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New York Times, Wednesday, December 31, 1958

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 312 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,456
Across
1. Old Glory. : FLAG
5. Stevens and Peters. : DIVAS
10. Half: Prefix. : DEMI
14. Caesar's city. : ROMA
15. Playwright Loos. : ANITA
16. Asian river, the Amu Darya. : OXUS
17. Footnote term. : IDEM
18. Dialect of a region. : IDIOM
19. Honey: Comb. form. : MELI
20. Factor in U. S. global defense. : AIRBASE
22. Short articles about books, plays, etc. : NOTICES
24. Cameo stone. : ONYX
25. Win through effort. : EARN
26. Islamic. : MOSLEM
29. Monarch of all he surveys. : OMNIARCH
33. Camel's hair cloth. : ABA
34. Monoplane of World War I. : TAUBE
36. Unpleasantly conspicuous. : STARY
37. Moments: Colloq. : SECS
39. Large turnover collars. : ETONS
41. Dutch pressed cheese. : EDAM
42. Moslem spiritual leader. : KARIM
44. Wyoming range of the Rockies. : TETON
46. Tourist stopover. : INN
47. Hebrews. : SHEMITES
49. Indian craft. : CANOES
51. Gen. Bradley. : OMAR
52. Dimensions. : SIZE
53. Fanny Burney heroine. : EVELINA
56. Innocence. : NAIVETE
60. Lollipop flavor. : LIME
61. Prepare to pray. : KNEEL
63. Relatives of the bandar-log. : APES
64. Note. : MEMO
65. Outer: Anat. : ECTAL
66. Per ___. : DIEM
67. Water bird. : SWAN
68. Fully ripened. : READY
69. Culmination. : ACME
Down
1. Norse goddess: Var. : FRIA
2. City in Italy. : LODI
3. Yankee: Abbr. : AMER
4. Cavort about. : GAMBOL
5. Dogpatch character. : DAISYMAE
6. Catalogue. : INDEX
7. Part of the late King Haakon's title. : VII
8. Penance. : ATONEMENT
9. Man from Pago Pago. : SAMOAN
10. Tower over (other things). : DOMINATE
11. Army officer: Colloq. : EXEC
12. Well-known mascot. : MULE
13. Egyptian goddess. : ISIS
21. Dillseed. : ANET
23. Thrice: Prefix. : TRIS
26. Dominoes. : MASKS
27. West Indian sorcery. : OBEAH
28. Holy: Fr. : SACRE
29. Flutelike instruments. : OBOES
30. Means of communication. : RADIO
31. Irving's Ichabod. : CRANE
32. Works of Charles Wesley. : HYMNS
35. Statement. : UTTERANCE
38. Dollar: Slang. : SIMOLEON
40. In a friendly way. : SOCIALLY
43. Rodolfo's beloved. : MIMI
45. Storm trooper or Brown Shirt. : NAZI
48. Type of cargo vessel. : TANKER
50. Site of atomic proving grounds. : NEVADA
52. Golf champion. : SNEAD
53. Graceful trees. : ELMS
54. Prospect. : VIEW
55. The famous Lady Hamilton. : EMMA
57. Heroic. : EPIC
58. Abound. : TEEM
59. Man's name. : ESME
62. Greek letter. : ETA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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