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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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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,249
Across
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Junto. : CABAL
6
Ancient symbols of good luck. : SWASTIKAS
15
Reduce in rank. : ABASE
16
Stone Age tool. : PALEOLITH
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Night: Span. : NOCHE
18
Peninsula between Black Sea and Mediterranean. : ASIAMINOR
19
Storied vessel. : ARK
20
On the side of. : WITH
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Compass point. : ENE
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Man: Lat. : VIR
24
Formicid. : ANT
25
Urged on. : CHEERED
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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
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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
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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
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Sin. : ERR
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One of the turns in an irregular course. : ZIG
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One: Fr. : UNE
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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