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New York Times, Thursday, November 13, 1958

Author: S. A. Kay
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Short, thickset horses. : COBS
5. Johnny-on-the-___. : SPOT
9. Picasso. : PABLO
14. In a frenzy. : AMOK
15. Ballerina's dancing skirt. : TUTU
16. Modern fabric. : ORLON
17. Naval officer, third or fourth in command. : NAVIGATOR
19. Cosmetic. : ROUGE
20. "To the shores of ___." : TRIPOLI
21. Type. : NATURE
23. Jars. : JOLTS
25. Grownups. : MEN
26. Lily plant of western U. S. : CAMASS
29. Spoliates. : PLUNDERS
34. White vestment. : AMICE
35. Ground corn. : GRIST
36. Father William's profession. : LAW
37. Long and slender. : LANK
38. Pickle. : BRINE
39. Early home of man. : CAVE
40. Honshu bay. : ISE
41. Threefold. : TRINE
42. Diminished. : WANED
43. Small coin. : FARTHING
45. The waist. : MIDDLE
46. Cycle. : ERA
47. Climb. : SCALE
49. Relatives of umbrettes. : HERONS
52. Antiquity. : OLDNESS
56. Jason's wife. : MEDEA
57. "From the Halls of ___ . . . " : MONTEZUMA
59. Clad. : DREST
60. Impel. : URGE
61. Seed covering. : ARIL
62. Eel. : MORAY
63. Driving impulse. : GOAD
64. "___ thief to catch a thief." : SETA
1. Tilt. : CANT
2. Friend of Dwight and George. : OMAR
3. Cattle: Comb. form. : BOVI
4. Sister ship of the Nautilus. : SKIPJACK
5. Plays for time: Slang. : STALLS
6. ___ over on (deceive): Colloq. : PUTIT
7. Indian. : OTO
8. Divert. : TURN
9. Handwriting on the wall. : PORTENT
10. Close about. : AROUND
11. Smudge. : BLUR
12. Movie theatre section. : LOGE
13. Pronoun. : ONE
18. Graylag. : GOOSE
22. Divert. : AMUSE
24. Hot ___, Arkansas. : SPRINGS
26. State: Abbr. : CALIF
27. Absalom's captain. : AMASA
28. Underground worker. : MINER
30. Party ___. : LINE
31. Cape elk. : ELAND
32. Untwist. : RAVEL
33. Member of the Riksdag. : SWEDE
35. Happy expression. : GRIN
38. Man's name meaning strong. : BRIAN
39. Musical flourishes. : CADENZAS
41. Guttural. : THROATY
42. Irish-born English playwright. : WILDE
44. Spanish saint. : TERESA
45. Soda fountain order. : MALTED
48. Dance. : CONGA
49. Outstanding one. : HERO
50. River into the Fulda. : EDER
51. Affectedly prim. : SMUG
53. River near Paris. : EURE
54. Struck. : SMIT
55. Room: Span. : SALA
56. Title of address: Abbr. : MDM
58. Spanish gold. : ORO

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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