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New York Times, Tuesday, July 8, 1958

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,297
Across
1. Stick: Span. : PALO
5. Now and then: Abbr. : OCCAS
10. Social prohibition. : TABU
14. Author of "Battle Cry." : URIS
15. Largest city in North Dakota. : FARGO
16. Midmonth in Rome. : IDES
17. Palm with feathery leaves. : NIPA
18. Place for a hard worker's nose. : GRINDSTONE
20. Combat group. : TASKFORCE
22. Writer Horatio. : ALGER
23. Betimes. : EARLY
24. Fill to repletion. : SATE
26. Timetable abbreviation. : ARR
28. Object of great devotion. : IDOL
30. Sausage: Ger. : WURST
33. Metal pin. : RIVET
35. Presidential prerogative. : VETOPOWER
38. Tel ___. : AVIV
39. Mother of ___. : PEARL
40. Curtain material. : LENO
41. Bold Ruler, for one. : RACEHORSE
43. Look after. : SEETO
44. Nikolai of 1917. : LENIN
45. Head: Fr. : TETE
47. Quiet! : TST
48. British gun. : BREN
50. Page. : SHEET
52. Ten pins on two throws. : SPARE
55. Deepest. : INNERMOST
59. Lucy and Desi, for one. : COMEDYTEAM
61. Relative of a machete. : BOLO
62. ___ mater. : ALMA
63. Inclined from the perpendicular: Naut. : ARAKE
64. Vingt-___. : ETUN
65. Captured. : TOOK
66. Specks of dust. : MOTES
67. VIP of Seoul. : RHEE
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1. Flat-bottomed boat. : PUNT
2. Opera feature. : ARIA
3. All talk, no action. : LIPSERVICE
4. Japanese "Pittsburgh." : OSAKA
5. Heart ___. : OFGOLD
6. Remainder. : CARRYOVER
7. Ring on an oil lamp. : CRIC
8. Saint of January 21. : AGNES
9. Turf. : SOD
10. Lili or Gigi. : TITLEROLE
11. ___'s age (long time). : ADOG
12. Part of N.B. : BENE
13. Consumer. : USER
19. Acted surprised. : SATUP
21. Ingredient of glass. : FRIT
25. "Over the hill." : AWOL
26. Sandarac. : ARAR
27. Strive to equal. : RIVAL
29. Minimal. : LEAST
31. Fondness for candy. : SWEETTOOTH
32. Encampment. : TENTS
34. Fifty-fifty chance. : EVENBREAK
36. Boa constrictor. : TREESNAKE
37. ___ beer. : ROOT
39. Johnnycake. : PONE
42. Taken on. : HIRED
43. Crystal gazer. : SEER
46. Signatures, in radio. : THEMES
49. Combining form in chemistry. : NITRO
51. Live coal. : EMBER
52. Beat it! : SCAT
53. Kind of pony. : POLO
54. Bullets, shells, etc.: Slang. : AMMO
56. Tasteful. : NEAT
57. Twist about a fixed point. : SLUE
58. Dial ___. : TONE
60. Vegetable. : YAM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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