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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
David Steinberg notes:

Original 4-Down clue did not have a hyphen before "Korsakov"; added it.

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L
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C
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C
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H
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T
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P
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B
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C
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M
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N
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P
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,820
Across
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
Down
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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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