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New York Times, Thursday, June 18, 1959

Author: S. A. Kay
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,625
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1. Department head: Abbr. : MGR
4. Valuable. : RICH
8. Greek letter. : SIGMA
13. Word on Japanese ship names. : MARU
14. Radio sound effect. : ECHO
15. Accept as a member. : ENROL
16. North Carolina college. : ELON
17. Wolf: Fr. : LOUP
18. Delusion's partner. : SNARE
19. Opposing change: Colloq. : STANDINGPAT
22. ___ populi. : VOX
23. A Voltaire forte. : SATIRE
24. Like the Village Blacksmith. : SINEWY
26. Actress Hildegarde. : NEFF
28. Man of distinction. : NOTABLE
31. Hankers. : LONGS
34. Cordwood. : LOGS
36. Oaf. : LOUT
37. ___ for Peace. : ATOMS
38. Eater's syllable of satisfaction. : YUM
39. Relative of the devilfish. : SKATE
40. Railbird. : SORA
41. Life: Lat. : VITA
42. Quotes. : CITES
43. Bret Harte's Ah Sin. : HEATHEN
45. Mended place. : DARN
47. Creatures. : BEINGS
49. Riffraff. : RAGTAG
53. Syllable of popular dance. : CHA
55. Little Big Horn victor. : SITTINGBULL
57. Nineteenth President. : HAYES
59. Bulwer-Lytton heroine. : IONE
60. Choir voice. : ALTO
61. "Good Night, ___." : IRENE
62. Quips. : MOTS
63. Salad. : SLAW
64. DDT victims. : PESTS
65. Heroic poetry. : EPOS
66. Indian weight. : SER
1. Where Valletta is. : MALTA
2. Old fourpence. : GROAT
3. Question mark of 1960. : RUNNINGMATE
4. ___ pitcher. : RELIEF
5. Churchly image. : ICON
6. Railroad sound effects. : CHUGS
7. Very, very angry. : HOPPINGMAD
8. Term in poetry. : SESTET
9. Tabard, for one. : INN
10. Dish. : GRAVYBOAT
11. Philippine native. : MORO
12. Writer Woollcott. : ALEX
13. How-de-do. : MESS
20. Gown. : DRESS
21. Years: Span. : ANOS
25. Boogie-woogie piano technique. : WALKINGBASS
27. What jets cut down on. : FLYINGTIME
29. Stringed instrument. : LUTE
30. Vous ___ (you are): Fr. : ETES
31. Eyewinker. : LASH
32. Indian. : OTOE
33. Old vaudeville singing star. : NORABAYES
35. Diamond call. : OUT
39. Lean person or animal. : SCRAG
41. I came: Lat. : VENI
44. "Mellerdrammer" sounds. : HISSES
46. Western star. : ARNESS
48. Brownstone front feature. : STOOP
50. Veil material. : TULLE
51. Nuptial place. : ALTAR
52. Warm feeling. : GLOW
53. Approach shot. : CHIP
54. Rodent. : HARE
56. Preposition. : INTO
58. Noun suffix. : ENT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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