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New York Times, Wednesday, March 5, 1958

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
1. Talk big. : BRAG
5. Marble: Dial. : MIB
8. Makes a choice. : OPTS
12. Coin replaced by the franc. : LIVRE
14. Amonasro's daughter. : AIDA
15. Plain. : BARE
16. An immense expanse. : OCEAN
17. Devices of ancient warfare, like catapults. : BALLISTAE
19. Pansy Yokum's pipe. : CORNCOB
21. Prizes. : ESTEEMS
22. Receiver of a gift. : DONEE
24. Thun's river. : AAR
25. State. : ASSERT
28. This year. : MCMLVIII
33. Score of the lanes. : SPARE
34. Brother of Odin. : VILI
35. Father of Cainan. : ENOS
36. Novel of Indian life, 1901. : KIM
37. Popeye's dish. : SPINACH
40. Cordwainer's tool. : AWL
41. Island off Tuscany. : ELBA
43. ___ bunting, European bird. : REED
44. Forearm bones. : ULNAE
46. City in Michigan. : DEARBORN
48. Lawyer's concern. : CLIENT
49. Rifle. : ROB
50. Tall East Indian trees. : TEAKS
52. Dismays. : APPALLS
56. Deeply in love: Colloq. : SMITTEN
60. Munificent. : BOUNTEOUS
62. Kinswoman. : NIECE
63. Skin diver's apparatus. : LUNG
64. Be in a brown study. : MUSE
65. Knot on a tree trunk. : GNARL
66. Diminutive ending. : ETTE
67. Salutary spot. : SPA
68. Southern constellation resembling a crane. : GRUS
Down
1. Political body. : BLOC
2. Puerto ___. : RICO
3. See 25 Across. : AVER
4. More imposing. : GRANDER
5. "Mamma ___!" : MIA
6. Groundless. : IDLE
7. Soothing, fragrant, etc. : BALSAMIC
8. Remark. : OBSERVE
9. Meat paste. : PATE
10. London vehicle. : TRAM
11. Comprehends. : SEES
13. Repeated performances. : ENCORES
14. French cleric. : ABBE
18. Language: Abbr. : ITAL
20. Part of Canada: Abbr. : ONT
23. Renowned. : EMINENT
25. Invited. : ASKED
26. Timber driven into the ground as support. : SPILE
27. Brazilian dance. : SAMBA
29. Garbed. : CLAD
30. Relative of namby-pamby. : INANE
31. Hawkeye. : IOWAN
32. Speck of Oceania. : ISLET
34. Four: Ger. : VIER
38. Puzzles. : PROBLEMS
39. Unwieldy. : HULKING
42. Classify. : ARRANGE
45. Selvage of cloth. : LISTING
47. Roll of fabric. : BOLT
48. Mechanical part. : CAM
51. To be: Lat. : ESSE
52. Competent. : ABLE
53. Sulk. : POUT
54. Flat-bottomed boat. : PUNT
55. Minestrone. : SOUP
57. Disrupt. : TEAR
58. Curtain color. : ECRU
59. Norse name. : NELS
61. Patriotic monogram. : USA

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

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