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New York Times, Wednesday, April 22, 1959

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,568
Across
1. Medicine man of Asia. : SHAMAN
7. Stair rail. : BANISTER
15. Best-seller in fiction. : LOLITA
16. Optional course. : ELECTIVE
17. Maltreats. : ABUSES
18. Was attractive. : APPEALED
19. Eminent jurist, from Texas. : TOMCLARK
21. Olympian god. : ARES
22. River into Lake Balkhash. : ILI
23. Knight's aide. : PAGE
25. Descriptive of Uriah Heep. : UMBLE
29. Outstanding novelist. : PASTERNAK
34. Rises high. : TOWERS
36. "Diamond ___." : LIL
37. Honshu bay. : ISE
38. First of a Kipling trio. : ARAG
39. Oklahoma metropolis. : TULSA
41. Girl's name. : ROSA
42. River into the Yangtze. : HAN
43. Have being. : ARE
44. ___ Mater. : STABAT
46. Describing Old Glory. : STARRIEST
50. Articles. : ITEMS
51. Ghostly. : EERY
52. Sweep. : OAR
54. Long story of adventure. : SAGA
56. European leader. : DEGAULLE
61. Former star in Ibsen roles. : NAZIMOVA
64. Skillful. : ADROIT
65. Mile measurer on a vehicle. : ODOMETER
66. Formal offer. : TENDER
67. Close relative, for example. : LOVEDONE
68. Dead Sea monastic. : ESSENE
Down
1. Part of a ladderback chair. : SLAT
2. Itinerant. : HOBO
3. Astringent. : ALUM
4. Varied: Abbr. : MISC
5. Workshop. : ATELIER
6. Twangy. : NASAL
7. Toucan's special feature. : BEAK
8. Mountain. : ALP
9. Little knot in cotton fiber. : NEP
10. Long ago period. : ICEAGE
11. Curious one. : STARER
12. Ceramic piece. : TILE
13. Poetic times of day. : EVES
14. Claret. : RED
20. Irving hero. : RIP
23. Greek letters. : PSIS
24. One of the missiles. : ATLAS
25. Shoshonean Indians. : UTAHS
26. Ancient drink of honey and mulberries. : MORAT
27. Master in Africa. : BWANA
28. Tripod part. : LEG
30. Deutschland über ___. : ALLES
31. Theban queen. : NIOBE
32. Neighbor of Burma and Tibet. : ASSAM
33. Romantic poet. : KEATS
35. Way up. : STAIR
40. Atomic scientist. : UREY
41. Hair pad. : RAT
45. Harangues. : TIRADES
47. Prevailing system. : REGIME
48. Enlarged the bore (of a gun). : REAMED
49. ___ dancer. : TOE
53. Marble. : AGATE
54. Javanese carriage. : SADO
55. North arm of the Black Sea. : AZOV
56. ___ say (consider probable). : DARE
57. Receptacles. : URNS
58. Mineral deposit. : LODE
59. Claim. : LIEN
60. Raison d'___. : ETRE
61. ___ pros. : NOL
62. Indian. : OTO
63. Archdeacon's title: Abbr. : VEN

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

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