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New York Times, Thursday, March 13, 1958

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,180
Across
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Tennis stroke. : SMASH
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Footloose people. : ROAMERS
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Weapon. : LANCE
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Perennial stage hit. : OKLAHOMA
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Legendary Irish warrior. : FENIAN
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Canvas. : MAINSAIL
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___ publicae (in matters of state): Lat. : REI
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Inlet. : RIA
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Yield as a return. : PAY
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Sen. Symington. : STU
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Fitting. : APT
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Genus of trees, the hackberries. : CELTIS
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Bow. : STEM
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She's "all tears." : NIOBE
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Exclamations. : OHS
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Perchlike fish. : BASS
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Philippine island. : CEBU
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Pronoun. : YOU
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Old ___. : SOL
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Part of U.S.A. : ORANGEFREESTATE
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Card game. : GIN
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Cote sound. : BAS
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Uniform. : EVEN
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Put on best clothes (with "up"). : DOLL
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Muffin. : GEM
46
Concerning. : ANENT
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Dictator's title. : DUCE
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Large red hogs. : DUROCS
50
Calendar abbreviation. : MAR
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Dessert. : ICE
52
Water bird. : ERN
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Negative. : NOT
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Playing card. : ACE
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One of the seven hills of Rome. : PALATINE
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___ England. : MERRIE
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Traveler's option. : STOPOVER
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Quality of personality. : TRAIT
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Pitters. : STONERS
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Attempt. : ESSAY
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Less active. : SLEEPIER
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Where Winnipeg is. : MANITOBA
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Blackbird. : ANI
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Hard to get. : SCARCE
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Norwegian performer. : HENIE
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Gypsy. : ROM
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African animals. : OKAPIS
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Rogue's gallery item. : ALIAS
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Numerous. : MANY
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Sounds of inquiry. : EHS
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Makes fun of: Colloq. : ROASTS
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Hits hard. : SMITES
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Ingredient in dyes. : ALUM
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El Caudillo. : FRANCO
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Indifferent. : ALOOF
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Contemporary fabulist. : THURBER
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He wrote "Bambi." : SALTEN
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Do clumsily. : BUNGLE
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Genus of cattle. : BOS
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Money in Japan. : YEN
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Vast amount. : SES
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"___ Blas." : GIL
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Statesman de Valera. : EAMON
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Prayer. : AVEMARIA
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Persistence. : TENACITY
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Menu item. : ENTREE
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Tickets: Slang. : DUCATS
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Large cat. : OCELOT
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Fighter plane crewman. : GUNNER
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Flowering plants. : ASTERS
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Slight hollows. : DIPS
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Hit hard and fast. : DRIVE
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Earl: Fr. : COMTE
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Harrow's rival. : ETON
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Mailing address. : APO
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Common suffixes. : ERS
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Short-napped fabric. : RAS

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

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