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New York Times, Wednesday, April 2, 1958

Author: Herbert Ettenson
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,200
Across Down
1. Mountain in Thessaly. : OSSA
5. Relating to the back: Comb. form. : DORSO
10. Opposite of fem. : MASC
14. Ready for use. : RIPE
15. Abscond. : ELOPE
16. Lausche's state. : OHIO
17. Bespatter. : BLOT
18. What the wooden Indian used to advertise. : CIGARSTORE
20. Relative of a frogman. : SKINDIVER
22. Trifled (with). : TOYED
23. Former star of the music halls. : LAUDER
24. Watchdog's warning. : GRR
25. 33-1/3's. : LPS
27. Request. : BEG
28. Oozing. : SEEPAGE
32. Want and expect. : HOPE
34. Alice's wonderland. : DREAMWORLD
36. "I have ___ to sing O!" : ASONG
38. 45 inches, in old England. : ELL
39. Wanderer. : NOMAD
40. Member of the armed forces. : SERVICEMAN
43. Feminine name. : LORA
44. Craftsman. : ARTISAN
45. Follow closely. : DOG
47. In medias ___. : RES
48. Matched collection. : SET
49. Mate. : SPOUSE
51. Pilfer. : STEAL
54. Relative of a blue ribbon. : GOLDMEDAL
57. Surpass in leadership. : OUTGENERAL
59. Feeling pain. : ACHY
60. ___ bellum. : ANTE
61. Actress Davis. : BETTE
62. Mild. : TAME
63. Ibn ___. : SAUD
64. Sigmoid letters. : ESSES
65. Mine outputs. : ORES
1. Globes. : ORBS
2. Tussah or surah. : SILK
3. Cousin of a wet blanket. : SPOILSPORT
4. Sicilian mount. : AETNA
5. Settled. : DECIDED
6. Color. : OLIVEGREEN
7. Received, in radiotelephony. : ROGER
8. Woman in the Coast Guard. : SPAR
9. Poetic "over." : OER
10. Bilko's milieu. : MOTORPOOL
11. Sailor's call. : AHOY
12. Formerly a person of high rank. : SIRE
13. Campus girl. : COED
19. Scattered. : STREWN
21. Clumsy player: Slang. : DUB
24. Diamond. : GEM
25. City of the lamas. : LHASA
26. Tough question. : POSER
28. Summer dish. : SALADPLATE
29. Bank truck. : ARMOREDCAR
30. Bright light. : GLARE
31. Icelandic classics. : EDDAS
33. Viewed with the mind's eye. : ENVISAGED
35. Tree. : ELM
37. Singer Mackenzie. : GISELE
41. Grimalkin. : CAT
42. Part of chow mein. : NOODLES
46. Adhesive. : GUM
49. Classifies. : SORTS
50. Group of Asian nations. : SEATO
51. Provided that. : SOAS
52. Albacore. : TUNA
53. Caesar's reproach. : ETTU
54. Turns to the right. : GEES
55. Alas! : AHME
56. Caustic solutions. : LYES
58. Mariner's direction. : NBE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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