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New York Times, Monday, November 23, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { B J K X }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,783
Across
1. River bank. : RIPA
5. Javelin. : SPEAR
10. Turn to liquid. : MELT
14. An astringent. : ALUM
15. Marx man. : HARPO
16. Here: Span. : AQUI
17. Firebug. : PYROMANIAC
19. Coming season. : YULE
20. Dimmer of glory. : TARNISHER
21. Beckoning destinations. : GOALS
22. "___ horse!" (Advice to early drivers.) : GETA
23. Spin like a top. : TWIRL
25. Left port: Abbr. : SLD
28. Girl in French fiction. : NANA
30. "Bombs bursting ___." : INAIR
32. Parson-biographer of Washington. : WEEMS
34. Dealer in kippered herring, etc.: Eng. : DRYSALTER
37. "___ boy!" : ATTA
38. One aspect of Morpheus. : SLEEP
39. Yugoslav chief. : TITO
40. Bit by bit. : PIECEMEAL
42. Color workers. : DYERS
43. Famous fountain of Rome. : TREVI
44. Cabbage in shreds. : SLAW
46. Oily bean. : SOY
47. Coarsely ground grain. : GRITS
49. Wavy molding. : OGEE
51. Filch. : STEAL
53. Signature of a former V. P. : HAWALLACE
58. Fox chase. : HUNT
59. Listings in "Golden Treasury" index. : FIRSTLINES
60. Nominal poker bet. : ANTE
61. Grande ___ de la République. : ARMEE
62. Element No. 30. : ZINC
63. Larger part. : MASS
64. Western heights. : MESAS
65. Old: Gr. : ALTE
Down
1. Engrossed. : RAPT
2. ___ Ehrenburg, Russian writer. : ILYA
3. Contented sound. : PURR
4. Included in. : AMONG
5. California volcano. : SHASTA
6. Part of Texas or Oklahoma. : PANHANDLE
7. Huron's neighbor. : ERIE
8. Aside from. : APART
9. Fabled flier. : ROC
10. Civic office. : MAYORALTY
11. Evenly proportioned things. : EQUALITIES
12. Soothe to rest. : LULL
13. Low, laced shoes. : TIES
18. Manners. : MIENS
21. Lollobrigida. : GINA
24. Piece of straw. : WISP
25. Trade: Slang. : SWAP
26. ___ ride (allow to continue undisturbed). : LETIT
27. Soap rivals. : DETERGENTS
29. Spaces. : AREAS
31. Backward: Comb. form. : RETRO
33. Wastes away. : MACERATES
35. Chinese waters. : YELLOWSEA
36. Red-cheeked. : ROSY
38. Struck hard. : SMIT
41. Malefic. : EVIL
42. Abide. : DWELL
45. Marbles. : AGATES
48. English county. : SHIRE
50. Shaw heroine. : ELIZA
51. Pretense. : SHAM
52. Large sea fish. : TUNA
54. Chair parts. : ARMS
55. Indigo. : ANIL
56. Copper. : CENT
57. Verb suffix. : ESCE
59. Wife and children: Abbr. : FAM

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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