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New York Times, Friday, June 20, 1958

Author:
Walter Blum
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,279
Across
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Cats and kittens. : PETS
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Court of the Roman Curia. : ROTA
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Egyptian sacred bull. : APIS
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Arctic settlement. : ETAH
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Les ___ Unis. : ETATS
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Ancient Asian. : MEDE
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Normandy town. : STLO
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Punctuation mark. : COMMA
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___-dieu, desk suitable for kneeling to pray. : PRIE
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One of a Northwestern pair. : TACOMA
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Sulk. : POUT
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Nonsense: Slang. : ROT
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One of a Midwestern pair. : KANSASCITYMO
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White linen vestment. : ALB
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To the ___ degree. : NTH
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When some banks open. : TENAM
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Brings into being. : RAISESUP
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One of the Twin Cities. : STPAUL
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He: Lat. : ILLE
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Children's game. : TAG
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Italian family. : ESTE
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One of a Texas pair. : DALLAS
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Off the main highway. : SIDEROAD
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Choir members. : ALTOS
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Pitcher Burdette. : LEW
52
Housing organization: Abbr. : NHA
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Twin city of the South. : WINSTONSALEM
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Say further. : ADD
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Army group. : UNIT
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Where Riyadh is. : ARABIA
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Neighbor of Monte Carlo. : NICE
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Complete. : EVERY
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Lovelock. : CURL
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A judgment. : DOOM
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Rialto attraction. : REVUE
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Round-the-world flier. : ODOM
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Highway injunction. : STOP
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___ Lease. : LEND
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Barrie character. : NANA
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Half of a European twin city. : PEST
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Girl's name. : ETTA
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Soap ingredient. : TALC
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All ___ up. : SHOOK
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Takes back openly. : RECANTS
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Ear: Comb. form. : OTO
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Neighbor of St. Pete. : TAMPA
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Not more than. : ATMOST
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Electrical abbreviation. : AMP
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Alias Raymond Burr. : PERRYMASON
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Accepted phrase or expression. : IDIOM
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Look after. : SEETO
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Specialties of French cuisine. : SAUCES
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Hirsute growth. : MANE
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Touch with color. : TINT
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Fastened. : SHUT
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Small candle. : TAPER
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Barren. : ARID
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Singing syllables. : LALA
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Converse amorously. : BILLANDCOO
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Retails. : SELLS
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___ de deux. : PAS
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Where Provo is. : UTAH
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Wife of Tyndareus. : LEDA
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River of the Southwest. : GILA
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Neighbor of Kiska. : ATTU
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Native of Tulsa. : SOONER
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Held up. : DELAYED
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Widemouthed jug. : EWER
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Whine. : SNIVEL
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Willow shoots. : WANDS
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Goose. : IDIOT
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Brodie of the Brooklyn Bridge. : STEVE
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City SE of Atlanta. : MACON
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Other half of 1 Down. : BUDA
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___ horse. : IRON
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Fostering: Lat. : ALMA
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Ruler: Abbr. : EMP
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Operate. : RUN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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