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New York Times, Saturday, July 19, 1958

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
David Steinberg notes:

Original 58-Across had comma outside end quote; put it inside. Original 29-Down was missing underscore; added it.

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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,308
Across
1
Was skilled in. : KNEW
5
Circuit. : AMBIT
10
Surpasses. : CAPS
14
Jot. : IOTA
15
Sputnik passenger. : LAIKA
16
Common sulphate. : ALUM
17
College in North Carolina. : ELON
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Harmonizer. : TONER
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U. S. Army missile. : NIKE
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Troops in front of army. : VANGUARD
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Gov. Stepovich's home. : ALASKA
24
A year in Nero's reign. : LVII
25
Designating a certain newspaper edition. : TWOSTAR
26
Course. : STREAM
29
San Francisco player. : GIANT
30
Lake of Equatorial Africa. : CHAD
31
Cash box. : TILL
33
The major scale. : GAMUT
37
Dolt. : OAF
38
Oaxaca and Sonora, for instance. : ESTADOS
40
Constellation. : ARA
41
U. S. A. F. missile. : TITAN
43
Scope. : AREA
44
Shakespearean villain. : IAGO
45
Aisne River tributary. : VESLE
47
State in a "South Pacific" song. : KANSAS
49
Mottled. : STREAKY
52
Network. : GRID
53
Discordant. : HOARSE
54
Spanish king who sent Armada against England. : PHILIPII
58
"Vissi d'___," Tosca aria. : ARTE
59
Set foot. : TREAD
61
Charitable gifts. : ALMS
62
Major Baltic seaport. : KIEL
63
Chinese family name. : CHANG
64
Sec. McElroy. : NEIL
65
Part of a doorway. : SILL
66
Goddesses of the seasons. : HORAE
67
Cloy. : SATE
Down
1
Ukraine metropolis. : KIEV
2
Popular accordion piece. : NOLA
3
Harrow's rival. : ETON
4
Resorted to indirect methods: Colloq. : WANGLED
5
Range found on a map of Siberia. : ALTAIMTS
6
New Zealand aborigine. : MAORI
7
Encompass. : BIND
8
D. D. E. : IKE
9
Pacific battle scene, 1943. : TARAWA
10
Card game. : CANASTA
11
Inclined to one side: Naut. : ALIST
12
Genuine, in Anglo-Indian parlance. : PUKKA
13
Bedaub. : SMEAR
21
Grape: Lat. : UVA
23
Wishes earnestly. : LONGS
25
Spanish pronunciation mark. : TILDE
26
Glaswegian. : SCOT
27
People of Asia. : THAI
28
Float. : RAFT
29
"And the rocket's red ___ . . . " : GLARE
32
Enrico Fermi's native land. : ITALY
34
Bleats. : MAAS
35
Former name of Mongolian capital. : URGA
36
Town near Santa Fe. : TAOS
38
Trojan hero: Var. : ENEAS
39
The first atomic city. : OAKRIDGE
42
Gov. Harriman's middle name. : AVERELL
44
Certain Clevelanders. : INDIANS
46
Playlet. : SKETCH
48
Be indisposed. : AIL
49
Great name in literature: Abbr. : SHAKS
50
Shinto temple gateway. : TORII
51
Burrowing animal, like a badger. : RATEL
52
The newest republic. : GHANA
54
Orchard product. : PEAR
55
Entreaty. : PLEA
56
Not real: Abbr. : IMIT
57
Wight, for example. : ISLE
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Greek letter. : RHO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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