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New York Times, Saturday, August 2, 1958

25-Down : Female theatrical role.

Author:
Jan and Mike Dubin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Jan and Mike Dubin have 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 25-Across had "pumpkin," but the line in the poem by James Whitcomb Riley is "The frost is on the punkin . . . "; corrected this.

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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,322
Across
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Continue in human memory. : LIVEON
7
Not much. : LITTLE
13
Phrase meaning "ceaselessly." : ONANDON
15
Hindu sacred city. : BENARES
16
Fishing port on Bay of Biscay. : SANTONA
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Unaccented syllables. : ATONICS
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Sibilant sound. : SST
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Causes to stop, as a steed. : REINSIN
21
French season. : ETE
22
Greenland settlement. : ETAH
24
Assassinated. : SLAIN
25
"The frost ___ the punkin ... " : ISON
26
Cheroot: Var. : SEGAR
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And so on: Lat. Abbr. : ETC
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Sleeper's sound. : SNORE
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Rams of the flock. : WETHERS
32
Posters. : SIGNS
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Wriggling. : EELY
34
Beast of burden. : MULE
35
Dire. : AWFUL
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To make one's bed and have to ___. : LIEONIT
40
Expression of boredom. : HOHUM
41
Distress signal. : SOS
42
Conclude. : SUMUP
44
City on the Oka. : OREL
45
Embroidery silk. : FLOSS
47
Gaels' land. : EIRE
48
Row. : OAR
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Hermit. : EREMITE
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Explosive. : TNT
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Tolled. : KNELLED
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Legal matter. : LAWCASE
56
Conceited persons. : EGOISTS
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Builder. : ERECTOR
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Washes lightly. : RINSES
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Roman bronze coin. : TRIENS
Down
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Figures in red ink. : LOSSES
2
Be ___ (be worried): Colloq. : INASTEW
3
Point after deuce. : VANTAGE
4
Adjective and noun suffix. : ENT
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Aroma. : ODOR
6
Roman calendar date. : NONES
7
Admit. : LETIN
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___ the ground floor. : INON
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Sunburn. : TAN
10
Tests the fit of. : TRIESON
11
University readers. : LECTORS
12
Hebrew ascetic. : ESSENE
14
Place where spikes, tacks, etc., are made. : NAILERY
15
Fundamental. : BASIC
20
Washington ballplayers: Colloq. : NATS
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Odious. : HATEFUL
25
Female theatrical role. : INGENUE
27
Catarrh. : RHEUM
29
Fodder holders. : SILOS
31
House addition. : ELL
32
Plead. : SUE
34
Grenade. : MISSILE
35
Highest peak in New Zealand. : AORANGI
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At which. : WHEREON
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Take shape. : LOOM
38
Ape. : IMITATE
39
Attacks suddenly. : TURNSON
40
___-on (coupler). : HOOKER
41
Winter vehicles. : SLEDS
43
Wanes (with "out"). : PETERS
45
Chafes. : FRETS
46
Onset. : START
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In addition. : ELSE
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Pitcher. : EWER
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Fleur-de-___. : LIS
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201. : CCI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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