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New York Times, Monday, June 16, 1958

38-Down : Skillful use of speech.

Author:
Helen Fasulo
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Helen Fasulo has 94 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 34-Down had "Coloq."; corrected it to "Colloq."

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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,275
Across
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City child's mecca. : CAMP
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One of the Canary Islands. : PALMA
10
Short letter or note. : CHIT
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General Bradley. : OMAR
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Bay window. : ORIEL
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Contemporary of Dumas. : HUGO
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Cloth of gold. : LAME
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Humming sound. : DRONE
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Intimately. : INLY
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Sock and buskin man. : THESPIAN
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Gap. : HIATUS
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Consequently. : THUS
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Water bird. : LOON
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In flower. : ABLOOM
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McKinley or Logan. : MOUNTAIN
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Intended. : MEANT
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Plants. : SOWS
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Early movie actor. : INCE
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Industrious creature. : ANT
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The pride of Maryland. : ORIOLES
40
Highway sign. : GAS
41
Be apparently true. : SEEM
43
Actress Lamarr. : HEDY
44
Oust. : EJECT
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Intrigue. : STRATEGY
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Mild cigars. : CLAROS
49
Diplomatic communication. : NOTE
50
Unruffled. : CALM
51
Fictional sleuth. : MRMOTO
54
Picture gallery. : ARTSALON
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Lion-headed dog. : CHOW
59
Mechanical man. : ROBOT
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Mythological Greek princess. : IOLE
62
Mother of Pollux and Helen. : LEDA
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Model of perfection. : IDEAL
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Designer Chapman. : CEIL
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Swing off course. : VEER
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Bill of fare. : CARTE
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Military abbreviation. : AWOL
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Revolver. : COLT
2
Oriental nurse. : AMAH
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Role for Bea Lillie. : MAME
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Star of "The Music Man." : PRESTON
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Conductor's place. : PODIUM
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Wall hanging. : ARRAS
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Bert Lahr role. : LION
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People. : MEN
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London pub. : ALEHOUSE
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Wine from Tuscany. : CHIANTI
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Search carefully. : HUNT
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Arctic dwelling. : IGLU
13
Pinwheels, for example. : TOYS
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Tintype. : PHOTO
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Noun suffix. : ION
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Humble. : LOWLY
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Store up. : AMASS
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American poet. : BENET
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Not now. : LATER
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Sankey's partner. : MOODY
30
Choler. : ANGER
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Tropical plum. : ICACO
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Swarms. : NESTS
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Long and weary session: Colloq. : SIEGE
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Skillful use of speech. : RHETORIC
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Markets. : SELLS
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Celebrated racehorse. : MANOWAR
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Broadway musical. : JAMAICA
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Moppet. : TOT
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Longhorns. : CATTLE
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Man from Zagreb. : CROAT
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Year in the reign of Henry II. : MCLV
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Asian president. : RHEE
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Current fashion. : MODE
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But: Ger. : ABER
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Big name on the rialto. : LOEW
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Salmagundi. : OLIO
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Dickens heroine. : NELL
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Odalisque's apartment. : ODA

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