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New York Times, Monday, March 16, 1959

Author: S. A. Kay
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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1. Mop. : SWAB
5. Native village, in South Africa. : STAD
9. Eastern VIPs. : AGHAS
14. Talk extravagantly. : RAVE
15. Decidedly not! : OHNO
16. In a ___ (in a moment). : TRICE
17. Bitter. : ACID
18. Juan Ponce de ___. : LEON
19. Urgency. : HASTE
20. Gingerbready. : OVERORNAMENTED
23. Be obtainable. : COME
24. Hourglass filling. : SAND
25. A perennial best seller. : COOKBOOK
29. Greek letters. : KAPPAS
33. Pronoun. : HIS
34. Intrude upon. : INVADE
36. Part of the overhead. : RENT
37. Poe's foster father. : ALLAN
39. Sooner than. : ERE
40. Swamp grass. : SEDGE
41. Fodder. : FEED
42. Day nursery: Fr. : CRECHE
44. Pertinent: Abbr. : REL
45. Misprints. : ERRATA
47. Means of evasion. : LOOPHOLE
49. Netting. : MESH
51. Yokefellow. : MATE
52. Signature on our currency. : IVYBAKERPRIEST
58. March of ___. : DIMES
59. Lumber. : WOOD
60. Draught of a net. : HAUL
62. Slur over, as a final vowel. : ELIDE
63. In addition. : ELSE
64. Vedic god of fire. : AGNI
65. Ventilated. : AIRED
66. Whitetail. : DEER
67. Old-time well-being. : WEAL
1. Mrs. in Spain. : SRA
2. Shipping center in Texas. : WACO
3. Tel ___. : AVIV
4. Adorn. : BEDECK
5. Very wise man. : SOLOMON
6. Above. : THEREOVER
7. Ever and ___. : ANON
8. Ladies in Spain. : DONAS
9. Greek goddess of wisdom. : ATHENA
10. Scene of Longfellow's "Evangeline." : GRANDPRE
11. Attention-getting exclamation. : HIST
12. Entr'___. : ACTE
13. Beginning. : SEED
21. Migratory thrush. : ROBIN
22. Produce. : MAKE
25. Become angry. : CHAFE
26. Tanker. : OILER
27. Well-known Canadian doctor. : OSLER
28. Dramatist Capek. : KAREL
30. Don ___, in "Much Ado." : PEDRO
31. Cherub. : ANGEL
32. Upright pillar of ancient times. : STELE
35. Resolve into constituent parts. : DECOMPOSE
38. George Eliot novel, 1859. : ADAMBEDE
40. Seven: Comb. form. : SEPTI
42. Puncheon. : CASK
43. Miser. : HOARDER
46. Harassed. : TEASED
48. Bray. : HEEHAW
50. Cut down. : HEWED
52. Result of thought. : IDEA
53. Odin, Ve , and ___, slayers of 54 Down. : VILI
54. Giant of Norse myth. : YMIR
55. One's part. : ROLE
56. Eminent in wisdom. : SAGE
57. Fish. : TUNA
61. Tiny: Dial. : LIL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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