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New York Times, Friday, October 9, 1959

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,738
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1. Heroine of many lyrical poems. : LAURA
6. Medicine man. : SHAMAN
12. Atlas or Hercules. : MISSILE
14. Navy weapon. : POLARIS
16. Gives heed. : ATTENDS
17. The "itching palm." : AVARICE
18. Japanese statesman. : ITO
19. Passes judgment. : DECIDES
21. River into the Sea of Azov. : DON
22. Byword for cruelty. : NERO
24. Swedish chemist and inventor. : NOBEL
25. One kind of decree. : NISI
26. Heath genus. : ERICA
28. Be ___ of (be freed from). : RID
29. Relative value. : RATIO
30. Perfumed pads. : SACHETS
32. Hungarian language. : MAGYAR
33. Binocular part. : LENS
34. Explosive sound. : BANG
35. Feign. : ASSUME
38. French coin. : CENTIME
41. Graphite sticks. : LEADS
42. Degrees. : MAS
43. Kind of drum. : SNARE
45. Knight's servitor. : PAGE
46. Capital of Crete. : CANEA
48. Increase. : GROW
49. "___ live and breathe!" : ASI
50. Ornamental tufts. : TASSELS
52. Fish. : IDE
53. Split pins used as bolts. : COTTERS
55. Detergent. : CLEANER
57. Author Saint-Exupéry. : ANTOINE
58. Petrifies. : HARDENS
59. Navigated. : SAILED
60. Froth. : YEAST
1. Makes untidy. : LITTERS
2. Oregon seaport. : ASTORIA
3. Custom. : USE
4. Outer covering. : RIND
5. Priscilla's John. : ALDEN
6. Worked in the garden. : SPADED
7. Mean dwelling. : HOVEL
8. Word of regret. : ALAS
9. Impair. : MAR
10. Parched condition. : ARIDITY
11. Capital of Cyprus. : NICOSIA
12. Historic battleship. : MAINE
13. Armed guards. : ESCORTS
15. Having longer service. : SENIOR
20. Scarlet ___. : IBIS
23. Block (a passage). : OCCLUDE
25. Persistent complaints. : NAGGING
27. Interjections. : AHEMS
29. Is "full of sound and fury." : RANTS
31. Direction. : ENE
32. Isle of ___. : MAN
34. Implore. : BESEECH
35. Andean animal. : ALPACA
36. Periods of time. : SEASONS
37. Constellation, the Arrow. : SAGITTA
38. Kitchen receptacles. : CANS
39. Sea scenes. : MARINES
40. Wearing away. : ERODENT
42. Assembled. : MASSED
44. Pitchers. : EWERS
46. Chili con ___. : CARNE
47. Mitigate. : ALLAY
50. Linden tree. : TEIL
51. Withered. : SERE
54. French pronoun. : TOI
56. Oklahoma city. : ADA

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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