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New York Times, Thursday, May 8, 1958

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,236
Across
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Twofold. : DUAL
5
Maltese. : CAT
8
Dull sounds. : THUDS
13
Cancel. : UNDO
14
Ascend. : UPGO
15
Mercutio's friend. : ROMEO
16
One of D'Artagnan's fortes. : SWORDPLAY
18
Old card game. : OMBER
19
Harness ring through which a rein passes. : TERRET
20
French policeman. : GENDARME
22
Church officer. : DEACON
24
Be shifty. : DODGE
25
Heavy faced printing type. : IONIC
27
Staggered. : REELED
30
Describing a porcupine. : SPINY
33
Free of dross. : CLEAN
35
Law degree. : LLD
36
Large book. : TOME
37
Taunts. : JEERS
38
Loveliest of the Pleiades. : MAIA
39
Devil's aide. : IMP
40
Stoker. : FIRER
41
Untidy. : MUSSY
42
Right thinking. : REASON
44
Caps worn by French soldiers. : KEPIS
46
Gleamed. : SHONE
48
Some debutante parties. : DANCES
51
Fabulous serpent or dragon. : BASILISK
54
Stylish necklace. : PEARLS
56
In force or operation. : ALIVE
57
Viola's twin brother. : SEBASTIAN
59
Bacon's companion. : LIVER
60
Freshly. : ANEW
61
Counting-out word. : EENY
62
Knowing: Slang. : LEERY
63
Those at a distance: Archaic. : YON
64
Ships of W.W. II. : LSTS
Down
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Do housework. : DUST
2
Single. : UNWED
3
Love deeply. : ADORE
4
Alsace-___. : LORRAINE
5
Two-chevron man: Abbr. : CPL
6
King of Amalek, slain by Samuel. : AGAG
7
Trifled (with). : TOYED
8
Crushed under the feet. : TRODDEN
9
Respect. : HOMAGE
10
Lost and found items. : UMBRELLAS
11
Have an opinion. : DEEM
12
Disgruntled: Colloq. : SORE
14
Novelist Sinclair. : UPTON
17
___ duck. : DECOY
21
Ballerina Kaye's namesakes. : NORAS
23
More delicate. : NICER
26
Golf club. : CLEEK
28
Yalies. : ELIS
29
June 6, 1944. : DDAY
30
Be busy. : STIR
31
Fruit. : POME
32
Phlegmatic. : IMPASSIVE
34
Stumbled. : ERRED
37
Spirit in "Arabian Nights." : JINNI
38
Sweet wine. : MUSCATEL
40
Absurd behavior. : FOOLERY
41
Gold ___. : MINES
43
Break into many small pieces. : SHIVER
45
Yellowish fruit. : PAPAW
47
Tractate. : ESSAY
49
Relatives of the Manhattans. : ERIES
50
Personal attitude: Colloq. : SLANT
51
Formal affair for dancing. : BALL
52
"I cannot tell ___." : ALIE
53
Form of lotto. : KENO
55
Upward curves of ship's planks. : SNYS
58
Mountain peak, in Scotland. : BEN

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3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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