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New York Times, Tuesday, October 21, 1958

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,402
Across Down
1. Metropolitan soprano. : STEBER
7. Least perilous. : SAFEST
13. Vain or foolish fancy. : CHIMERA
14. Taciturnity. : SILENCE
15. Bulwark. : RAMPART
16. Governor-elect of Maine. : CLAUSON
17. Arbitrator. : UMPIRE
18. Mountebank. : FAKE
19. Spanish article. : LOS
20. Shiny mineral. : SPAR
21. Kind of farm. : DAIRY
23. Postern. : GATE
24. Harmonized. : TONED
26. Slogan. : CRY
27. French composer. : RAVEL
28. ___-disant (self-styled). : SOI
29. Gypsies. : ROMS
31. Best bib and tucker. : FINERY
32. Slangy phrase of assent. : SURETHING
34. Senator-elect of Maine. : MUSKIE
37. Young 'uns. : LADS
38. Spanish Mrs. : SRA
41. Chipped in. : ANTED
42. Sheep. : RAM
43. Trencherman. : EATER
45. Flat-bottomed boat. : SCOW
46. Killers: Suffix. : CIDES
48. ___ me tangere (touch me not): Lat. : NOLI
49. Jersey. : COW
50. Dramatist of Shakespeare's day. : LYLY
51. Where Greeks meet Greeks. : AGORAS
53. Covetousness. : AVARICE
55. Distribute in shares. : PRORATE
56. As becomes a king. : REGALLY
57. Addenda to country houses. : GARAGES
58. Amphitheatre areas: Lat. : ARENAE
59. No great ___ (not unusual): Slang. : SHAKES
1. Barber shop specialty. : SHAMPOO
2. Kettledrums. : TIMPANI
3. High-waisted fashion. : EMPIRE
4. Kipling's Baloo. : BEAR
5. Blundered. : ERRED
6. Hair pad. : RAT
7. Smooth and soft. : SILKY
8. Wings: Lat. : ALAE
9. Fire: Fr. : FEU
10. Reduce to subjection. : ENSLAVE
11. Child's vehicle. : SCOOTER
12. With great nervousness. : TENSELY
13. Hard surface layers. : CRUSTS
14. Timid. : SCARY
18. Washington celebrity. : FIRSTLADY
22. Highest point. : ACME
23. Squad of workers. : GANG
25. Celtic priest. : DRUID
27. Follower of 1 Down. : RINSE
30. State: Abbr. : ORE
31. Pin used in splicing rope. : FID
32. Oblique course. : SKEW
33. Piece on a horse's collar. : HAME
34. Make-up item. : MASCARA
35. Reveal. : UNCOVER
36. Warehouse contents. : STOWAGE
38. ___ battery. : STORAGE
39. Tells. : RELATES
40. Begins. : ARISES
42. Hoosier poet. : RILEY
44. Jacket with hood for arctic wear. : ANORAK
46. Wheel. : CYCLE
47. One of the Churchills. : SARAH
50. Girl's name. : LILA
52. Primitive musical instrument. : GORA
54. Was a candidate. : RAN
55. Postgraduates: Abbr. : PGS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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