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New York Times, Friday, February 27, 1959

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,514
Across
1. Waves. : SEAS
5. Asian peninsula. : MALAY
10. Come down. : DROP
14. Novice: Var. : TIRO
15. Soap plant. : AMOLE
16. Heroine of "Green Mansions." : RIMA
17. Indigo plant. : ANIL
18. Lariat. : RIATA
19. North Atlantic island: Abbr. : ICEL
20. One of the three R's. : READING
22. Three ___, Quebec. : RIVERS
24. Word element meaning "idea." : IDEO
25. Relative of a serf. : ESNE
26. Be published. : APPEAR
29. Detective, from character in 1863 play. : HAWKSHAW
33. "The Three ___." : BEARS
34. That is ___. : TOSAY
35. Generation. : AGE
36. Table scraps. : ORTS
37. Kitchen gadget. : CORER
38. Three-leaved maple, for example. : TREE
39. Otto ___ Bismarck. : VON
40. "Three Little ___," popular song. : WORDS
41. Bole. : TRUNK
42. "Three Men ___." : ONAHORSE
44. Colors. : PAINTS
45. Part of A. D. : ANNO
46. East Indian herb. : SOLA
47. Cower. : CRINGE
50. Consisting of three parts. : TRINARY
54. Scuttles. : HODS
55. Automaton. : ROBOT
58. Gelatinous substance. : GLUE
59. ___ Royale, Michigan. : ISLE
60. Habituate. : ENURE
61. Peru's capital. : LIMA
62. Organizer of the Irish constabulary. : PEEL
63. Discourage. : DETER
64. Fast trains: Abbr. : EXPS
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1. One of three in Orion's Belt. : STAR
2. One: Ger. : EINE
3. Melody. : ARIA
4. "Three ___," 1921 novel. : SOLDIERS
5. George Eliot character. : MARNER
6. Spanish friend. : AMIGO
7. Mauna ___. : LOA
8. Height: Abbr. : ALT
9. "Three ___," De Wet's title for Boer conflict. : YEARSWAR
10. Golf strokes. : DRIVES
11. Staple food. : RICE
12. Hebrew bushel. : OMER
13. Buddies. : PALS
21. Cousin of Castor. : IDAS
23. Black. : INKY
25. Soothes. : EASES
26. From the beginning: Lat. : ABOVO
27. Ex-dictator Juan. : PERON
28. City on the Ganges. : PATNA
29. Mob. : HORDE
30. ___-al-Rashid. : HARUN
31. Ten-percenter. : AGENT
32. Elinor Glyn's "Three ___." : WEEKS
34. Trunk. : TORSO
37. Three-___ hat. : CORNERED
38. Three-sided figure. : TRIANGLE
40. Common Chinese name. : WONG
41. Anklebones. : TALI
43. Character in 1893 opera. : HANSEL
44. O. Henry's real name. : PORTER
46. Hoard. : STORE
47. Small diamond. : CHIP
48. Under the ___ (confidentially). : ROSE
49. At rest. : IDLE
51. Girl's name. : ALIX
52. Cut of beef. : RUMP
53. Affirmatives. : YEAS
56. Three in ___. : ONE
57. Nevertheless. : BUT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later.

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