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New York Times, Wednesday, May 21, 1958

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.84, Missing: { J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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Across Down
1. Junto. : CABAL
6. Ancient symbols of good luck. : SWASTIKAS
15. Reduce in rank. : ABASE
16. Stone Age tool. : PALEOLITH
17. Night: Span. : NOCHE
18. Peninsula between Black Sea and Mediterranean. : ASIAMINOR
19. Storied vessel. : ARK
20. On the side of. : WITH
22. Compass point. : ENE
23. Man: Lat. : VIR
24. Formicid. : ANT
25. Urged on. : CHEERED
29. The self. : EGO
30. Highway: Abbr. : RTE
31. Basis for a civil action: Law. : TORT
32. Estuary: Span. : RIA
33. June bug. : DOR
34. Artist's tool. : SPATULA
38. A lick ___ promise. : ANDA
40. Single. : UNAL
41. Landlords. : LESSORS
45. British radio. : BBC
48. Wee: Scot. : SMA
49. Please. : SUIT
50. Poetic "always." : EER
51. Recede. : EBB
52. Military or naval science. : TACTICS
55. Zodiac sign. : LEO
56. Chinese pagoda. : TAA
57. ___ king. : ALA
58. Conditions of being below standard. : OFFS
59. Fund officials: Abbr. : TRS
60. Last Aztec emperor. : MONTEZUMA
65. Sign on a house. : TOLET
67. Beatifies. : ENSHRINES
68. Daughter of Zeus and Themis. : IRENE
69. It's used for 7 Down. : DETERGENT
70. Cryptographer. : CODER
1. Focal point in the news. : CANAVERAL
2. Native. : ABORIGINE
3. R. F. D. routes. : BACKROADS
4. Bat wood. : ASH
5. Away from the wind. : LEEWARD
6. Sprinkle sound. : SPATTER
7. Household chore. : WASH
8. Mohammed ___ Jinnah, founder of Pakistan. : ALI
9. Narwhal's habitat. : SEA
10. Justice Clark. : TOM
11. River into Lake Balkhash. : ILI
12. National League home run leader, 1946–52. : KINER
13. Expiate. : ATONE
14. Scrap. : SHRED
21. Run ___ (encounter by chance). : INTO
25. Coins: Abbr. : CTS
26. Dance: Colloq. : HOP
27. Time. : ERA
28. Caesar's reproach to Brutus. : ETTU
35. Changeable. : UNSETTLED
36. Dr. Schweitzer's locale. : LAMBARENE
37. Variety of gypsum. : ALABASTER
39. Aide: Abbr. : ASST
42. Mais ___! (why certainly!): Fr. : OUI
43. Realm: Comb. form : RIC
44. Public roads: Abbr. : STS
45. Center of Irish linen industry. : BELFAST
46. Meat. : BEEF
47. Double ___. : CROSTIC
52. Brought to heel. : TAMED
53. Unique. : ALONE
54. "Thou ___ not say I did it."—Macbeth. : CANST
58. Presage. : OMEN
61. Article. : THE
62. Sin. : ERR
63. One of the turns in an irregular course. : ZIG
64. One: Fr. : UNE
66. Treasure of El Dorado. : ORO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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