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New York Times, Wednesday, July 15, 1959

Author:
Jan Dubin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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Shipshape. : TRIM
5
Up to the hilt (completely). : HILT
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One of the strings. : CELLO
14
Fly a plane. : AERO
15
His: Fr. : ALUI
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It's northwest of Canis Major. : ORION
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Art of improving the memory. : MNEMONICS
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Grazing land. : RANGE
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Corral. : PEN
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Dynast. : TSAR
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Famous Dulles. : FOSTER
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Song popular since 1903. : SWEETADELINE
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Burning glass. : LENS
27
Principal speaker at Gettysburg, Nov. 19, 1863. : EVERETT
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Negotiator with Russia for Alaska, 1867. : SEWARD
34
Chard. : BEET
35
Stadium sound. : BOO
36
British statesman. : EDEN
37
Leprechaun. : FAIRY
39
Take ___ ride. : FORA
40
Arabian chief. : AGA
41
Court order. : WRIT
42
___ run, in baseball. : EARNED
44
Fabulous marine creature. : MERMAID
46
Capital of Yemen. : SANA
47
Bold. : ENTERPRISING
52
Substitute. : ERSATZ
55
Cupid. : EROS
56
Russian village. : MIR
57
Tropical climber. : LIANA
58
Tie. : STALEMATE
60
Loafed. : IDLED
61
Jejune. : ARID
62
Frightful fellow. : OGRE
63
Clairvoyants. : SEERS
64
Lily of France. : PONS
65
Purslane, for example. : WEED
Down
1
Packs down. : TAMPS
2
Begin again. : RENEW
3
One of the Horae. : IRENE
4
Kid's best friend. : MOM
5
Rudolph Dirks' comic mischief-makers. : HANSANDFRITZ
6
Long accounts. : ILIADS
7
Money of a sort. : LUCRE
8
Poetic contraction. : TIS
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Royal headgear. : CORONET
10
Rubber. : ERASER
11
Fluff from fabrics. : LINT
12
Theatre section. : LOGE
13
Heavy blow: Slang. : ONER
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Furry mammal. : OTTER
22
Kindergartners. : FIVEYEAROLDS
24
Verve. : ELAN
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Wolfish look. : LEER
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Dark. : EBON
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Moved speedily. : TORE
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Criterion of ugliness. : TOAD
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Line of junction. : SEAM
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Margin. : EDGE
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Last. : WEAR
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Small quantity. : BIT
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Staff officer. : AIDE
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Friars. : FRAS
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Newspaper section. : WANTADS
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Plant of the carrot family. : ANISE
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More unpleasant. : MEANER
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Muscle injury. : SPRAIN
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Backward: Prefix. : RETRO
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Typical example. : IMAGE
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Ingredient in fireworks. : NITRE
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Avarice. : GREED
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Site of first Olympic games. : ELIS
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Emulate W. Hartack. : RIDE
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Retailer's attraction. : SALE
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Plant's juices. : SAP
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Mass of hay. : MOW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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