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New York Times, Wednesday, February 18, 1959

Author: Sidney Lambert
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,505
Across Down
1. Rate of activity. : TEMPO
6. Chase away. : SHOO
10. From a distance. : AFAR
14. Reserved. : ALOOF
15. Notch made by a saw. : KERF
16. Harbor entrance: Span. : BOCA
17. Collide with, nautically. : RUNAFOULOF
19. Wound the feelings. : HURT
20. Dutch commune. : EDE
21. Female deer. : HIND
22. Baking-powder biscuits. : SCONES
24. Unexpected check. : SETBACK
26. Combination of tones. : CHORD
27. Business of Lloyd's: Abbr. : INS
28. What beggars must not be. : CHOOSERS
31. Kind of beet. : CHARD
34. Great disorder. : CHAOS
35. ___ Lopez chess opening. : RUY
36. Grasp. : HOLD
37. Speak in favor of: Colloq. : BOOST
38. Colonist of 1681. : PENN
39. Sharp tool. : AWL
40. College town in Arizona. : TEMPE
41. Stir. : BUDGE
42. Hybrid flowers. : TEAROSES
44. Part of a countdown. : TEN
45. City near ruins of Carthage. : TUNIS
46. Wild goose of Europe. : GREYLAG
50. Highest point. : APOGEE
52. River into the Moselle. : SAAR
53. Continent: Abbr. : EUR
54. Sounded. : RANG
55. Initiative: Colloq. : GETUPANDGO
58. Walt Disney characters. : MICE
59. Vingt-___. : ETUN
60. Ethiopian sovereign. : NEGUS
61. Double-runner. : SLED
62. Obligation. : DEBT
63. Persons with 55 Across. : DOERS
1. Vetches. : TARES
2. Escape the notice of. : ELUDE
3. French impressionist. : MONET
4. Genus of meadow grasses. : POA
5. Impromptu. : OFFHAND
6. Musteline mammal. : SKUNK
7. Supported. : HELD
8. Mountain: Comb. form. : ORO
9. Branch. : OFFSHOOT
10. Execrates. : ABHORS
11. Filled with water and sank. : FOUNDERED
12. Bay near Mt. Carmel. : ACRE
13. Destructive nuisances. : RATS
18. Chemical suffixes. : OICS
23. Bird sounds. : COOS
25. Lapwing or waxwing. : BIRD
26. Follow. : CHASE
28. Entree. : CHOPS
29. Wheel spoke. : RUNG
30. Auld lang ___. : SYNE
31. Converse. : CHAT
32. British general at Brandywine. : HOWE
33. Suddenly. : ALLATONCE
34. ___ off (happens). : COMES
37. Descriptive of Vicksburg, 1863. : BESIEGED
38. Insignificant. : PUNY
40. Color quality. : TONE
41. Not all ___ skittles (not all play). : BEERAND
43. Sturdy. : RUGGED
44. Hazard on the golf course. : TRAP
46. Haggard. : GAUNT
47. Projecting surface. : LEDGE
48. Foretell. : AUGUR
49. Twelve dozen. : GROSS
50. Side ___. : ARMS
51. Bucket. : PAIL
52. Type of pen nib. : STUB
56. Summer: Fr. : ETE
57. The latest: Comb. form. : NEO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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