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New York Times, Tuesday, July 8, 1958

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,297
Across
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Stick: Span. : PALO
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Now and then: Abbr. : OCCAS
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Social prohibition. : TABU
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Author of "Battle Cry." : URIS
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Largest city in North Dakota. : FARGO
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Midmonth in Rome. : IDES
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Palm with feathery leaves. : NIPA
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Place for a hard worker's nose. : GRINDSTONE
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Combat group. : TASKFORCE
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Writer Horatio. : ALGER
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Betimes. : EARLY
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Fill to repletion. : SATE
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Timetable abbreviation. : ARR
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Object of great devotion. : IDOL
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Sausage: Ger. : WURST
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Metal pin. : RIVET
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Presidential prerogative. : VETOPOWER
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Tel ___. : AVIV
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Mother of ___. : PEARL
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Curtain material. : LENO
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Bold Ruler, for one. : RACEHORSE
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Look after. : SEETO
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Nikolai of 1917. : LENIN
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Head: Fr. : TETE
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Quiet! : TST
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British gun. : BREN
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Page. : SHEET
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Ten pins on two throws. : SPARE
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Deepest. : INNERMOST
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Lucy and Desi, for one. : COMEDYTEAM
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Relative of a machete. : BOLO
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___ mater. : ALMA
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Inclined from the perpendicular: Naut. : ARAKE
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Vingt-___. : ETUN
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Captured. : TOOK
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Specks of dust. : MOTES
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VIP of Seoul. : RHEE
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Flat-bottomed boat. : PUNT
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Opera feature. : ARIA
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All talk, no action. : LIPSERVICE
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Japanese "Pittsburgh." : OSAKA
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Heart ___. : OFGOLD
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Remainder. : CARRYOVER
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Ring on an oil lamp. : CRIC
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Saint of January 21. : AGNES
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Turf. : SOD
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Lili or Gigi. : TITLEROLE
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___'s age (long time). : ADOG
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Part of N.B. : BENE
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Consumer. : USER
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Acted surprised. : SATUP
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Ingredient of glass. : FRIT
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"Over the hill." : AWOL
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Sandarac. : ARAR
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Strive to equal. : RIVAL
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Minimal. : LEAST
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Fondness for candy. : SWEETTOOTH
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Encampment. : TENTS
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Fifty-fifty chance. : EVENBREAK
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Boa constrictor. : TREESNAKE
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___ beer. : ROOT
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Johnnycake. : PONE
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Taken on. : HIRED
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Crystal gazer. : SEER
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Signatures, in radio. : THEMES
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Combining form in chemistry. : NITRO
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Live coal. : EMBER
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Beat it! : SCAT
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Kind of pony. : POLO
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Bullets, shells, etc.: Slang. : AMMO
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Tasteful. : NEAT
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Twist about a fixed point. : SLUE
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Dial ___. : TONE
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Vegetable. : YAM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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