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New York Times, Tuesday, September 16, 1958

Author:
Anthony Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 243 (avg 1.29)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Anthony Morse has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 59-Across had two underscores ("Give a ___ ___ horse he can ride . . . "; removed one. Same with 48-Down; removed one here, too.

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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,367

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Across
1
Bowling score. : SPARE
6
Chums. : PALS
10
Extensive. : VAST
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Become gay. : LIVEN
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Help. : ABET
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Moslem ruler. : AMIR
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Apart from anything else. : ALONE
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Back. : REAR
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Border. : LINE
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Slender tower. : MINARET
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Withdraws from an organization. : SECEDES
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Advertiser's word. : TOGETHERNESS
26
Festive. : GALA
29
Twelve dozen: Abbr. : GRO
30
Sleuth. : TEC
31
Macaw. : ARA
32
Fish-eating birds. : ERNS
34
Dickens villain. : SIKES
38
The adman's nightmare. : SALESRESISTANCE
42
Factory. : PLANT
43
Mud. : SILT
44
Noteworthy times. : ERA
45
Dress: Colloq. : TOG
47
Zodiac sign. : LEO
48
German: Abbr. : TEUT
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Type of salesman. : HIGHPRESSURE
54
19th cen. essayist. : EMERSON
55
Native of Leghorn. : ITALIAN
59
"Give a ___ horse he can ride . . . " : MANA
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Bear in the heavens. : URSA
62
Ski run. : SLOPE
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Archer of Norse myth. : EGIL
64
Early. : SOON
65
Evergreens. : PINES
66
Christmas. : NOEL
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Addition to houses. : ELLS
68
Undertake. : START
Down
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Bridge term. : SLAM
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Hair: Comb. form. : PILI
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Rugby's river. : AVON
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Soprano Tebaldi. : RENATA
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January: Span. : ENERO
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Orchestra circles. : PARTERRES
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Presidential nickname. : ABE
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Canine equipment. : LEASH
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Gamin's playground. : STREET
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Guy Lombardo favorite. : VALENCIA
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Chemical compound. : AMIDE
12
Mathematical ratios. : SINES
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Feminine suffix. : TRESS
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Moth. : EGGER
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Heraldic device. : CREST
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Throat tissues. : TONSILS
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Sound of surprise. : GASP
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Asian sea. : ARAL
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French exclamation. : LALA
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People of Breslau. : SILESIANS
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Joint. : KNEE
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Light tan. : ECRU
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Rumble ___. : SEAT
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Captivate. : ENTHRALL
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Blocks. : STOPS
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Husky. : STOUT
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Game birds. : GROUSE
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"___ to the marines." : TELLIT
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Western heroes. : HEMEN
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Adult insect. : IMAGO
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Demon. : GENIE
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Sign up. : ENROL
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Files. : RASPS
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Hebrides island. : IONA
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Mimic. : APER
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Brood of birds. : NEST
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Peruvian coin. : SOL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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