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New York Times, Thursday, January 22, 1959

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,478
Across
1. At a distance. : ALOOF
6. Good clean fun. : SPORT
11. Zenith. : TOP
14. Share equally with. : HALVE
15. Contend. : ARGUE
16. Wartime agency. : OPA
17. Shakespearean forest. : ARDEN
18. Steeps in oil and vinegar. : MARINATES
20. 1825 canal. : ERIE
22. Threateners. : MENACERS
23. Poems set to music. : CANTATAS
26. Once upon a time. : ONEDAY
27. Chaffinch. : ROBINET
28. Cold ___. : CUTS
29. Jack-in-the-pulpit. : ARUM
30. Bristly. : SETOSE
32. Marble shooter. : TAW
35. Spread abroad. : STREW
37. Extinct bird. : MOA
38. Andrea ___. : DORIA
40. Witch. : HAG
41. Old Turkish coins. : ASPERS
44. "___, dark and handsome." : TALL
45. Von Bismarck. : OTTO
46. Phenomenon of 1958. : SPUTNIK
48. Eight-legged animal. : SPIDER
51. Hybrids in the garden. : TEAROSES
52. Extended prospect. : PANORAMA
54. Distinguished person. : NAME
55. Vigilance. : ALERTNESS
57. Done for: Brit. slang. : NAPOO
60. Summons to the Four Horsemen. : WAR
61. Type of marble. : AGATE
62. Within: Lat. : INTRA
63. Pistachio. : NUT
64. Pacific island group. : PELEW
65. Anything of value. : ASSET
Down
1. Cry of triumph. : AHA
2. Malay gibbon. : LAR
3. City in N Germany. : OLDENBURG
4. Extra period in Giants-Colts game. : OVERTIME
5. Legendary Irish hero. : FENIAN
6. ___ Browne belt. : SAM
7. Hyde Park gocarts. : PRAMS
8. Relative of Cyclops. : OGRE
9. Destructive. : RUINOUS
10. Occupied. : TENANTED
11. Carried: Colloq. : TOTED
12. Popular radio music. : OPERA
13. A part of Paris. : PASSY
19. Tops of suits. : ACES
21. Vous ___ (you are): Fr. : ETES
23. Cloth for toweling. : CRASH
24. Great arterial trunk. : AORTA
25. In time: Mus. : ATEMPO
28. Rough. : COARSE
31. ___ dancer. : TOE
32. Parts of churches. : TRANSEPTS
33. Scottish form of Alice. : AILIE
34. Promenades. : WALKS
36. Faucet. : WATERTAP
39. Overstuffed footstools. : OTTOMANS
42. Extraordinary. : STRANGE
43. 9 inches. : SPAN
45. In good ___. : ODOR
47. Goddess of astronomy. : URANIA
48. Eggs of fishes. : SPAWN
49. Another spelling of 64 Across. : PALAU
50. Lifeless. : INERT
51. Liking. : TASTE
53. Repast. : MEAL
56. Featherstitch. : SEW
58. Mine product. : ORE
59. Cereal grain. : OAT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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