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New York Times, Wednesday, December 23, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,813
Across
1. "Moonlight" and "Waldstein." : SONATAS
8. Shield-shaped. : SCUTATE
15. Describing fog. : PEASOUP
16. "Make me a child again, just for ___!" : TONIGHT
17. Open space on a frozen lake. : AIRHOLE
18. Withstood the storm. : RODEOUT
19. Cunning. : SLY
20. Items of gossip. : TIDBITS
22. Large antelope. : GNU
23. Sleuth. : TEC
24. Beginning. : ONSET
26. Place. : STEAD
29. Small swamp. : BOG
30. Dutch specialty. : TULIP
34. One-horse sleigh. : PUNG
35. African cobra relative. : MAMBA
37. Rambler. : ROSE
38. Theatre group. : ANTA
39. Cornered. : TREED
40. Aswan's river. : NILE
41. Rod's companion. : REEL
42. Ice pinnacle. : SERAC
43. City on the Oka. : OREL
44. A miss. : ERROR
46. Devotee: Colloq. : FAN
47. Pieces of music. : DUETS
48. Proceed. : GETON
50. Narrow ship channel. : GAT
51. Inclement. : RAW
54. Prepare data for a computer. : PROGRAM
56. Matinee time. : TWO
59. Ignore the diet. : OVEREAT
61. "The ___ Jones." : EMPEROR
63. Strip of park in the middle of a street. : TERRACE
64. Kafka novel, 1927. : AMERIKA
65. Describing titmice, flycatchers, etc. : CRESTED
66. Seascapes. : MARINES
Down
1. Resorts. : SPAS
2. Eye: Fr. : OEIL
3. Not a one: Colloq. : NARY
4. ___ tray. : ASH
5. Blew the horn. : TOOTED
6. Of a court. : AULIC
7. Hurried. : SPED
8. Describing a lanky fellow. : STRINGBEAN
9. Rails. : COOTS
10. Nobel prize novelist, 1928. : UNDSET
11. Connection. : TIE
12. Eager in anticipation. : AGOG
13. Lake in the Alps. : THUN
14. Two words from Caesar. : ETTU
21. Rebound harmfully. : BOOMERANG
23. Filipino. : TAGALOG
25. Eventuate. : TURNOUT
26. Score in bowling. : SPARE
27. Piano man. : TUNER
28. Enlist. : ENTER
29. Discalced, as certain monks. : BAREFOOTED
31. Tours' river. : LOIRE
32. Tiny land mass. : ISLET
33. Pares. : PEELS
35. The Rockies: Abbr. : MTS
36. Military asst. : ADC
45. A doing again. : REPEAT
47. Piano or furnace part. : DAMPER
49. Vestige. : TRACE
50. After beta. : GAMMA
51. Military group: Abbr. : ROTC
52. State. : AVER
53. Common verb. : WERE
55. Paper measure. : REAM
56. Set of three: Abbr. : TRIN
57. Became alert (to). : WOKE
58. Money mentioned in the Domesday Book. : ORAS
60. Transportation: Abbr. : RRS
62. Son of Gad. : ERI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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