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New York Times, Friday, June 5, 1959

Author: A. H. Drummond, Jr.
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,612
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1. Resorts. : SPAS
5. Conveyed gas, water, etc. : PIPED
10. Outstanding literary figure. : MANN
14. Long and slender. : LANK
15. Facial expression. : SMILE
16. Novel of 1847. : OMOO
17. Today, in Italy. : OGGI
18. ___ Day. : APRILFOOLS
20. Spill the beans. : TELLALL
22. In an unfeeling manner. : STONILY
23. Role for Spencer Tracy. : OLDMAN
25. "___ longa, vita brevis." : ARS
26. Boxes, crates, etc. : CASES
28. Young fox. : CUB
30. Former monetary unit in Brussels. : BELGA
34. School: Abbr. : ACAD
35. Compassionate helpers. : SAMARITANS
37. Novelist Wylie. : MAX
38. Prattled on. : BABBLED
39. Man's nickname. : NAT
40. Without gain. : PROFITLESS
42. Highest: Comb. form. : ACRO
43. Spanish title. : SENOR
44. Title. : ERA
45. Part of the head. : SCALP
46. One of Jeb's men. : REB
48. Stings. : SMARTS
50. One of three, on a diamond. : BASEMAN
54. Glinted. : FLASHED
57. Hurok or Bing. : IMPRESARIO
59. Seine tributary. : OISE
60. Stead. : LIEU
61. Testifies. : AVERS
62. Celestial bear. : URSA
63. Piercing. : KEEN
64. Minimal. : LEAST
65. Cardinal suffix. : TEEN
1. Narrow notch. : SLOT
2. Boy in uniform. : PAGE
3. Early Englishman. : ANGLOSAXON
4. Having ability. : SKILLED
5. Hymn. : PSALM
6. Relentless. : IMPLACABLE
7. Mohammedan saint. : PIR
8. Ivy Leaguers. : ELIS
9. After gamma. : DELTA
10. Lunar phenomenon. : MOONSET
11. Mine: Fr. : AMOI
12. Old __, nickname of Oliver Cromwell. : NOLL
13. Inquisitive: Colloq. : NOSY
19. Ban. : FORBID
21. Harbingers of sales. : ADS
24. After Leviticus. : NUMBERS
26. Hostels. : CAMPS
27. Have ___ (be cautious). : ACARE
29. Evergreens. : BALSAMFIRS
31. Where Manchester and Liverpool are. : LANCASHIRE
32. Knot in a tree trunk. : GNARL
33. Put ___ to (end). : ASTOP
35. Met. : SAT
36. Matter: Lat. : RES
38. Ancient vessel. : BIREME
41. Precede. : FORERUN
42. Dramatizes. : ACTSOUT
45. Portuguese Mrs. : SRA
47. Fundamental. : BASAL
49. "___ Lady," Willa Cather novel. : ALOST
50. Swindle. : BILK
51. French friend. : AMIE
52. Graf von ___. : SPEE
53. Cathedral section. : NAVE
55. To be: Lat. : ESSE
56. Cathedral official. : DEAN
58. Dept. of Agriculture agency: Abbr. : REA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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