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New York Times, Monday, May 4, 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 Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,580
Across
1. Deception. : SHAM
5. Underworld. : SHEOL
10. State of being: Suffix. : URE
13. Climb. : SCALE
14. Young man from "St. Louis." : TABHUNTER
16. Roof edges. : EAVES
17. Claims without right. : ARROGATES
18. Musical direction. : CRESCENDO
20. Immobility. : REST
21. Thrice: Comb. form. : TER
22. Conjunction. : AND
23. Framework. : CADRE
25. Where Antofagasta is. : CHILE
27. Cabbage: Fr. : CHOU
29. Gratings. : GRIDS
30. Mischief maker. : PRANKSTER
35. Bakery item. : ROLL
36. Wipe out. : ERASE
37. Dinner, in ancient Rome. : CENA
38. Night flyer. : OWLETMOTH
40. ___ Peak, in New Mexico. : BALDY
41. Part of A. D. C. : AIDE
42. Gay city. : PAREE
43. Be worth of. : MERIT
46. Exclamation. : HAH
47. French lace, for short. : VAL
49. Parlor: Span. : SALA
50. Calling forth. : EVOCATIVE
53. Alias Blanche Du Bois. : KIMHUNTER
56. ___ jar, for home canning. : MASON
57. 1955 Broadway hit. : ANASTASIA
58. Copycats. : APERS
59. Big Cassino. : TEN
60. Hushed. : STILL
61. Impudence: Dial. : SASS
Down
1. Garden guard. : SCARECROW
2. Massachusetts city. : HAVERHILL
3. Beverages. : ALES
4. Spineless cacti. : MESCALS
5. Hold good. : STAND
6. Arduous. : HARD
7. Spanish river. : EBRO
8. Exclamation. : OHO
9. Pull with force. : LUG
10. Complete. : UTTER
11. Dodgers veteran. : REESE
12. Whilom. : ERST
13. Group. : SECT
15. Fragrant ointment. : NARD
19. Compass point. : ENE
23. Strobile. : CONE
24. Penguin's look-alike. : AUK
26. Empty. : IDLE
27. Container. : CRATE
28. Mixture. : HASH
29. Twelve dozen: Abbr. : GRO
30. Thrust. : PROD
31. Isolated rock. : SCAR
32. Transmits by a certain device. : TELEVISES
33. Exerts effort. : ENDEAVORS
34. Stingaree or skate. : RAY
36. Give forth. : EMIT
39. Indo-Chinese. : TAI
40. British islands. : BAHAMAS
42. Ocean: Abbr. : PAC
43. Where the Saco flows. : MAINE
44. Well-known violinist. : ELMAN
45. Cheers. : RAHS
46. Of an hour. : HORAL
48. Burning glass. : LENS
49. Game with thirty-two cards. : SKAT
50. Although: Lat. : ETSI
51. Conceal. : VEIL
52. Mulberry bark. : TAPA
54. Old musical syllables. : UTS
55. Original inhabitant: Abbr. : NAT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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