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New York Times, Monday, December 14, 1959

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,804
Across Down
1. Temperate. : SOFT
5. Garden spot. : ARBOR
10. Asian tree. : ACLE
14. Wagon tongue. : POLE
15. Mouth of a river. : DELTA
16. Amphibian. : TOAD
17. Moslem summons to prayer. : AZAN
18. Part of the Chinese puzzle. : MAOTSETUNG
20. Curb. : RESTRICT
22. Caper. : PRANCE
23. Moor. : HEATH
24. Deserved. : MERITED
25. Conscious being. : SPIRIT
27. Wore. : HADON
28. Division of time: Abbr. : CEN
29. Duck blind. : DECOY
31. Well-known uncle. : REMUS
35. Noun and verb suffixes. : INGS
37. Cheerful giver. : DONOR
39. Power: Comb. form. : DYNA
40. Beginning. : ONSET
42. Fearful creatures. : OGRES
44. Droop. : SAG
45. Nidifies. : NESTS
47. To a great extent. : VASTLY
49. Navigates the air. : AVIATES
52. Volcano on Martinique. : PELEE
53. Dickens character. : DANTON
54. Section of a theatre. : PARTERRE
57. Sec. Benson's concern. : AGRONOMICS
59. Bearing. : MIEN
60. Boy: Lat. : PUER
61. Rajah's wife. : RANEE
62. Church season. : LENT
63. Scatters grass for drying. : TEDS
64. In ___ (in short). : AWORD
65. River of Flanders. : YSER
1. Box. : SPAR
2. Seep through. : OOZE
3. Sheets of metal for weatherproofing. : FLASHINGS
4. Framework for textiles. : TENTER
5. Confessed. : ADMITTED
6. Range of power. : REACH
7. Stain. : BLOT
8. A baseball "great." : OTT
9. Grated. : RASPED
10. Secured. : ATTAINED
11. Reckoning. : COUNT
12. Weapon. : LANCE
13. Made a border. : EDGED
19. Lapsus. : ERROR
21. Incursion. : RAID
24. Elected official. : MAYOR
25. I know: Lat. : SCIO
26. Eminent Quaker. : PENN
27. Warehouses in the Orient. : HONGS
30. Diving birds. : COOTS
32. Reading matter. : MYSTERIES
33. Single. : UNAL
34. Tasting of a certain spice. : SAGY
36. Capitol group. : SENATORS
38. Annulled, as a judgment. : REVERSED
41. Siouan language. : TETON
43. River of Arizona. : SALT
46. Spanish dama. : SENORA
48. Proper. : SEEMLY
49. Change to make more suitable. : ADAPT
50. Uncertain. : VAGUE
51. How Santa is dressed. : INRED
52. Horse with a certain gait. : PACER
54. Spanish tree. : PINO
55. M. Descartes. : RENE
56. ___'acte. : ENTR
58. Esophagus. : MAW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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