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New York Times, Thursday, January 23, 1958

Author:
Cora Goodman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.71, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,131

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Across
1. Inspiration, as of an artist, poet, etc. : AFFLATUS
9. Sail before the wind. : SCUD
13. Of a geological period. : PLIOCENE
14. Father. : PATER
16. Omens. : PORTENTS
17. Fastened: Naut. : REEVED
19. Fewer. : LESS
20. Small finch. : SISKIN
22. Soul: Fr. : AME
23. Superlative ending. : EST
24. Witnessing. : SEEING
25. Talkative. : GLIB
26. Bell, book, and ___. : CANDLE
27. Dismay. : DAUNT
28. Ambassador. : LEGATE
31. Fabulous region. : ELDORADO
33. Reversion to the primitive. : ATAVISM
35. Jingle's servant in "Pickwick Papers." : TROTTER
36. Rhetorical. : FORENSIC
38. Eastern rulers. : AMEERS
39. Point of view. : ANGLE
40. Molder. : SHAPER
42. Teheran coin. : RIAL
43. Abounded. : TEEMED
44. Army man: Abbr. : PFC
47. Old word for "started." : GAN
48. Stock of food. : LARDER
49. Parlor of a casa. : SALA
50. Involve. : ENTAIL
52. Absorbs eagerly. : DRINKSIN
54. Urbane. : SUAVE
55. Popular materials. : ACETATES
56. Olympus dweller. : ARES
57. Fly-catching warbler. : REDSTART
Down
1. Delicious or greening. : APPLE
2. Ice afloat. : FLOES
3. Original. : FIRST
4. Areas for movie making. : LOTS
5. Top performer. : ACE
6. Nervous state. : TENSENESS
7. Loose. : UNTIED
8. Attached, as a leaf, to the main stem. : SESSILE
9. Shoot. : SPRIG
10. City of northern France. : CAEN
11. Indian. : UTE
12. Lower the price of. : DEVALUATE
15. The string around one's finger. : REMINDER
18. "As we forgive our ___." : DEBTORS
21. Genuflected. : KNELT
24. Lustrous red-gold wood. : SATINE
25. Highest order of knighthood. : GARTER
26. Heroic British nurse of World War I. : CAVELL
27. Destined. : DOOMED
28. Author of "Laughing Boy." : LAFARGE
29. Walpole, Gladstone, Shelley, etc. : ETONIANS
30. Giant of medieval legend. : GARGANTUA
32. Adorned with hangings. : DRAPERIED
34. Hoarder. : MISER
37. Kind of cheese. : CHEDDAR
41. Mulct. : AMERCE
43. "___ from Shakespeare." : TALES
44. Italian food. : PASTA
45. Pilot. : FLIER
46. Poetic verb. : CANST
48. Vivid. : LIVE
49. Card game for three. : SKAT
51. Swiss river. : AAR
53. Net tons: Abbr. : NTS

Answer summary: 7 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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