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New York Times, Wednesday, May 7, 1958

Author:
Helen Fasulo
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J K Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Helen Fasulo has 94 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 25-Down had "substance"; changed it to "Substance."

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Pullmans. : CARS
5. Composer of "Otello." : VERDI
10. Symbol of victory. : PALM
14. Claude ___, Swiss-French author. : ANET
15. Dull: slow. : INERT
16. ___ ben Adhem. : ABOU
17. Novel theme from Virgil. : LOVECONQUERSALL
20. Early Mississippi River explorer. : LASALLE
21. Crisp candy, with peanuts. : BRITTLE
22. Big buttes. : MESAS
24. Chemical suffix. : ANE
25. Princess of Colchis. : MEDEA
28. Demote. : DOWNGRADE
33. Put forth, as strength. : EXERT
34. Prefix meaning "son of." : MAC
35. Resorts. : SPAS
36. Piece of secret information. : TIP
37. Used as an atomizer. : SPRAYED
41. Quonset ___. : HUT
42. Crooked; nonsymmetrical. : ALOP
44. ___ of (lacking). : OUT
45. Humorous term for "think." : OPINE
47. The reverse of energetic. : LETHARGIC
50. Supports. : RESTS
51. Spanish "bravo." : OLE
52. Skeleton organization. : CADRE
54. Rough shelters. : LEANTOS
58. Kenya's capital. : NAIROBI
62. See 17 Across. : OMNIAVINCITAMOR
64. Presidential title: Abbr. : CINC
65. Indians. : ERIES
66. Arizona river. : GILA
67. Inhabitants of: Suffix. : OTES
68. With fiery color. : REDLY
69. School founded in 1440. : ETON
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1. Demand. : CALL
2. Celebes ox. : ANOA
3. Ms. changes: Abbr. : REVS
4. ___ trunk. : STEAMER
5. Early stringed instruments. : VIOLS
6. Set of nine. : ENNEAD
7. Needed: Abbr. : REQ
8. Cudgel. : DRUB
9. Repetition. : ITERANCE
10. Stickers. : PASTERS
11. Blind as ___. : ABAT
12. Droop. : LOLL
13. Spinning jenny. : MULE
18. Holdfasts for ropes: Naut. : CLEATS
19. Resound. : RING
23. Corporeal. : SOMATIC
25. Stuff: Substance. : METAL
26. Philip Nolan's fate. : EXILE
27. Supply center. : DEPOT
29. Course of action. : WAY
30. Plant insect. : APHIS
31. Dishearten. : DAUNT
32. Rocky Mountain park. : ESTES
38. Think deeply and thoroughly. : POREOVER
39. Bearskin ___. : RUG
40. Dickens character. : DORRIT
43. Acoustics. : PHONICS
46. Dignity of a nobleman. : PEERAGE
48. Canadian province: Abbr. : ALTA
49. Abolish. : CANCEL
53. Symbol of freshness. : DAISY
54. In ___ parentis. : LOCO
55. Issue, as paper money. : EMIT
56. ___ Boleyn. : ANNE
57. "Your Majesty." : SIRE
59. Neglect. : OMIT
60. Machete. : BOLO
61. Kingdom on the Persian Gulf. : IRAN
63. Nest: Fr. : NID

Answer summary: 8 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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