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New York Times, Tuesday, February 10, 1959

Author:
Walt Clark
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Walt Clark has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,497
Across
1. Baste. : TACK
5. Nimbus. : HALO
9. Idolatrous. : PAGAN
14. Jai ___. : ALAI
15. ___ my word! (really!). : UPON
16. List of candidates. : SLATE
17. Day of Carnival. : MARDIGRAS
19. Permit. : ALLOW
20. War theatre initials. : ETO
21. Rail___ (put through in haste). : ROADED
23. Dolomites. : ALPS
24. Perry Mason's Girl Friday. : DELLA
26. Everlasting: Archaic. : ETERNE
28. Person to whom a check is made over. : ENDORSEE
31. Greek letter. : RHO
34. Helper: Abbr. : ASST
37. Naval office: Abbr. : ENS
38. Courtyards. : PATIOS
40. Potent political group. : MACHINE
42. Hat feathers. : OSPREYS
43. Day ___. : OFREST
44. Links place. : TEE
45. Fictional terrier. : ASTA
46. ___ of Marmara. : SEA
47. Men of letters. : LITERATI
50. Fabulous bird of Egypt: Var. : PHENIX
52. Seraph. : ANGEL
56. ___ sure. : TOBE
58. Dinner course. : ENTREE
61. Day before a feast. : EVE
62. Have ___ to pick. : ABONE
64. Oklahoma's floral symbol. : MISTLETOE
66. Live as a vagrant: Slang. : MOOCH
67. Edison's middle name. : ALVA
68. Channel island. : SARK
69. Lap dogs: Colloq. : PEKES
70. Fiber clusters. : NEPS
71. Depots: Abbr. : STAS
Down
1. Softened, as color. : TAMED
2. Winged. : ALATE
3. Deposed king of Rumania. : CAROL
4. Leather. : KID
5. French poet, dramatist, novelist, 1802–85. : HUGO
6. Harbor of Guam. : APRA
7. Stevedores. : LOADERS
8. Sudden attacks. : ONSETS
9. Old Testament book: Abbr. : PSA
10. Part of E. A. P. : ALLAN
11. Parts of theatres. : GALLERIES
12. Sleep like ___. : ATOP
13. Front-page headlines. : NEWS
18. Persia. : IRAN
22. Of the briny depths. : DEEPSEA
25. River of oblivion. : LETHE
27. Gather a harvest. : REAP
29. Ivory: Anat. : DENTINE
30. Pronoun. : ONE
32. Gen. Vandenberg. : HOYT
33. Mountain in Thessaly. : OSSA
34. Biblical shepherd-prophet. : AMOS
35. Trustworthy. : SAFE
36. Actor's album. : SCRAPBOOK
39. Retinue. : TRAIN
41. ___ of Man. : ISLE
42. Poetic "over." : OER
44. Formed by weaving. : TEXTILE
48. Metal worker. : TINMAN
49. Chinese money. : TAEL
51. Consequently. : HENCE
53. Ascertain. : GETAT
54. City in Portugal. : EVORA
55. Culinary herbs. : LEEKS
56. Pound down. : TAMP
57. Mitch Miller's instrument. : OBOE
59. Useful French phrase, abbreviated. : RSVP
60. Greek letters. : ETAS
63. Interrogative sounds. : EHS
65. Feminine suffix. : ESS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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