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New York Times, Thursday, August 28, 1958

Author:
A. H. Drummond, Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
A. H. Drummond, Jr. has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,348
Across
1. Come to an end. : PASS
5. Mount. : HORSE
10. Obligatory item. : MUST
14. Peak in China, sacred to Buddhists. : OMEI
15. Belted hunter of the skies. : ORION
16. A work. : OPUS
17. Boxing finale. : DOWNANDOUT
19. Spanish measure. : VARA
20. Make a base hit. : SINGLE
21. Kitchen tool. : STRAINER
23. Just fair. : SOSO
25. Bewitched: Colloq. : HEXED
26. Grew rapidly. : SPROUTED
30. Part of France. : ALSACE
33. Splendid. : PROUD
34. Seven: Ital. : SETTE
36. Where Munich is: Abbr. : BAV
37. Noisy mob. : ROUT
38. Mont ___, Alpine pass. : CENIS
39. Tapering piece of cloth. : GORE
40. Hostelry. : INN
41. Jetties. : MOLES
42. German name for Czech city. : BRUNN
43. Monotony. : TEDIUM
45. Plato's teacher. : SOCRATES
47. Queen ___ lace. : ANNES
49. Goat-man. : FAUN
50. Harps upon another's failures: Slang. : RUBSITIN
53. Famous Philadelphia name. : BIDDLE
57. Lily plant. : ALOE
58. Pilot's sign-off. : OVERANDOUT
60. Tense. : TAUT
61. Of a sea arm. : NAVAL
62. One with a common cause. : ALLY
63. Pismires. : ANTS
64. Finnish lake. : ONEGA
65. Te ___, old Christian hymn. : DEUM
Down
1. Shells. : PODS
2. To me: Fr. : AMOI
3. Hemmed. : SEWN
4. Shouts: Colloq. : SINGSOUT
5. Frank and open. : HONEST
6. Fort in California. : ORD
7. Spanish rivers. : RIOS
8. Direction. : SOUTH
9. Pleads. : ENTREATS
10. TV fare. : MOVIES
11. On the move. : UPANDABOUT
12. Certain. : SURE
13. Ex-ruler. : TSAR
18. So as to be heard. : ALOUD
22. Rod between the wheels. : AXLE
24. Island in the Gulf of Riga. : OESEL
26. Spar. : SPRIT
27. Disposed (to). : PRONE
28. Indirect. : ROUNDABOUT
29. Sand mounds: Brit. : DENES
31. Chili con ___. : CARNE
32. Levels off. : EVENS
35. "My country ___ thee . . . " : TISOF
38. ___ good (end in failure). : COMETONO
39. Pop's pop. : GRANDDAD
41. Noted Broadway name. : MUNI
42. Brown bear. : BRUIN
44. Puts in things. : INSETS
46. Secret doctrine. : CABALA
48. Jewish month. : SIVAN
50. Pro ___. : RATA
51. Old German lancer: Var. : ULAN
52. Granular snow. : NEVE
54. Handout. : DOLE
55. Cartoon girl. : LULU
56. History of a word: Abbr. : ETYM
59. Type of paper. : RAG

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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