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New York Times, Monday, October 12, 1959

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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1. Tool sets. : KITS
5. Agreeable. : BLAND
10. Italian island. : ELBA
14. Robert ___. : ELEE
15. Kitchen utensil. : RICER
16. Circus performer. : SEAL
17. Theory in physics. : RELATIVITY
19. Charge for service. : TOLL
20. Antagonist. : FOE
21. Having retired. : ABED
22. Ill-tempered. : CRANKY
24. One of Santa's reindeer. : VIXEN
26. Dismounted. : ALIT
27. Flows smoothly. : GLIDES
29. Officials. : PREFECTS
33. American Beauties. : ROSES
34. Seaport in Morocco. : RABAT
35. Exclamation. : HAH
36. Song. : ARIA
37. Honeydew. : MELON
38. Note. : MEMO
39. Army man. : NCO
40. Texture of something. : FIBER
41. "A sadder and a ___ man." : WISER
42. King doomed to hunger and thirst. : TANTALUS
44. Covered way or avenue. : ARCADE
45. Makes angry. : IRES
46. Nap. : SLEEP
47. Part of the foot. : INSTEP
50. Available. : OPEN
51. Poetic contraction. : EER
54. Author of "Two Years Before the Mast." : DANA
55. Goal of astronauts. : OUTERSPACE
58. Vingt-___. : ETUN
59. Restrict. : STINT
60. Edible pods. : OKRA
61. Crowds. : MOBS
62. School events. : TESTS
63. Fear: Fr. : PEUR
1. Cut made by an ax, saw, etc. : KERF
2. Of the hipbone: Comb. form. : ILEO
3. Home entertainment. : TELEVISION
4. ___ of Tranquility, on the moon. : SEA
5. Hush-money. : BRIBES
6. Cheer (up). : LIVEN
7. Tart. : ACID
8. Gain. : NET
9. Refresh fabrics. : DRYCLEAN
10. Landed property. : ESTATE
11. City in Spain. : LEON
12. Pitcher's blunder. : BALK
13. Associate. : ALLY
18. One of the "certain" things, according to Ben Franklin. : TAXES
23. Fissure. : RIFT
25. Plan of action. : IDEA
26. Latticed structure. : ARBOR
27. 18th President. : GRANT
28. City in Spain. : LORCA
29. Pickets. : PALES
30. Baltimore's bay. : CHESAPEAKE
31. Made docile. : TAMED
32. Coast. : SHORE
34. Picture puzzle. : REBUS
37. Road marker. : MILEPOST
38. Nibblers. : MICE
40. Food. : FARE
41. Birds. : WRENS
43. Men of great power. : TITANS
44. Puts on guard. : ALERTS
46. Exhausted. : SPENT
47. The same. : IDEM
48. Defense alliance. : NATO
49. Affront. : SNUB
50. American patriot. : OTIS
52. Color. : ECRU
53. ___ admiral. : REAR
56. Indian. : UTE
57. Explosive sound. : POP

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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