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New York Times, Tuesday, March 25, 1958

33-Down : Ascertain the diameter of, as a gun bore.

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,192
Across
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Loyal, as friends. : FAST
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Tasty pan fish. : SCUP
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Lace ruffle. : JABOT
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Early form of mandolin. : LUTE
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Associate Justice Black. : HUGO
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Unassisted. : ALONE
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Conformable. : ADAPTABLE
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___ Delgada, Azores port. : PONTA
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Cousin of a handout. : GIVEAWAY
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Haphazard. : RANDOM
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Direct. : STEER
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Lullabies. : SONGS
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Eighth largest city in U. S. : STLOUIS
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Launder. : WASH
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As simple as ___. : ABC
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Illustration. : SAMPLE
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Spiny-leaved plant. : ALOE
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Lament. : MOAN
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Adjust again. : RESET
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College cheer. : YELL
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Where Nobel Institute is. : OSLO
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Brokers. : AGENTS
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Bribe. : SOP
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Glide. : SKIM
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Marsh reed. : CATTAIL
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Spa accommodations. : BATHS
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Pants. : GASPS
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Sally. : SORTIE
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Macgregors, Gordons, etc. : CLANSMEN
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Declaim. : ORATE
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Nonsense. : MOONSHINE
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___ den Linden. : UNTER
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In the thick of. : AMID
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"___ a boy!" : ITSA
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Equals. : PEERS
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Dapple Gray of nursery rhyme. : PONY
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Exclaimed. : OHED
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Flowering plants. : FLAGS
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Statement of account. : AUDIT
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Stick of wood. : STAVE
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Wigwams. : TEPEES
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Famous Fabian. : SHAW
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Fidel Castro's land. : CUBA
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Unsightly. : UGLY
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___ Cottage, in Fordham. : POE
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Ambassador MacArthur's post. : JAPAN
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"It's ___ to Tipperary." : ALONGWAY
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Stock market report item. : BONDSALES
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To the top of. : ONTO
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Rangers, for example. : TEAM
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Small pies. : TARTS
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Famous Egyptian stone. : ROSETTA
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Mum. : SILENT
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Atlantic port of Spanish Morocco. : LARACHE
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Greek letters. : OMEGAS
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Overthrow. : UPSET
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Unassisted. : SOLO
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Promote. : HELP
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Half of a top comedy team. : AMOS
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Thicket: Poet. : BOSK
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Ascertain the diameter of, as a gun bore. : CALIBRATE
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What of it! : NOMATTER
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Sandwich man's burden. : SIGNS
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Burmese terminus of Burma Road. : LASHIO
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Rows one on another. : TIERS
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Metal worker. : SMITH
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Think: Fr. : PENSE
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Outstanding golfer. : SNEAD
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Alphabet ___. : SOUP
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Department of France. : ORNE
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Singing Perry. : COMO
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Cut of meat. : LOIN
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Other half of 31 Down. : ANDY
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Outline. : MAP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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