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New York Times, Friday, August 15, 1958

Author: Sidney Lambert
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J M Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,335
Across Down
1. Attack with gunfire. : STRAFE
7. Streets of Venice. : CANALS
13. Historic island in South Atlantic. : STHELENA
15. A fungus, as the mushroom. : AGARIC
16. Phrase meaning "excessively." : TOAFAULT
17. Flowering plant. : LUPINE
18. Chooses. : OPTS
19. Garden tool. : DIBBLE
21. Italian city: Abbr. : VEN
22. Mohammedan title. : AGA
23. Type of lace, for short. : VAL
24. Dispatched. : SENT
25. New Zealand evergreen. : TAWA
27. Popular novelist. : KEYES
29. Natural substances. : ORES
30. Hardy. : SPARTAN
32. Buzzing sound. : WHIR
34. Sweet solution. : SYRUP
35. Ready for use: Colloq. : ONTAP
38. Border on. : ABUT
40. Pillager. : SPOILER
42. Criticize mercilessly. : FLAY
45. Academic ordeals. : TESTS
47. River of Spain. : EBRO
48. Shade trees. : LINS
49. Single: Comb. form. : UNI
50. Needle: Comb. form. : ACU
51. ___ emma: A. M. in telephony. : ACK
52. Next to the largest planet. : SATURN
55. Norse: Abbr. : SCAN
56. Long-legged bug on the water. : SKATER
58. Estate. : FREEHOLD
60. Island chain N of Japan. : KURILE
61. Newspaper items. : FEATURES
62. Chips of stone. : SPALLS
63. Loafers. : DRONES
1. Makeshifts. : STOPGAPS
2. Where Western riders go. : THATAWAY
3. Ring officials: Abbr. : REFS
4. ___ Newburg. : ALA
5. Vendetta. : FEUD
6. Perk up. : ENLIVEN
7. Summon. : CALL
8. Chills and fever. : AGUE
9. Siesta. : NAP
10. "On a tree by ___ . . . " : ARIVER
11. Fabric resembling crash. : LINENE
12. Gives fragrance to. : SCENTS
13. Weasels. : STOATS
14. With escape cut off. : ATBAY
20. Whistled. : BLEW
24. Sally. : SORTIE
26. Decks out. : ARRAYS
27. Done for: Slang. : KAPUT
28. Stores. : SHOPS
31. Bathe. : TUB
33. Mythical maiden. : INO
36. Salt-water fish. : ALBACORE
37. Cotton fabrics. : PERCALES
39. European: Abbr. : TEUT
40. Moved slightly. : STIRRED
41. Three-minute periods. : ROUNDS
42. Bottle-shaped containers. : FLASKS
43. Consume by lapping. : LICKUP
44. Turkey's capital. : ANKARA
46. Extinguish. : SNUFF
52. Market. : SELL
53. Greek god. : ARES
54. Proximate. : NEAR
55. Eschew. : SHUN
57. Sesame. : TIL
59. Battle areas, 1944. : ETO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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