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New York Times, Saturday, January 31, 1959

Author: H. L. Risteen
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. City in central Syria. : HOMS
5. Where St. Paul was shipwrecked. : MALTA
10. ___ Zeppelin. : GRAF
14. ___ of all right (something looked on with approval). : ABIT
15. Underground name. : ALIAS
16. Seine tributary. : OISE
17. He was born Jan. 19, 1807. : ROBERTEDWARDLEE
20. Gives up hope. : DESPAIRS
21. Fanciful. : IDEAL
22. Remote allusion. : HINT
23. Early home of man. : CAVE
25. Foxes. : VIXENS
28. Where Godiva rode. : COVENTRY
32. Delightful spots. : EDENS
33. Attack. : SETON
34. Inlet. : RIA
35. Arrests: Slang. : NABS
36. Poet of Ben Johnson's day. : CAREW
37. Popular crooner. : BING
38. Much-used article. : THE
39. Basketball teams. : FIVES
40. Contract conveying real estate. : LEASE
41. Great Greek. : SOCRATES
43. Prominent pitcher. : FELLER
44. Refrigerator. : ICER
45. Small bottle. : VIAL
46. Frozen. : GLACE
49. Metal worker. : TINSMITH
53. Father of 17 Across. : LIGHTHORSEHARRY
56. Concerning. : INRE
57. Fats. : SUETS
58. Land measure. : ROOD
59. Great ___ Lake, Canada. : BEAR
60. Negotiate. : TREAT
61. Grafted: Her. : ENTE
1. Obdurate. : HARD
2. Double-reed woodwind. : OBOE
3. Boy's game: Dial. : MIBS
4. Confederate V. P. : STEPHENS
5. Church services. : MATINS
6. Attentive. : ALERT
7. Tops. : LIDS
8. Shooter used in 3 Down. : TAW
9. ___ matter of fact. : ASA
10. "The Greengage Summer" author. : GODDEN
11. Irritate: Colloq. : RILE
12. Voyaging. : ASEA
13. Grope. : FEEL
18. Monsoon phenomena. : RAINS
19. Split apart. : RIVEN
23. Animal shelters. : COTES
24. Confess. : AVOW
25. Apertures. : VENTS
26. Snake River country. : IDAHO
27. Mediterranean sailing vessel. : XEBEC
28. Goddess of growing vegetation. : CERES
29. Effort. : TRIAL
30. Cleanse with water. : RINSE
31. German rifleman: Var. : YAGER
33. Thrifty one. : SAVER
36. Quote. : CITE
37. Mule herd leader. : BELLMARE
39. Gem surface. : FACET
40. Strap. : LEASH
42. More abundant. : RICHER
43. Most superior. : FINEST
45. Outlook. : VISTA
46. Voluble. : GLIB
47. Contour. : LINE
48. Indian tourist mecca. : AGRA
49. Tamarack. : TREE
50. Shooting ___. : IRON
51. Horse race. : TROT
52. ___ Park. : HYDE
54. Distinguished Democrat. : HST
55. Pronoun. : OUR

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