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New York Times, Wednesday, September 3, 1958

Author:
Helen Fasulo
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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Across
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Boatswain. : BOSN
5
Lure of the forty-niners. : GOLD
9
Jacksonville Bowl. : GATOR
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Of the planet Mars: Comb. form. : AREO
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Bouquet. : ODOR
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Large port on bay near the Inland Sea. : OSAKA
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Pronoun. : HERS
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German toast. : GESUNDHEIT
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Untamed. : SAVAGE
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Crossbeams. : TIES
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Shelter. : LEE
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Weaken by admixture. : DILUTE
26
Elicited. : DREW
28
Leather hand-covering worn by Roman boxers. : CESTUS
30
Boxer's double punch. : ONETWO
34
Pronoun. : SHE
36
Beginning of a toast. : HERES
38
Defied. : DARED
39
Pack down. : TAMP
41
Criteria. : RULES
43
Police activity. : RAID
44
Wide-awake. : ALERT
46
Nickname for a thin man. : SLATS
48
Abbreviated title. : MRS
49
Valuable painting. : RENOIR
51
Accelerate. : STEPUP
53
Porgy. : SCUP
55
Shorthand experts: Colloq. : STENOS
57
Force: Lat. : VIS
60
Unite. : KNIT
62
Fur-hunting ship. : SEALER
64
Rudolph Bing, for example. : IMPRESARIO
67
Dark red. : WINE
68
Part of a teapot. : SPOUT
69
Futile. : VAIN
70
City of central Sicily. : ENNA
71
___ Park. : ESTES
72
Protestant denomination: Abbr. : EPIS
73
Obsolete. : DEAD
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Scornful exclamations. : BAHS
2
Mountain maiden. : OREAD
3
Members of the armed forces. : SERVICEMEN
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Cash register item. : NOSALE
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Super salesman: Slang. : GOGETTER
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Work of Horace. : ODE
7
Irretrievable. : LOST
8
Priest of ancient Britain. : DRUID
9
Unexpected boon. : GODSEND
10
Timber tree. : ASH
11
Chinese unit of weight. : TAEL
12
Itinerant harvest hand. : OKIE
13
Appraise. : RATE
19
Handel opera. : NERO
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Effusive talk: Colloq. : GUSH
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The southeast wind. : EURUS
27
Endure the effects of time. : WEAR
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Markets. : SELLS
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Tumbler's net. : TRAMPOLINE
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Fish trap. : WEIR
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Inequalities. : ODDS
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Pentagram. : STAR
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Robust. : HALE
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Ottomans. : SEATS
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Certain athletes. : PROS
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Hats. : STETSONS
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Ballots. : TICKETS
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Graf ___. : SPEE
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Scoring points. : RUNS
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Not impressed. : UNAWED
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River of Venetia, Italy. : PIAVE
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Species of cassia. : SENNA
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Workbench device. : VISE
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Gremlins. : IMPS
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Place. : SPOT
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Pitfall. : TRAP
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Decipher. : READ
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Street of Paris. : RUE
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King Richard ___. : III

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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