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New York Times, Monday, February 16, 1959

Author: Edward Canstein
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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Across Down
1. "Double, double ___ and trouble." : TOIL
5. Peal of thunder. : CLAP
9. ___ Culp Hobby. : OVETA
14. Go forward with difficulty. : WADE
15. Part of a refrain. : LALA
16. Juliet's betrothed. : PARIS
17. Great Barrier Reef of N. Z. : OTEA
18. The tentmaker. : OMAR
19. Preliminary rounds of races. : HEATS
20. Sir John Gielgud's specialty. : SHAKESPEARE
23. Gunny cloth. : TAT
24. Tennis points. : ACES
25. Woolen cloths for overcoats. : MELTONS
27. Vivacious. : BRIGHT
30. Calumniate. : BELIE
31. Son of Montague. : ROMEO
32. Member of the fashionable set. : SOCIALITE
36. The "pretty worm of Nilus." : ASP
37. One not easily excited. : STOIC
38. Trouble. : AIL
39. Daughter to Brabantio. : DESDEMONA
42. Bakery product. : BAGEL
44. City NE of Venice. : UDINE
45. "The Comedy of ___." : ERRORS
46. Easily broken. : FRAGILE
49. Religious teacher of Islam. : ALIM
50. Prefix in aviation terms. : AER
51. Perplexing. : BEWILDERING
56. Altogether. : INALL
58. General's helper. : AIDE
59. Tropical tree. : EBOE
60. Dip in color again. : REDYE
61. "The fiend that ___ like truth." : LIES
62. "___ teeth . . . " : SANS
63. Brings forth young, as lambs. : YEANS
64. Ravelings. : LINT
65. Gait. : TROT
1. Numbers. : TWOS
2. "A good mouth-filling ___." : OATH
3. Fancy. : IDEA
4. An escaping. : LEAKAGE
5. Storage place for family skeletons. : CLOSET
6. "New ___ for old." : LAMPS
7. Wings: Anat. : ALAE
8. One-celled animals. : PARAMECIA
9. A victim of Hamlet. : OPHELIA
10. ___ victis (woe to the conquered): Lat. : VAE
11. Muse. : ERATO
12. Giant deity. : TITAN
13. Helpers: Abbr. : ASSTS
21. "I would applaud thee to the very ___ . . . " : ECHO
22. Object of historic interest. : RELIC
26. ___ Aviv. : TEL
27. Small nail. : BRAD
28. A "___ by any other name . . . " : ROSE
29. Urchins. : IMPS
30. Kentucky name. : BOONE
32. Sobriquet of a General. : STONEWALL
33. Emilia's spouse. : IAGO
34. Rank of seats. : TIER
35. Old cloth measures. : ELLS
37. Look with favor. : SMILE
40. Excavated. : DUG
41. Food. : EDIBLES
42. Cheese. : BRIE
43. Support on a chair. : ARMREST
45. Goneril's status. : ELDEST
46. Cobweb or Peaseblossom. : FAIRY
47. French girl's name. : RENEE
48. Plowed land: Span. : ARADA
49. Priscilla Mullens' married name. : ALDEN
52. Four. : IIII
53. Shaped steel beam. : IBAR
54. Double negative. : NONO
55. Exploit. : GEST
57. Waterfall: Scot. : LYN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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