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New York Times, Wednesday, April 2, 1958

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,200
Across
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Mountain in Thessaly. : OSSA
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Relating to the back: Comb. form. : DORSO
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Opposite of fem. : MASC
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Ready for use. : RIPE
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Abscond. : ELOPE
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Lausche's state. : OHIO
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Bespatter. : BLOT
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What the wooden Indian used to advertise. : CIGARSTORE
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Relative of a frogman. : SKINDIVER
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Trifled (with). : TOYED
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Former star of the music halls. : LAUDER
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Watchdog's warning. : GRR
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33-1/3's. : LPS
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Request. : BEG
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Oozing. : SEEPAGE
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Want and expect. : HOPE
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Alice's wonderland. : DREAMWORLD
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"I have ___ to sing O!" : ASONG
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45 inches, in old England. : ELL
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Wanderer. : NOMAD
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Member of the armed forces. : SERVICEMAN
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Feminine name. : LORA
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Craftsman. : ARTISAN
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Follow closely. : DOG
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In medias ___. : RES
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Matched collection. : SET
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Mate. : SPOUSE
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Pilfer. : STEAL
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Relative of a blue ribbon. : GOLDMEDAL
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Surpass in leadership. : OUTGENERAL
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Feeling pain. : ACHY
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___ bellum. : ANTE
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Actress Davis. : BETTE
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Mild. : TAME
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Ibn ___. : SAUD
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Sigmoid letters. : ESSES
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Mine outputs. : ORES
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Globes. : ORBS
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Tussah or surah. : SILK
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Cousin of a wet blanket. : SPOILSPORT
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Sicilian mount. : AETNA
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Settled. : DECIDED
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Color. : OLIVEGREEN
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Received, in radiotelephony. : ROGER
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Woman in the Coast Guard. : SPAR
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Poetic "over." : OER
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Bilko's milieu. : MOTORPOOL
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Sailor's call. : AHOY
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Formerly a person of high rank. : SIRE
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Campus girl. : COED
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Scattered. : STREWN
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Clumsy player: Slang. : DUB
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Diamond. : GEM
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City of the lamas. : LHASA
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Tough question. : POSER
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Summer dish. : SALADPLATE
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Bank truck. : ARMOREDCAR
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Bright light. : GLARE
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Icelandic classics. : EDDAS
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Viewed with the mind's eye. : ENVISAGED
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Tree. : ELM
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Singer Mackenzie. : GISELE
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Grimalkin. : CAT
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Part of chow mein. : NOODLES
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Adhesive. : GUM
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Classifies. : SORTS
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Group of Asian nations. : SEATO
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Provided that. : SOAS
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Albacore. : TUNA
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Caesar's reproach. : ETTU
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Turns to the right. : GEES
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Alas! : AHME
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Caustic solutions. : LYES
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Mariner's direction. : NBE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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