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New York Times, Thursday, February 26, 1959

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { B Q X }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,513
Across
1. Item of truth. : FACT
5. Hour: Lat. : HORA
9. Seagoing initials. : USSS
13. Italian city. : PADUA
14. Sword. : EPEE
15. Punctuation mark. : STOP
16. Cremonese family. : AMATI
17. Give attention. : LENDANEAR
19. Money. : LEGALTENDER
21. Crowbar. : PRY
22. Author Phillpotts. : EDEN
23. Up: Prefix. : ANA
24. Room: Span. : SALA
26. Throw off the track. : DERAIL
29. American artist. : MOSES
32. Card game. : REDDOG
35. Sharp blow. : RAP
37. Dice number. : SICE
38. Excess, as of type. : OVERSET
40. Appraised: Colloq. : SIZEDUP
42. Around: Prefix. : PERI
43. Urchin. : TAD
45. Abhor. : DETEST
46. Missed. : ERRED
48. Measuring glass, 1½ oz. : JIGGER
50. Heathen god. : IDOL
52. Eastern name. : ALI
53. Bide ___ (stay a short time): Scot. : AWEE
57. Colorless. : WAN
59. Item of etiquette. : CALLINGCARD
62. Supersonic. : HIGHSPEED
64. Of ___ (alike). : AKIND
65. Icelandic poems. : EDDA
66. Noun suffix. : ENCE
67. Shuffle along: Slang. : MOSEY
68. Town near Santa Fe. : TAOS
69. A great deal. : LOTS
70. Salamanders. : EFTS
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1. World-applauded. : FAMED
2. Maxim. : ADAGE
3. Boring. : CUTANDDRIED
4. Pony ___. : TAIL
5. Mike Mansfield's capital. : HELENA
6. Al fresco. : OPENAIR
7. Cleave. : REND
8. Yellow-fever mosquito. : AEDES
9. Rickover's outfit. : USN
10. Yield. : STEPASIDE
11. Fly high. : SOAR
12. Nimble. : SPRY
13. Colorless. : PALE
18. Composer Khachaturian. : ARAM
20. Butt. : TARGET
25. Fail to keep informed about. : LOSETRACKOF
27. Aurora. : EOS
28. Spanish article. : LAS
30. Old French coins. : ECUS
31. Month: Abbr. : SEPT
32. Hog-tie. : ROPE
33. Constantly. : EVER
34. "Desperate deeds of ___." : DERRINGDO
36. English of sorts. : PIDGIN
39. ___ Mahal. : TAJ
41. Izzard. : ZEE
44. Language. : DIALECT
47. Medicos. : DOCS
49. Volplanes. : GLIDES
51. Place for a decoration. : LAPEL
54. Bodice. : WAIST
55. Sea birds. : ERNES
56. Move in a circle. : EDDY
57. Sharpen. : WHET
58. Operatic princess. : AIDA
60. Soft, light fabric. : LENO
61. Resolute. : GAME
63. Owns. : HAS

Answer summary: 10 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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