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FLOWER SHOW

New York Times, Sunday, August 31, 1958

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 91, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 638 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,351
Across
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Oscar winner. : BOGART
7
Arranges again. : REMAKES
14
Tarries. : ABIDES
20
Rhododendron's relative. : AZALEA
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Colorado city on Rio Grande. : ALAMOSA
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Control. : DOMINATE
25
Haydn Wood's popular song. : ROSESOFPICARDY
27
Fleabane. : ERIGERON
28
Something unequaled: Slang. : ONER
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Takes by force. : SEIZES
30
Join, after separation. : REUNITE
32
Shipper's abbreviation. : GRO
33
Cozy retreats. : NESTS
35
Hold up in use. : WEAR
36
Damage. : HARM
37
Poplars. : ASPENS
39
Head wind: Slang. : NOSER
41
Macaws. : ARAS
43
Missouri River tributary. : PLATTE
46
Workers in clay. : MODELERS
49
Rocky hill. : TOR
50
Zebedee's sons. : APOSTLES
54
Rubber. : ERASER
55
Sheep. : EWES
57
Milldam. : WEIR
58
Grand Central feature. : RAMP
59
Kings: Fr. : ROIS
60
Piece of music: Ital. : FUGA
64
First name of famous diva. : AMELITA
66
Island near 98 Down. : BODIE
67
Underwriters' abbreviation. : INS
68
Jacob's father-in-law. : LABAN
70
Guys' companions. : GALS
71
Diamond sock pattern. : ARGYLE
72
Playthings. : TOYS
74
Cancels. : ANNULS
75
Civil War general. : ORD
76
Hunted with hounds. : COURSED
77
Composer Pietro. : MASCAGNI
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Variety of garden poppy. : ORIENTAL
81
Cure-alls. : ELIXIRS
83
River of Scotland. : DEE
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Operatic role. : ISOLDE
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Dulls. : DIMS
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Capital of British Honduras. : BELIZE
90
Tusk. : FANG
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Cup: Fr. : TASSE
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___ tent. : PUP
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Irish singer-composer. : BALFE
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Garden flowers. : PANSIES
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___ Orange. : EAST
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Concha, in architecture. : APSE
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Always. : EVER
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Ceramist's compound. : FRIT
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A lot: Colloq. : SLEW
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Soprano Farrell. : EILEEN
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Railway safety device. : DERAILER
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Longshoremen's group. : ILA
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Cultured. : WELLBRED
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Feels one's way. : GROPES
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Float. : RAFT
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Handel's birth place. : HALLE
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Affectionate salutation. : MYDEAR
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Piccadilly Circus statue. : EROS
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Ivy Leaguers. : ELIS
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Sharp-witted. : SMART
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Nubbin. : EAR
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Waxy ointments. : CERATES
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Springs up. : ARISES
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French friend. : AMIE
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Speakers' platforms. : TRIBUNES
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Famous minstrel man. : GEORGEPRIMROSE
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Furthers. : ADVANCES
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Process of curing, as hides. : TANNAGE
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Means of plant propagation. : POLLEN
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First-born. : ELDEST
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Railroad car. : SLEEPER
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Controls. : STEERS
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Double sirloin of beef. : BARON
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Pure air. : OZONE
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Certain elements. : GASES
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Vigilance. : ALERTNESS
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Domicile: Abbr. : RES
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New Mexico art colony. : TAOS
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Swords. : RAPIERS
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Professor Higgins' pupil. : ELIZA
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Soften by soaking. : MACERATE
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Eucharistic cruets. : AMAS
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Old Hebrew measure. : KOR
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Name in the Apocrypha. : ESDRAS
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Old term for a poet. : SAYER
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Arabian port. : ADEN
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Famous Manon of the Met. : BORI
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Mockingbird, for example. : IMITATOR
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Compilations. : DIGESTS
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Compass point. : ENE
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Noncom. : SARGE
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Rent. : TORN
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Cain's nephew. : ENOS
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Not so many. : FEWER
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Diamond arbiter. : UMP
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Fish. : SOLE
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Odalisque's home. : HAREM
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Name of a capital city, 1914–24. : PETROGRAD
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Toiler of 1066. : SERF
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Mountain ashes. : ROWANS
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Anglo-Saxon freedmen. : LAETS
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Samoan city. : APIA
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Legion of ___. : MERIT
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Maine college town. : ORONO
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Henry James story. : DAISYMILLER
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Plant of the orchid family. : LADYSLIPPER
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Hero of French classic. : EMILE
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Punster in "Two Gentlemen of Verona." : SPEED
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Utah's lily. : SEGO
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MacDowell's "To a ___." : WILDROSE
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Bones. : ULNAS
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Group of workers. : GANG
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In full supply. : ABUNDANT
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TV singer. : LAROSA
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Adjective for champagne. : BRUT
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Outlanders. : ALIENS
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First-rate. : AONE
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Rock garden plant. : SAXIFRAGE
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Piece of land. : ACRE
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Yields. : CEDES
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Plasterer's glaze. : SIZE
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Continental girl's name. : ILSA
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Receded. : EBBED
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Permission. : LEAVE
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Sponsorship. : EGIS
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Reflexive pronoun. : ITSELF
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The Louvre. : MUSEE
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Pass, as time. : SPEND
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Savoir-___. : FAIRE
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Kind of school. : PREP
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Rosalind of the Met. : ELIAS
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Impart. : TELL
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___ Sound, North Carolina. : ALBEMARLE
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Cradle of the Italian Renaissance. : FLORENCE
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Delaware River scenic gorge. : WATERGAP
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Misfortunes. : ILLS
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Choleric. : IRACUND
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Soft, rustling sound. : WHISPER
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Railroad safety rail. : EASER
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Fixed. : SET
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Of pinkish hue. : ROSEAL
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After: Prefix. : META
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Place for a garden. : YARD
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Energy. : DRIVE
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Troops: Abbr. : REGTS
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Belgian city. : LIEGE
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Mexican saponaceous root. : AMOLE
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Part of a step. : RISER
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Youth's years. : TEENS
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Arikaras. : REES
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Subordinate: Abbr. : ASST
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Norwegian man's name. : ARNE
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Drinks little by little. : SIPS
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___ masqué. : BAL
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Undivided. : ONE
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Witticism. : MOT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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