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New York Times, Monday, April 21, 1958

Author:
Leonard Sussman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J P Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Leonard Sussman has 40 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 54-Across had "Put In Bay"; corrected it to "Put-in-Bay."

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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,219

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Across
1
Stuff and nonsense. : BOSH
5
Prima donnas. : DIVAS
10
Bogus. : FAKE
14
One-horse carriage of India. : EKKA
15
Instruct. : EDIFY
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Fighter Firpo. : LUIS
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One of triplets. : TRIN
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Parts of beds. : FOOTBOARDS
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Loose printed sheet. : HANDBILL
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Scrape off. : ABRADE
23
Young animals. : FOALS
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Liberate. : FREE
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Entice. : ALLURE
27
Dance step. : GLISSADE
31
Staff. : SUITE
32
Road. : ROUTE
33
Staff. : ROD
34
Hostels. : INNS
35
Box: Fr. : BOITE
36
Self-satisfied. : SMUG
37
Deputy: Abbr. : AGT
38
Author of "Red Badge of Courage." : CRANE
39
Importune. : TEASE
40
Young bird. : NESTLING
42
Rive. : SUNDER
43
"___ to riches." : RAGS
44
Original name of Pope Pius XI. : RATTI
45
Italian condiment. : TAMARA
48
Needle-shaped peak of rock. : AIGUILLE
51
Designating a walking race. : HEELANDTOE
53
Ancient kingdom of Asia. : ELAM
54
Lake of Put-in-Bay. : ERIE
55
Acts. : DEEDS
56
___ me tangere (touch me not): Lat. : NOLI
57
Not at all. : NONE
58
Term of endearment. : SWEET
59
Russian ruler. : TSAR
Down
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One of the Little Women. : BETH
2
Plant with sticky green pods. : OKRA
3
Misers. : SKINFLINTS
4
Press releases. : HANDOUTS
5
Narrow gorge. : DEFILE
6
Objects of devotion. : IDOLS
7
Musical instrument. : VIOL
8
Astern. : AFT
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Luxury lover. : SYBARITE
10
Signal lights. : FLARES
11
Emanation. : AURA
12
Famous pirate. : KIDD
13
Being: Lat. : ESSE
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Stout. : OBESE
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Empty. : BARE
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Wind instrument. : FLUTE
25
Chinese. : ASIAN
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Thrust. : LUNGE
27
Part of an auctioneer's chant. : GOING
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Burrowing mammals. : ARMADILLOS
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Drench. : DOUSE
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Machine for shaping timber. : EDGER
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Certain horses. : ROANS
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Bandits. : BRIGANDS
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Capable of feeling. : SENTIENT
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Miss Barton of Red Cross fame. : CLARA
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Ballet skirt. : TUTU
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"Rose of ___." : TRALEE
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Most wise. : SAGEST
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___ Janeiro. : RIODE
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Consequently. : THEN
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Air: Comb. form. : AERO
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Chow ___. : MEIN
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To ___ (exactly). : ATEE
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Song refrain. : LALA
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Eastern title. : EMIR
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Moisture. : DEW

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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