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New York Times, Saturday, October 25, 1958

Author: Arthur Lewis
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { H J X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 98, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,406
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1. Pertaining to wedlock. : MARITAL
8. Presume. : SUPPOSE
15. Era in man's rise. : IRONAGE
16. Company providing gas, electricity, etc. : UTILITY
17. Certain storekeepers. : GROCERS
18. Name for a Christmas child. : NATALIE
19. ___ holiday. : ROMAN
20. Video sets. : TVS
22. Ailments. : ILLS
23. Affirmatives. : AYES
24. Sounds from the sky. : BEEPS
26. Communist leader in Belgrade. : TITO
27. Craggy hill. : TOR
28. Old Spanish method of execution. : GARROTE
30. Prefix used with flop and plunk. : KER
31. Tries. : ESSAYS
33. Mad rush. : STAMPEDE
35. Part of an ounce. : DRAM
37. Basic igneous rock. : SIMA
38. Venetian taxis. : GONDOLAS
42. Walk about idly. : RAMBLE
46. Card. : ACE
47. Attacks with gunfire. : STRAFES
49. Man's nickname. : LEN
50. Confederates: Colloq. : REBS
52. Sea mollusk having ten arms. : SQUID
53. Feeling. : MOOD
54. Tense. : TAUT
55. Diminutive suffix. : ULA
56. Asian combine of nations. : SEATO
57. Increase. : ENLARGE
60. Nova. : NEWSTAR
62. Theatre districts. : RIALTOS
63. Lunar features. : CRATERS
64. Sifts. : SCREENS
65. Fencing term: Fr. : ENGARDE
1. Go south with the birds. : MIGRATE
2. Dry gullies in Southwest. : ARROYOS
3. Tenants. : ROOMERS
4. Peruvians. : INCAS
5. Acquired: Poet. : TAEN
6. Farming: Abbr. : AGR
7. Pearson of Canada. : LESTER
8. Solar features. : SUNSPOTS
9. Actress Hagen. : UTA
10. Cherry stone. : PIT
11. Braid. : PLAIT
12. Unctuous. : OILLIKE
13. Artificially formal. : STILTED
14. Slum, for example. : EYESORE
21. ___ libre. : VERS
24. Dark volcanic rocks. : BASALTS
25. Having steps. : STAIRED
28. Types of compasses, for short. : GYROS
29. Namesakes of Mme. Bovary. : EMMAS
32. Find a sum. : ADD
34. Jack of clubs, in loo. : PAM
36. Nobleman of Europe. : MARQUESS
38. Useful elastic bands. : GARTERS
39. Pelagic. : OCEANIC
40. Of cosmic groups. : NEBULAR
41. First king of Israel. : SAUL
43. Fat herring. : BLOATER
44. Scant garment for dancers. : LEOTARD
45. Approve. : ENDORSE
48. Nearly a groom. : FIANCE
51. Old. : STALE
53. Washington hostess. : MESTA
56. Gangster's haul. : SWAG
58. Way: Abbr. : RTE
59. Side: Comb. form. : GON
61. Bird. : ERN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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