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New York Times, Saturday, May 3, 1958

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { J K Q W X Y }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,231
Across
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Kingdom in Asia. : IRAN
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Cesare Siepi, for example. : BASSO
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Title once held by MacArthur. : SCAP
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Composer of "Les Girls." : COLEPORTER
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Naturalness. : EASE
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Labor contract item. : ESCALATORCLAUSE
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Early American auto. : REO
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S. African spear. : ASSAGAI
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Male sheep. : TUP
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Exact. : STRICT
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Longing. : DESIRE
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Lake in Ethiopia. : TANA
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Wine city in Italy. : ASTI
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Garden worker. : HOER
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Course for a medic: Abbr. : ANAT
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Mirthful interjection. : HAHA
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Book ___. : ENDS
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Kind of room in a library. : REFERENCE
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Baby carriage. : PRAM
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Leonard Warren role at the Met. : IAGO
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Formerly: Arch. : ERST
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Fit of fury. : RAGE
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Golden Treasury items. : ODES
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Sinister look. : LEER
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One who sidesteps. : EVADER
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Machine for spreading grass for drying. : TEDDER
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My: Fr. : MES
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Used-car dealer's business. : RESALES
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River on Paraguay's boundary. : APA
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Merchandising method. : INSTALLMENTPLAN
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Etats-___. : UNIS
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Housewife's chore. : LAUNDERING
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Confusing, intricate network. : MAZE
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Giants. : OGRES
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Epithet for Monticello's master. : SAGE
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Pastry tube specialists. : ICERS
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One of the mouths of the Nile. : ROSETTA
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Mohammedan sacred book. : ALCORAN
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Group of educators: Abbr. : NEA
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Brag. : BOAST
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Fine ___. : ARTS
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Greek portico. : STOA
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NCO. : SERG
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Native of the Orkney Islands. : ORCADIAN
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Azov, for one. : SEA
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Admonition. : CAUTION
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Guaranteed. : ASSURED
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Eyes: Colloq. : PEEPERS
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Appease. : PLACATE
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Mendacity. : LIE
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Embraced. : INARMED
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Swerved, as a ship. : SHEERED
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In advance. : AHEAD
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Bilko. : SARGE
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Religious system: Abbr. : THEOS
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New York's Little Flower. : FIORELLO
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Rhadames' adjective for Aida. : CELESTE
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Extra reward. : PREMIUM
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City where Dante's tomb is. : RAVENNA
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Swiss-American naturalist (1807–73). : AGASSIZ
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Missouri city. : SEDALIA
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Sea cucumber. : TREPANG
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Epoch. : ERA
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Has charge of. : TENDS
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Cowhand country. : RANGE
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Refuse metal. : SLAG
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River of E. Asia. : AMUR
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Smooth, in phonetics. : LENE
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Lao-___. : TSE
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Couples: Abbr. : PRS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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