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New York Times, Wednesday, October 7, 1959

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,736
Across Down
1. Casual good-by. : SOLONG
7. Busy places. : HIVES
12. Considering everything. : ALLINALL
14. Immediately. : ATONCE
16. Time of unusual success: Colloq. : FIELDDAY
17. Cried loudly. : BAWLED
18. Girl in a song. : IDA
19. Postal service. : AIRMAIL
21. Common suffix. : ING
22. Soaks in water. : RETS
24. Laughing. : RIANT
25. Villa d'___ at Tivoli. : ESTE
26. Set up. : ERECT
28. Compass point. : NNE
29. Thistle plant. : ASTER
30. Knelled. : RANG
32. Garçons. : WAITERS
34. Brilliance. : FLAME
36. Category of college football fans: Colloq. : GRADS
37. Carpet ___. : SLIPPER
39. Lowest parts. : FEET
40. Sidewalk ___. : CAFES
41. Combustible. : OIL
43. Causes to go. : SENDS
47. Greek god. : ARES
48. Hackneyed. : BANAL
50. Disgruntled: Colloq. : SORE
51. Kinsman: Abbr. : REL
52. Torment. : BEDEVIL
54. Spot card. : TEN
55. Fit to eat. : EDIBLE
57. Native of Bucharest. : ROMANIAN
59. ___ Windsor. : DUKEOF
60. Argument presenting three choices. : TRILEMMA
61. Skins. : PELTS
62. Periods in development. : STAGES
1. Baseball pitch. : SLIDER
2. Chemical salt. : OLEATE
3. Like Abner. : LIL
4. Wave: Comb. form. : ONDA
5. Lowest point. : NADIR
6. Vividly conspicuous. : GLARING
7. Custom. : HABIT
8. European: Abbr. : ITAL
9. Asseverate. : VOW
10. ___ man. : ENLISTED
11. Sachet powder, lavender, etc. : SCENTERS
12. Conflagrant. : AFIRE
13. One of the Beechers. : LYMAN
15. Machines for trimming lumber. : EDGERS
20. Over again. : ANEW
23. Abrasions. : SCRAPES
25. Mt. Vernon and Monticello. : ESTATES
27. Packs down. : TAMPS
29. Buenos ___. : AIRES
31. Born: Fr. : NEE
33. Ripen. : AGE
34. Became suddenly excited. : FLAREDUP
35. Realistic. : LIFELIKE
37. Frightened. : SCARED
38. Freeway. : ROAD
39. Adds spices. : FLAVORS
42. Sluggish. : INERT
44. In ___ (very quickly). : NOTIME
45. Air castles. : DREAMS
46. Plant of the pea family. : SENNA
48. Complains: Slang. : BEEFS
49. Boundary. : LIMIT
52. Obscure (with "out"). : BLOT
53. Musical refrain. : LALA
56. ___ canto singing. : BEL
58. Photographer's abbreviation. : NEG

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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