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Madeline Corse
Madeline Corse

New York Times, Monday, April 14, 1958

42-Across : Assuage.

Author:
Madeline Corse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Madeline Corse has 39 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,212
Across
1
Congressional attendant. : PAGE
5
Scenic place in the hills. : VALE
9
House in New Mexico. : ADOBE
14
Parrots. : ARAS
15
"Hired man" of Bacheller novel. : EBEN
16
Part of a piano. : PEDAL
17
Repeating. : REITERANT
19
Dress up. : PRINK
20
Slogan for our time. : ATOMSFORPEACE
22
Sulky expression. : POUT
23
Jai ___. : ALAI
24
Votes to accept. : ADOPTS
27
Speaking harshly, as in anger. : SNARLING
31
Free-for-all. : MELEE
32
Ancient people of Great Britain. : PICTS
33
And not. : NOR
34
Made angry. : IRED
35
Marbles and others. : GAMES
36
___ vale (farewell): Lat. : BENE
37
Rialto sign. : SRO
38
Selects and gathers. : CULLS
39
Legendary enchantress. : CIRCE
40
Outburst of uncontrolled feeling. : HYSTERIA
42
Assuage. : SOFTEN
43
Leaf cutters. : ANTS
44
Interoffice note. : MEMO
45
Latin. : SOUTHAMERICAN
50
Malice. : SPITE
51
Set apart formally to a definite use. : DEDICATED
53
Palliative. : EASER
54
Lake port SW of Buffalo. : ERIE
55
Equivocator. : LIAR
56
British Navy personal. : WRENS
57
Red and Black. : SEAS
58
Nimble. : SPRY
Down
1
___ excellence. : PAR
2
Open space in a building. : AREA
3
Way of running. : GAIT
4
Prevented by law. : ESTOPPED
5
Against, in law and sport. : VERSUS
6
Toward the stern. : ABAFT
7
Soft, light fabric. : LENO
8
Fascinates. : ENTRANCES
9
Looks. : APPEARS
10
Cause to go off the track. : DERAIL
11
Pertaining to an alleged force. : ODIC
12
Cause of harm. : BANE
13
Antlered animal. : ELK
18
Overact: Colloq. : EMOTE
21
Small pieces of ground. : PLATS
24
Sect in "Plain and Fancy." : AMISH
25
Refrain word in old songs. : DERRY
26
Bread spreads. : OLEOS
27
City of India, in the Himalayas. : SIMLA
28
Motionless. : INERT
29
For the ___ (temporarily). : NONCE
30
Area of smooth turf. : GREEN
32
Natural grandeur on the Hudson. : PALISADES
35
Swineherd in "Ivanhoe." : GURTH
36
A type of eyeglasses. : BIFOCALS
38
Basketball players. : CENTERS
39
Pre-Western type of TV performer. : COMIC
41
Take up the slack. : TAUTEN
42
Chain. : SERIES
44
Agencies. : MEDIA
45
Boom. : SPAR
46
Tributary of the Seine. : OISE
47
Nothing more than. : MERE
48
Off balance. : ATIP
49
Approach. : NEAR
50
Do needlework. : SEW
52
Matter-of-fact. : DRY

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

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