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New York Times, Saturday, February 14, 1959

Author: Edward Canstein
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,501
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1. Joyous or gay. : HOLIDAY
8. Fraction of a year. : MONTH
13. Surplus, as of goods. : OVERAGE
14. Restrain by fear. : OVERAWE
16. Denies. : NEGATES
17. Minty medicinal beverage. : SAGETEA
18. Pencil attachment. : ERASER
19. Festival. : GALA
20. Where Springfield is: Abbr. : ILL
21. Put in readiness. : SET
22. Wild. : SAVAGE
24. Warehouse floor. : LOFT
25. New Mexican resort. : TAOS
27. Definite moment. : TIME
28. A tithe. : TENTH
29. Defame. : TRADUCE
31. Worthless. : TRASHY
32. Ponderous volume. : TOME
33. Cousin to duck or goose. : SWAN
34. Unfortunate situations in bowling. : SPLITS
37. Intensifies. : DEEPENS
40. Threefold. : TRINE
41. Senior man in a group. : DEAN
42. Country dance. : REEL
44. Arena for competition. : RING
45. Valentine symbols. : HEARTS
47. Girl's nickname. : BEA
48. And so forth. : ETC
49. A voting. : POLL
50. Violinist Menuhin. : YEHUDI
52. Follower of Thomas Aquinas. : THOMIST
54. Pilferer. : STEALER
55. Pianolike instrument. : CELESTA
56. Ungraceful. : AWKWARD
57. Reddish brown. : HENNA
58. Have and hold. : POSSESS
1. ___ Abe. : HONEST
2. Take too many helpings. : OVEREAT
3. Bequeather. : LEGATOR
4. Cleopatra's main. : IRAS
5. Calendar entries. : DATES
6. Blue or white garden flowers. : AGERATUMS
7. "___, my darling daughter." : YES
8. A million times: Comb. form. : MEGA
9. Crude mineral. : ORE
10. United ___. : NATIONS
11. Important February date. : TWELFTH
12. Sound. : HEALTHY
14. Siouan Indian. : OSAGE
15. "This ___ of tears." : VALE
19. Hunter's objective. : GAME
23. In the place of. : VICE
24. More slender. : LEANER
26. Glutting. : SATING
28. Snare. : TRAP
30. Be foolishly fond (with "on"). : DOTE
31. What Washington was in 1754. : TWENTYTWO
33. Scorch. : SEAR
34. Seventh inning phenomenon. : STRETCH
35. Medieval "I pray thee." : PRITHEE
36. Capital of Nebraska. : LINCOLN
37. Contend. : DEAL
38. Large celestial groups. : NEBULAE
39. Farm machines. : SEEDERS
41. Land formed at mouth of a river. : DELTA
43. Scottish land owners. : LAIRDS
45. Party giver. : HOST
46. Tries to acquire. : SEEKS
49. City of a famous tower. : PISA
51. Hesitates in speaking. : HAWS
53. ___ of good will. : MEN
54. Tree juice. : SAP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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