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New York Times, Monday, December 1, 1958

Author:
Jon Patashus
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jon Patashus has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,443
Across
1. Belgian statesman, Secretary-General of NATO. : SPAAK
6. Diefenbacker's country. : CANADA
12. President of Indonesia. : SUKARNO
14. Passenger on the ark. : ANIMAL
15. Shake up. : AGITATE
16. Deputy Premier of Russia. : MIKOYAN
18. Highway channels. : LANES
19. Ancient stone marker. : STELE
21. Mao ___ Tung. : TSE
22. Hollywood's Sheridan and others. : ANNS
23. Fence step. : STILE
24. Embankment. : DIKE
25. Hoosier humorist. : ADE
26. Factories. : MILLS
27. Itinerant of a sort. : NOMAD
28. Popular princess. : MARGARET
30. Makes gay. : LIVENS
31. Egyptian Defense Minister. : AMER
32. Wise man. : SAGE
33. Arkansas Congressional investigator. : HARRIS
36. Setback. : REVERSAL
40. Positive pole. : ANODE
41. More certain. : SURER
42. Sooner than: Poet. : ERE
43. Mrs. Ben Lyons. : BEBE
44. Tendrils on plants. : BINES
45. Room: Span. : SALA
46. Anger. : IRE
47. Musical instrument. : ORGAN
48. Jobs for attorneys. : CASES
49. Composer of "Prince Igor." : BORODIN
51. Sea shell. : ABALONE
53. Home of Cornell. : ITHACA
54. Testifies. : DEPONES
55. Maiden. : DAMSEL
56. Important British family. : EDENS
Down
1. Actress Cornelia. : SKINNER
2. Tops of heads. : PATES
3. Macaws. : ARAS
4. Insect. : ANT
5. "Thieves in the Night" author. : KOESTLER
6. Passengers on the ark. : CAMELS
7. Old womanish. : ANILE
8. Goddess of Victory. : NIKE
9. I love: Lat. : AMO
10. Dawn to dusk. : DAYTIME
11. Sen. Gruening, for one. : ALASKAN
12. Oriental greeting. : SALAAM
13. British protectorate in Africa. : UGANDA
17. Requirements. : NEEDS
20. Awning. : TILT
23. Ancestors: Poet. : SIRES
24. Capital of Delaware. : DOVER
26. First Lady. : MAMIE
27. River of West Africa. : NIGER
29. Avant ___. : GARDE
30. Washes against. : LAVES
32. Courting music. : SERENADE
33. President Bourguiba of Tunis. : HABIB
34. Type of barometer. : ANEROID
35. Jerome Kern musical. : ROBERTA
36. ___ risk (take a chance). : RUNA
37. Periods of time. : SEASONS
38. Actress Francis. : ARLENE
39. Rental contracts. : LEASES
41. Flare. : SIGNAL
44. Actress of Baby Snooks fame. : BRICE
45. Drawing room. : SALON
47. Harem rooms. : ODAS
48. Outer garment. : CAPE
50. Unit of electrical resistance. : OHM
52. River bottom. : BED

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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