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New York Times, Tuesday, May 20, 1958

Author: H. L. Risteen
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,248
Across Down
1. West Indies natives. : CARIBS
7. Fruit or flower man. : GROWER
13. Ways of approach or exit. : AVENUES
15. Rails at. : REVILES
17. Treeless plain. : SAVANNA
18. Chisholm Trail town. : ABILENE
19. Sport locale. : ARENA
20. Young man. : LAD
22. Where Dartmoor is. : DEVON
23. Ill-humor. : BILE
24. Twists: Colloq. : SLUES
26. Spinnaker. : SAIL
27. One who excels. : ACE
28. Utter very loudly. : THUNDER
30. Numerical prefix. : TRI
31. Most irritable. : EDGIEST
33. Alcove. : RECESS
35. He loves: Lat. : AMAT
36. Forbidden. : TABU
37. Apathetic state. : TORPOR
40. Appointed as agent. : DEPUTED
43. Church vessel. : AMA
44. Is vested as a right. : RESIDES
46. "___ Blas." : GIL
48. Beauty parlor item: Slang. : PERM
50. Outer layers. : RINDS
51. A constellation, the Peacock. : PAVO
52. Ancient masterpiece. : ILIAD
54. Arikara Indian. : REE
55. ___ Island. : ELLIS
56. Go back over again. : RETRACE
58. Variety of lettuce. : ROMAINE
60. Favorable position. : STANDIN
61. Glide lightly or hurriedly. : SKITTER
62. Scornful expressions. : SNEERS
63. Controls. : STEERS
1. Melon. : CASABA
2. Greed. : AVARICE
3. Took great delight (in). : REVELED
4. Pointless. : INANE
5. Synthetic rubber. : BUNA
6. Japanese coin. : SEN
7. Assigned a rating to. : GRADED
8. Mutineer: Colloq. : REB
9. Poet of the Augustan Age. : OVID
10. Tricks. : WILES
11. Ennoble. : ELEVATE
12. Paintings by a French artist. : RENOIRS
14. Historian of Caesar's day. : SALLUST
16. City NE of Paris. : SENLIS
21. Relative. : AUNT
24. Norma or Moira. : SHEARER
25. Mexican garb. : SERAPES
28. Island of the Lesser Sundas. : TIMOR
29. Form of riddle. : REBUS
32. Vacant space. : GAP
34. An absence, as from class. : CUT
36. Hay spreaders. : TEDDERS
37. Animals of the Andes. : TAPIRS
38. Short order dishes. : OMELETS
39. River of New Jersey. : RARITAN
40. Banquet. : DINE
41. Important word in France in 1789. : EGALITE
42. Prophet. : DIVINER
45. Lorelei and others. : SIRENS
47. Silky Sullivan and others. : LOSERS
49. River into the Seine. : MARNE
51. Home base. : PLATE
53. Miami's county. : DADE
55. Throw off. : EMIT
57. About: Abbr. : CIR
59. Approves: Colloq. : OKS

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