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New York Times, Wednesday, May 7, 1958

Author:
Helen Fasulo
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J K Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Helen Fasulo has 94 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 25-Down had "substance"; changed it to "Substance."

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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,235
Across
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Pullmans. : CARS
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Composer of "Otello." : VERDI
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Symbol of victory. : PALM
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Claude ___, Swiss-French author. : ANET
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Dull: slow. : INERT
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___ ben Adhem. : ABOU
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Novel theme from Virgil. : LOVECONQUERSALL
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Early Mississippi River explorer. : LASALLE
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Crisp candy, with peanuts. : BRITTLE
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Big buttes. : MESAS
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Chemical suffix. : ANE
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Princess of Colchis. : MEDEA
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Demote. : DOWNGRADE
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Put forth, as strength. : EXERT
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Prefix meaning "son of." : MAC
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Resorts. : SPAS
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Piece of secret information. : TIP
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Used as an atomizer. : SPRAYED
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Quonset ___. : HUT
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Crooked; nonsymmetrical. : ALOP
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___ of (lacking). : OUT
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Humorous term for "think." : OPINE
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The reverse of energetic. : LETHARGIC
50
Supports. : RESTS
51
Spanish "bravo." : OLE
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Skeleton organization. : CADRE
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Rough shelters. : LEANTOS
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Kenya's capital. : NAIROBI
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See 17 Across. : OMNIAVINCITAMOR
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Presidential title: Abbr. : CINC
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Indians. : ERIES
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Arizona river. : GILA
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Inhabitants of: Suffix. : OTES
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With fiery color. : REDLY
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School founded in 1440. : ETON
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Demand. : CALL
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Celebes ox. : ANOA
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Ms. changes: Abbr. : REVS
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___ trunk. : STEAMER
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Early stringed instruments. : VIOLS
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Set of nine. : ENNEAD
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Needed: Abbr. : REQ
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Cudgel. : DRUB
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Repetition. : ITERANCE
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Stickers. : PASTERS
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Blind as ___. : ABAT
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Droop. : LOLL
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Spinning jenny. : MULE
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Holdfasts for ropes: Naut. : CLEATS
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Resound. : RING
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Corporeal. : SOMATIC
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Stuff: Substance. : METAL
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Philip Nolan's fate. : EXILE
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Supply center. : DEPOT
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Course of action. : WAY
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Plant insect. : APHIS
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Dishearten. : DAUNT
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Rocky Mountain park. : ESTES
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Think deeply and thoroughly. : POREOVER
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Bearskin ___. : RUG
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Dickens character. : DORRIT
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Acoustics. : PHONICS
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Dignity of a nobleman. : PEERAGE
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Canadian province: Abbr. : ALTA
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Abolish. : CANCEL
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Symbol of freshness. : DAISY
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In ___ parentis. : LOCO
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Issue, as paper money. : EMIT
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___ Boleyn. : ANNE
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"Your Majesty." : SIRE
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Neglect. : OMIT
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Machete. : BOLO
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Kingdom on the Persian Gulf. : IRAN
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Nest: Fr. : NID

Answer summary: 8 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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