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New York Times, Friday, December 18, 1959

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,808
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1. Hodgepodge. : HASH
5. La ___, Milan. : SCALA
10. "___ the night before Christmas . . . " : TWAS
14. His: Fr. : ALUI
15. Gift for a reader. : NOVEL
16. Author of "Act One." : HART
17. Burbot. : LING
18. Mr. Dionne. : OLIVA
19. Island off Italy. : ELBA
20. Guppy rations. : FISHFOOD
22. Cambridge grad. : CANTAB
24. Star in Cygnus. : SADR
25. Ultimate. : LAST
26. Christmas tree ornaments. : ANGELS
29. He wrote "Embraceable You." : GERSHWIN
33. Of the calf of the leg: Anat. : SURAL
34. Having substance. : MEATY
35. Chemical suffix. : ANE
36. Washington event. : PRESSCONFERENCE
39. Direction. : ESE
40. Bread spread. : HONEY
41. Greek name of an Indian river. : INDOS
42. Parts of Santa costumes. : REDCOATS
44. Control. : MANAGE
45. Paris airfield. : ORLY
46. Balanced. : SANE
47. Scurries off: Colloq. : SCOOTS
50. ___ with (wins in a walk). : RUNSAWAY
54. Yarn coil. : HANK
55. Ward off. : AVERT
57. A pledge or security. : GAGE
58. Aleutian island. : ATTU
59. Curt dismissal. : CONGE
60. Gumbo. : OKRA
61. Burgess' finger-licking being. : GOOP
62. Pay homage. : KNEEL
63. Approximate. : NEAR
1. Sports period. : HALF
2. Et ___. : ALII
3. Days: Poet. : SUNS
4. Where Morgan roamed. : HIGHSEAS
5. Old-time hair nets. : SNOODS
6. Vivid quality. : COLOR
7. Eager. : AVID
8. Coin of Bulgaria. : LEV
9. Type of dinner order. : ALACARTE
10. To ___ degree (to an extreme). : THENTH
11. Hollywood first name. : WALT
12. Father of Anak. : ARBA
13. Thrust. : STAB
21. Is lacking. : FALLSHORT
23. Citizens of Nineveh. : ASSYRIANS
25. Like spinach. : LEAFY
26. Old Turkish coin. : ASPER
27. Woman in white. : NURSE
28. Avarice. : GREED
29. Hereditary elements. : GENES
30. Mme. Landowska. : WANDA
31. Disguised: Colloq. : INCOG
32. Georgia ___ Clark. : NEESE
34. W. W. II nickname. : MONTY
37. Black area in the Milky Way. : COALSACK
38. Nonagon. : ENNEAGON
43. Devise: Colloq. : COOKUP
44. Fireplace feature. : MANTEL
46. Billow. : SURGE
47. Tobacco. : SHAG
48. Roman orator. : CATO
49. Wise to. : ONTO
50. Frenchman's name. : RENE
51. Pacific island. : WAKE
52. Indian city. : AGRA
53. Time measure. : YEAR
56. ___ Steuben. : VON

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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