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New York Times, Saturday, September 27, 1958

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
David Steinberg notes:

Original 36-Down had "Uncle: Span." for TIA; corrected this to "Aunt: Span."

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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,378
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Lacerates, as the feelings. : SCARIFIES
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Hornpipe. : DANCE
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Art useful in natural history museums. : TAXIDERMY
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One of the Brontës. : EMILY
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Do work with furniture. : UPHOLSTER
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Dugout. : CANOE
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The forty-nine. : STATES
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Costa ___. : RICA
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A continent: Abbr. : EUR
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Chemical suffixes. : INES
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King David and others. : PSALMISTS
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Late showman. : TODD
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Fakes: Slang. : PHONIES
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Type of soldier: Abbr. : ENL
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Accessions. : GAINS
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Army units: Abbr. : REGTS
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Room for action: Colloq. : LEEWAY
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Current song hit. : TORERO
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One of the Fords. : EDSEL
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Compound used in yellow dyes. : MORIN
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Monotonous routine. : RUT
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Indonesian city: Former Dutch name. : BATAVIA
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Shot and shell. : AMMO
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Finished a wall. : PLASTERED
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Shred. : SNIP
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Cereal grain. : OAT
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First part: Abbr. : INTR
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Adds pungency to. : SPICES
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___ board. : OUIJA
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Part of Jordan's official name, meaning "Kingdom of." : HASHEMITE
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Sing softly. : CROON
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Awards. : ACCOLADES
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Depends (on). : HANGS
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Baby carriages. : STROLLERS
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Symington and others. : STUS
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Having a descriptive title. : CAPTIONED
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Parts of cutting tools. : AXHANDLES
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Demonstrated noisily. : RIOTED
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Loafs. : IDLES
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___ Parker, alias Davy Crockett. : FESS
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Subway system of N. Y. C. : IRT
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Harry ___ Fosdick. : EMERSON
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Members of the U. A. R. : SYRIANS
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600-year-old classic. : DECAMERON
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M. D.'s group. : AMA
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Spot cards. : NINES
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Batsman's forte. : CLOUT
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Observers. : EYERS
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151. : CLI
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Greek letter. : PHI
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River into the Elbe. : ISER
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Prefix in many modern inventions. : TELE
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Be profitable. : PAY
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New Testament Epistle. : GALATIANS
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Disinfectant. : GERMICIDE
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North American swan. : TRUMPETER
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Hernando De ___. : SOTO
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Networks. : WEBS
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Aunt: Span. : TIA
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___ Vineyard. : MARTHAS
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"Saw the air." : OVERACT
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Free from. : RID
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"___ North Frederick." : TEN
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"Twenty Questions" category. : ANIMAL
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Family pet: Slang. : POOCH
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___ Spelman Rockefeller. : LAURA
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Common noun suffix. : ATION
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Period of time: Colloq. : SPELL
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Go away! : SHOO
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School term: Abbr. : SESS
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Nudge. : JOG
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Holy Writ: Abbr. : SCR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 12 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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