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New York Times, Monday, April 13, 1959

Author: Helen Fasulo
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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Across Down
1. He said, "Hope springs eternal in the human breast." : POPE
5. Life of the party. : CUTUP
10. Bassinet's successor. : CRIB
14. Holly tree. : ILEX
15. Island farewell. : ALOHA
16. Colossal. : HUGE
17. Sports event of King Arthur's time. : TILT
18. Echo. : REPLY
19. South Seas paradise. : ISLE
20. Auto of sorts. : HOTROD
22. Get ready to ride. : SADDLEUP
24. French friends. : AMIS
26. Biblical ointment. : NARD
27. Butcher's specialty. : SAUSAGES
31. The King of Denmark's jester. : YORICK
35. Colorless. : WAN
36. "Meanwhile back at the ___ . . . " : RANCH
38. American naval hero of 1813. : PERRY
39. Unproductive. : ARID
41. Namesakes of Actress Bayes. : NORAS
43. Island west of Sumatra. : NIAS
44. People of N. Africa. : MOORS
46. Dr. Bunche. : RALPH
48. Chinese envoy to U. S., 1921–29. : SZE
49. Alaskan Eskimos. : INNUIT
51. Tractor operator. : PLOUGHER
53. German title. : GRAF
55. Fish. : SOLE
56. Greek philosopher. : DIOGENES
60. Canoes for 49 Across. : KAYAKS
64. Opposed. : ANTI
65. Siegfried's gray horse. : GRANI
67. Spill over. : SLOP
68. Hindu titles. : SRIS
69. Singer Frankie. : LAINE
70. City of Nevada. : ELKO
71. Bidding: Archaic. : HEST
72. Senior. : ELDER
73. Basis. : ROOT
1. Essential part. : PITH
2. Salmagundi. : OLIO
3. Trapper's prize. : PELT
4. Hollywood bit players. : EXTRAS
5. Popular campus wear. : CARDIGAN
6. Rubber tree. : ULE
7. Unexcelled: Colloq. : TOPS
8. Polish lancer. : UHLAN
9. Bright spot in the week. : PAYDAY
10. Cornelia's jewels. : CHILDREN
11. Subterfuge. : RUSE
12. Arctic dwelling. : IGLU
13. Sound heralding satellite's approach. : BEEP
21. Oriental name. : OMAR
23. Painted theatre curtain. : DROP
25. Man from Mexico. : SENOR
27. Hindu title. : SWAMI
28. Character in "The Green Pastures." : AARON
29. General Grant's forces. : UNION
30. Fragment. : SCRAP
32. Celtic. : IRISH
33. Fad. : CRAZE
34. Musical Kay. : KYSER
37. Vestibules. : HALLS
40. Apothecary. : DRUGGIST
42. More uncanny. : SPOOKIER
45. "Your majesty." : SIRE
47. Waikiki dance. : HULA
50. Intertwine. : TANGLE
52. Erupting hot spring. : GEYSER
54. Wild. : FERAL
56. Sprint. : DASH
57. Concerning: Lat. : INRE
58. Colonial orator. : OTIS
59. Named before. : SAID
61. Reversal: Comb. form. : ALLO
62. Lord High Executioner. : KOKO
63. Name for a Dalmatian. : SPOT
66. Compass point. : NNE

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

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