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New York Times, Wednesday, June 24, 1959

5-Down : Greek letter.

Author:
Norton Rhoades
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Norton Rhoades has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,631
Across
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Give tang to. : SALT
5
Gem. : OPAL
9
Mechanical man. : ROBOT
14
Disputed Chinese island. : AMOY
15
Actor. : MIME
16
"It's all ___ me." : ONETO
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Travelers in space. : MICE
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"___ old cowhand ... " : IMAN
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Honeydew. : MELON
20
South American vegetable. : OCA
21
Glaswegian. : SCOT
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Scoops. : LADLES
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Hopeful prospect. : SILVERLINING
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Beverage. : COCOA
27
Leading seaport of ancient Ionia. : EPHESUS
31
Part of an atom. : PROTON
33
Comme ci, comme ça. : SOSO
34
Famous nickname. : IKE
35
Greek beauty. : HELEN
36
Calendar abbreviation. : JAN
37
Burdened. : LADEN
39
British military decoration: Abbr. : DSO
40
Historic time of 1944. : DDAY
42
Most calamitous. : DIREST
43
Shelled. : STRAFED
45
Counter fare. : SODAS
46
Repeatedly. : TIMEANDAGAIN
50
Walked determinedly. : STRODE
53
___ Macbeth. : LADY
54
See 34 Across. : DDE
55
Pitcher's area. : MOUND
56
Just right: Slang. : JAKE
57
River into the Baltic. : ODER
58
Flower cluster. : UMBEL
59
Columbia: Abbr. : AMER
60
European. : SLAV
61
Webfeet. : GEESE
62
Lichen. : MOSS
63
Slithering. : EELY
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Aesop's island. : SAMOS
2
Friends: Lat. : AMICI
3
Background material. : LOCALCOLOR
4
Nautical chain or rope. : TYE
5
Greek letter. : OMICRON
6
Type of olive. : PIMOLA
7
Teacher of Stradivari. : AMATI
8
Man's nickname. : LEN
9
Entertainment, from reference in a Byron poem. : ROMANHOLIDAY
10
Tense. : ONEDGE
11
End of a round. : BELL
12
Indian. : OTOE
13
Thousands of pounds. : TONS
21
Subordinate position. : SECONDFIDDLE
22
Projecting rims. : LIPS
24
Poll. : VOTE
25
Bright light. : NEON
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How Queen Elizabeth rides. : SIDESADDLE
29
Accompaniment for hulas. : UKES
30
Mailed. : SENT
31
Men of high degree. : PHDS
32
Caesura. : REST
33
Right to speak. : SAY
36
Shade of green. : JADE
38
One of a Kipling trio. : ARAG
41
Greek commune. : DEME
42
Parasitic plants. : DODDERS
44
Makes amends. : ATONES
45
Ophidians. : SNAKES
47
Texas mission. : ALAMO
48
Utopian. : IDEAL
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Bold: Colloq. : NERVY
50
Self-satisfied. : SMUG
51
Volume. : TOME
52
Hayseed. : RUBE
56
Fruit mixture. : JAM
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Chemical suffix. : OSE

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

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