47
Formerly: Archaic. : ERST
48
Acrobatic feat. : HANDSTAND
52
Thomas ___ Edison. : ALVA
55
Gaelic. : ERSE
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James Bowie was here. : ALAMO
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Residence of a college official. : DEANERY
62
Put the car away. : GARAGED
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Incurved. : CONCAVE
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Divided it stands. : GERMANY
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Contemptuous critic. : SNEERER
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German city: Var. : CASSEL
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Girl. : LASS
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Bow: Comb. form. : ARCI
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City fog. : SMOG
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Legal advice. : COUNSEL
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Mark indicating direction. : ARROW
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Not special: Abbr. : REG
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Flat-bottomed Norwegian boat. : PRAAM
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Passageway. : AISLE
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Dance step. : PAS
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Not rigid. : ELASTIC
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Needle case. : ETUI
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Highway tax. : TOLL
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This thing: Span. : ESTO
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Rescinds a law. : REPEALS
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Lack of originality. : STALENESS
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Spider bug genus. : EMESA
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Afghan prince. : AMEER
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Fiery particle. : SPARK
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Hand-to-hand fight. : MELEE
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Girl's name. : ELISE
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King. : RULER
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Beech and birch. : TREES
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Efficient pump. : HEART
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Sorceress who aided Jason. : MEDEA
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___ Flow, British naval base. : SCAPA
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Special savings. : NESTEGG
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Heighten. : ENHANCE
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Scenes of uproar and confusion. : BEDLAMS
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Cheek. : NERVE
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Laundry machine. : DRYER
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Fine Philippine wood. : NARRA
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General's assistants: Abbr. : ADCS
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Castile's old companion. : LEON
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Windmill piece. : VANE
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Turkish titles. : AGAS
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Word read by Daniel. : MENE
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An alleged force or power. : ODYL
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Part of a cereal plant. : EAR
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Nuclear energy group. : AEC

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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