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New York Times, Thursday, January 16, 1958

Author:
Ruth L. Rutkay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,124
Across
1. Maintained. : HELD
5. Fasten in. : EMBAR
10. King of Norway, 995–1000. : OLAF
14. Orchestral instrument. : OBOE
15. Give expression to. : VOICE
16. Marcel's relative. : CURL
17. Lillian Hellman play. : WATCHONTHERHINE
20. Inspire. : ENSOUL
21. Body of water NW of Australia. : TIMORSEA
22. Part of an invitation. : RSVP
24. Top-of-the-mountain snow. : NEVE
25. Hi-fi components. : SPEAKERS
29. Jobber's objective. : RESALE
33. Certain natives of Egypt. : COPTS
34. Burglars: Slang. : YEGGS
36. Part of a barn. : MOW
37. Ready to eat. : RIPE
38. Slender spines, in botany. : SETAE
39. Dress material. : LACE
40. "Unaccustomed ___ am . . . " : ASI
41. Undersized. : SCRUB
42. Aggregate. : TOTAL
43. Species of frog. : PEEPER
45. Theatregoer's memento. : PLAYBILL
47. Yellow bugles. : IVAS
49. Annexes of a certain shape. : ELLS
50. Lofty place, as a hill. : EMINENCE
54. Abates. : LETSUP
58. Laissez-faire. : NONINTERFERENCE
60. In the place of. : VICE
61. Vegetable. : ONION
62. Croissant. : ROLL
63. Nieuport's river. : YSER
64. Draws close. : NEARS
65. Province of Pakistan. : SWAT
Down
1. American inventor (1819–67). : HOWE
2. Israeli Ambassador. : EBAN
3. Feast of ___ (Purim). : LOTS
4. Embellish. : DECORATE
5. Develop. : EVOLVE
6. Calendar abbreviation. : MON
7. Post on a ship's deck. : BITT
8. Region of Sumatra. : ACHIN
9. Come into view again. : REEMERGE
10. Earthy clays. : OCHRES
11. Spanish man's name. : LUIS
12. English composer of songs. : ARNE
13. Insect. : FLEA
18. Bran. : HUSKS
19. Rambles. : ROVES
23. Inquisitive one: Var. : PRYER
25. Discard. : SCRAP
26. Equanimity. : POISE
27. Silas Marner's foster child. : EPPIE
28. Plan. : SETUP
30. A priceless violin. : AMATI
31. Suburban train. : LOCAL
32. "Tunnel of Love" star. : EWELL
35. Triangular feature in architecture. : GABLE
38. Industrial city of Pennsylvania. : SCRANTON
39. Menu items. : LOBSTERS
41. Score for touchdown plus goal kick. : SEVEN
42. President from Virginia. : TYLER
44. Having more of a forest fragrance. : PINIER
46. Early Vermont family. : ALLENS
48. Picture. : SCENE
50. Begrudge. : ENVY
51. Juin or Juillet. : MOIS
52. Early movie director. : INCE
53. Silkworm. : ERIA
55. Weather prediction. : SNOW
56. Part of a huge University. : UCLA
57. Beat steadily, as rain. : PELT
59. On account of. : FOR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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