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New York Times, Wednesday, May 14, 1958

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,242
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1. Ah me! : ALACK
6. Early Peruvian ruler. : INCA
10. Noted Ohio name. : TAFT
14. Cheboygan's waterfront. : HURON
15. A type of store: Colloq. : COOP
16. Campus of the Bruins. : UCLA
17. Shrine at San Antonio. : ALAMO
18. White-tailed eagle. : ERNE
19. Grande, Negro, etc. : RIOS
20. Hymenoptera. : BUMBLEBEES
22. Sharps or flats. : KEYS
23. State in Venezuela. : LARA
24. Composer Grofé. : FERDE
25. An obligatory item. : MUST
29. Sabbath. : RESTDAY
32. Dog star. : ASTA
33. Statue in City Hall Park, New York. : NATHANHALE
37. Last year's moon. : SPUTNIK
39. Heavenly. : ANGELIC
40. Global land masses. : CONTINENTS
42. Mother's admonitory phrase. : NONO
43. Endue with elegance. : ENGRACE
44. Nine inches. : SPAN
45. Actress Maureen. : OHARA
48. Chopped fish bait. : CHUM
50. City in Belgium. : MONS
51. Firmly implanted. : DEEPROOTED
57. Wild buffalo of India. : ARNA
58. Meat and vegetable stew. : OLLA
59. Rory of an old ballad. : OMORE
60. German salutation. : HEIL
61. Invalid. : NULL
62. Room in a château. : SALLE
63. Actor Walter ___. : ABEL
64. Turkish standard. : ALEM
65. Finalized. : ENDED
1. Captain of the Pequod. : AHAB
2. Zona Gale's heroine. : LULU
3. Composer Khachaturian. : ARAM
4. Headdress for Carmen. : COMB
5. Rounded hill. : KNOLL
6. Arctic vessel. : ICEBREAKER
7. Contraction of a compass point. : NOREAST
8. Vanguard's nose. : CONE
9. Tarzan's friends. : APES
10. November birds. : TURKEYHENS
11. Steel: Fr. : ACIER
12. American aviator Bennett. : FLOYD
13. Cup: Fr. : TASSE
21. Acquiring by labor. : EARNING
24. Canine tooth. : FANG
25. A gender: Abbr. : MASC
26. Mr. Summerfield's Department: Abbr. : USPO
27. Daze. : STUN
28. Founder of famous horse market in London. : TATTERSALL
30. Tree furnishing roofing material. : THATCHPALM
31. Male in a French ballet. : DANSEUR
34. Hanging unevenly. : ALOP
35. Little Caroline. : LINA
36. College course: Abbr. : ECON
38. One of the Warrens. : NINA
41. Aircraft housing. : NACELLE
45. Fred Astaire's home town. : OMAHA
46. Biblical mountain. : HOREB
47. "___ Get Your Gun." : ANNIE
49. Big game animal. : MOOSE
51. Lady, in Spain. : DONA
52. 12th Jewish month. : ELUL
53. Where Muscat is. : OMAN
54. Recounted. : TOLD
55. Man's name. : ERLE
56. Performance. : DEED

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

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