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ALPHABETIC ANATOMY

New York Times, Sunday, August 3, 1958

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 178, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 695 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,323
Across
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Star with a tail. : LASSIE
7
Boll weevils. : BORERS
13
Wise men. : MAGI
17
Except. : SAVE
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As one wishes. : ATWILL
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Champlevé. : ENAMEL
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Top Hollywood designer. : EDITHHEAD
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TV hostess. : SHIRLEYTEMPLE
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Satchmo. : ARMSTRONG
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About. : SOME
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Letter. : CEE
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Longhorn. : STEER
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High-flown things. : ELAS
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Educator's group: Abbr. : NEA
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Cloak-and-dagger outfit. : OSS
35
Haughty step. : STALK
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Man in white. : INTERNE
39
Uzbek, Tadzhik, et al. : USSR
40
Prophet. : SEER
41
"___ Carried Away." : IGET
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Volga worker. : BOATMAN
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Displayed. : SHOWED
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Husband: Humorous. : LORD
50
Cloudy. : DULL
51
Esculent. : EDIBLE
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Tittles. : IOTAS
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State Dept. endorsement. : VISA
57
Hebridean language. : ERSE
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Sesame. : OILSEED
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Green land. : ERIN
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Star of children's programs. : PINKYLEE
62
Vedic god. : AGNI
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Sunburn. : TAN
64
Privileges: Abbr. : RTS
65
Innkeeper. : SECT
66
School. : BONIFACE
69
Port on the Shatt-al-Arab. : BASRA
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He composed "William Tell." : ROSSINI
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Challenge. : DEFY
74
Among: Lat. : INTER
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Analogous term: Abbr. : SYN
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Turkish city. : ANKARA
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Location. : SEAT
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Snick and ___. : SNEE
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Funnel-shaped box. : HOPPER
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Flipper. : FIN
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Subsequent. : LATER
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Dash. : PELT
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Twisted cord. : TORSADE
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Blended. : TONED
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A primrose. : BIRDSEYE
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Domestic. : HOME
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British naval title: Abbr. : LHA
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Charged particle. : ION
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Finished. : OVER
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Barnum star. : TOMTHUMB
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Amo, amas, ___. : AMAT
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American League manager. : STENGEL
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Potential baby-sitter: Colloq. : GRAN
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Far: Comb. form. : TELE
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Sand: Lat. : ARENA
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Diamorphine. : HEROIN
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Mottled, as wood. : ROEY
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Hard wood. : TEAK
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Inlets. : FJORDS
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Dick ___. : DEADEYE
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Man's nickname. : MORT
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Fine: Scot. : BRAW
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Cape of Newfoundland. : RACE
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Item in a trade-in. : USEDCAR
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Spiral. : HELIX
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Baden-Baden. : SPA
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Doctors' group: Abbr. : AMA
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___ d'église (pew): Fr. : BANC
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Recession. : SLUMP
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Kurdistan. : RUG
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River duck. : TEAL
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Mr. Magoo. : JIMBACKUS
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Famous name in aviation. : AMELIAEARHART
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"Twelfth Night" role. : AGUECHEEK
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Landed estates. : MANORS
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Ultra: Slang. : TOOTOO
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Landlord. : HOST
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Vortex. : EDDY
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Type of gaiter. : PUTTEE
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Matriculates. : ENROLS
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Rope. : LASSO
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Peak of Greece. : ATHOS
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Is dizzy. : SWIMS
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Lord: Obs. : SIRE
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Where Aurora is: Abbr. : ILL
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Chosen. : ELECTED
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Nut of a palm. : BETEL
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What "unum" means. : ONE
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Pile driver weights. : RAMS
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Unloaded. : EMPTIED
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Yield. : RELENT
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Icy particles. : SLEET
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___ culpa. : MEA
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Ductless gland. : ADRENAL
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Boring tool. : GIMLET
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"___ Lovely Day Today." : ITSA
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Stock holding: Abbr. : SHR
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Eternity. : AEONS
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Arrow feathers. : VANES
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"Whodunit" award. : EDGAR
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Eminences: Abbr. : HTS
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Part of I.G.Y. : YEAR
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Form of riddle. : REBUS
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Makes investigation. : SEES
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Newsstand. : KIOSK
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Function. : ROLE
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Les Etats ___. : UNIS
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Cygnus. : SWAN
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Wise old man. : GRAYBEARD
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Chow ___. : MEIN
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See 21 Across. : ADLIB
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Ridge of mountains. : SIERRA
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Author of many TV scripts. : HORTONFOOTE
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Former Shakespearean actor. : OTISSKINNER
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Fuzz. : LINT
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German 3. : DREI
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TV panelist. : BETSYPALMER
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Noted jurist. : LEARNEDHAND
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Town in Texas. : EDNA
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Word from Caesar, 47 B.C. : VICI
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Counting game word. : EENY
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Cyma recta. : OGEE
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___ code. : PENAL
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Backward slant of a mashie. : LOFT
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Entr'___. : ACTE
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Salutation. : SIR
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Former Secy. of Air Force. : FINLETTER
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"He hath spread ___ for my feet." : ANET
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Uraeus symbols. : ASPS
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Reasonable. : SANE
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Axis, for one. : DEER
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Parallelogram. : RHOMB
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Poke. : STIR
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River into the Desna. : SEYM
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Pyrites. : ORE
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Lariats: Span. : REATAS
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Inventor of cordite. : ABEL
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Laborer. : PEON
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Book. : TOME
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M. R. Rinehart heroine. : TISH
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Motherless calf. : DOGIE
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Linger or tarry. : STAY
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Unwieldy ship. : HULK
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Blood vessel: Lat. : VENA
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Moor. : HEATH
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In single file. : AROW
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Bump. : NODE
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"___ into all the world . . . " : GOYE
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Bamboolike stems. : REEDS
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Telamon's son. : AJAX
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Liberated. : RESCUED
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Plague. : TORMENT
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Chesapeake or Constitution. : FRIGATE
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Dipped, as doughnuts. : DUNKED
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Kikuyu. : MAUMAU
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Puritanical. : BLUE
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Passenger in a howdah. : RAJAH
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Friend: Span. : AMIGO
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Nobel prize author. : CAMUS
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Vise. : CLAMP
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Expunge. : ERASE
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Asian group. : SEATO
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Word. : PAROL
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Singers. : ALTOS
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Cistern. : BAC
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Relative of a twinge. : ACHE
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Cabal. : PLOT
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Thunder god. : THOR
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Parlay. : BET
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Firmament. : SKY
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Briscoe's country: Abbr. : IRE
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King Arthur's lance. : RON

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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