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New York Times, Wednesday, October 29, 1958

Author: Herbert Ettenson
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,410
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1. Greek letters. : CHIS
5. Small talk. : CHAT
9. Phials. : VIALS
14. Dromedarian feature. : HUMP
15. Shaped like paddles. : OARY
16. Attending spirit. : ANGEL
17. Concerning. : INRE
18. John or Mary. : PROPERNAME
20. Ultimate authority. : THELASTWORD
22. Burst. : POP
23. Is situated. : LIES
24. Lately formed. : RECENT
26. Yogis. : FAKIRS
29. Plain like the pampas. : LLANO
31. Sarcasm. : IRONY
32. City on the Orne. : CAEN
33. Panelist Chase. : ILKA
37. Native of Sofia: Abbr. : BULG
38. West ___. : POINT
39. Modernists. : NEOS
40. Pierce. : STAB
41. ___ snuff. : UPTO
42. The Champs. : YANKS
43. Vacuous. : EMPTY
45. Continued. : KEPTON
46. Arise. : COMEUP
49. Lofty. : HIGH
50. Eggs: Lat. : OVA
51. Student's hideaway. : READINGROOM
57. Student's telltale. : REPORTCARD
59. "The Egg ___." : ANDI
60. Hanging. : DRAPE
61. Native of Bari: Abbr. : ITAL
62. Tallow. : SUET
63. Pens. : STIES
64. Noblewoman. : DAME
65. Basic Latin verb. : ESSE
1. Pert girl. : CHIT
2. What did you say?: Colloq. : HUNH
3. The late Mr. Nagy. : IMRE
4. Orthographic contest. : SPELLINGBEE
5. Brushwoods. : COPSES
6. Stags. : HARTS
7. In single file. : AROW
8. Printing error, for short. : TYPO
9. Dolly in "Barnaby Rudge." : VARDEN
10. Tabard ___. : INN
11. Yawning. : AGAPE
12. Ice flavor. : LEMON
13. Dozed. : SLEPT
19. Wandering. : ERRANT
21. Delicate. : AIRY
25. Make an epigram. : COINAPHRASE
26. Little white lies. : FIBS
27. In ___ (stagnating). : ARUT
28. Tropical nut. : KOLA
29. Nonprofessionals. : LAITY
30. Soft, light fabric. : LENO
32. Ancient Egyptian. : COPT
34. Imparted. : LENT
35. Lord High Executioner. : KOKO
36. Group: Abbr. : ASSN
38. Doll. : PUPPET
42. Peteman. : YEGG
44. Diving birds of auk family. : MURRES
45. Ignite. : KINDLE
46. Trousers of a ribbed fabric. : CORDS
47. Apparent. : OVERT
48. Ben-Gurion's party. : MAPAI
49. Inventor Maxim. : HIRAM
52. Etching stuff. : ACID
53. Statistics. : DATA
54. Responsibility. : ONUS
55. Pindarics. : ODES
56. Wee bit. : MITE
58. Unclose: Poet. : OPE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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