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New York Times, Tuesday, February 4, 1958

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,143
Across
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Word on electric light bulb. : WATT
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Historic isle near Naples. : CAPRI
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Noted humane organization. : SPCA
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Oriental nurse. : AMAH
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Of or like gold. : AURIC
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Sea food delicacy. : CRAB
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Youth, figuratively. : SPRINGTIME
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Traveler of a sort. : HOBO
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Oldest of the sciences. : ASTRONOMY
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Fictional rabbit. : MOPSY
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Per ___. : DIEM
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Arioso. : SOLO
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Talkativeness: Colloq. : GAB
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Loch ___, at entrance to Firth of Clyde. : RYAN
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Haven of the Ark. : ARARAT
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Turkish standard. : ALEM
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Vincent Youmans' catchy tune. : TEAFORTWO
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Monte ___, in the Pennine Alps. : ROSA
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Brownie of folklore. : NISSE
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Emblem of Britain. : LION
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Electoral subdivisions. : DISTRICTS
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Part of a garment. : YOKE
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Starry. : ASTRAL
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Scowl and pout. : SULK
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Old uncle of song. : NED
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Spring up. : RISE
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Stir up. : ROIL
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Drooping posture. : SLUMP
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Poetic finales. : SWANSONGS
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It's west of 24 Down. : COMO
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Variety of peach. : CLINGSTONE
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Island group, part of County Galway. : ARAN
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Quantity of prevention. : OUNCE
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Ambush. : TRAP
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Well-known abbreviated address. : NYNY
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Jewish home service. : SEDER
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Farmer's crop. : OATS
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"Taffy ___ Welshman ... " : WASA
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Electrical units: Abbr. : AMPS
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Turnover. : TART
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Diamond position. : THIRD
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Screenland's Yankee Doodle Dandy. : CAGNEY
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Revolver. : AUTOMATIC
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Demure. : PRIM
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Frosty. : RIMY
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Water ___. : ICE
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Well-read. : SCHOLARLY
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Quota. : PROPORTION
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Public vehicles. : CABS
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"Don't send ___ on a man's errand." : ABOY
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Relative of rouge. : NOIR
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Malay language. : MORO
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Secure. : SAFE
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Largest of the Italian lakes. : GARDA
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Name akin to Louis. : ALOIS
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Former first Lady. : BESSTRUMAN
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Broods of birds. : NESTS
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Called forth, as memories. : AWOKE
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Harmonized in color. : TONED
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Object of the banns. : MATRIMONY
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Confidence. : ASSURANCE
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Memphis' waterfront. : NILE
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Abrasive tool. : RASP
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Slower. : LONGER
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"You must not ___ and tell."—Congreve. : KISS
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Game of chance. : LOTTO
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Conform to metrical principles. : SCAN
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Australian parrot. : LORY
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Skid and turn. : SLUE
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Boreas or Zephyr. : WIND
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Ibsen's Mrs. Helmer. : NORA
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Midge. : GNAT
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Old world lizard. : SEPS
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Variety of lettuce. : COS

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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