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New York Times, Friday, April 18, 1958

Author:
Herman Keld
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 328 (avg 1.73)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,216
Across
1. Protective curtain of gunfire. : BARRAGE
8. Las Vegas payoff. : JACKPOT
15. Time when sun's center crosses equator. : EQUINOX
16. Annul. : ABOLISH
17. Baggage or personal effects. : DUNNAGE
18. Mother of Esau and Jacob. : REBECCA
19. Province of Canada: Abbr. : SASK
20. Place to eat in a hotel or clubhouse. : GRILL
22. Good: Scot. : BRAW
23. Singer in a quartet. : ALTO
24. Toilers south of the border. : PEONS
25. Flu's former name. : GRIPPE
29. Snap. : WAFER
32. Upright part of a step. : RISER
33. Prance. : CAPER
34. Where Clearwater is: Abbr. : FLA
37. Simple wind instrument. : OCARINA
39. Book of the Old Testament. : EZEKIEL
41. Exclamation of surprise. : WHY
42. Green spot in a waste. : OASIS
44. Antiseptic. : IODOL
45. Figure in the Scopes trial. : BRYAN
46. Golf club: Var. : BRASSY
47. Ben Gurion's party. : MAPAI
50. Mrs. Helmer. : NORA
52. Drying chamber. : OVEN
53. Moisten, as with drippings. : BASTE
55. Exile from Eden. : CAIN
59. Disconcerted: Colloq. : RATTLED
61. Capable of being appraised. : RATABLE
63. Locate. : SITUATE
64. 1604 tragedy. : OTHELLO
65. ___ fields. : ELYSIAN
66. Reserve. : SHYNESS
Down
1. Plats for plants. : BEDS
2. Decorator's color. : AQUA
3. Steals off. : RUNS
4. Extent of ice marked for curling. : RINK
5. Collection of items of information. : ANA
6. Stare. : GOGGLE
7. Put forth, as strength. : EXERT
8. Norse chieftain. : JARL
9. Victim of 55 Across. : ABEL
10. Short-legged, stocky horse. : COB
11. General under Napoleon. : KLEBER
12. Bitter: Comb. form. : PICRO
13. Ancient Italian. : OSCAN
14. Unbends. : THAWS
21. One of the Big Ten. : IOWA
23. Deductive, in logic. : APRIORI
24. Bark of Brazilian tree, used as a tonic. : PEREIRA
25. Thrive. : GROW
26. Sumptuous. : RICH
27. Phrase meaning "Here's a surprise!" : ISAY
28. Through. : PER
30. Gibbons. : APES
31. A form of cap. : FEZ
33. House, in Cadiz. : CASA
34. Pins used in rope splicing: Naut. : FIDS
35. People born between July 23 and Aug. 23. : LEOS
36. Associate. : ALLY
38. To say ___ (to refuse). : NAY
40. Hawaiian timber tree. : KOA
43. Taverns. : INNS
45. African tribesmen. : BANTUS
46. Very slight breeze. : BREATH
47. Senator from Oregon. : MORSE
48. Profit. : AVAIL
49. Trivial. : PETTY
51. Others: Span. : OTROS
53. Greek letter. : BETA
54. Gulf of the Arabian Ocean. : ADEN
55. City in Normandy. : CAEN
56. Clever. : ABLE
57. Misfortunes. : ILLS
58. New: Greek. : NEOS
60. Chou-en-___. : LAI
62. Poetic pronoun. : THY

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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