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New York Times, Friday, December 25, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F Q Z }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,815
Across
1. Takes refreshment. : SUPS
5. Marshall plan: Abbr. : ERP
8. Swaying. : AROCK
13. Swift canoe. : PROA
14. "Joy to the World," and others. : XMASCAROLS
17. Not for: Dial. : AGIN
18. Be plain-spoken. : TALKTURKEY
19. Team mate of Comet and Cupid. : DANCER
21. Varied: Abbr. : MISC
22. Poetic time of day. : EEN
23. Powerful. : STOUT
25. Compositions for two. : DUOS
27. Wander aimlessly. : MEANDER
29. Region of India and Pakistan. : PUNJAB
33. Prescribed. : SET
34. Ornamentations in art. : SEMES
36. Pet name for a calf. : SOOKY
37. Province of Canada: Abbr. : ALTA
39. Watched. : SPIED
41. Cow barn. : BYRE
42. Departure. : GOING
44. Of the eighth degree, in math. : OCTIC
46. Greek goddess of dawn. : EOS
47. Genus of the evening primrose. : ONAGRA
49. First words of a popular Western. : HAVEGUN
51. Take on cargoes. : LADE
53. Resort town in the Berkshires. : LENOX
54. Truck driver's compartment. : CAB
57. Ibsen girl. : NORA
59. Relatives of grandstand plays. : STUNTS
62. Santa's last words. : AGOODNIGHT
65. Vex. : ROIL
66. Designating certain shoppers. : LASTMINUTE
67. Mazo ___ Roche. : DELA
68. Nonflying birds. : RHEAS
69. Book of the Apocrypha: Abbr. : ESD
70. A large number: Colloq. : SLEW
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1. Nail used in mining. : SPAD
2. Ancient city of Mongolia. : URGA
3. Popular holiday gift. : POINSETTIA
4. Sacred places. : SANCTA
5. Forces out. : EXTRUDES
6. The British "West Point": Abbr. : RMA
7. Tropical plant. : PALM
8. Behaves playfully: Colloq. : ACTSUP
9. Strident. : RAUCOUS
10. Peace prize winner, 1949. : ORR
11. Fuel. : COKE
12. Swiss abstract painter. : KLEE
15. Sideslip. : SKID
16. What "glad" is to "joyful": Abbr. : SYN
20. Uncounted years. : EONS
24. Rate of movement. : TEMPO
26. One inclined to exclusiveness. : SNOB
27. Honeydew. : MELON
28. Former name of the German Empire. : REICH
30. Greeting on a card. : JOYEUXNOEL
31. City in Ohio. : AKRON
32. Runs, in cricket. : BYES
33. East Indian starch. : SAGO
35. Pertaining to bristles. : SETAL
38. Member of the Church of England: Abbr. : ANGL
40. Dispossessed. : DIVESTED
43. Member of the family. : GRANDMA
45. Per ___. : CENT
48. Famous character in mythology. : ADONIS
50. Squash, pumpkin, etc. : GOURDS
52. Ireland. : ERIN
54. Presidential nickname. : CAL
55. Seaweed derivative. : AGAR
56. Poppycock! : BOSH
58. Fever. : AGUE
60. Piece of fired clay. : TILE
61. Salad. : SLAW
63. Native of: Suffix. : OTE
64. Summits: Abbr. : HTS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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