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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
Across Down
1. Collide. : MEET
5. Dull fellow. : CLOD
9. Ishmael's skipper. : AHAB
13. Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
14. Modern poet. : AUDEN
16. Affirmative answer, in Mexico. : SISI
17. Phrase in space jargon. : LUNARPROBE
19. Commotion. : STIR
20. The moon's is 2,160 miles. : DIAMETER
21. Verne or Wells. : WRITER
23. Booted. : SHOD
24. 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
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
7. Gardenia is one. : ODOR
8. Young socialite. : DEB
9. Lend a hand. : ASSIST
10. What Lunik did, Sept. 14, 1959. : HITTHEMOON
11. A continent: Fr. : ASIE
12. Whirring sound. : BIRR
15. Romberg operetta. : NEWMOON
18. Irish-American actress. : REHAN
22. Tear down. : RASE
24. Sub's sounding device. : SONAR
25. Zeppelin shape. : CIGAR
26. Astronaut. : SPACEPILOT
27. Causes of ruin: Poet. : BANES
28. Type of automatic pilot. : ROBOT
29. Come to rest. : STOP
30. Feature of new Guggenheim Museum. : RAMP
31. Sheltered inlets. : COVES
34. Circles around sun or moon. : CORONAS
35. Richard Rodgers song. : BLUEMOON
37. Famous American astrophysicist. : HALE
38. Young French authoress. : SAGAN
40. Highway improvement tax. : PAVAGE
41. Celebrated Bengali poet. : TAGORE
43. Jeweler's unit. : CARAT
44. Flat, circular figure. : DISK
45. Italian liner. : ROMA
46. Historic French city. : STLO
47. Book by Melville. : OMOO
48. Sunder; disrupt. : REND
49. Significant times. : ERAS
52. 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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