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New York Times, Monday, December 8, 1958

Author:
Helen Fasulo
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q W }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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Haberdashery, for one. : SHOP
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Tract at the mouth of the Nile. : DELTA
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Approach. : COME
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Judge's gown. : TOGA
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Give a wide berth to. : AVOID
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Hero of Conrad's "Victory." : AXEL
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Famous frontier marshal. : EARP
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Noisy celebration. : REVEL
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Clandestine disclosure of information. : LEAK
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Primp. : PREEN
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Eligible voters. : RESIDENTS
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Circus arena. : RING
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Cousin of a corncrib. : BIN
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Big leaguer. : PRO
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People of Lodz. : POLES
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Mountainous Western state. : IDAHO
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Flagship of 1492. : SANTAMARIA
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Monitor lizard. : URAN
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Where Old Glory waves: Abbr. : AMER
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Gen. Persons' predecessor. : ADAMS
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Science buildings: Colloq. : LABS
44
Contour. : LINE
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Contemptible. : DESPICABLE
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Decoration. : MEDAL
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Mystic Hebrew word. : SELAH
50
Matinee day: Abbr. : SAT
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Labor group: Abbr. : CIO
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Don Juan's mother, in Byron poem. : INEZ
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With payment deferred: Slang. : ONTHECUFF
60
Worrying over trifles. : FUSSY
64
___ duck. : LAME
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Prospector's tract. : CLAIM
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Vacation spot. : LAKE
68
Declare positively. : AVER
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Say. : UTTER
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One. : UNIT
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Abbreviated address for a Gothamite. : NYNY
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Highways. : ROADS
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Partly: Prefix. : SEMI
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Degree. : STEP
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Gray with age. : HOAR
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Giant of folklore. : OGRE
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Onionskin. : PAPER
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Women's patriotic group: Abbr. : DAR
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Home of the Seminoles. : EVERGLADES
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Deep devotion. : LOVE
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Apron strings. : TIES
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Add lines not in the script: Slang. : ADLIB
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Pot marigold. : CALENDULA
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Farm animals. : OXEN
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Victuals. : MEAT
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Nation-wide lodge group. : ELKS
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East Indian fiber palm. : NIPA
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502. : DII
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Roving one. : NOMAD
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Sacred song. : PSALM
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Asian nettle plant. : RAMIE
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Upright. : ONEND
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Remove all marks of. : ERASE
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Made plain. : SIMPLIFIED
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King Hussein's subjects. : ARABS
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Speech: Span. : HABLA
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Beginning. : ONSET
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Perfidy. : TREACHERY
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Nehru, for example. : ASIAN
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Cuisine expert. : CHEF
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Former U.N. Secretary General. : LIE
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Happen. : OCCUR
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Members of a great Bantu nation. : ZULUS
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"Good Earth" heroine. : OLAN
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Shade of blue. : NAVY
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Special agents of the Government. : TMEN
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In the preceeding month: Abbr. : ULTO
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___ morgana (a mirage). : FATA
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Logical. : SANE
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Read hastily. : SKIM
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Fabled Himalayan snowman. : YETI
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Lady of the house. : MRS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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