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New York Times, Wednesday, June 18, 1958

Author: Herman Keld
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { V }, Scrabble score: 317 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 91, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,277
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1. One of two books of the Apocrypha: Abbr. : MACC
5. ___ California. : BAJA
9. Yellow pigment. : OCHER
14. Six-shooter, à la the adult Western. : EQUALIZER
16. Wading bird. : CRANE
17. Reach the highest point. : CULMINATE
18. D'Oyly ___. : CARTE
19. Slave in "The Tempest." : CALIBAN
20. Visited run-down areas. : SLUMMED
22. Classify. : ASSORT
23. Mail. : ARMOR
24. Born: Fr. : NEE
25. Gives approval. : CONSENTS
28. Short-lived fancies. : FADS
31. Bifurcation. : FORK
32. Indicator. : DIAL
33. Timberjack's tool. : AXE
34. Sheik's land. : ARABY
35. Part of Meany's organization. : CIO
36. Small bundle. : WISP
38. Receives. : GETS
39. Archbishop of Canterbury, 1928–1942. : LANG
40. Public officers. : NOTARIES
42. Book of the Bible: Abbr. : PSA
44. Track man. : MILER
45. Place. : LOCALE
49. Inevitably. : FATALLY
51. Site of 200-inch telescope. : PALOMAR
52. Piece for practice, in music. : ETUDE
53. A green semiprecious stone. : AMAZONITE
55. Attend, as a meeting. : SITIN
56. Sycophantic. : PARASITIC
57. Fragrance. : SCENT
58. Poses. : SITS
59. Argot. : CANT
1. Holy city. : MECCA
2. Shades of blue green. : AQUAS
3. Chooses and gathers. : CULLS
4. Trucks used to carry cannon. : CAMIONS
5. Double, in botany. : BINATE
6. Mohammedan call to prayer. : AZAN
7. Modern passenger plane. : JET
8. God of war. : ARES
9. Happens. : OCCURS
10. Stuffed. : CRAMMED
11. Small wind instrument. : HARMONICA
12. Amuse. : ENTERTAIN
13. Part of 11 Down. : REED
15. Vers ___. : LIBRE
21. Tall and spare. : LANKY
25. Lumberjacks. : COATS
26. Spherical bodies. : ORBS
27. Hard blow. : SLOG
28. A yearling. : FAWN
29. Self-evident. : AXIOMATIC
30. Lacking (with "of"). : DESTITUTE
31. Manumit. : FREE
34. "It's ___!" : AGIRL
37. Richard Boone's TV role. : PALADIN
39. Concise. : LACONIC
41. Become less severe. : RELENT
42. Public squares in a city. : PLAZAS
43. Musical parts. : SOLOS
46. Buddha of a Japanese sect. : AMITA
47. ___ America. : LATIN
48. Build. : ERECT
49. Band across an escutcheon. : FESS
50. Canine sound effects. : YAPS
51. Share. : PART
54. Avril, ___, Juin. : MAI

Answer summary: 10 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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