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New York Times, Monday, September 8, 1958

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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1. Last part of "Hamlet." : ACTV
5. Greek letter. : THETA
10. Tie with rope. : LASH
14. Circus performer of a sort. : FLEA
15. Rock rabbit or cony. : HYRAX
16. Von Bismarck. : OTTO
17. "Around the World" character. : AUNTIEMAME
19. Barrier. : DOOR
20. Pawnees, Paiutes, etc. : REDSKINS
21. Reporter: Colloq. : LEGMAN
23. Secret agency of U. S., 1942–45. : OSS
24. Rightful. : TRUE
25. Track event. : SPRINT
29. Housing for certain gear. : TOOLSHED
33. Starbuck's Captain. : AHAB
34. Walked resolutely. : STRODE
36. Soul: Fr. : AME
37. Distinction. : HONOR
39. Break bread. : EAT
40. More uncouth. : RUDER
42. Abbreviation in firm names. : INC
43. Oblast in Black Sea Lowland. : ODESSA
46. Heavy column. : PIER
47. Huge animal. : BEHEMOTH
49. Popular dessert. : PASTRY
51. Jagged cut. : GASH
52. Fictional flier. : ROC
53. Free and Accepted ___. : MASONS
56. Absent-minded. : DISTRAIT
61. High: Comb. form. : ALTI
62. Gaucherie. : INEPTITUDE
64. Puppets. : TOYS
65. Canvas stand. : EASEL
66. Son of Aphrodite. : EROS
67. Subject. : TEXT
68. Basel's river. : RHINE
69. Arizona river. : SALT
1. Remote. : AFAR
2. Sleuth's lead. : CLUE
3. Cultivate. : TEND
4. Casks. : VATS
5. True believers. : THEISTS
6. Works of John Wesley. : HYMNS
7. Epochs. : ERAS
8. Headgear. : TAM
9. "Rock Hunter" playwright. : AXELROD
10. Halls of fraternal societies. : LODGES
11. Powerful particle. : ATOM
12. Greek arcade. : STOA
13. Warning device. : HORN
18. Statue of a saint. : IKON
22. Swiss mathematician. : EULER
24. Whistle sounds. : TOOTS
25. Title used in India. : SAHIB
26. Extension. : PHONE
27. Scene in a Western. : RANCH
28. Nigerian native. : IBO
29. Inferior reading matter. : TRASH
30. ___ out (settled an issue by discussion). : HADIT
31. Eastern ruler. : EMEER
32. Word in a ballad refrain. : DERRY
35. Prongs of a harrow. : TEETH
38. Most common printing type. : ROMAN
41. Increases: Colloq. : UPS
44. Secret personal record. : DOSSIER
45. Peter or Andrew. : APOSTLE
48. Self-centered person. : EGOIST
50. First part of "Hamlet." : ACTI
52. Grow mellow. : RIPEN
53. Book of the New Testament: Abbr. : MATT
54. Tropical lily. : ALOE
55. Where Charon plied his ferry. : STYX
56. Señor Arnaz. : DESI
57. Itineraries: Abbr. : RTES
58. Person's distinctive atmosphere. : AURA
59. Man of the hour. : IDOL
60. Try. : TEST
63. Book of the Old Testament: Abbr. : NAH

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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