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New York Times, Thursday, February 27, 1958

Author: Herbert Ettenson
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,166
Across Down
1. Almost: Dial. : NIGH
5. Snippet, as of parsley. : SPRIG
10. Field of floating ice. : FLOE
14. Melange. : OLIO
15. 88 keys. : PIANO
16. First name on the Supreme Court. : EARL
17. Miniature. : VESTPOCKET
19. Brain child. : IDEA
20. Ghastly. : ASHWHITE
21. County of Scotland. : ARGYLL
23. Afflicts. : AILS
24. Sound of a fire bell. : CLANG
25. Church surplices. : COTTAS
28. Dog-tired. : FOOTSORE
31. Prospero's servant. : ARIEL
32. Pickle. : BRINE
33. Ten: Fr. : DIX
34. Over: Ger. : UBER
35. Person. : BEING
36. Miss Steber, for example. : DIVA
37. Rest. : SIT
38. Sound effects on shipboard. : BELLS
39. Carpenter's instrument. : BEVEL
40. Spiritlike. : ETHEREAL
42. Stroller. : GOCART
43. Miss Dickinson. : EMILY
44. Gloriole. : AURA
45. Kind of bathing suit. : BIKINI
47. College courses. : SCIENCES
51. Reverberated. : RANG
52. Billy. : NIGHTSTICK
54. Stravinsky. : IGOR
55. Stage direction. : ENTER
56. Revolver holster: Fr. : ETUI
57. Particle. : MOTE
58. Flip. : SASSY
59. Breather. : REST
1. ___ Scotia. : NOVA
2. Martinique and others. : ILES
3. Famous theatrical name. : GISH
4. Trouble, figuratively. : HOTWATER
5. Booty. : SPOILS
6. Early Britons. : PICTS
7. Lothario. : RAKE
8. Chemical suffix. : INE
9. Fared well. : GOTALONG
10. Dissembles. : FEIGNS
11. Whom Peeping Tom saw. : LADYGODIVA
12. Russian city. : OREL
13. Israel's airline. : ELAL
18. Medicine bottle. : PHIAL
22. Chide. : RATE
24. Quarters. : COINS
25. Bring about. : CAUSE
26. Explorer's route. : ORBIT
27. Wed: Colloq. : TIETHEKNOT
28. Furbelow. : FRILL
29. The Red or the Yellow. : RIVER
30. Put on a pedestal. : EXALT
32. Secure with rope: Naut. : BELAY
35. Direct routes. : BEELINES
36. Carafe. : DECANTER
38. Stick or plate of a fan. : BRIN
39. Drills. : BORES
41. Fugitive from a country. : EMIGRE
42. French actor. : GUITRY
44. Yearns (for). : ACHES
45. Snap ___. : BRIM
46. Man of perfidy. : IAGO
47. Non-coms. : SGTS
48. Mention. : CITE
49. Old French coins. : ECUS
50. Vaudeville act. : SKIT
53. One ___ million. : INA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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