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New York Times, Monday, March 3, 1958

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,170

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Across
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Color of raw silk. : ECRU
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County seat of Dallas County, Ala. : SELMA
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Early inhabitant of Great Britain. : PICT
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Blessing. : BOON
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___ up (finish). : CLEAN
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Fjord of Norway. : OSLO
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Upper part of a slope. : BROW
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Put back in position. : RESET
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Great ___ of the United States. : SEAL
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Serving as a warning, as the color of certain poisonous snakes. : SEMATIC
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Mean. : INTEND
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Seven: Fr. : SEPT
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Parasitic insect. : FLEA
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Distinguishing mark. : CACHET
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Great ___. : SALTLAKE
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Parts. : ROLES
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Regards with favor. : LIKES
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Biblical prince, in Book of Ezekiel. : GOG
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Bride of Sir Erec. : ENID
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Appendages to puppets. : WIRES
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Writer of detective stories. : CARR
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Own: Scot. : AIN
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Scrap. : SHRED
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Bright new starts. : NOVAE
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Great ___, epithet for Sir Walter Scott. : MAGICIAN
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Lime-clay mixture. : CEMENT
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Specks. : DOTS
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Island of the West Pacific. : GUAM
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Without vigor. : EFFETE
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Footstool. : OTTOMAN
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Dickens' Miss Spenlow. : DORA
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In what respect? : WHERE
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Tyrant. : NERO
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Instance of single combat. : DUEL
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Buenos ___. : AIRES
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Work on the copy desk. : EDIT
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Branch of learning. : ARTS
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Bread ingredient. : YEAST
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Mohammed ___ Pahlavi. : REZA
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Wanes. : EBBS
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Heart. : CORE
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Salon. : ROOM
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Edmund Burke's contemptuous epithet, the "great ___." : UNWASHED
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Handwriting. : SCRIPT
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Choose. : ELECT
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French article. : LES
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Winnie ___. : MAE
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Greater ___. : ANTILLES
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Type of communication. : POSTAL
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Phrase of comprehension. : ISEE
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Family. : CLAN
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Informed. : TOLD
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Curling marks. : TEES
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Fabrics. : NETS
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Simulated. : FAKED
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Yellowish white. : CREAM
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Ancient district of Boeotia. : AONIA
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Adhere. : CLING
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Sea nymph. : SIREN
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Mexican fiber plant. : AGAVE
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Sacred book. : KORAN
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Great white heron. : EGRET
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Monetary units of Italy. : LIRAS
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The Great ___. : WHITEWAY
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The Great ___. : COMMONER
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Great ___, a variety of potato. : SCOT
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Orderly. : NEAT
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Standards of perfection. : IDEALS
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Most attractive. : CUTEST
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Sections of a circular skirt. : GORES
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Icelandic poems. : EDDA
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___ Freedoms. : FOUR
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Worry. : FRET
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Persian's contemporary. : MEDE
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Where Flagstaff is: Abbr. : ARIZ
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___ bene. : NOTA
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Hasten. : HIE
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Noteworthy time. : ERA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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