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New York Times, Thursday, March 13, 1958

Author: H. L. Risteen
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,180
Across Down
1. Tennis stroke. : SMASH
6. Footloose people. : ROAMERS
13. Weapon. : LANCE
14. Perennial stage hit. : OKLAHOMA
16. Legendary Irish warrior. : FENIAN
17. Canvas. : MAINSAIL
18. ___ publicae (in matters of state): Lat. : REI
19. Inlet. : RIA
21. Yield as a return. : PAY
22. Sen. Symington. : STU
23. Fitting. : APT
24. Genus of trees, the hackberries. : CELTIS
26. Bow. : STEM
27. She's "all tears." : NIOBE
29. Exclamations. : OHS
30. Perchlike fish. : BASS
31. Philippine island. : CEBU
32. Pronoun. : YOU
33. Old ___. : SOL
34. Part of U.S.A. : ORANGEFREESTATE
40. Card game. : GIN
41. Cote sound. : BAS
42. Uniform. : EVEN
43. Put on best clothes (with "up"). : DOLL
45. Muffin. : GEM
46. Concerning. : ANENT
47. Dictator's title. : DUCE
48. Large red hogs. : DUROCS
50. Calendar abbreviation. : MAR
51. Dessert. : ICE
52. Water bird. : ERN
53. Negative. : NOT
54. Playing card. : ACE
55. One of the seven hills of Rome. : PALATINE
58. ___ England. : MERRIE
60. Traveler's option. : STOPOVER
61. Quality of personality. : TRAIT
62. Pitters. : STONERS
63. Attempt. : ESSAY
1. Less active. : SLEEPIER
2. Where Winnipeg is. : MANITOBA
3. Blackbird. : ANI
4. Hard to get. : SCARCE
5. Norwegian performer. : HENIE
6. Gypsy. : ROM
7. African animals. : OKAPIS
8. Rogue's gallery item. : ALIAS
9. Numerous. : MANY
10. Sounds of inquiry. : EHS
11. Makes fun of: Colloq. : ROASTS
12. Hits hard. : SMITES
15. Ingredient in dyes. : ALUM
16. El Caudillo. : FRANCO
20. Indifferent. : ALOOF
25. Contemporary fabulist. : THURBER
26. He wrote "Bambi." : SALTEN
28. Do clumsily. : BUNGLE
30. Genus of cattle. : BOS
32. Money in Japan. : YEN
33. Vast amount. : SES
35. "___ Blas." : GIL
36. Statesman de Valera. : EAMON
37. Prayer. : AVEMARIA
38. Persistence. : TENACITY
39. Menu item. : ENTREE
43. Tickets: Slang. : DUCATS
44. Large cat. : OCELOT
45. Fighter plane crewman. : GUNNER
46. Flowering plants. : ASTERS
47. Slight hollows. : DIPS
48. Hit hard and fast. : DRIVE
49. Earl: Fr. : COMTE
52. Harrow's rival. : ETON
56. Mailing address. : APO
57. Common suffixes. : ERS
59. Short-napped fabric. : RAS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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