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New York Times, Monday, August 11, 1958

Author:
Madeline Corse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Madeline Corse has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,331
Across
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Señor's emphatic assent. : SISI
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Thorough. : CLEAN
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Spice from nutmegs. : MACE
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"Your house ___ fire . . . " : ISON
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___ bell (recall to mind): Colloq. : RINGA
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Language of the Caucasus. : AVAR
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Needlewoman on a special job. : FLAGMENDER
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Colette novel. : GIGI
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Part of a plant. : TAPROOT
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Seasoning ingredient. : CHIVES
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Competent. : ABLE
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Mañana, perhaps. : SOON
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Diplomacy. : TACT
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Terminals of a battery. : ELECTRODES
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Former. : OTHER
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"___ County." : RAINTREE
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Title in a religious order. : FRA
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Compel. : ENFORCE
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Palm leaf. : OLA
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Logs. : FIREWOOD
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Found a new tenant. : RELET
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Pioneer labor leader. : SAMGOMPERS
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Mad emperor. : NERO
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Girl's name. : AVIS
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Cries of triumph. : AHAS
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Warm fabric. : WOOLEN
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Archaic imprecation. : MALISON
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Shelter: Fr. : ABRI
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Outer covering for a bank truck. : ARMORPLATE
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Shoestring catch, for example. : FEAT
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Bole. : TRUNK
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Heroine of German legend. : ELSA
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English river. : TYNE
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Endeavor. : ESSAY
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Pas ___ (solo dance): Fr. : SEUL
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Pass through a sieve. : SIFT
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Island: Span. : ISLA
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Shampoo preparation. : SOAP
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Thankless one. : INGRATE
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Patois of Louisiana. : CREOLE
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Part of a door frame. : LINTEL
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Finis. : END
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Twenty-one plus. : AGE
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Producing insensibility. : NARCOTIC
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French line, flanked in 1940. : MAGINOT
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Tel ___. : AVIV
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Teller's compartment. : CAGE
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Greek goddess. : ERIS
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Unruly crowd. : MOB
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Little Jack. : HORNER
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Cliff. : SCAR
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British dandies: Slang. : TOFFS
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Roman rooms. : ATRIA
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Amulet. : CHARM
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Wear away. : ERODE
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Quaintly amusing: Fr. : DROLE
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Fisherman. : EELER
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Alliance, political and Oriental. : SEATO
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Darned. : REWOVE
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Propose for office. : NOMINATE
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Dandies. : FOPS
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Key word in the French Revolution. : EGALITE
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Stores, as fodder. : ENSILES
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Heroine of 1884 novel. : RAMONA
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Abounding in certain fishes. : SHARKY
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Peak. : ALP
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Carry on the breeze. : WAFT
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Submit. : OBEY
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Algerian seaport. : ORAN
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Buyer's opportunity. : SALE
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City near Kyoto. : OTSU
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Man's name. : NEAL
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Common carriers: Abbr. : RRS
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Greek letters. : MUS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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