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New York Times, Monday, May 12, 1958

34-Down : Large venomous arachnid.

Author:
Alda F. Zimpel
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Alda F. Zimpel has 7 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,240
Across
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Soared. : FLEW
5
Dickens character. : GAMP
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Make wavy. : CRIMP
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De ___. : LUXE
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Migratory agricultural worker. : OKIE
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Bird's nest. : AERIE
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Crocus. : IRID
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Sound meaning "it's cold outside." : BRRR
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Distinctive impress. : STAMP
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Conger. : EEL
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Intrigues. : PLOTS
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Color qualities. : TONES
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Washington VIP. : DDEISENHOWER
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Member of a state: Abbr. : CIT
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Wind from a certain direction. : NORTHER
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Ancient people. : MEDES
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Hastens: Colloq. : TEARS
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First lady. : EVE
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Biting. : ACID
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Comprehensive. : LARGE
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Letters. : MAIL
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Greek letter. : RHO
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Valley ___. : FORGE
42
Full of spirits. : JOLLY
43
Mediterranean island. : CORSICA
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Electrically charged atom. : ION
46
One of the Windsors. : PRINCESSANNE
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Pleasantry. : SPORT
55
Bakeshop wares. : TARTS
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Poetic preposition. : OER
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South American mammal. : TAPIR
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Mountain range between continents. : URAL
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Combine. : JOIN
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One of the Forsytes. : IRENE
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Mislay. : LOSE
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Noun suffixes. : INGS
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Kitchen appliance. : RANGE
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Beverages. : ALES
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Vegetable. : BEET
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Hit a baseball high in the air. : FLIED
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Inveigled. : LURED
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Deport. : EXILE
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United. : WED
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Drinking glass with a stem. : GOBLET
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City SE of Cleveland. : AKRON
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Gaiety, as shown by laughter. : MIRTH
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Man of distinction. : PERSONAGE
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Wheels on chairs, tables, etc. : CASTERS
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Laboratory vessel. : RETORT
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Formerly called Persia. : IRAN
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Jester. : MIME
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Stimulates (with "up"): Slang. : PEPS
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Greek letters. : PSIS
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Chilled. : ICED
25
Was attired in. : WORE
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Cure. : HEAL
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Unpropitious. : EVIL
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Count (on). : RELY
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Refuse from wine making. : MARC
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Repeat. : ECHO
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Former arbiter of fashion. : DIOR
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Large venomous arachnid. : TARANTULA
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Work unit. : ERG
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Places. : LOCI
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Madam: Old Italian form of address. : MONA
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Conifer. : FIRTREE
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___ stick, burnt as incense by Chinese. : JOSS
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"When the hounds of ___ are on winter's traces ... " : SPRING
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Fiber plants. : ISTLES
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Song. : CAROL
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Obliterate. : ERASE
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Not anybody. : NOONE
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Snow: Fr. : NEIGE
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German man's name. : ERNST
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Flurry. : STIR
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Estuary of Amazon River. : PARA
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Frank. : OPEN
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Sail. : JIB

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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