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New York Times, Friday, June 20, 1958

Author: Walter Blum
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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Across Down
1. Cats and kittens. : PETS
5. Court of the Roman Curia. : ROTA
9. Egyptian sacred bull. : APIS
13. Arctic settlement. : ETAH
14. Les ___ Unis. : ETATS
16. Ancient Asian. : MEDE
17. Normandy town. : STLO
18. Punctuation mark. : COMMA
19. ___-dieu, desk suitable for kneeling to pray. : PRIE
20. One of a Northwestern pair. : TACOMA
22. Sulk. : POUT
24. Nonsense: Slang. : ROT
25. One of a Midwestern pair. : KANSASCITYMO
28. White linen vestment. : ALB
31. To the ___ degree. : NTH
32. When some banks open. : TENAM
33. Brings into being. : RAISESUP
36. One of the Twin Cities. : STPAUL
39. He: Lat. : ILLE
40. Children's game. : TAG
42. Italian family. : ESTE
43. One of a Texas pair. : DALLAS
46. Off the main highway. : SIDEROAD
49. Choir members. : ALTOS
51. Pitcher Burdette. : LEW
52. Housing organization: Abbr. : NHA
53. Twin city of the South. : WINSTONSALEM
57. Say further. : ADD
58. Army group. : UNIT
59. Where Riyadh is. : ARABIA
63. Neighbor of Monte Carlo. : NICE
65. Complete. : EVERY
67. Lovelock. : CURL
68. A judgment. : DOOM
69. Rialto attraction. : REVUE
70. Round-the-world flier. : ODOM
71. Highway injunction. : STOP
72. ___ Lease. : LEND
73. Barrie character. : NANA
1. Half of a European twin city. : PEST
2. Girl's name. : ETTA
3. Soap ingredient. : TALC
4. All ___ up. : SHOOK
5. Takes back openly. : RECANTS
6. Ear: Comb. form. : OTO
7. Neighbor of St. Pete. : TAMPA
8. Not more than. : ATMOST
9. Electrical abbreviation. : AMP
10. Alias Raymond Burr. : PERRYMASON
11. Accepted phrase or expression. : IDIOM
12. Look after. : SEETO
15. Specialties of French cuisine. : SAUCES
21. Hirsute growth. : MANE
23. Touch with color. : TINT
26. Fastened. : SHUT
27. Small candle. : TAPER
28. Barren. : ARID
29. Singing syllables. : LALA
30. Converse amorously. : BILLANDCOO
34. Retails. : SELLS
35. ___ de deux. : PAS
37. Where Provo is. : UTAH
38. Wife of Tyndareus. : LEDA
41. River of the Southwest. : GILA
44. Neighbor of Kiska. : ATTU
45. Native of Tulsa. : SOONER
47. Held up. : DELAYED
48. Widemouthed jug. : EWER
50. Whine. : SNIVEL
53. Willow shoots. : WANDS
54. Goose. : IDIOT
55. Brodie of the Brooklyn Bridge. : STEVE
56. City SE of Atlanta. : MACON
60. Other half of 1 Down. : BUDA
61. ___ horse. : IRON
62. Fostering: Lat. : ALMA
64. Ruler: Abbr. : EMP
66. Operate. : RUN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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