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New York Times, Thursday, September 11, 1958

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q U V X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 20-Down had "strategems"; corrected it to "stratagems."

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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,362
Across
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Joshes. : KIDS
5
Expertly. : WELL
9
Double exclamation of delight. : AHAH
13
Army chaplain. : PADRE
14
On the deep. : ASEA
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Pro ___ publico. : BONO
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Levantine. : ASIAN
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Character in children's stories. : SCARECROW
19
One way of taking a vote. : SHOWOFHANDS
21
Actor Mineo. : SAL
22
Use of ridicule in writing. : SATIRE
23
Tool for pounding. : PESTLE
25
Trapped. : NAILED
27
Derisive sounds. : HAHAS
30
Police officer below a lieutenant: Abbr. : SERG
33
Humorist Bill ___. : NYE
34
Threaten. : MENACE
35
Extracts. : ELICITS
37
Smokeless explosive. : CORDITE
38
Puerto ___. : RICANS
39
Stock term. : PAR
40
Neighbor of Turkey. : IRAN
41
Brews. : BEERS
42
___ City, Nevada. : CARSON
44
Writer of leaders. : EDITOR
46
Cincture. : ENGIRD
50
Greek letter. : ETA
52
Relentless taskmaster. : SIMONLEGREE
54
Easy to reach. : GETATABLE
56
Diminutive: Colloq. : TEENY
57
Feds. : GMEN
58
Marine hazard. : REEF
59
Longs for. : WANTS
60
Full of life. : SPRY
61
Mars. : ARES
62
Assayer's concern. : ORES
Down
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Soft, silky fabric: Var. : KASHA
2
Dostoevski novel (with "The"). : IDIOT
3
Attraction. : DRAWINGCARD
4
Lady of Spain. : SENORA
5
Thin coat of water color. : WASH
6
Prisoner on the loose. : ESCAPEE
7
Stood slantingly. : LEANED
8
Enriches. : LARDS
9
The rudiments. : ABC
10
Upholstery fabric. : HORSEHAIR
11
Celebesian ox. : ANOA
12
Wolf cry. : HOWL
13
Proceed. : PASS
18
Wife of Ahasuerus. : ESTHER
20
Pugilist's stratagems. : FEINTS
24
Part of a plane. : LANDINGGEAR
26
River in Belgium. : LYS
28
___ part (dissemble). : ACTA
29
Spotted. : SEEN
30
Balkan native. : SERB
31
French writer Faure. : ELIE
32
User of chopsticks. : RICEEATER
34
Tidbit. : MORSEL
36
Demand strongly. : INSIST
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Trade-in item. : CAR
39
Released prisoner. : PAROLEE
42
Long wave that breaks on the beach. : COMBER
43
Start of a nursery rhyme. : ONETWO
45
Royal headpiece. : TIARA
47
Greek princess. : IRENE
48
Leases. : RENTS
49
Former governors in Algiers. : DEYS
50
Ingredient in mayonnaise. : EGGS
51
Weather item: Abbr. : TEMP
53
Ship-shaped clocks. : NEFS
55
Some. : ANY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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