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New York Times, Saturday, May 23, 1959

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,599
Across
1. Of the nature of desire. : APPETENT
9. ___ Athena (Minerva). : PALLAS
15. Introduction to a play. : PROLOGUE
16. Full of melody. : ARIOSO
17. Thoroughbred's line. : PEDIGREE
18. Library visitor. : READER
19. Serving of chicken. : LEG
20. Mr. Herter and staff, for example. : SECRETARIAT
22. Greek goddess of war. : ENYO
24. Grouchy. : TESTY
25. Deep-voiced. : BASS
27. Diverting. : AMUSING
33. Fragrance. : SMELL
36. Cure-all. : PANACEA
37. Atomizes. : AERATES
40. Interminable. : ENDLESS
41. Prepared quickly. : INSTANT
42. The globe. : EARTH
43. Wash with few suds. : DETERGE
44. Solid and compact. : HARD
46. Annoyed. : IRKED
48. Dry: Span. : SECO
52. Important jubilees. : CENTENNIALS
58. Campus building: Colloq. : LAB
59. Yellow bird. : ORIOLE
60. Geometric love problem. : TRIANGLE
62. If. : INCASE
63. Involves in trouble. : EMBROILS
64. Pressman who puts in paper. : FEEDER
65. Appointee. : DESIGNEE
Down
1. Common fruit. : APPLE
2. Prink. : PREEN
3. Roly-poly. : PODGY
4. Samuel's teacher. : ELI
5. Sports clothes, for instance. : TOGS
6. Herons. : EGRETS
7. Texas river into Corpus Christi bay. : NUECES
8. Players about to drive. : TEERS
9. Political worker. : PARTYMAN
10. Square measure. : AREA
11. Perjurer. : LIAR
12. California wine town. : LODI
13. On the main. : ASEA
14. Arrange. : SORT
21. Public storehouse. : ETAPE
23. Flattened at the poles, as Earth. : OBLATE
26. Shrine. : ALTAR
28. Subordinate. : UNDER
29. Table d'hôte courses. : SALADS
30. Cooler. : ICER
31. Fledgling's place. : NEST
32. Slit. : GASH
33. Spoke. : SAID
34. Word interpreted by Daniel. : MENE
35. Formerly. : ERST
38. Man at the throttle. : ENGINEER
39. Grim. : STERN
44. First two words of Psalm 4. : HEARME
45. Improvises. : ADLIBS
47. "Raised" a check. : KITED
49. Noted marbles from the Parthenon. : ELGIN
50. Street, in Spain. : CALLE
51. Plump plus. : OBESE
52. Close-fitting cap. : COIF
53. Lake in Ulster. : ERNE
54. Delicate. : NICE
55. Frog relative. : TOAD
56. Otherwise. : ELSE
57. Hindu garment. : SARI
61. Egg drink. : NOG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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