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New York Times, Tuesday, March 31, 1959

Author:
Walt Clark
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Walt Clark has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,546
Across
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French Premiere. : DEBRE
6
Glides on snow. : SKIS
10
Write down, as notes. : TAKE
14
Of a surface. : AREAL
15
Tryout. : TEST
16
Sicilian city. : ENNA
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Flexible. : LITHE
18
Turncoats. : RENEGADES
20
Ben-Gurion's land: Abbr. : ISR
21
Boast. : VAUNT
23
"Give a man ___ he can sail." : ABOAT
24
Ancient Greek music hall. : ODEUM
26
Straw-colored. : BLOND
27
Service of morning prayer. : MATINS
29
Cleansing agent. : BORAX
31
Sound heard in the Tyrol. : ECHO
32
Job for a C. P. A. : AUDIT
33
Chemin de ___ (railway): Fr. : FER
36
Successor to 35 Down. : CHARLESDEGAULLE
40
Loki's daughter. : HEL
41
___ age (a long time). : ADOGS
42
Mere nothing: Fr. : RIEN
43
Rubbish: Slang. : TRIPE
44
Scene of recent elections. : FRANCE
46
Prevent. : AVERT
48
Constructed. : BUILT
49
Au revoir. : ADIEU
50
Austere. : STERN
52
New Guinea port. : LAE
55
Defers. : POSTPONES
57
Angry frown. : SCOWL
59
Hautboy. : OBOE
60
Wooden shaft. : POLE
61
Outdo. : EXCEL
62
Earl ___ Biggers, Charlie Chan's creator. : DERR
63
Encourage. : ABET
64
Embankments. : DIKES
Down
1
Spanish painter. : DALI
2
Goddess of strife. : ERIS
3
Engagement. : BETROTHAL
4
Cheer. : RAH
5
What "onze" means. : ELEVEN
6
Play on a uke. : STRUM
7
Sharp. : KEEN
8
Negative verbal contraction. : ISNT
9
___ Genevieve. : STE
10
Kitchen container. : TEABOX
11
On ___ (continually). : ANDON
12
Do a baker's job. : KNEAD
13
Down ___ (Maine). : EAST
19
Suburb of Istanbul. : GALATA
22
Where Salzburg is: Abbr. : AUS
25
Late designer. : DIOR
26
Two-masted ship with square sails. : BRIG
27
A branch of physics: Abbr. : MECH
28
Mal de tête, for one. : ACHE
29
Move slightly. : BUDGE
30
Lyric stanzas. : ODES
32
Dripping wet. : ASOP
33
Type of firearm. : FLINTLOCK
34
Source of power: Abbr. : ELEC
35
___ Coty. : RENE
37
Beat: Colloq. : LARRUP
38
Revise script. : EDIT
39
River into the Caspian. : URAL
43
Seesaw. : TEETER
44
Mink or muskrat. : FUR
45
Washed out. : RINSED
46
Sun-dried brick. : ADOBE
47
Movable eye shade on a car. : VISOR
48
Surround. : BESET
49
Reptile lacking feet. : APOD
50
Overbearing person. : SNOB
51
Part of TV. : TELE
53
A little while: Scot. : AWEE
54
Building wings. : ELLS
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Price agency initials. : OPA
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Second Century date. : CXI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later.

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