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New York Times, Wednesday, October 21, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,750
Across
1. Ran off. : FLED
5. Grass-cloth plant. : RAMIE
10. Untroubled. : CALM
14. Elegance: Fr. : LUXE
15. Correct a text. : EMEND
16. ___ ben Adhem. : ABOU
17. Grampus. : ORCA
18. Sour. : VINAIGROUS
20. Nonpareil. : PEERLESS
22. Gumshoe. : SLEUTH
23. Veracity twisters. : LIARS
24. Swashbuckler's forte. : BOASTS
25. Overthrows. : UPSETS
27. Beaches. : SANDS
28. "Après ___ le déluge." : MOI
29. Quantities. : HEAPS
31. Part. : SEVER
35. Question in a math exam: Abbr. : PROB
37. Silken. : SERIC
39. Lay by. : SAVE
40. Barber shop item. : STROP
42. Lively dance. : GALOP
44. Diamond girl. : LIL
45. Pardon. : REMIT
47. Type of periodical. : WEEKLY
49. Cotton fabric for shirts. : MADRAS
51. Knowing. : CANNY
52. Type of entertainment. : COMEDY
53. Orchestra circle. : PARTERRE
56. What 3 Down means. : EVERUPWARD
58. River into the Black Sea. : RION
59. Child: Span. : NINO
60. Island in Gulf of Riga. : OESEL
61. Archaic tale of adventures. : GEST
62. Ending on a cardinal number. : TEEN
63. Trifling. : PETTY
64. River in the lowlands. : YSER
Down
1. Cousin of a dud. : FLOP
2. Attraction. : LURE
3. Motto of the Empire State. : EXCELSIOR
4. Relative of "honey." : DEARIE
5. Changes to the opposite. : REVERSES
6. Wrongly. : AMISS
7. Part of Y.M.C.A. : MENS
8. ___ sense (from one aspect). : INA
9. Inventor of the kinetoscope. : EDISON
10. Pet and pat. : CARESSES
11. All around. : ABOUT
12. Boors. : LOUTS
13. Shout to sled dogs. : MUSH
19. Florist's term for sword lilies. : GLADS
21. Strip of wood. : LATH
24. Herb. : BASIL
25. Diamond men. : UMPS
26. Larboard. : PORT
27. Jack ___. : SPRAT
30. Breastplate of Athena. : AEGIS
32. Odin's daughters. : VALKYRIES
33. Harm. : EVIL
34. Count (on). : RELY
36. Abut. : BORDERON
38. Describing a fictional lion. : COWARDLY
41. Lost to view. : PERDU
43. Closely confined. : PENT
46. Former State flower of Tennessee. : MAYPOP
48. Capacity for performing work, in physics. : ENERGY
49. Type of entertainment. : MOVIE
50. Agreeable. : AMENE
51. Proofreaders' mark. : CARET
52. Per ___. : CENT
53. Later than. : PAST
54. Color. : ROSE
55. ___'acte. : ENTR
57. Tiny. : WEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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