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New York Times, Tuesday, February 17, 1959

Author: Madeline Corse
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,504
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1. Plastic mass. : PASTE
6. Proves innocent. : CLEARS
12. Fighting weight. : BANTAM
13. Introduced as a topic of conversation. : BROACHED
15. Aquatic animals. : OTTERS
16. Army missile. : REDSTONE
17. Zodiac sign. : ARIES
18. Artful device. : DODGE
19. Small quantity. : DAB
20. Nothing, in France. : RIEN
21. ___ Geneva Doud. : MAMIE
22. Bristle. : SETA
23. Item in Morse code. : DOT
24. West Pointer. : CADET
25. Old Scrooge, for one. : MISER
26. Flower parts. : STAMENS
28. Nine inches. : SPAN
30. Look pleasant, please. : SMILE
31. Obliterate. : ERASE
34. High notes. : ALTS
36. Symbol of Louisiana. : PELICAN
38. Peak in the Presidential Range. : ADAMS
41. Indefinite period of time. : HOURS
43. Natural resource. : ORE
44. Son of Jacob. : LEVI
45. Trite and tiresome. : CORNY
46. ___ Stanley Gardner. : ERLE
47. Refrigerate. : ICE
48. Parallel to. : ALONG
49. Lukewarm. : TEPID
50. Member of a monastic order. : CENOBITE
52. Feminine name. : MURIEL
53. Etches. : ENGRAVES
54. Songlike. : ARIOSE
55. Puzzling problem. : TEASER
56. Concerning. : ANENT
1. Patrick Henry, John Hancock, etc. : PATRIOTS
2. U. S. carrier. : ANTIETAM
3. Dutch painter (1626–79). : STEEN
4. Viscid products. : TARS
5. Printers' measures. : EMS
6. Important items on TV screens. : CREDITS
7. U. N. spokesman. : LODGE
8. Leisure. : EASE
9. A doing. : ACT
10. ___ scholars. : RHODES
11. Legislative body, 98 members. : SENATE
12. The stage. : BOARDS
13. Grass having large drooping spikelets. : BROME
14. Exclude. : DEBAR
18. Fathers. : DADS
21. Impressionist painter. : MANET
22. Where Moses received the Law. : SINAI
24. Cubicles. : CELLS
25. Earthy deposits. : MARLS
27. Well-known winter resort. : MIAMI
29. Staring. : PEERY
32. U. S. jet plane. : SCORPION
33. First. : EARLIEST
35. Large and fancy marble. : SHOOTER
36. Box sleigh. : PUNG
37. Cleopatra's ___. : NEEDLE
38. Girl who met the Mock Turtle. : ALICE
39. Proper. : DECENT
40. Exact satisfaction for. : AVENGE
42. Village near Verdun. : ORNES
45. British soldier and empire builder. : CLIVE
46. Uncanny. : EERIE
48. Arabian garments : ABAS
49. Curve. : TURN
51. ___ et labora (pray and work): Lat. : ORA
52. Animal cry. : MAA

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