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New York Times, Tuesday, February 3, 1959

Author: A. H. Drummond, Jr.
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
A. H. Drummond, Jr. has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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1. ___ Grosso, state in Brazil. : MATTO
6. Swung around a pivot. : SLUED
11. Put on the ___ (make well known). : MAP
14. Bowed. : ARCED
15. Pinzón's command, 1492. : PINTA
16. "___ Sunday afternoon . . . " : ONA
17. Pulitzer prize historian. : BRUCECATTON
19. The: Ger. : DER
20. Begin. : STARTIN
21. Exploit. : FEAT
22. Baseball players: Abbr. : CFS
25. Period of duty. : SPELL
26. Deflect. : PARRY
27. Bull's-eyes. : HITS
29. Summer: Fr. : ETE
30. "Treasure Island" character. : GUNN
31. Love, in Hawaii. : ALOHA
33. Waters. : IRRIGATES
37. Famous race horse. : MANOWAR
39. Former. : ONETIME
40. Rife. : PREVALENT
42. Hesitant. : TIMID
43. Native of Belgrade. : SERB
44. Military transport groups: Abbr. : ATS
46. That: Fr. : CELA
47. Mr. or Mrs. : TITLE
49. Negotiate. : TREAT
51. Coin of Japan. : SEN
52. Notable name in journalism. : OCHS
53. Plump: Colloq. : CORNFED
55. Word group: Abbr. : PHR
56. Modern source of power. : SOLARENERGY
60. Daughter of Cadmus. : INO
61. Disciple of Socrates. : PLATO
62. Exhibition of strong feeling. : SCENE
63. Lunar probe of nursery jingle. : COW
64. Begin again. : RENEW
65. Consume completely. : EATUP
1. Fairy queen. : MAB
2. Train time: Abbr. : ARR
3. Fort Worth school. : TCU
4. Plain-clothes men: Slang. : TECS
5. "Awake and Sing" author. : ODETS
6. Car necessity. : SPARETIRE
7. Well-known golfer. : LITTLER
8. To the point that. : UNTIL
9. Town on the Thames. : ETON
10. McGrew. : DAN
11. Charlie Chaplin movie. : MODERNTIMES
12. Close: Poetic. : ANEAR
13. A kind of politics. : PARTY
18. Promontory. : CAPE
21. Excessively enthusiastic. : FANATIC
22. Bite and chew noisily. : CHAMP
23. Of a thread. : FILAR
24. Short distance. : STONESTHROW
26. Tacoma's sound. : PUGET
28. Spades. : SHOVELS
30. Cotton __. : GIN
32. Conscious. : AWARE
34. Part of London's Hyde Park. : ROTTENROW
35. Rousseau's child hero. : EMILE
36. Automobile. : SEDAN
38. White vestment. : ALB
41. Tell. : NARRATE
45. Vault. : SAFE
47. Subject. : TOPIC
48. Footprint: Comb. form. : ICHNO
49. Hydrocarbon. : TOLAN
50. Taut. : TENSE
53. ___ Porter. : COLE
54. Ten: Comb. form. : DECA
56. Psychical research group: Abbr. : SPR
57. Inactive: Abbr. : RET
58. Eland's relative. : GNU
59. Slangy affirmative. : YEP

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