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New York Times, Monday, March 3, 1958

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,170
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1. Color of raw silk. : ECRU
5. County seat of Dallas County, Ala. : SELMA
10. Early inhabitant of Great Britain. : PICT
14. Blessing. : BOON
15. ___ up (finish). : CLEAN
16. Fjord of Norway. : OSLO
17. Upper part of a slope. : BROW
18. Put back in position. : RESET
19. Great ___ of the United States. : SEAL
20. Serving as a warning, as the color of certain poisonous snakes. : SEMATIC
22. Mean. : INTEND
24. Seven: Fr. : SEPT
25. Parasitic insect. : FLEA
26. Distinguishing mark. : CACHET
29. Great ___. : SALTLAKE
33. Parts. : ROLES
34. Regards with favor. : LIKES
35. Biblical prince, in Book of Ezekiel. : GOG
36. Bride of Sir Erec. : ENID
37. Appendages to puppets. : WIRES
38. Writer of detective stories. : CARR
39. Own: Scot. : AIN
40. Scrap. : SHRED
41. Bright new starts. : NOVAE
42. Great ___, epithet for Sir Walter Scott. : MAGICIAN
44. Lime-clay mixture. : CEMENT
45. Specks. : DOTS
46. Island of the West Pacific. : GUAM
47. Without vigor. : EFFETE
50. Footstool. : OTTOMAN
54. Dickens' Miss Spenlow. : DORA
55. In what respect? : WHERE
58. Tyrant. : NERO
59. Instance of single combat. : DUEL
60. Buenos ___. : AIRES
61. Work on the copy desk. : EDIT
62. Branch of learning. : ARTS
63. Bread ingredient. : YEAST
64. Mohammed ___ Pahlavi. : REZA
1. Wanes. : EBBS
2. Heart. : CORE
3. Salon. : ROOM
4. Edmund Burke's contemptuous epithet, the "great ___." : UNWASHED
5. Handwriting. : SCRIPT
6. Choose. : ELECT
7. French article. : LES
8. Winnie ___. : MAE
9. Greater ___. : ANTILLES
10. Type of communication. : POSTAL
11. Phrase of comprehension. : ISEE
12. Family. : CLAN
13. Informed. : TOLD
21. Curling marks. : TEES
23. Fabrics. : NETS
25. Simulated. : FAKED
26. Yellowish white. : CREAM
27. Ancient district of Boeotia. : AONIA
28. Adhere. : CLING
29. Sea nymph. : SIREN
30. Mexican fiber plant. : AGAVE
31. Sacred book. : KORAN
32. Great white heron. : EGRET
34. Monetary units of Italy. : LIRAS
37. The Great ___. : WHITEWAY
38. The Great ___. : COMMONER
40. Great ___, a variety of potato. : SCOT
41. Orderly. : NEAT
43. Standards of perfection. : IDEALS
44. Most attractive. : CUTEST
46. Sections of a circular skirt. : GORES
47. Icelandic poems. : EDDA
48. ___ Freedoms. : FOUR
49. Worry. : FRET
51. Persian's contemporary. : MEDE
52. Where Flagstaff is: Abbr. : ARIZ
53. ___ bene. : NOTA
56. Hasten. : HIE
57. Noteworthy time. : ERA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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