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New York Times, Friday, April 11, 1958

41-Down : Branch off.

Author:
Geraldine W. King
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,209
Across
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Abecedarian's start. : ABC
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Sheet metal. : PLATE
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The third baseman's number. : FIVE
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Gehrig of baseball. : LOU
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Expose to air. : AERATE
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Etats ___. : UNIS
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Westminster Palace assembly. : PARLIAMENT
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Recipe abbreviation. : TSPS
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Important London street. : STRAND
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Sick in bed. : LAIDUP
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Abbreviation for a kind of silver. : STER
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More dismal. : SORRIER
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Mystics of the 1st century. : ESSENES
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Remains stationary with the head to the wind: Naut. : LIESTO
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Military officer. : MAJOR
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Gaza ___. : STRIP
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Eat. : SUP
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Poplar trees: Poet. : ASPS
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Sacred book in Arabic. : KORAN
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Fashioned. : MADE
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___ Anne de Beaupré. : STE
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Kind of car. : SEDAN
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Lavishes great affection (on). : DOTES
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Placid. : SERENE
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Clergymen. : DIVINES
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Before much time: Poet. : ERELONG
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Except. : SAVE
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Classifies as. : LABELS
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___ jar, early form of electrical condenser. : LEYDEN
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Song of praise. : HYMN
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No ___ than done. : SOONERSAID
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Interpret. : READ
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"The birds began ___ ... " : TOSING
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Once ___ blue moon. : INA
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One of the Katzenjammers. : HANS
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Animal of Alaska. : MOOSE
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Small coin of Albania. : LEK
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Mountain system in Europe. : ALPS
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Shell. : BOAT
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Make a cooing sound. : CURR
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Churchill, for example. : PAINTER
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Hard to move or lift. : LEADEN
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Fortify. : ARM
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Oriental weight. : TAEL
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Laboratory lamps. : ETNAS
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The by-and-by. : FUTURE
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Thicken by evaporation. : INSPISSATE
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Bigwig. : VIP
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Letter. : ESS
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Yellow pigment akin to chlorophyll. : ETIOLIN
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Ropes. : LASSOS
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___ grind. : DRIP
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Put in new turf. : RESOD
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Musical pieces. : ETUDES
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Hawsers. : ROPES
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Spring time. : EASTER
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Signature of a well-known humorist. : SJPERELMAN
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Short for a violin. : STRAD
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Billiard stroke. : MASSE
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Rajah's wives. : RANIS
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Most eager. : KEENEST
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Currencies. : MONEYS
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Exclusive one. : SNOB
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Branch off. : DIVERGE
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African antelopes. : ELANDS
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East Roman Emperor, 364-78. : VALENS
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Darkness. : GLOOM
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Passable. : SOSO
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Lower house of Irish Legislature. : DAIL
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German article. : EINE
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Bismarck is its capital: Abbr. : NDAK
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Initials for a queen. : HRH
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Affirmative. : YEA
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Island of Ios. : NIO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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