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New York Times, Saturday, February 1, 1958

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.82, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 96, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,140
Across Down
1. Delayed a while. : PAUSED
7. Fidelity to nature. : REALISM
14. Dress. : ATTIRE
15. Habituate. : ACCUSTOM
17. "Fantasie Impromptu" composer. : CHOPIN
18. Fellow traveler. : SHIPMATE
19. Hill, in So. Africa. : KOP
20. ___ ray tube. : CATHODE
22. Card game. : GIN
23. Issue. : EMIT
25. Popular school recital piece. : TREES
26. Small group or cluster. : KNOT
27. Defenders of a retreat. : REARGUARD
29. Instrument for 17 Across. : PIANO
30. Iris rootstock. : ORRIS
31. Labored stair climber. : PANTER
32. Connecting. : BETWEEN
35. Patchers. : MENDERS
36. Not too literate. : UNREAD
37. Windshield attachment. : WIPER
38. Leg attachment. : STILT
39. Rub the wrong way. : DISPLEASE
43. Bugles in the night. : TAPS
44. Migratory birds. : GEESE
45. 1/8 ounce. : DRAM
46. She wore diamonds. : LIL
47. Stable currency. : DOLLARS
49. Polish. : RUB
50. Drew out information. : ELICITED
52. Civil guardians. : POLICE
54. Refurbish. : RENOVATE
55. Mr. Brownlow's protégé. : OLIVER
56. Argued the point. : DEBATED
57. Carriers. : TOTERS
1. Food worker in Chicago. : PACKER
2. Social reception. : ATHOME
3. Heaven on earth. : UTOPIA
4. Taste. : SIP
5. Norse name. : ERIC
6. Unfit to drink. : DENATURED
7. Slices of bacon. : RASHERS
8. Repeated. : ECHOED
9. Etching liquids. : ACIDS
10. Actress Velez. : LUPE
11. Doctrine. : ISM
12. Succumb to inertia. : STAGNATE
13. Gesturer. : MOTIONER
16. Teachers and guides. : MENTORS
21. Super Chief. : TRAIN
24. Garden tools. : TROWELS
26. Blood relations. : KINDRED
28. Dandy. : GREAT
29. Lengthwise strip in a skirt. : PANEL
31. Spicy soup. : PEPPERPOT
32. Obviously busy person. : BUSTLER
33. Involved. : ENTAILED
34. Rope used as a releasing device. : TRIPLINE
35. ___ Solemnis. : MISSA
37. Handled. : WIELDED
39. Expunge. : DELETE
40. Get there. : ARRIVE
41. Flying object. : SAUCER
42. Glowing coals. : EMBERS
44. Reached. : GOTAT
47. Operatic star. : DIVA
48. Operatic aria. : SOLO
51. Kind of horse. : COB
53. Ignited. : LIT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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