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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
David Steinberg notes:

Original 21-Down clue read [Is lacking.]. Changed to [Be lacking.].

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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,808
Across
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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
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Burbot. : LING
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Mr. Dionne. : OLIVA
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Island off Italy. : ELBA
20
Guppy rations. : FISHFOOD
22
Cambridge grad. : CANTAB
24
Star in Cygnus. : SADR
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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
Down
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
Be 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
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___ 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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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