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New York Times, Wednesday, July 23, 1958

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { F J K Q U V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 249 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 50-Down had "stertoriously"; corrected it to "stertorously."

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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,312

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Across
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Prevent from action. : DETER
6
Appetizer. : CANAPE
12
Repeat. : ITERATE
14
Character in "Othello." : EMILIA
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Subject for a contemporary scientist. : THERMODYNAMICS
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Kind of rolled tea. : CHA
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Small harpsichords. : SPINETS
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Case in grammar: Abbr. : DAT
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Entrance room of a building. : HALL
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Town in S France, near Nimes. : ALES
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Ghostly apparition. : SHADE
25
The bounding main. : OCEAN
27
This: Span. : ESTO
29
Scent. : ODOR
30
Preacher. : PARSON
32
Colonizers. : SETTLERS
34
___ cantabile. : ARIA
36
New York City park. : RIIS
37
Barren, eroded regions. : BADLANDS
41
Bristly. : SETOSE
45
Masculine form of 14 Across. : EMIL
46
Old-time herb. : ANET
48
Artifact, for instance. : RELIC
49
Hard centers. : CORES
51
Course for a future M.D.: Abbr. : ANAT
53
Part of the overhead. : RENT
54
Output of Mesabi Range. : ORE
55
Name for a child born on Christmas. : NATALIE
58
Long, long ___. : AGO
59
One hazard of space travel. : MICROMETEORITE
62
Whole. : ENTIRE
63
Diesels, for example. : ENGINES
64
Member of the family. : SISTER
65
Small table. : STAND
Down
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River of Wales and England. : DEE
2
Goes astray. : ERRS
3
Bay on W Florida coast. : TAMPA
4
Star: Fr. : ETOILE
5
Rubescence. : REDNESS
6
Coin. : CENT
7
Accumulate in quantity. : AMASS
8
Steal, filch: Archaic. : NIM
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Surveyor's instrument. : ALIDADE
10
Mounted bullfighter. : PICADOR
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Religious festivals. : EASTERS
12
Odysseus' homeland. : ITHACA
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Former German dollar. : THALER
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___ year. : YESTER
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Tennis stroke. : CHOP
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Famous Chicago street. : LASALLE
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Item for Arness. : HOLSTER
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Singer Bayes of vaudeville days. : NORA
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Inventor of elevators' safety brakes. : OTIS
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Historic caravel. : NINA
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Arrange in layers. : TIER
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Grown together: Bot. : ADNATE
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Is suitable to. : BECOMES
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Cupids in Italian art. : AMORINI
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Governs. : DIRECTS
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Legislative bodies. : SENATES
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A salt of a fatty acid. : OLEATE
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Scorches. : SINGES
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External: Comb. form. : ECTO
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Money unit of many ancient peoples. : TALENT
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Breathe stertorously. : SNORE
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County in S New York. : TIOGA
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Continent: Abbr. : AMER
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Land of the Giant's Causeway. : ERIN
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Decreasing tempo: Mus. abbr. : RIT
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Poetic name for Asiatic country. : IND

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

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