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New York Times, Wednesday, October 28, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,757

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Across
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Collide. : MEET
5
Dull fellow. : CLOD
9
Ishmael's skipper. : AHAB
13
Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
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Modern poet. : AUDEN
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Affirmative answer, in Mexico. : SISI
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Phrase in space jargon. : LUNARPROBE
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Commotion. : STIR
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The moon's is 2,160 miles. : DIAMETER
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Verne or Wells. : WRITER
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Booted. : SHOD
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Break down, as atoms. : SMASH
25
Enormous celestial body. : CSTAR
27
Devices for rocket propulsion. : BOOSTERS
30
Come of age. : RIPEN
31
Dugout. : CANOE
32
Clever saying. : MOT
33
Bacteriologists' material. : AGAR
34
Arthur ___ Doyle. : CONAN
35
Boxer Olson. : BOBO
36
Famous general's nickname. : MAC
37
Hang over, as a helicopter. : HOVER
38
Cutter's relative. : SLOOP
39
Gets set. : PREPARES
41
Gibe. : TAUNT
42
Historic port of 1492. : PALOS
43
Goalie's post. : CAGE
44
Propelled. : DRIVEN
46
___ Hill, T. R. shrine at Oyster Bay. : SAGAMORE
50
City in Kansas. : IOLA
51
Palomar scientist. : ASTRONOMER
53
Modern overcast. : SMOG
54
___ eclipse, Oct. 2, 1959. : SOLAR
55
One of the O'Neills. : OONA
56
One of the Smiths. : KATE
57
Negotiable paper. : NOTE
58
Makes a slip. : NODS
Down
1
Canasta combination. : MELD
2
Needle case. : ETUI
3
Sicilian landmark. : ETNA
4
Union man. : TEAMSTER
5
Taker of prisoners. : CAPTOR
6
Used bait. : LURED
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Gardenia is one. : ODOR
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Young socialite. : DEB
9
Lend a hand. : ASSIST
10
What Lunik did, Sept. 14, 1959. : HITTHEMOON
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A continent: Fr. : ASIE
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Whirring sound. : BIRR
15
Romberg operetta. : NEWMOON
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Irish-American actress. : REHAN
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Tear down. : RASE
24
Sub's sounding device. : SONAR
25
Zeppelin shape. : CIGAR
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Astronaut. : SPACEPILOT
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Causes of ruin: Poet. : BANES
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Type of automatic pilot. : ROBOT
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Come to rest. : STOP
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Feature of new Guggenheim Museum. : RAMP
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Sheltered inlets. : COVES
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Circles around sun or moon. : CORONAS
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Richard Rodgers song. : BLUEMOON
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Famous American astrophysicist. : HALE
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Young French authoress. : SAGAN
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Highway improvement tax. : PAVAGE
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Celebrated Bengali poet. : TAGORE
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Jeweler's unit. : CARAT
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Flat, circular figure. : DISK
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Italian liner. : ROMA
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Historic French city. : STLO
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Book by Melville. : OMOO
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Sunder; disrupt. : REND
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Significant times. : ERAS
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Native ___. : SON

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

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