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New York Times, Wednesday, July 2, 1958

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
David Steinberg notes:

Original 57-Down had "Trojan's"; corrected it to "Trajan's."

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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,291
Across
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Nap. : SLEEP
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Pro-tennis star. : LEWHOAD
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University in Hamilton, N. Y. : COLGATE
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Cretan princess. : ARIADNE
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Birds related to crows. : ORIOLES
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Imply. : CONNOTE
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Things, in legal phrases. : RES
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Isolate. : SECLUDE
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Tear. : RIP
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Ivy Leaguers. : ELIS
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Historic battleship. : MAINE
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Sounds of disapproval. : BOOS
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Far East capital. : SEOUL
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Sweet ___. : PEA
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Scottish hero. : BRUCE
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Spurs on. : INCITES
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Nipponese dancer. : GEISHA
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Prom girl. : COED
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Complain. : MOAN
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Nevada Senator. : MALONE
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Mounting. : SOARING
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Affirms confidently. : AVERS
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Morse code signal. : SOS
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Burns. : SEARS
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Ships' records. : LOGS
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Writer Norman Vincent. : PEALE
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100 dinars. : RIAL
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Card. : ACE
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Devices on sewing machines. : TUCKERS
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Edward ___. : VII
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First aid item. : BANDAGE
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Geological period. : MIOCENE
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Gave as proof. : ADDUCED
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Middle East people. : SEMITES
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Flower-like ornament. : ROSETTE
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Turn outward. : EVERT
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A large number. : SCORES
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Anita Loos heroine. : LORELEI
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Relative of syncope. : ELISION
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Conceit: Colloq. : EGO
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Buddies. : PALS
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Blank space. : LACUNA
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Wear away. : ERODE
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Champagne. : WINE
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Chinese river. : HAN
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Fragrant. : ODOROUS
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Ohio college. : ANTIOCH
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___ fishing. : DEEPSEA
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Abound. : TEEM
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Avoided. : ESCAPED
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Relatives of half-truths. : LIES
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Helps. : SUCCORS
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More salty. : BRINIER
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Non-tree-climbing animals. : LIONS
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Tree-climbing animals. : BEARS
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Links place. : TEE
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Portuguese enclave, in India. : GOA
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Followers of the Prophet. : MOSLEMS
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Coastal region of India. : MALABAR
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Tropical fruit. : AVOCADO
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Captions or inscriptions. : LEGENDS
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Drench. : SOAK
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Unaffected simplicity. : NAIVETE
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Brush or tool for marking wood surfaces. : GRAINER
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Withdraw. : SECEDE
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Craftiest. : SLIEST
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Seattle's Sound. : PUGET
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Third largest city of Pennsylvania. : ERIE
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Relative of discretion. : TACT
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About. : SOME
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Becoming. : DUE
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Year in Trajan's reign. : CIV

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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