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New York Times, Thursday, October 23, 1958

Author: H. L. Risteen
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,404
Across Down
1. Companionway. : STAIRS
7. Famous French man. : DEGAULLE
15. Small lead shot. : PELLET
16. Oversight. : OMISSION
17. Flycaster. : ANGLER
18. Assailants of Laocoön. : SERPENTS
19. Compass point. : SSE
20. Ladies fair. : DAMSELS
22. Teutonic sky-god. : TIU
23. Star with fluted spectrum, in Cetus. : MIRA
25. Married folk. : PAIRS
26. "To ___ not to be . . . " : BEOR
27. Certain pictures. : OILS
29. In medias ___. : RES
30. "Now We Are Six" author. : MILNE
31. More trim and tidy. : NATTIER
33. ___ masque. : BAL
34. Old-time hairnets. : SNOODS
35. Metropolitan star. : CALLAS
38. Be indebted to. : OWE
39. Goblet. : CHALICE
40. Rhone tributary. : SAONE
43. Girl's name. : RAE
44. Bristle. : SETA
45. Historic Indian city. : AGRA
46. Jelly, in French cookery. : GELEE
48. Forefather: Poet. : SIRE
50. Grassy field. : LEA
51. Bursts in. : IRRUPTS
53. Promise of fidelity. : VOW
54. Place of waiting. : ANTEROOM
56. "___ and to Hold." : TOHAVE
58. Australian metropolis. : ADELAIDE
59. Click beetle. : ELATER
60. Composer of "Manon." : MASSENET
61. Farmers in the spring. : SOWERS
1. Brief spell of activity. : SPASM
2. Modern living problems. : TENSIONS
3. Possible follower of 7 Across. : ALGERIAN
4. Where Decatur is: Abbr. : ILL
5. Hollow-stemmed grass. : REED
6. Shoulder ___. : STRAP
7. G-man's file of letters, records, etc. : DOSSIER
8. Far East notables. : EMEERS
9. "Les ___." : GIRLS
10. Ophidians of Egypt. : ASPS
11. Function. : USE
12. Door beam. : LINTEL
13. Soothing liquid. : LOTION
14. Make certain. : ENSURE
21. Farm animals. : MARES
24. Pennsylvania city. : ALTOONA
26. Clubs. : BILLIES
28. American novelist. : STOWE
30. Shaded walks. : MALLS
32. Suffix in chemistry. : IDE
33. Pasture sound. : BAA
35. Bird sound. : CHEEP
36. Set in motion. : ACTIVATE
37. Henry Morgan, for example. : SEAROVER
39. Peace pipe. : CALUMET
40. Oriental greeting. : SALAAM
41. Program. : AGENDA
42. Waxes eloquent. : ORATES
43. Was carried again. : RERODE
46. Vaulted roof angle. : GROIN
47. Diminutive suffixes. : ETTES
49. Pitchers. : EWERS
51. "Dies ___," Latin hymn. : IRAE
52. Alone. : SOLO
55. Pre-subway carriers. : ELS
57. Red berry of a spiny shrub. : HAW

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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