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New York Times, Wednesday, November 11, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,771
Across
1. Food fish. : SHAD
5. Range of view. : SCOPE
10. Structure for flood protection. : DIKE
14. Beside: Prefix. : PARA
15. Ogee molding, in architecture. : TALON
16. British statesman. : EDEN
17. Rara ___. : AVIS
18. Biblical witch's home. : ENDOR
19. Ancient Egyptian. : COPT
20. Current Broadway musical. : REDHEAD
22. Cole Porter musical. : ROSALIE
24. TV trophy. : EMMY
25. The Campbells, for one. : CLAN
26. Creator of the Darlings. : BARRIE
29. Team of celebrities. : ALLSTARS
33. Self-assertive tendency. : EGO
34. Genus of tropical shrubs. : TREMA
36. Slave of old Greece. : HELOT
37. The Devil's exaction from Dr. Faustus. : SOUL
39. Twenty. : SCORE
41. Symbolic bird. : DOVE
42. Bird life of a region. : ORNIS
44. Coat of arms. : CREST
46. Swamp. : FEN
47. Certain emergency funds: Slang. : MADMONEY
49. Cuba's headliner. : CASTRO
51. Gallic verve. : ELAN
52. Drawer handle. : PULL
53. Intentional insult. : AFFRONT
56. "Laughing" child in "The Children's Hour." : ALLEGRA
60. Odin's brother. : VILI
61. Commonplace. : TRITE
63. Waters, in France. : EAUX
64. Type of officer: Colloq. : EXEC
65. Byzantine image. : EIKON
66. Small coins of India. : PICE
67. Hide's companion. : SEEK
68. Coming new attraction in motion pictures. : SCENT
69. Wild oxen. : YAKS
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1. Gaff. : SPAR
2. Undergo. : HAVE
3. Dull. : ARID
4. One of Santa's team. : DASHER
5. River craft. : STEAMERS
6. Fudge. : CANDY
7. Venerable. : OLD
8. Franciscan nun. : POORCLARE
9. Matriculate. : ENROLL
10. Poured off. : DECANTED
11. Public hero. : IDOL
12. French legionnaire's headgear. : KEPI
13. Grafted: Her. : ENTE
21. Give vent to. : EMIT
23. Sliding frame of a window. : SASH
26. Broom of twigs. : BESOM
27. Village square in old Greece. : AGORA
28. Watchman's beat. : ROUND
29. Author of "The Last Resorts." : AMORY
30. Airborne. : ALOFT
31. Fido's friend. : ROVER
32. Business man's aide: Colloq. : STENO
35. An odd fellow. : ECCENTRIC
38. Type of jingle. : LIMERICK
40. Edible. : ESCULENT
43. Highlight of a cantana. : SOLO
45. High and slender. : TALL
48. City on the Loire. : NANTES
50. One of the Seven Dwarfs. : SLEEPY
52. South African novelist. : PATON
53. The birds: Zool. : AVES
54. Idée ___. : FIXE
55. "Said the fly, 'Let us ___' . . . " : FLEE
57. Mother Earth. : GAIA
58. Crowd of ordinary persons. : RUCK
59. Tools. : AXES
62. Milton's brother. : IKE

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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