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New York Times, Wednesday, March 25, 1959

Author: Sidney Lambert
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,540
Across Down
1. California peak. : SHASTA
7. Piece of paper. : SCRIP
12. Animal of the North Pacific. : SEALION
13. Prepares to drive. : TEESUP
15. Justice. : FAIRPLAY
16. Neglected. : UNDONE
17. Sweetened biscuits. : RUSKS
18. Negative verbal contraction. : SHANT
20. Interjection for silence. : TST
21. Inlet of the sea. : ARM
22. Creator of Nero Wolfe. : STOUT
23. Love to excess. : DOTE
24. Island W of Sumatra. : NIAS
26. Formed by chopping. : HEWN
27. Extra: Prefix. : SUPER
28. ___ rule, for measuring thickness or diameter. : CALIPER
30. Vote counters. : TELLERS
32. Shelter. : LEE
33. Ocean: Abbr. : PAC
34. Founder of Maryland. : CALVERT
38. A few. : SEVERAL
42. Steel: Fr. : ACIER
43. Together, musically. : ADUE
45. Paste holder. : TUBE
46. Made of silver: Abbr. : STER
47. Feline sounds. : PURRS
48. Monk's title. : FRA
49. Concealed. : HID
50. Fundamental. : BASIC
51. With reference to. : ASFOR
53. Lawyer: Fr. : AVOCAT
55. Part of the plot in a whodunit. : FOULPLAY
57. Jurist in Salem witchcraft cases. : SEWALL
58. Recorded, as a score. : TALLIED
59. Serpentine. : SNAKY
60. Ermines. : STOATS
1. Having to do with earthquakes. : SEISMAL
2. Listen! : HARK
3. Tyrolese background. : ALPS
4. Répondez ___ vous plait. : SIL
5. Household appliance. : TOASTER
6. Haphazardly. : ANYHOW
7. Feat: Colloq. : STUNT
8. Coin. : CENT
9. Adjective for 8 Down. : RED
10. Word in atomic terminology. : ISOTOPE
11. Perpetrator of paronomasia. : PUNSTER
12. Genus of reptiles. : SAURIA
14. Opera soprano. : PETERS
15. European coin. : FRANC
19. Family member. : AUNT
22. Describing nylons. : SHEER
23. Melodious. : DULCET
25. Tableware. : SILVER
27. Eastern European. : SLAV
29. Equal. : PEER
31. Swords. : EPEES
34. Soft woolen fabrics. : CASHAS
35. Army regulars. : ACTIVES
36. ___ on the job (fail to do one's best). : LIEDOWN
37. Greek letters. : TAUS
38. Short cloak of Middle Ages. : SURCOAT
39. Narrow ornamental pleats. : RUFFLES
40. Overseas. : ABROAD
41. Suspicious: Slang var. : LEARY
44. Heaps of snow. : DRIFTS
47. In an opportune manner. : PATLY
50. Refuse to proceed. : BALK
51. ___ zoppa (in syncopated style): Mus. : ALLA
52. Barbecue gadget. : SPIT
54. Civil aeronautics group. : CAA
56. Of the gums: Comb. form. : ULO

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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