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New York Times, Monday, March 9, 1959

Author: Joseph LaFauci
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Joseph LaFauci has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,524
Across Down
1. He's in "de cold, cold ground." : MASSA
6. "It is a ___ better thing that I do . . . " : FARFAR
12. Kind of sail. : LATEEN
13. A cinch. : PUSHOVER
15. Refuse receptacle. : ASHCAN
16. A second self. : ALTEREGO
17. Unit of 23 Across. : THERM
18. Actress Harris. : JULIE
19. Chinese name. : MAO
20. Movie, in Madrid. : CINE
21. More ignoble. : BASER
22. Brunet. : DARK
23. Warmth. : HEAT
24. Heavy blow: Slang. : ONER
25. Piece of armor for a horse. : BARDE
26. Bitter drug. : ALOES
28. Southern poet (1842–81). : LANIER
29. Abhorrence. : DISGUST
32. Canadian city near foothills of the Rockies. : CALGARY
33. Purpose. : INTENT
34. Thank you: Ger. : DANKE
35. Expiate. : ATONE
36. Become lively (with "up"). : PERK
37. Outcry, as of mirth. : ROAR
41. Tenemental fee. : RENT
42. Cozy: Colloq. : HOMEY
43. Immaculate. : PURE
44. Where Belfast is: Abbr. : IRE
45. Procrastination. : DELAY
46. Terra ___. : COTTA
47. 20th century hero-to-be. : SPACEMAN
49. Cooked in a certain way. : BOILED
50. Part of Africa. : TOGOLAND
51. Obstinate: Dial. : ORNERY
52. Handed-down story. : LEGEND
53. Of small importance. : PETTY
1. Niblick's relative. : MASHIE
2. Greek goddess. : ATHENA
3. Cloak-and-dagger man. : SECRETAGENT
4. Line of junction. : SEAM
5. Cape NE of Boston. : ANN
6. More complete. : FULLER
7. Moving. : ASTIR
8. Korean name. : RHEE
9. Pro. : FOR
10. Aria from "Otello." : AVEMARIA
11. To look at: Fr. : REGARDER
12. Door fastening. : LATCH
13. Hesitates. : PAUSES
14. Breeding place for birds. : ROOKERY
18. George Eliot heroine. : JANET
21. Opposite of "knock." : BOOST
22. Crisis. : DANGERPOINT
25. Stop, as at an obstacle. : BALK
27. Crescent-shaped figure. : LUNE
28. Raw-boned. : LANKY
29. Mr. Pepys. : DIARIST
30. World-wide police group. : INTERPOL
31. Prehistoric era. : STONEAGE
32. Mother ___'s chickens (stormy petrels). : CAREY
34. Strong request. : DEMAND
36. Where the historic "Corridor" was. : POLAND
38. Market for a product. : OUTLET
39. Important channel. : ARTERY
40. Unhesitant. : READY
42. Virile fellow. : HEMAN
45. Cross out. : DELE
46. Nucleus. : CORE
48. Cam. : COG
49. Fad in popular music. : BOP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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