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New York Times, Tuesday, February 18, 1958

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,157
Across
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Kremlin correspondent. : BULGANIN
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French Foreign Minister. : PINEAU
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Make hostile. : ALIENATE
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Matinee idol. : ADONIS
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Tending to remain in a fixed condition. : INERTIAL
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Ridicule. : DERIDE
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Lake, source of the Blue Nile. : TANA
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In addition. : ALSO
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Snake. : ADDER
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Shows agreement. : NODS
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Pierre ___, French novelist. : LOTI
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Piglike animals. : TAPIRS
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Hollywood VIP. : DIRECTOR
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Arctic dweller. : ALEUT
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Remains in the memory. : LIVES
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Period of time. : ERA
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___ letter. : FORM
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Companion of wines. : DINES
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The entree, usually. : MEAT
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Conjunction. : THO
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Off-stage area. : WINGS
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Illustrious Italian. : DANTE
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South American capital. : SANTIAGO
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Confections. : KISSES
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Eleven: Fr. : ONZE
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Small tastes. : SIPS
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A great deal: Colloq. : NOEND
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Lines. : ROWS
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Greenland base. : ETAH
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Maintain. : INSIST
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Osceola was one. : SEMINOLE
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2,000 pounds avoirdupois. : NETTON
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Great German. : ADENAUER
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Aver. : ASSERT
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Sampled again. : RETASTED
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Minnows. : BAIT
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Relative of the humerus. : ULNA
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Mortgage. : LIEN
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Flowering plant. : GERANIUM
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White ___. : ANT
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Certain swimmers. : NAIADS
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Kind of type: Abbr. : ITALS
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One of the Hansens. : NELS
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Stuff. : PAD
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Has thoughts. : IDEATES
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Scandinavian. : NORDIC
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City in Oklahoma. : ENID
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Helper. : AIDE
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Customer. : USER
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Portuguese product. : OLIVES
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Scrap. : ORT
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Earth treasures. : ORES
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Famous family of U. S. : TAFTS
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Farewell! : ALOHA
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Fugitive from Buenos Aires. : PERON
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Wild dog. : DINGO
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Youth. : TEENS
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Wax eloquent. : ORATE
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Classes. : RATES
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Dally. : LINGER
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Contemporary of Da Gama. : DIAZ
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Napoleonic marshal and family. : MASSENAS
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Eminent Englishman. : WINDSOR
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Beach pastime. : DIP
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An explosive. : TONITE
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Destiny. : KISMET
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Native of Gotland. : SWEDE
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Smallest of the 1492 trio. : NINA
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Certain bills. : ONES
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Superlative suffixes. : ESTS
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Glacial ridges. : OSAR
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Praise highly: Colloq. : TOUT
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Out of the wind. : ALEE
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Ranch asset. : HERD
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Explosive. : TNT
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___ word (briefly). : INA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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