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New York Times, Monday, May 19, 1958

Author: Joseph LaFauci
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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Across Down
1. Admiral of 1917–1918. : SIMS
5. Swamp. : MARSH
10. Military station. : POST
14. Norma's "Casta Diva," for example. : ARIA
15. Similar. : ALIKE
16. Sandarac tree. : ARAR
17. World-famous opera house. : LASCALADIMILANO
20. Boxing victory: Abbr. : TKO
21. Out ___ (obsolete) : MODED
22. Long-limbed and slender. : RANGY
23. Thin. : BONY
24. Stroke of good fortune. : HIT
25. Soak. : IMBRUE
28. French working girl. : GRISETTE
33. "Man Without a Country." : NOLAN
34. Baker's shovel-like tool. : PEEL
35. Periphery. : RIM
36. Respighi composition. : FOUNTAINSOFROME
40. Poetic "before." : ERE
41. Parts of a poetic line. : FEET
42. Menu item. : LIVER
43. Songbird. : REDSTART
46. Vapid. : WATERY
47. ___ annum. : PER
48. Embankment. : DIKE
49. Soprano Lucine. : AMARA
52. Political theorist of 1776. : PAINE
54. Old-fashioned exclamation. : FIE
57. Historic massacre, begun at Palermo, 1282. : SICILIANVESPERS
60. Not real: Abbr. : IMIT
61. Proprietor. : OWNER
62. On. : ATOP
63. Phase. : SIDE
64. Entangling; insidious. : SNARY
65. Abnegate. : DENY
1. Sharp, pungent humor. : SALT
2. Where Bagdad is: Var. : IRAK
3. Hatred: Comb. form. : MISO
4. Indian. : SAC
5. Movie star Dorothy ___. : MALONE
6. "The Liner She's ___." : ALADY
7. Float. : RIDE
8. Sideslip. : SKID
9. Edge. : HEM
10. Intellectual taste. : PALATE
11. Westernmost part of Algeria. : ORAN
12. ___-froid (composure). : SANG
13. New York port and industrial center. : TROY
18. Quantity. : AMOUNT
19. Mascagni opera. : IRIS
23. Husk of grains. : BRAN
24. Port of Hawaii. : HILO
25. Deduce. : INFER
26. Irish poet. : MOORE
27. Washed with a whitening agent. : BLUED
28. Small spotted mammal. : GENET
29. Tranquility. : REST
30. Treasure ___. : TROVE
31. Stop watch. : TIMER
32. Variety of corundum. : EMERY
34. Mole. : PIER
37. From a distance. : AFAR
38. Chiplike pieces. : FLAKES
39. Baptism or marriage. : RITE
44. Elf. : SPRITE
45. Shade of blue. : TEAL
46. Where zinfandel is made. : WINERY
48. Grebe or loon. : DIVER
49. Without any changes: Slang. : ASIS
50. Puccini heroine. : MIMI
51. Sour. : ACID
52. Chess piece. : PAWN
53. Coin of India. : ANNA
54. Entertain. : FETE
55. Strength. : IRON
56. Catch sight of. : ESPY
58. Cyclades island. : IOS
59. Tablet. : PAD

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

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