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New York Times, Wednesday, September 3, 1958

Author: Helen Fasulo
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,354
Across Down
1. Boatswain. : BOSN
5. Lure of the forty-niners. : GOLD
9. Jacksonville Bowl. : GATOR
14. Of the planet Mars: Comb. form. : AREO
15. Bouquet. : ODOR
16. Large port on bay near the Inland Sea. : OSAKA
17. Pronoun. : HERS
18. German toast. : GESUNDHEIT
20. Untamed. : SAVAGE
22. Crossbeams. : TIES
23. Shelter. : LEE
24. Weaken by admixture. : DILUTE
26. Elicited. : DREW
28. Leather hand-covering worn by Roman boxers. : CESTUS
30. Boxer's double punch. : ONETWO
34. Pronoun. : SHE
36. Beginning of a toast. : HERES
38. Defied. : DARED
39. Pack down. : TAMP
41. Criteria. : RULES
43. Police activity. : RAID
44. Wide-awake. : ALERT
46. Nickname for a thin man. : SLATS
48. Abbreviated title. : MRS
49. Valuable painting. : RENOIR
51. Accelerate. : STEPUP
53. Porgy. : SCUP
55. Shorthand experts: Colloq. : STENOS
57. Force: Lat. : VIS
60. Unite. : KNIT
62. Fur-hunting ship. : SEALER
64. Rudolph Bing, for example. : IMPRESARIO
67. Dark red. : WINE
68. Part of a teapot. : SPOUT
69. Futile. : VAIN
70. City of central Sicily. : ENNA
71. ___ Park. : ESTES
72. Protestant denomination: Abbr. : EPIS
73. Obsolete. : DEAD
1. Scornful exclamations. : BAHS
2. Mountain maiden. : OREAD
3. Members of the armed forces. : SERVICEMEN
4. Cash register item. : NOSALE
5. Super salesman: Slang. : GOGETTER
6. Work of Horace. : ODE
7. Irretrievable. : LOST
8. Priest of ancient Britain. : DRUID
9. Unexpected boon. : GODSEND
10. Timber tree. : ASH
11. Chinese unit of weight. : TAEL
12. Itinerant harvest hand. : OKIE
13. Appraise. : RATE
19. Handel opera. : NERO
21. Effusive talk: Colloq. : GUSH
25. The southeast wind. : EURUS
27. Endure the effects of time. : WEAR
29. Markets. : SELLS
31. Tumbler's net. : TRAMPOLINE
32. Fish trap. : WEIR
33. Inequalities. : ODDS
34. Pentagram. : STAR
35. Robust. : HALE
37. Ottomans. : SEATS
40. Certain athletes. : PROS
42. Hats. : STETSONS
45. Ballots. : TICKETS
47. Graf ___. : SPEE
50. Scoring points. : RUNS
52. Not impressed. : UNAWED
54. River of Venetia, Italy. : PIAVE
56. Species of cassia. : SENNA
57. Workbench device. : VISE
58. Gremlins. : IMPS
59. Place. : SPOT
61. Pitfall. : TRAP
63. Decipher. : READ
65. Street of Paris. : RUE
66. King Richard ___. : III

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