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New York Times, Tuesday, March 3, 1959

Author:
Charles Allen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J K Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,518
Across
1. One of a Biblical trio. : HOPE
5. Yellow-fleshed tropical fruit. : PAPAW
10. Headgear. : TAMS
14. Military acronym. : AWOL
15. Addis ___. : ABABA
16. French fervor. : ELAN
17. Fragment. : WISP
18. Food processing gadget. : RICER
19. French fictional heroine. : NANA
20. Food advertiser's adjective. : TASTETEMPTING
23. Lend savor to. : SEASON
25. Gratuity. : TIP
26. Bird of ___. : ILLOMEN
28. County of Ireland. : DONEGAL
32. Tic-___-toe. : TAC
33. Remove an error. : ERASE
35. Grecian supermarket. : AGORA
36. Kingdom of popular musical. : SIAM
38. Thorn: Lat. : SPINA
40. Proceed toilsomely. : SLOG
41. Tear open. : UNRIP
43. Batista, for one. : EXILE
45. Spaded. : DUG
46. Door-to-door salesmen: Var. : PEDLARS
48. Cat. : MALTESE
50. Japanese name. : ITO
51. Originated, as a word. : COINED
52. Food advertiser's adjective. : MOUTHWATERING
58. Singer Sack. : ERNA
59. Like a friend: Fr. : ENAMI
60. Ibn ___. : SAUD
63. "___ was in the beginning . . . " : ASIT
64. Greatest number allowed. : LIMIT
65. Caesarean phrase. : ETTU
66. Negotiable paper. : NOTE
67. Of a smoke-blue color. : SLATY
68. Plumbum. : LEAD
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1. Hem's associate. : HAW
2. Wartime agency. : OWI
3. It goes for three cents. : POSTALCARD
4. Rio Grande city. : ELPASO
5. East and West, at the bridge table. : PARTNERS
6. Man's nickname. : ABIE
7. Agreement. : PACT
8. "___ in my bonnet." : ABEE
9. Grow sympathetic toward. : WARMTO
10. Camping accessories. : TENTPEGS
11. Jai ___. : ALAI
12. Author of "Death in Venice." : MANN
13. Unexpected difficulty. : SNAG
21. An unspecified amount. : SOME
22. Pineapple: Span. : PINA
23. "___ and takes notice." : SITSUP
24. Tennyson heroine. : ELAINE
27. Neck parts. : NAPES
28. Coarse cotton twill. : DENIM
29. Approach to San Francisco. : GOLDENGATE
30. Awaken. : AROUSE
31. Fell behind. : LAGGED
34. Number. : SIX
37. Operate (against). : MILITATE
39. Eager quickness. : ALACRITY
42. Footway. : PATH
44. French saint, his day, Dec. 1. : ELOI
47. Small wheels on spurs. : ROWELS
49. Gaudy decoration. : TINSEL
52. Intermediate figure. : MEAN
53. Ten ___ (ten, more or less). : ORSO
54. Subdivision of troops. : UNIT
55. Shrub yielding indigo. : ANIL
56. Colombian Indian. : TAMA
57. Put into circulation. : EMIT
61. Actress Hagen. : UTA
62. Flat failure: Colloq. : DUD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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