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New York Times, Friday, February 6, 1959

Author:
Jules Arensberg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 314 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,493
Across
1. Writer of 2,500 years ago. : AESOP
6. Singing voice. : BASS
10. Give in kind. : SWAP
14. "Au ___ de la lune . . . " : CLAIR
15. Item in necrology. : OBIT
16. Whetstone. : HONE
17. Contretemps. : HOWDOYOUDO
19. Broadway playwright. : INGE
20. Navy man: Abbr. : ENS
21. Intransigent. : BITTERENDER
23. Rents. : RIPS
24. Apportion. : METE
25. Blowholes of whales. : SPOUTS
28. Describing Ralph Rackstraw : SAILORLY
32. Father of the "blues." : HANDY
33. Pluvious. : RAINY
34. Goddess: Lat. : DEA
35. Observance. : RITE
36. Country house. : VILLA
37. Bric-a-___. : BRAC
38. Horrors! : UGH
39. Better halves. : WIVES
40. Fox's tail. : BRUSH
41. Agriculturalist's concern. : BEEHIVES
43. American architect. : WRIGHT
44. Book of hours. : HORA
45. ___ accompli. : FAIT
46. Bon soir. : GOODEVENING
50. Time. : ERA
53. Styptic. : ALUM
54. Exceeding the assigned quota. : OVERTHETOP
56. Passport endorsement. : VISA
57. Dramatis personae. : CAST
58. The poplar. : ALAMO
59. Former P. M. : EDEN
60. Native of Tallinn. : ESTH
61. French girls: Abbr. : MLLES
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1. Yearn. : ACHE
2. Esau's father-in-law. : ELON
3. Cutting tools. : SAWS
4. Resembling: Suffix. : OID
5. Rectitude. : PROBITY
6. Kipling poem. : BOOTS
7. Border upon. : ABUT
8. Share similar views (with). : SIDE
9. ___ teacup. : STORMINA
10. Japanese religion. : SHINTO
11. Modern miracle. : WONDERDRUG
12. French cherub. : ANGE
13. Equal. : PEER
18. Cowboy yells. : YIPS
22. Slippery. : EELY
23. Ill-mannered. : RUDE
25. Forsythia or azalea. : SHRUB
26. Actress Janis. : PAIGE
27. Gratis. : ONTHEHOUSE
28. Management's concern. : SALES
29. Bothers. : AILS
30. Fido's radius. : LEASH
31. Pleasure craft. : YACHT
33. Sunder. : RIVE
36. By word of mouth. : VIVAVOCE
37. Young herring. : BRIT
39. Telegram. : WIRE
40. Famous Mormon name. : BRIGHAM
42. Construction worker. : HODMAN
43. Long for. : WANT
45. Arm of the sea. : FIRTH
46. Imparted. : GAVE
47. Malodorous. : OLID
48. A Saint and namesakes. : EVAS
49. Nidificate. : NEST
50. And others: Abbr : ETAL
51. Where the Capitoline is. : ROME
52. Soldiers' addresses. : APOS
55. House addition. : ELL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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