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New York Times, Wednesday, February 5, 1958

Author: Walt Clark
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Walt Clark has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,144
Across Down
1. Man with the golden touch. : MIDAS
6. Nautical term. : ALOW
10. Metal piece fitted over a staple. : HASP
14. Island greeting. : ALOHA
15. ___' Shanter. : TAMO
16. Pennsylvania city. : ERIE
17. A toast, in Norway. : SKOAL
18. Fail to hear the alarm. : OVERSLEEP
20. Pungent black liquid. : TAR
21. Polish lancer. : UHLAN
23. Former coin of Hungary. : PENGO
24. Yuccalike plant. : SOTOL
26. Edmond, Count of Monte Cristo. : DANTES
27. Stringed instrument. : ZITHER
29. Look. : STARE
31. "___ Rhythm." : IGOT
32. Magic lantern plate. : SLIDE
33. Pine away. : DIE
36. A friendly greeting. : TOPOFTHEMORNING
40. Type of storage place: Abbr. : ARS
41. Contemporary of Dickens. : READE
42. Aware of: Slang. : ONTO
43. Commands. : HEADS
44. "Saludos ___." : AMIGOS
46. Plant of the lily family. : CAMASS
49. Rebuke. : SCOLD
50. Embellish. : ADORN
51. Squash and others. : GAMES
53. River into the Volga. : OKA
56. Send-off phrase. : BONVOYAGE
58. Strength. : SINEW
60. Have ___ in one's bonnet. : ABEE
61. Useful Latin abbreviation. : ETAL
62. English composer. : ELGAR
63. Dutch-English painter. : LELY
64. Relative of piping. : WELT
65. A milksop. : SISSY
1. Crane pole. : MAST
2. Every: Scot. : ILKA
3. Hardware for the household. : DOORSTOPS
4. Eureka! : AHA
5. Mark of official respect. : SALUTE
6. Ring-shaped island with central lagoon. : ATOLL
7. Source of pumice. : LAVA
8. Augury. : OMEN
9. Radio station initials. : WOR
10. French girl's name. : HELENE
11. Negative verbal contraction. : ARENT
12. Long-drawn-out affair. : SIEGE
13. Gourd fruits. : PEPOS
19. Thinner. : SPARER
22. Level: Abbr. : HOR
25. "___ be in England . . . " : OHTO
26. Pedestal face. : DADO
27. Former Empress of Austria. : ZITA
28. Russian hero. : IGOR
29. Coasters. : SLEDS
30. Suitable moment. : TIME
32. Food fish. : SHAD
33. Sound effects of schooldays. : DINGDONGS
34. Preposition. : INTO
35. Parts of psyches. : EGOS
37. City in California. : FRESNO
38. Social doings. : TEAS
39. Knot of wool. : NOIL
43. Pulitzer Prize play. : HARVEY
44. First-rate. : ACE
45. Garden growths. : MOSSES
46. A junto. : CABAL
47. Clay for making brick. : ADOBE
48. Nickel alloy. : MONEL
49. Food fish. : SMELT
51. Postern. : GATE
52. Bedouin head cord. : AGAL
54. New Zealand parrots. : KEAS
55. Askew. : AWRY
57. Cone-bearing tree. : YEW
59. River in Asia. : ILI

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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