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New York Times, Wednesday, May 14, 1958

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,242
Across
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Ah me! : ALACK
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Early Peruvian ruler. : INCA
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Noted Ohio name. : TAFT
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Cheboygan's waterfront. : HURON
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A type of store: Colloq. : COOP
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Campus of the Bruins. : UCLA
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Shrine at San Antonio. : ALAMO
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White-tailed eagle. : ERNE
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Grande, Negro, etc. : RIOS
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Hymenoptera. : BUMBLEBEES
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Sharps or flats. : KEYS
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State in Venezuela. : LARA
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Composer Grofé. : FERDE
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An obligatory item. : MUST
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Sabbath. : RESTDAY
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Dog star. : ASTA
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Statue in City Hall Park, New York. : NATHANHALE
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Last year's moon. : SPUTNIK
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Heavenly. : ANGELIC
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Global land masses. : CONTINENTS
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Mother's admonitory phrase. : NONO
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Endue with elegance. : ENGRACE
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Nine inches. : SPAN
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Actress Maureen. : OHARA
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Chopped fish bait. : CHUM
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City in Belgium. : MONS
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Firmly implanted. : DEEPROOTED
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Wild buffalo of India. : ARNA
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Meat and vegetable stew. : OLLA
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Rory of an old ballad. : OMORE
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German salutation. : HEIL
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Invalid. : NULL
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Room in a château. : SALLE
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Actor Walter ___. : ABEL
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Turkish standard. : ALEM
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Finalized. : ENDED
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Captain of the Pequod. : AHAB
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Zona Gale's heroine. : LULU
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Composer Khachaturian. : ARAM
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Headdress for Carmen. : COMB
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Rounded hill. : KNOLL
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Arctic vessel. : ICEBREAKER
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Contraction of a compass point. : NOREAST
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Vanguard's nose. : CONE
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Tarzan's friends. : APES
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November birds. : TURKEYHENS
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Steel: Fr. : ACIER
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American aviator Bennett. : FLOYD
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Cup: Fr. : TASSE
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Acquiring by labor. : EARNING
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Canine tooth. : FANG
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A gender: Abbr. : MASC
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Mr. Summerfield's Department: Abbr. : USPO
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Daze. : STUN
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Founder of famous horse market in London. : TATTERSALL
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Tree furnishing roofing material. : THATCHPALM
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Male in a French ballet. : DANSEUR
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Hanging unevenly. : ALOP
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Little Caroline. : LINA
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College course: Abbr. : ECON
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One of the Warrens. : NINA
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Aircraft housing. : NACELLE
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Fred Astaire's home town. : OMAHA
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Biblical mountain. : HOREB
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"___ Get Your Gun." : ANNIE
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Big game animal. : MOOSE
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Lady, in Spain. : DONA
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12th Jewish month. : ELUL
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Where Muscat is. : OMAN
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Recounted. : TOLD
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Man's name. : ERLE
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Performance. : DEED

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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