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New York Times, Saturday, December 26, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 26, Avg Word Len: 5.69, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 99, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,816
Across
1. Haunted house occupant. : APPARITION
11. Jinks' rank: Abbr. : CAPT
15. Folk song get-together, Carnegie Hall feature. : HOOTENANNY
16. Confederate. : ALLY
17. Roast pork's partner. : APPLESAUCE
18. Part of a carton. : FLAP
19. Annie ___, famed theosophist. : BESANT
20. Fairly well pulverized. : SEMIFINE
22. Thespian's milieu. : STAGE
24. Lessens. : ABATES
25. "___ in the sky." : PIE
28. Photographic blowup: Abbr. : ENL
29. Blackbird. : ANI
30. Summer: Fr. : ETE
31. Placement of an ad. : INSERTION
34. Little fish. : SPRAT
36. Lawyers: Abbr. : ATTS
37. Stumbling blocks. : SNAGS
39. Fruit pastry. : TART
40. A colorless alcohol. : NEROL
42. How the N. L. race almost ended. : TRIPLETIE
44. Wrath. : IRE
45. Where officers are trained: Abbr. : OCS
47. Never: Ger. : NIE
48. Shape of an abalone shell. : EAR
49. Sound from the swimming pool. : SPLASH
51. Hit and rebound. : CAROM
53. June 21–22 or December 21–22. : SOLSTICE
55. Garden site, "eastward ___." : INEDEN
59. Egyptian goddess. : ISIS
60. Thoughtful. : MEDITATIVE
62. Beyond: Prefix. : META
63. Bendix air events. : PLANERACES
64. "___ can you see . . . " : OSAY
65. Fence sitters. : STRADDLERS
Down
1. Fictional whaler. : AHAB
2. Friend of Swift and Gay. : POPE
3. Sound effects of roasting chestnuts. : POPS
4. Upholder of the heavens. : ATLAS
5. Stage direction. : REENTER
6. Twinklings. : INSTANTS
7. Chinese pagoda. : TAA
8. Being employed. : INUSE
9. Quondam. : ONCE
10. 500-mi. river into Baltic: Russian name. : NYEMAN
11. Rich silk cloth of Middle Ages. : CAFFA
12. Repeat an initial sound, as in poetry. : ALLITERATE
13. Hayden, Fels, Adler, etc. : PLANETARIA
14. Compositor. : TYPESETTER
21. Scarlet bird. : IBIS
23. Sparkles. : GLINTS
25. Very softly. : PIANISSIMO
26. Cuts in. : INTERPOSES
27. "Little star" in song. : ESTRELLITA
29. Quinsy. : ANGINA
32. Within: Prefix. : ESO
33. Crew member. : OAR
35. Private: British abbr. : PTE
38. Lively. : SPIRITED
41. Misplaced. : LOST
43. Lightweight champion, 1917–24. : LEONARD
46. Entertaining simians. : CHIMPS
50. Evaluate. : ASSAY
51. Fragrant wood. : CEDAR
52. Silver or gold. : METAL
54. Gaul, Briton, Scot or Welsh. : CELT
56. Part of a backgammon game. : DICE
57. Eternally. : EVER
58. State of: Suffix. : NESS
61. ___ trice. : INA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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