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New York Times, Thursday, December 3, 1959

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { B F J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,793
Across Down
1. Countersink (a hole). : REAM
5. Lumberjack. : COAT
9. Husbandman's reward. : CROP
13. All: Comb. form. : OMNI
14. Besides. : ALSO
15. Small difference. : SHADE
16. "From the waterfall, he named her . . . " : MINNEHAHA
18. On tiptoe. : EAGER
19. First-magnitude star in Canis Minor. : PROCYON
20. The French tricolore. : DRAPEAU
22. Gnaw away. : ERODE
24. Hornless merino. : EWE
25. Loose flap of a garment. : LAPPET
28. Done in furtive manner. : STEALTHY
33. Mountains in Asia. : ALAI
34. Where Taormina is. : SICILY
36. Scottish verb. : HAE
37. Conifers. : PINES
39. Certainly ___! : NOT
40. Fascination. : SPELL
42. ___-disant (self-styled): Fr. : SOI
43. Father of Ivanhoe. : CEDRIC
46. Runnel. : RILL
47. Small onion. : ESCHALOT
49. Station on Atlantic air routes. : AZORES
51. Sepia's secretion. : INK
52. Nautical pole. : SPRIT
54. Spanish, in Spain. : ESPANOL
58. Rival of Aida. : AMNERIS
62. German cake. : TORTE
63. Elegant and delicate wit. : ATTICSALT
65. Above a whisper. : ALOUD
66. And ___ (and others). : SOON
67. Thin slab of baked clay. : TILE
68. Moos. : LOWS
69. Distinctive style. : TONE
70. Large number: Colloq. : SLEW
1. Tomboy. : ROMP
2. Far East noble. : EMIR
3. Year: Ital. : ANNO
4. Dessert. : MINCEPIE
5. In ___ (in partnership): Slang. : CAHOOTS
6. Swedish island. : OLAND
7. Tree. : ASH
8. Natterjack. : TOAD
9. Part of a church. : CHAPEL
10. Fury. : RAGE
11. Roman theatres. : ODEA
12. Where Arequipa is. : PERU
15. Routes by water. : SEAWAYS
17. Jane ___. : EYRE
21. Bobbin. : REEL
23. Convoys. : ESCORTS
25. Slight fault. : LAPSE
26. Inter ___. : ALIOS
27. Consternation. : PANIC
29. Buckwheat tree. : TITI
30. Pronoun. : THEIR
31. German university city. : HALLE
32. Shouts. : YELLS
35. ___-Chinese. : INDO
38. Glanced at. : SCANNED
41. Affirms solemnly. : PROTESTS
44. City on the Humboldt river. : ELKO
45. Red pigment. : CARMINE
48. Opening. : HIATUS
50. Metallic element in brass. : ZINC
53. Well-known S. African author. : PATON
54. And elsewhere: Lat. abbr. : ETAL
55. Done by one person. : SOLO
56. Bow. : PROW
57. Utmost. : LAST
59. Fence. : RAIL
60. He: Lat. : ILLE
61. Brunswick ___. : STEW
64. See 14 Across. : TOO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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