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New York Times, Thursday, August 7, 1958

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
David Steinberg notes:

Original 66-Across clue had no beginning quotation mark; added it.

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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,327

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Across
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Depreciates. : CHEAPENS
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Jewish title of respect. : RABBI
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Lent a hand. : HELPEDOUT
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Evidence of fallibility. : ERROR
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Manhattan waterfront. : EASTRIVER
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Plaza de toros. : ARENA
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F. D. R. measure, 1935. : WPA
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Simple sugar. : OSE
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Covered passageways. : ARCADES
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Namelessness. : ANONYMITY
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Make a botch of: Colloq. : FLUB
28
Ruth's mother-in-law. : NAOMI
29
Skidoo!. : SCAT
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Place for a boutonniere. : LAPEL
35
Escritoire. : DESK
37
Latin paradigm. : AMO
38
Nave. : AISLE
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Actor Ferrer. : MEL
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Home for an Aleut. : IGLOO
42
Presidential nickname. : IKE
43
Birthstone. : OPAL
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Soldier's exercise. : DRILL
46
Pro ___. : RATA
48
Takes in sail. : REEFS
51
The day Brutus struck. : IDES
52
White bank. : SNOWDRIFT
55
Stanley's well-known verb. : PRESUME
58
British Laborite. : EDE
59
School subject: Abbr. : ALG
62
Romeo. : LOVER
63
Bridge term. : SMALLSLAM
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" . . . for ___ of pottage." : AMESS
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___ of (say goodby to). : TAKELEAVE
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Laconic. : TERSE
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Ancient Semite. : ASSYRIAN
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Masticate. : CHEW
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Mass. : HEAP
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Mme. Schiaparelli. : ELSA
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To the point. : APT
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Deposed dictator. : PERON
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Prototype of the inventive mind. : EDISON
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Nine days' devotion. : NOVENA
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Pay court to. : SUE
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Perform again. : REACT
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Clothes. : ARRAYS
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Reared. : BRED
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Canine's cache. : BONE
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Cleopatra's attendant. : IRAS
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Kind of fish net. : TRAMMEL
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Danish-American journalist. : RIIS
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Biblical shepherd. : ABEL
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Warbled. : YODELED
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Natural talent. : FLAIR
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Famous canine. : LAIKA
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Gridiron surprise. : UPSET
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Hot. : CALID
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Root of a plant used as soap. : AMOLE
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Shovels, rakes, etc. : TOOLS
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Tolstoy. : LEO
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Young animal. : KID
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Pilot's lifesaving jacket. : MAEWEST
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Stamina. : GRIT
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Campus topic. : PROM
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Set a value on. : ASSESS
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Vagaries; caprices. : FREAKS
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Moves furtively. : SIDLES
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Nana in London. : NURSE
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Wheel's rim. : FELLY
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Form by braiding. : PLAT
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Fanfani's capital. : ROME
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At any time. : EVER
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Asian range. : ALAI
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Lassen output. : LAVA
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F. B. I. agents. : GMEN
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Ovine sound. : MAA
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Preacher's talk: Abbr. : SER

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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