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New York Times, Friday, August 15, 1958

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J M Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,335
Across
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Attack with gunfire. : STRAFE
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Streets of Venice. : CANALS
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Historic island in South Atlantic. : STHELENA
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A fungus, as the mushroom. : AGARIC
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Phrase meaning "excessively." : TOAFAULT
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Flowering plant. : LUPINE
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Chooses. : OPTS
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Garden tool. : DIBBLE
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Italian city: Abbr. : VEN
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Mohammedan title. : AGA
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Type of lace, for short. : VAL
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Dispatched. : SENT
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New Zealand evergreen. : TAWA
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Popular novelist. : KEYES
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Natural substances. : ORES
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Hardy. : SPARTAN
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Buzzing sound. : WHIR
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Sweet solution. : SYRUP
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Ready for use: Colloq. : ONTAP
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Border on. : ABUT
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Pillager. : SPOILER
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Criticize mercilessly. : FLAY
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Academic ordeals. : TESTS
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River of Spain. : EBRO
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Shade trees. : LINS
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Single: Comb. form. : UNI
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Needle: Comb. form. : ACU
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___ emma: A. M. in telephony. : ACK
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Next to the largest planet. : SATURN
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Norse: Abbr. : SCAN
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Long-legged bug on the water. : SKATER
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Estate. : FREEHOLD
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Island chain N of Japan. : KURILE
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Newspaper items. : FEATURES
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Chips of stone. : SPALLS
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Loafers. : DRONES
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Makeshifts. : STOPGAPS
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Where Western riders go. : THATAWAY
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Ring officials: Abbr. : REFS
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___ Newburg. : ALA
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Vendetta. : FEUD
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Perk up. : ENLIVEN
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Summon. : CALL
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Chills and fever. : AGUE
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Siesta. : NAP
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"On a tree by ___ . . . " : ARIVER
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Fabric resembling crash. : LINENE
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Gives fragrance to. : SCENTS
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Weasels. : STOATS
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With escape cut off. : ATBAY
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Whistled. : BLEW
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Sally. : SORTIE
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Decks out. : ARRAYS
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Done for: Slang. : KAPUT
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Stores. : SHOPS
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Bathe. : TUB
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Mythical maiden. : INO
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Salt-water fish. : ALBACORE
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Cotton fabrics. : PERCALES
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European: Abbr. : TEUT
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Moved slightly. : STIRRED
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Three-minute periods. : ROUNDS
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Bottle-shaped containers. : FLASKS
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Consume by lapping. : LICKUP
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Turkey's capital. : ANKARA
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Extinguish. : SNUFF
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Market. : SELL
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Greek god. : ARES
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Proximate. : NEAR
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Eschew. : SHUN
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Sesame. : TIL
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Battle areas, 1944. : ETO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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