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New York Times, Saturday, February 28, 1959

Author:
Helen Smathers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Helen Smathers has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,515
Across
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City near Lake Titicaca. : LAPAZ
6
High point. : ACME
10
Member of the family. : PAPA
14
Davy Crockett's last stand. : ALAMO
15
He and she. : PAIR
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Confess. : AVOW
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Site of Dore Schary's play. : CAMPOBELLO
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Spare. : TIRE
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Cooking measures: Abbr. : TSPS
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Speaks wildly. : RAVES
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Dory equipment. : OARS
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Nickname in headlines. : IKE
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Villain in "Oliver Twist." : SIKES
25
Dissenting. : ANTI
26
Having interest. : CARING
28
Suffix used with photo. : STAT
30
Historic mountain. : IDA
32
Wrap around. : COIL
34
Science of the ear. : OTOLOGY
36
Where Banff is. : ALBERTA
39
Office seeker. : NOMINEE
40
Top stories. : GARRETS
41
Man's name. : EMIL
42
Order of the British Empire: Abbr. : OBE
43
Exposes to moisture. : RETS
45
Surpassing another. : BETTER
49
Skates. : RAYS
51
Tributary of the Rio Grande. : PECOS
53
Yellow bugle. : IVA
54
Fraud. : FAKE
55
Morning bell. : ALARM
56
Scant. : SLIM
57
Thought product. : IDEA
58
Irresponsible persons. : HAREBRAINS
60
June bugs. : DORS
61
Tops of suits. : ACES
62
Small amount. : OUNCE
63
Previously: Archaic. : ERST
64
Four-posters. : BEDS
65
Moves along gradually. : EDGES
Down
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Obtained from milk. : LACTIC
2
Where Anchorage is. : ALASKA
3
Treat with care. : PAMPER
4
Electrical units: Abbr. : AMPS
5
Bronx feature. : ZOO
6
In a vertical position: Naut. : APEAK
7
Farm animals. : CALVES
8
Graduation Day, for example. : MILESTONE
9
Companion of Aphrodite. : EROS
10
South African novelist. : PATON
11
Gen. White's concern. : AVIATION
12
Fare for Goldilocks. : PORRIDGE
13
Fills with reverence. : AWES
18
"La Parisienne." : BRIGITTE
24
Sound sleepers. : SNORERS
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Tiny beings; pygmies. : ATOMIES
27
Jack Frost. : ICER
29
14-year-old invention. : ATOMBOMB
31
Voting response. : AYE
33
Position for an also-ran. : LASTPLACE
35
Cheerful tune. : LILT
36
Past. : AGO
37
Location of Goose Bay airport. : LABRADOR
38
Waves. : BREAKERS
44
Made callous. : SEARED
46
Floor covering. : TILING
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Exhibit. : EVINCE
48
Early Egyptian rulers. : RAMSES
50
Baker's item. : YEAST
52
Salad green. : CRESS
54
Bona ___. : FIDE
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Husband of Jezebel. : AHAB
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Abdul-Aziz ibn ___. : SAUD
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Small deer. : ROE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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