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New York Times, Saturday, January 10, 1959

Author:
Roberta Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { Q W X Y }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,466
Across
1. Outdoor game. : GOLF
5. New York, Boston, etc. : PORTS
10. Metal beam. : TBAR
14. African lily. : ALOE
15. Constellation of Rigel. : ORION
16. O'Neill's daughter. : OONA
17. Italian dessert. : ZABAGLIONE
19. 45 years from now. : MMIV
20. "To point ___, or adorn a tale." : AMORAL
21. Piece of furniture. : TEATABLE
23. Province in Spain. : LEON
25. Atomic submarine. : SKATE
26. Finnish composer. : SIBELIUS
30. Panegyrical orations. : ELOGES
33. Obtuse. : CRASS
34. Ecclesiastical headdress. : MITRE
36. Aglow. : LIT
37. Jeb Stuart's men. : REBS
38. Birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. : DELOS
39. Islamic judge. : CADI
40. Spenser's lovely lady. : UNA
41. Pig sounds, à la comic strips. : OINKS
42. Player at Las Vegas. : DICER
43. Bongos, blesboks, etc. : BEASTS
45. Disdainful ones. : SCORNERS
47. New York city. : UTICA
49. Irish island group. : ARAN
50. Emery. : ABRASIVE
53. Musical key. : EMAJOR
57. Road in Germany. : BAHN
58. American dessert. : PIEALAMODE
60. Praise. : LAUD
61. French exclamations. : LALAS
62. Dutch ___. : OVEN
63. Members of the genus Ulmus. : ELMS
64. Follow. : ENSUE
65. Cleverly done. : NEAT
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1. Ancient town, 40 miles SSW of Tel Aviv. : GAZA
2. Eternity in Hebrew. : OLAM
3. Timber wolf. : LOBO
4. Brave. : FEARLESS
5. Hoi ___. : POLLOI
6. Mouth: Comb. form. : ORI
7. Uproar. : RIOT
8. Shades of color. : TONES
9. Tennis player's need. : SNEAKERS
10. Shade of red. : TOMATO
11. French dessert. : BOMBEGLACE
12. Shrub yielding indigo. : ANIL
13. Very complimentary write-up. : RAVE
18. Celts. : GAELS
22. Yarn. : TALE
24. Presiding spirit in ancient Rome. : NUMEN
26. Kind of team. : SCRUB
27. Peace personified. : IRENE
28. French dessert. : BABAAURHUM
29. Jockey's garb. : SILKS
31. Duck. : EIDER
32. Awakens. : STIRS
35. Sardou's heroine. : TOSCA
38. John or Andrew. : DISCIPLE
39. Flavoring agent. : CINNAMON
41. American orator and patriot. : OTIS
42. Thespis' forte. : DRAMA
44. Small tables. : STANDS
46. Words holding a threat. : ORELSE
48. Of the birds. : AVIAN
50. Seaworthy, nautically. : ABLE
51. False god. : BAAL
52. Smorgasbord tidbits. : EELS
54. Olympian. : JOVE
55. Theatres of Ancient Greece. : ODEA
56. Split. : RENT
59. Sports organization: Abbr. : AAU

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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