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New York Times, Tuesday, October 20, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,749
Across
1. Touches gently. : DABS
5. Sit in the sun. : BASK
9. Pressed. : URGED
14. Personal: Comb. form. : IDIO
15. English river. : AVON
16. Blatant. : NOISY
17. Argumentative one. : DISPUTANT
19. Samuel Finley Breese ___. : MORSE
20. Recent: Comb. form. : NEO
21. French city. : STLO
22. French noblemen. : COMTES
23. Satire on suburbia. : TUNNELOFLOVE
26. Son of Jerahmeel. : OREN
27. Punishes by fining. : AMERCES
31. Nevertheless. : EVENSO
34. Nurtured. : BRED
35. Japanese sash. : OBI
36. French author, Nobel prize winner 1947. : GIDE
37. Opera role. : FAUST
39. Drop, as of paint. : BLOB
40. Character in "Bleak House." : ADA
41. ___ up to. : OWNS
42. Global areas. : OCEANS
44. Fiendish. : DEMONIC
46. Exchange premium. : AGIO
47. Author of 23 Across. : PETERDEVRIES
52. Female in folklore. : OGRESS
55. Object of aversion. : HATE
56. 1006. : MVI
57. River in central England. : TRENT
58. Predicament: Colloq. : TIGHTSPOT
60. Owner of "la plume." : TANTE
61. Unicorn fish. : UNIE
62. Dog, for short. : PEKE
63. Successful. : ONTOP
64. Vulgarian. : BOOR
65. Beers. : ALES
Down
1. "She ___ say yes . . . " : DIDNT
2. French leave-taking. : ADIEU
3. Western ruminant. : BISON
4. Conciliatory gift. : SOP
5. Intellectual controversy. : BATTLEOFWITS
6. Island paradise for heroes of legend. : AVALON
7. "I am a Pharisee, the ___ a Pharisee." : SONOF
8. Man of rank in Great Britain: Abbr. : KNT
9. Calm. : UNMOVED
10. Tenant. : ROOMER
11. Encircled. : GIRT
12. Basic Latin infinitive. : ESSE
13. Tints. : DYES
18. Customers. : USERS
22. Meet. : COMETOGETHER
24. Pronoun. : NONE
25. Scandinavian name. : LARS
28. Nut tree. : COLA
29. Black. : EBON
30. Brothers. : SIBS
31. Softened oath. : EGAD
32. See: Lat. : VIDE
33. Cheese. : EDAM
34. Something not to be missed. : BUS
38. Noun suffix. : ANCE
39. "To ___ not to be . . . " : BEOR
41. Dance. : ONESTEP
43. Fur from a catlike animal. : CIVET
45. Available for. : OPENTO
46. Slowly: Mus. : ADAGIO
48. Large animal, for short. : RHINO
49. Drive. : IMPEL
50. Bring out. : EVOKE
51. Spots. : SITES
52. Eight, in Italy. : OTTO
53. Member of the family, for short. : GRAN
54. Overhead item. : RENT
58. Bath. : TUB
59. Health resort. : SPA

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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