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New York Times, Tuesday, July 15, 1958

20-Across : Bluebeard's last wife.

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { K X Z }, Scrabble score: 315 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
S. A. Kay has 118 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,304
Across
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Symbol of innocence. : HALO
5
Potato ___. : RACE
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Temporary illumination. : FLARE
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Applied. : USED
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Town on the Thames. : ETON
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Unbending. : RIGID
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Come upon. : FIND
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Chinese Red. : MAOTSETUNG
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Bluebeard's last wife. : FATIMA
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Pigeon ___. : TOED
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Compass point. : SSE
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Gentlemen. : SIRS
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Fens. : MARSHES
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Cartoon figure. : JOHNQPUBLIC
31
Seed of a fruit. : PIP
32
Tybalt-Romeo combat. : DUEL
33
Beverage. : COCOA
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Of a certain shape. : OVAL
39
Pitchers. : EWERS
42
Change color. : TURN
43
Dogfight. : MELEE
45
Great number. : MANY
47
Reddish-brown horse. : BAY
48
Designating certain TV programs. : EDUCATIONAL
52
Avenue. : PASSAGE
55
Active. : SPRY
56
Political group. : ADA
57
Confabulate. : CHAT
59
Sic ___ tyrannis: motto of Virginia. : SEMPER
63
Warrant granting certain powers. : COMMISSION
66
Copernicus was one. : POLE
67
Here and there. : ABOUT
68
Novelist Ferber. : EDNA
69
Nylons. : HOSE
70
Less pleasant. : SEAMY
71
Intense. : DEEP
72
Emit. : SHED
Down
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Fit of petulance. : HUFF
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Part of the globe. : ASIA
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Period of fasting. : LENT
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Somewhat unusual. : ODDISH
5
German novelist in the U. S. : REMARQUE
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One ___ time. : ATA
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Short-tailed waterfowl. : COOT
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Bury. : ENTOMB
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Actor March. : FREDRIC
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Glowing. : LIT
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Pouring out. : AGUSH
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Cleanse with water. : RINSE
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Rims. : EDGES
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Ratify. : SEAL
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Opinion. : MIND
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Pour forth. : SPEW
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Man from Glengarry. : SCOT
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Swing music. : JIVE
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Girasol. : OPAL
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Body of Moslem scholars. : ULEMA
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Short for a breed of dog. : POM
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Largest of the Caribbean islands. : CUBA
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Not written. : ORAL
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At all. : ANY
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Settlings. : LEES
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Rodents. : RATS
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A series of sounds made by shears. : SNIPSNAP
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Voracious appetite. : EDACITY
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Days of ___. : YORE
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Exclamations of disgust. : UGHS
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Left off. : CEASED
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Callisto and Calypso. : NYMPHS
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Spotted brown rodents. : PACAS
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Clay for bricks. : ADOBE
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Where Pago Pago is. : SAMOA
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Surge. : TIDE
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Exclamation of disbelief. : POOH
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Besides. : ELSE
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Grass. : REED
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Not talking. : MUM
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The same. : ONE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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