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New York Times, Wednesday, December 30, 1959

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
PS notes: Original 4-Down clue did not have a hyphen before "Korsakov"; added it.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,820
Across Down
1. Type of structural beam. : IBAR
5. Sharp-tongued. : ACRID
10. Flatboat. : SCOW
14. Places: Lat. : LOCI
15. Stork. : CRANE
16. Impel. : URGE
17. Jacquard's invention. : LOOM
18. Civil War missile. : CANNONBALL
20. Thick clump of grass. : TUSSOCK
22. ___ Swiss. : DOTTED
23. Move in a furtive way. : SKULK
24. Posted. : MAILED
25. Hunnish king. : ATTILA
27. By itself: Lat. : PERSE
28. ___ polloi. : HOI
29. Madison Avenue worker. : ADMAN
31. Relative of a vanity case: Var. : ETWEE
35. Cunning. : ARCH
37. Nobles. : EARLS
39. Ivy League member. : YALE
40. Perplex. : BESET
42. Feature of a brownstone front. : STOOP
44. Iona of 36 Down: Abbr. : ISL
45. Yahoo. : BRUTE
47. Chiefs. : BOSSES
49. Rejects as useless. : SCRAPS
51. Native of Zagreb. : CROAT
52. Precise. : STRICT
53. Together. : JOINTLY
55. "All roads ___." : LEADTOROME
57. Luxurious excess. : RIOT
59. Fraulein's name. : ILSE
60. Important crop. : WHEAT
61. Novelist Seton. : ANYA
62. Jumble. : MESS
63. Given to prying: Colloq. : NOSEY
64. Kind of serf. : PEON
1. Unpropitious. : ILL
2. Baggage compartment in a British car. : BOOT
3. Science of heard sound. : ACOUSTICS
4. ___-Korsakov. : RIMSKI
5. Approving mention. : ACCOLADE
6. Liberty Bell has one. : CRACK
7. Degree of quality. : RANK
8. Tabard ___. : INN
9. Indian cedar. : DEODAR
10. Ability of making fine discriminations. : SUBTLETY
11. Container. : CRATE
12. Eyed. : OGLED
13. Unite by fusion. : WELD
19. Hubbub. : NOISE
21. Island group near Celebes. : SULA
24. ___ Park. : MENLO
25. Coveter of Naboth's vineyard. : AHAB
26. Pulled apart. : TORE
27. Ex ___ (one-sided). : PARTE
30. Poles. : MASTS
32. Fashion designer's concern. : WAISTLINE
33. Besides. : ELSE
34. Relatives of the hagfish. : EELS
36. The Western Islands. : HEBRIDES
38. Temperance. : SOBRIETY
41. Extent. : TRACT
43. Oil-yielding East Indian tree. : POON
46. Section of a city. : UPTOWN
48. Petty tyrant. : SATRAP
49. Monument of ancient Greece. : STELE
50. Obtuse. : CRASS
51. Nebulous masses around comets. : COMAE
52. Meager. : SLIM
53. G. I. ___. : JOES
54. String toy. : YOYO
56. After pi. : RHO
58. Color. : TAN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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