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New York Times, Wednesday, December 2, 1959

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { C J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,792
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1. Lowers in rank. : DEMOTES
8. Sharpens. : STROPS
14. "What's ___?" : INANAME
15. Proportionately. : PRORATA
17. Moon goddess. : ARTEMIS
18. True to fact. : LITERAL
19. La ___, Bolivia. : PAZ
20. Item in photography. : PLATE
22. Seasonal visitor. : SANTA
23. Id's companion. : EGO
24. Edit. : EMEND
26. Pronghorn. : DEER
27. Attempt again. : RETRY
30. Furnish. : ENDOW
32. Legal degree. : LLM
33. Quiverful of arrows. : SHEAF
35. In a striking manner. : NOTABLY
37. Blooms in general. : FLOWERAGE
39. Antietam, Vicksburg, etc. : BATTLES
41. Shallots' cousins. : LEEKS
44. Ruglike cushion. : MAT
45. Cut ___ (have a showy appearance). : ADASH
47. Flood, in Britain. : SPATE
49. Macaws. : ARAS
51. Grani, for one. : STEED
53. Dress: Colloq. : TOG
54. Dynamo. : MOTOR
56. Spartan serf. : HELOT
58. Capek play. : RUR
59. Component of dye. : ANILINE
61. Ancient Semite. : MOABITE
63. Group of students. : SEMINAR
64. Apparatus. : ENGINES
65. Roosevelt and others. : TEDDYS
66. Canopies. : TESTERS
1. Nursery item. : DIAPER
2. Infuriates. : ENRAGES
3. Passover fare. : MATZOTH
4. The same. : ONE
5. Pack down. : TAMP
6. Rousseau romance. : EMILE
7. East Indian plant. : SESAME
8. Brilliance. : SPLENDOR
9. Thrice: Comb. form. : TRI
10. Spoils. : ROTS
11. Nymph. : OREAD
12. Irish nationalist leader. : PARNELL
13. August. : STATELY
16. Hue and cry. : ALARM
21. Where Reelfoot Lake is. : TENNESSEE
25. Of a dowry. : DOTAL
28. Robbed: Poet. : REFT
29. Crimean city. : YALTA
31. Emolument. : WAGES
34. Sheep pens. : FOLDS
36. Modern sound effect. : BEEP
38. Seasons by exposure to the air. : WEATHERS
39. Scott, for example. : BARONET
40. "Stick to one thing ___." : ATATIME
42. Lake of Ellen's Isle. : KATRINE
43. More courageous. : STOUTER
44. Family members. : MAMAS
46. Football player's gear. : HELMET
48. Way out. : EGRESS
50. Unanimous. : SOLID
52. Fictional Devonshire outlaw. : DOONE
55. Marmalade ingredient. : RIND
57. Decorative strokes in writing. : TAGS
60. A denial. : NAY
62. Part of a bridle. : BIT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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