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New York Times, Thursday, February 12, 1959

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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1. Tusk. : FANG
5. Any soft mixture. : MASH
9. Sparkling. : CRISP
14. Have ___ in one's bonnet. : ABEE
15. Design. : IDEA
16. Weapon. : LANCE
17. Missile launching procedure. : COUNTDOWN
19. River in an old song. : AFTON
20. Jerusalem artichokes, for example. : TUBERS
21. Pass lightly over. : SKIM
23. Comparative suffixes. : ERS
24. Muse of lyric poetry. : ERATO
26. Author of "Look Back in Anger." : OSBORNE
28. Shoulder ___. : STRAP
30. Divining rod wielder. : DOWSER
32. Haul. : LUG
33. Cut lengthwise. : SLIT
35. Where U. of Illinois is. : URBANA
39. Namesakes of a President. : ABES
41. Between: Fr. : ENTRE
43. Wooer. : SUER
44. American financier. : BARUCH
46. 19th cen. American engineer. : EADS
48. ___ Browne belt. : SAM
49. Comment. : REMARK
51. Noted English hymn writer. : WATTS
53. Native of Spain. : CATALAN
56. Leave out. : ELIDE
58. Macaw. : ARA
59. Purposes. : ENDS
61. Come out into view. : EMERGE
64. Very rich man. : NABOB
66. Condition in recent U. S. economy. : RECESSION
68. Domicile. : ABODE
69. Arabian chieftain. : EMIR
70. Proofreader's word. : STET
71. Ancient stringed instruments. : LYRES
72. Lean and sinewy. : WIRY
73. Brontë character. : EYRE
1. Reality. : FACT
2. Ben Adhem. : ABOU
3. Morse's colleague. : NEUBERGER
4. Subdivisions in biology. : GENERA
5. Central part. : MIDST
6. Pother. : ADO
7. Hems. : SEWS
8. Chinese treaty port. : HANKOW
9. Climb with difficulty. : CLAMBER
10. Fliers of W. W. II. : RAF
11. ___ alia. : INTER
12. Flout. : SCORN
13. Think: Fr. : PENSE
18. Pitfalls. : TRAPS
22. Emanated. : ISSUED
25. Another name for Woden. : ODIN
27. Celestial spheres. : ORBS
28. Thick slice. : SLAB
29. Musical instrument. : TUBA
31. Fur. : OTTER
34. Famous name in New York. : LEHMAN
36. Condition in post-war British economy. : AUSTERITY
37. ___ but not gaudy. : NEAT
38. Present ___. : ARMS
40. Koran chapter. : SURA
42. Croupier's instrument. : RAKE
45. Indonesian island. : CELEBES
47. Does the crawl. : SWIMS
50. Shakespeare's Aguecheek. : ANDREW
52. To be present: Lat. : ADESSE
53. Waterway. : CANAL
54. Oriental country: Poet. : ARABY
55. Small drum. : TABOR
57. Distrustful: Slang. : LEERY
60. Partly: Prefix. : SEMI
62. No comer he. : GOER
63. Grafted: Heraldry. : ENTE
65. "To the West Wind," by Shelley. : ODE
67. About: Abbr. : CIR

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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