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New York Times, Tuesday, April 14, 1959

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,560
Across
1. Lay road surfacing. : PAVE
5. Using speech. : ORAL
9. ___ that! : THATS
14. Senator Johnston. : OLIN
15. Authoritative prohibition. : VETO
16. Scamp. : ROGUE
17. Ransom notes of a sort. : HATCHECKS
19. Place for 26 Down. : ARENA
20. Tester of weights and measures. : SEALER
21. Gaiety. : AIRINESS
23. Border upon. : ABUT
25. Back of the neck. : NAPE
26. Present status of West Germany. : SOVEREIGNSTATE
32. Garden party. : FETE
33. Man's name: Abbr. : GEO
34. English county. : ESSEX
35. One ___ time. : ATA
36. Telegraphers. : SENDERS
39. Longshoremen's group: Abbr. : ILA
40. Thong. : STRAP
42. Wrath. : IRE
43. Date tree. : PALM
44. Westminster Palace assembly. : HOUSEOFCOMMONS
48. Cash transaction. : SALE
49. Industrial area in Europe. : SAAR
50. Feathery pet. : PARAKEET
54. Highly seasoned stew. : RAGOUT
58. Statue. : IMAGE
59. Investigates. : LOOKSINTO
61. ___, so good. : SOFAR
62. Basic French verb. : ETRE
63. Old oath. : EGAD
64. Nonconcurring ones. : ANTIS
65. Cross. : ROOD
66. Part of London. : SOHO
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1. Exclamations of contempt. : POHS
2. Winglike processes. : ALAE
3. Brief autobiographical sketch. : VITA
4. Country enclosed by foreign territory. : ENCLAVE
5. Ply with too many arguments. : OVERURGE
6. Kind of secretary: Abbr. : REC
7. Aleutian island. : ATKA
8. Failing to keep. : LOSING
9. Roves about idly: Colloq. : TRAIPSES
10. Stinging insects. : HORNETS
11. Awry: Dial. : AGEE
12. Large casks. : TUNS
13. Large waves. : SEAS
18. Wife of Hercules. : HEBE
22. Was a candidate. : RAN
24. Ten and: Suffix. : TEEN
26. Bout: Colloq. : SETTO
27. Hokkaido port. : OTARU
28. Containing a certain chemical element. : IODIC
29. Oriental. : ASIAN
30. Reveals. : TELLS
31. School event. : EXAM
32. Annoy: Scot. : FASH
36. Sam Rayburn and others. : SPEAKERS
37. Psyche's lover. : EROS
38. Said so. : REMARKED
41. Zulu's spear. : ASSAGAI
43. Crimson fish with blue spots. : PORGIES
45. Suffix in chemistry. : OLE
46. Tentacle. : FEELER
47. Dutch name for Meuse river. : MAAS
50. City on the Arno. : PISA
51. Ram-headed god. : AMON
52. Huckleberry Finn sailed on one. : RAFT
53. In ___. : TOTO
55. Progress. : ONGO
56. Where Provo is. : UTAH
57. Stir: Colloq. : TODO
60. Spanish gold. : ORO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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