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New York Times, Thursday, July 31, 1958

Author:
A. H. Drummond, Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 249 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
A. H. Drummond, Jr. has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,320
Across
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___ to say. : THATIS
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Beam. : SHAFT
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African cape. : GOODHOPE
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Hindu poet, Nobel prize winner, 1913. : TAGORE
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Soho dweller. : LONDONER
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Of a language group. : ITALIC
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Where Patton fought: Abbr. : ETO
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Former name of the Marianas. : LADRONE
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East of Md. : DEL
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Scandinavian. : NORSE
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Where Windsor is: Abbr. : ONT
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Clytemnestra's mother. : LEDA
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Under one's ___ (in plain view). : NOSE
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Knight of the Round Table. : BORS
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Vive ___. : LEROI
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Snare laid for an enemy. : AMBUSH
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Secret love affair. : AMOUR
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Outcome. : RESULT
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Esoteric. : OCCULT
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Eastern garments. : SARIS
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Musical Cole. : PORTER
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The best of a class, group, etc. : PRIDE
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Stettin's river. : ODER
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Snow measure. : INCH
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Proportion. : RATE
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Compass point. : SSE
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Lizard: Comb. form. : SAURO
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Canalled organ. : EAR
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Begins to travel. : SETSOUT
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Sesame. : TIL
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Zoroastrian sacred writings. : AVESTA
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Stately dance. : SARABAND
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Microscopic plant: Bot. : DIATOM
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___, vita brevis. : ARSLONGA
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Cookies. : SNAPS
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Tongan queen. : SALOTE
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Ultra: Slang. : TOOTOO
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Special award for scholarly distinction. : HONORS
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State further. : ADD
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Oar pin. : THOLE
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One of the Hebrides. : IONA
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Hied. : SPED
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Job of work. : STINT
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Abominate. : HATE
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Moslem title. : AGA
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Mere nonsense. : FOLDEROL
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Experimented with. : TRIEDOUT
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Aviation's Curtiss. : GLENN
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Box score items. : ERRORS
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Dessert pastry. : ECLAIR
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Not asea. : ONSHORE
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Beach. : SEASIDE
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Lost continent of the Indian Ocean. : LEMURIA
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Large container: Abbr. : BBL
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Border settlement. : OUTPOST
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Trimming. : LACE
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Ponder. : MUSE
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Unusual person or thing. : RARAAVIS
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Citizen of Asmara. : ERITREAN
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Middle: Abbr. : CTR
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Unfurl. : SPREAD
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Black Sea port. : ODESSA
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Nodding, as plants. : NUTANT
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Cower. : CRINGE
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___ candle to (be compared with). : HOLDA
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Veins. : SEAMS
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Put off by evasion: Colloq. : STALL
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Cease. : STOP
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Shell gear. : OARS
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Heavenly bear. : URSA
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Depot: Abbr. : STA
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Scary sound. : BOO

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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