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New York Times, Saturday, June 20, 1959

Author: Roberta Morse
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,627
Across Down
1. Color of raw silk. : ECRU
5. Year preceding the Fourth Crusade. : MCCI
9. Size of shot. : GRAPE
14. Fees. : DUES
15. Verve. : ELAN
16. Make some return for. : REPAY
17. Guest of Nehru. : GRANDLAMA
19. C'est ___ (that is to say): Fr. : ADIRE
20. Purpose. : AIM
21. Frolic. : ROMP
22. Furtive. : SNEAKY
23. Plant again. : RESEED
25. Chemical compound. : IMIDE
27. Foray. : RAID
29. Spring flower. : ANEMONE
33. Dam on the Columbia River. : GRANDCOULEE
37. Goddess of night. : NOX
38. Split. : RIVE
39. Blue Eagle's initials. : NRA
40. Variation: Comb. form. : ALLO
41. In the past. : AGO
42. National Park. : GRANDCANYON
46. Mosque tower. : MINARET
48. Wool. : YARN
49. Jungle growths. : VINES
51. Grand ___. : PIANOS
55. Manifest. : PATENT
58. French friends. : AMIS
60. Oriental sash. : OBI
61. Have ___ to (be inclined to). : AMIND
62. Achievement of Hawaii. : STATEHOOD
64. Legal term. : VENUE
65. Brazilian state. : PARA
66. Fjord of Norway. : OSLO
67. Stage direction. : ENTER
68. Source of indigo. : ANIL
69. German negative. : NEIN
1. Master of Ravenswood, in Scott novel. : EDGAR
2. Great name in science. : CURIE
3. A great amount: Colloq. : REAMS
4. Part of our armed forces. : USN
5. Tuneful. : MELODIC
6. Quahog. : CLAM
7. Italian painter of Cremona school. : CAMPI
8. ___ spot. : INA
9. Spanish nobleman. : GRANDEE
10. Set free. : REDEEM
11. Upolu Island port. : APIA
12. See 47 Down. : PARK
13. Having holes, as cheese. : EYEY
18. Fear. : DREAD
22. ___ qua non. : SINE
24. Osprey's relative. : ERNE
26. Ailment. : MALADY
28. Contribute. : DONATE
30. Except that. : ONLY
31. ___ contendere. : NOLO
32. Native of Exeter. : EXON
33. Metric weight. : GRAM
34. Peak near Lake of Lucerne. : RIGI
35. Rugby's river. : AVON
36. Coffee ___. : URN
40. Coin of India. : ANNA
42. Coffee ___. : GRINDER
43. Overhead item. : RENT
44. Wealth. : CAPITAL
45. Originate. : ARISE
47. Street. : AVENUE
50. Chief of the fallen angels. : SATAN
52. Loop for snaring. : NOOSE
53. Money for agora shopping. : OBOLI
54. Ancient Phoenician port. : SIDON
55. Cover, as with concrete. : PAVE
56. Word of concurrence. : AMEN
57. Color lighter than median gray. : TINT
59. Husband: Fr. : MARI
62. Bath, for one. : SPA
63. Title: Abbr. : HON

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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