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New York Times, Tuesday, May 5, 1959

Author: Melville P. Liverance
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,581
Across Down
1. After alphas. : BETAS
6. Hollywood romance, journalistically speaking. : ITEM
10. Puff of an engine. : PANT
14. Ward off. : AVERT
15. Equipment for games of chance. : DICE
16. Aroma. : ODOR
17. Electrical device. : RELAY
18. Complex. : INTRICATE
20. A certain Rabbit. : BRER
21. Bosh! : ROT
22. Small mythical cave dwellers. : GNOMES
23. Last obstacles to 35 Down. : SAFETYMEN
26. Science degrees. : SDS
27. Obtained from milk. : LACTIC
29. Is filtered, as coffee: Colloq. : PERKS
31. One, to Cicero. : UNO
32. Lined. : RULED
34. One kind of beaver: Slang. : EAGER
38. Quick return thrust. : RIPOSTE
40. Vinegary. : ACETOSE
42. Choose. : ELECT
43. Resort town on Long Island. : ISLIP
45. Man's name meaning physician. : ASA
46. The world, to Shakespeare. : STAGE
48. Tradesman. : DEALER
50. Broadway notice. : SRO
53. Short-lived. : EPHEMERAL
55. Accident. : MISHAP
57. Mohammedan saint. : PIR
58. Social reformer, circa 1900. : RIIS
61. N. Y.-N. J. controversy. : INCOMETAX
63. French maidservant. : BONNE
64. Peter the Great, for example. : TSAR
65. Box. : LOGE
66. Bay, arm of the White Sea. : ONEGA
67. Not his. : HERS
68. Prophet. : SEER
69. Cash, for example. : ASSET
1. Arrow projection. : BARB
2. By any chance. : EVER
3. Mount Wilson appurtenance. : TELESCOPE
4. Biblical mountain. : ARARAT
5. Pen. : STY
6. Goose. : IDIOT
7. Grandpa's photo. : TINTYPE
8. Outside: Prefix. : ECT
9. Financial arrangement between corporations. : MERGER
10. Little: Span. : POCO
11. Distinguished American family. : ADAMS
12. Eminent. : NOTED
13. Curl. : TRESS
19. Boniface. : INNKEEPER
21. Make again, as a record. : RECUT
24. Varsity. : FIRSTTEAM
25. Spingarn award, for instance. : MEDAL
27. Decoy. : LURE
28. Indigo. : ANIL
30. Posed. : SAT
33. Actress Vivien. : LEIGH
35. Objectives of fullbacks. : GOALLINES
36. Being. : ESSE
37. Construct. : REAR
39. Army training outfit. : OCS
41. Beverage. : CIDER
44. Ooze. : SEEPAGE
47. Taps of the foot, in fencing. : APPELS
49. ___ rod, the goldenrod. : AARONS
50. "A mighty man is he." : SMITH
51. Cleanse. : RINSE
52. What "Gigi" won. : OSCAR
54. Kitchen apparatus. : MIXER
56. ___ d'oeuvres. : HORS
59. Contemporary dramatist. : INGE
60. Ottoman. : SEAT
62. Digit. : TOE
63. Neck scarf. : BOA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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