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New York Times, Tuesday, June 3, 1958

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { B F J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,262
Across
1. A pool or puddle. : PLASH
6. Rope mender. : SPLICER
13. Biased. : SLANTED
15. Turn face downward. : PRONATE
16. Roofing piece. : PANTILE
17. Causes resentment. : RANKLES
18. Complete. : UTTER
19. Smart. : STING
21. Le dernier ___. : CRI
22. Kind of grass. : REED
23. Gumption. : SPUNK
24. Traps. : GINS
25. Roofing material. : TAR
26. Binding strap. : THONG
27. Actor who was Mr. Chips. : DONAT
28. Happiness. : SUNSHINE
30. Lodging on the road. : MOTEL
31. Language adept. : WORDSMITH
33. Slanted type: Abbr. : ITALS
35. Hirsute adornment. : MUSTACHE
39. Take potshots at. : SNIPE
40. Product of 20 Down. : DITTY
41. Unit of light. : LUX
42. Indians. : UTES
43. Small-minded. : PETTY
44. Canvas cover: Colloq. : TARP
45. Via. : PER
46. Carpenter's aid. : LATHE
47. Blackbird. : MERLE
48. A methane from crude petroleum. : PROPANE
50. More spacious. : ROOMIER
52. Localized, not epidemic. : ENDEMIC
53. Backing. : SUPPORT
54. Esteem. : RESPECT
55. Years of youth. : TEENS
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1. A step to $64,000. : PLATEAU
2. Light for the barn. : LANTERN
3. Paid (with "up"). : ANTED
4. Small sensation. : STIR
5. Loki's daughter. : HEL
6. Season. : SPRING
7. Practical joke. : PRANK
8. Tedious. : LONG
9. Printer's ___. : INK
10. Oxidize by heating. : CALCINE
11. Adjective for the verities. : ETERNAL
12. Be proof against. : RESIST
13. Bursts of speed. : SPURTS
14. The slough of ___. : DESPOND
20. Songwriter: Colloq. : TUNESMITH
23. Gathers, in sewing: Var. : SHIRS
24. Almanach de ___. : GOTHA
26. Oarlock pin. : THOLE
27. A trifle balmy. : DOTTY
29. 1955 Derby winner. : SWAPS
30. A bit foggy. : MISTY
32. Grumbles, sotto voce. : MUTTERS
33. Doctor on the staff. : INTERNE
34. Connecting bars. : TIERODS
36. A loud, clear call. : CLARION
37. Moundsmen. : HURLERS
38. Quiz contestant. : EXPERT
39. Meal. : SUPPER
40. Find out. : DETECT
43. Fear that stampedes. : PANIC
44. Site of the vale sacred to Apollo. : TEMPE
46. Feeble, as an excuse. : LAME
47. Sulk. : MOPE
49. Energy to burn. : PEP
51. Away. : OUT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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