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New York Times, Monday, April 14, 1958

Author:
Madeline Corse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,212
Across
1. Congressional attendant. : PAGE
5. Scenic place in the hills. : VALE
9. House in New Mexico. : ADOBE
14. Parrots. : ARAS
15. "Hired man" of Bacheller novel. : EBEN
16. Part of a piano. : PEDAL
17. Repeating. : REITERANT
19. Dress up. : PRINK
20. Slogan for our time. : ATOMSFORPEACE
22. Sulky expression. : POUT
23. Jai ___. : ALAI
24. Votes to accept. : ADOPTS
27. Speaking harshly, as in anger. : SNARLING
31. Free-for-all. : MELEE
32. Ancient people of Great Britain. : PICTS
33. And not. : NOR
34. Made angry. : IRED
35. Marbles and others. : GAMES
36. ___ vale (farewell): Lat. : BENE
37. Rialto sign. : SRO
38. Selects and gathers. : CULLS
39. Legendary enchantress. : CIRCE
40. Outburst of uncontrolled feeling. : HYSTERIA
42. Assuage. : SOFTEN
43. Leaf cutters. : ANTS
44. Interoffice note. : MEMO
45. Latin. : SOUTHAMERICAN
50. Malice. : SPITE
51. Set apart formally to a definite use. : DEDICATED
53. Palliative. : EASER
54. Lake port SW of Buffalo. : ERIE
55. Equivocator. : LIAR
56. British Navy personal. : WRENS
57. Red and Black. : SEAS
58. Nimble. : SPRY
Down
1. ___ excellence. : PAR
2. Open space in a building. : AREA
3. Way of running. : GAIT
4. Prevented by law. : ESTOPPED
5. Against, in law and sport. : VERSUS
6. Toward the stern. : ABAFT
7. Soft, light fabric. : LENO
8. Fascinates. : ENTRANCES
9. Looks. : APPEARS
10. Cause to go off the track. : DERAIL
11. Pertaining to an alleged force. : ODIC
12. Cause of harm. : BANE
13. Antlered animal. : ELK
18. Overact: Colloq. : EMOTE
21. Small pieces of ground. : PLATS
24. Sect in "Plain and Fancy." : AMISH
25. Refrain word in old songs. : DERRY
26. Bread spreads. : OLEOS
27. City of India, in the Himalayas. : SIMLA
28. Motionless. : INERT
29. For the ___ (temporarily). : NONCE
30. Area of smooth turf. : GREEN
32. Natural grandeur on the Hudson. : PALISADES
35. Swineherd in "Ivanhoe." : GURTH
36. A type of eyeglasses. : BIFOCALS
38. Basketball players. : CENTERS
39. Pre-Western type of TV performer. : COMIC
41. Take up the slack. : TAUTEN
42. Chain. : SERIES
44. Agencies. : MEDIA
45. Boom. : SPAR
46. Tributary of the Seine. : OISE
47. Nothing more than. : MERE
48. Off balance. : ATIP
49. Approach. : NEAR
50. Do needlework. : SEW
52. Matter-of-fact. : DRY

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

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