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New York Times, Tuesday, May 20, 1958

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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West Indies natives. : CARIBS
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Fruit or flower man. : GROWER
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Ways of approach or exit. : AVENUES
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Rails at. : REVILES
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Treeless plain. : SAVANNA
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Chisholm Trail town. : ABILENE
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Sport locale. : ARENA
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Young man. : LAD
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Where Dartmoor is. : DEVON
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Ill-humor. : BILE
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Twists: Colloq. : SLUES
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Spinnaker. : SAIL
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One who excels. : ACE
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Utter very loudly. : THUNDER
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Numerical prefix. : TRI
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Most irritable. : EDGIEST
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Alcove. : RECESS
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He loves: Lat. : AMAT
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Forbidden. : TABU
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Apathetic state. : TORPOR
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Appointed as agent. : DEPUTED
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Church vessel. : AMA
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Is vested as a right. : RESIDES
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"___ Blas." : GIL
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Beauty parlor item: Slang. : PERM
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Outer layers. : RINDS
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A constellation, the Peacock. : PAVO
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Ancient masterpiece. : ILIAD
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Arikara Indian. : REE
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___ Island. : ELLIS
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Go back over again. : RETRACE
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Variety of lettuce. : ROMAINE
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Favorable position. : STANDIN
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Glide lightly or hurriedly. : SKITTER
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Scornful expressions. : SNEERS
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Controls. : STEERS
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Melon. : CASABA
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Greed. : AVARICE
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Took great delight (in). : REVELED
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Pointless. : INANE
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Synthetic rubber. : BUNA
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Japanese coin. : SEN
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Assigned a rating to. : GRADED
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Mutineer: Colloq. : REB
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Poet of the Augustan Age. : OVID
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Tricks. : WILES
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Ennoble. : ELEVATE
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Paintings by a French artist. : RENOIRS
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Historian of Caesar's day. : SALLUST
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City NE of Paris. : SENLIS
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Relative. : AUNT
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Norma or Moira. : SHEARER
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Mexican garb. : SERAPES
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Island of the Lesser Sundas. : TIMOR
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Form of riddle. : REBUS
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Vacant space. : GAP
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An absence, as from class. : CUT
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Hay spreaders. : TEDDERS
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Animals of the Andes. : TAPIRS
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Short order dishes. : OMELETS
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River of New Jersey. : RARITAN
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Banquet. : DINE
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Important word in France in 1789. : EGALITE
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Prophet. : DIVINER
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Lorelei and others. : SIRENS
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Silky Sullivan and others. : LOSERS
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River into the Seine. : MARNE
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Home base. : PLATE
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Miami's county. : DADE
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Throw off. : EMIT
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About: Abbr. : CIR
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Approves: Colloq. : OKS

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

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