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New York Times, Friday, July 17, 1959

Author: Leonard Sussman
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,654
Across Down
1. First elected governor of Alaska. : EGAN
5. Fastening. : HASP
9. Flaxen. : BLOND
14. Olson or Newsom. : BOBO
15. Hebrew weight. : OMER
16. Transistor set. : RADIO
17. Sulphur. : BRIMSTONE
19. Old Greek coins. : OBOLI
20. Brooder item. : EGG
21. Otherwise. : ELSE
22. Gypsy coquette of opera. : CARMEN
23. Pay for. : DEFRAY
25. Stone with crystal-lined cavity. : GEODE
27. Melody. : AIR
28. Fred Astaire hit show. : BANDWAGON
32. Real estate units. : LOTS
34. Caviar source. : BELUGA
35. Road abbreviation. : RTE
36. Truman aide. : ACHESON
38. Fox. : REYNARD
40. Citizen of: Suffix. : ITE
41. Arrow case. : QUIVER
43. He lived 905 years. : ENOS
44. Conferred with. : CONSULTED
46. Union general. : ORD
47. Hawk's claw. : TALON
48. Artists' garb. : SMOCKS
51. Bent at the end into a hook. : HAMATE
54. One quiz answer. : TRUE
56. At the age of: Lat. abbr. : AET
57. Catkin. : AMENT
58. Furniture period. : QUEENANNE
60. Prickly shrub growing on wastelands. : FURZE
61. Word in 58 Down. : ERAT
62. Singing comedienne. : RAYE
63. Walk. : TREAD
64. Pops. : DADS
65. Attired. : CLAD
1. Abated. : EBBED
2. Ravine. : GORGE
3. "Nine, ten, ___." : ABIGFATHEN
4. ___ de guerre. : NOM
5. With fervor. : HOTLY
6. Coach Stagg. : AMOS
7. Saint-Louis is its capital. : SENEGAL
8. Before: Prefix. : PRE
9. Thespian goal. : BROADWAY
10. L. A.'s famed tar pits. : LABREA
11. Round-the-world flyer. : ODOM
12. Scene of battle, 1798. : NILE
13. Kill: Slang. : DOIN
18. Burn. : SEAR
22. Old fogey. : CODGER
24. Ascendancy. : RISE
26. Became hardened: Var. : ENURED
28. Il Duce. : BENITO
29. Venice's Main "Street." : GRANDCANAL
30. Other: Span. : OTRO
31. McCobb, Sparks, etc. : NEDS
32. Secular. : LAIC
33. Eight: Prefix. : OCTO
34. River Kwai creator. : BOULLE
37. Settled on land, without right or title. : SQUATTED
39. Infamous Roman. : NERO
42. Town NW of L. A. : VENTURA
45. Quatrain. : STANZA
46. Preindication. : OMEN
48. Bird feeder foods. : SUETS
49. Where Nairobi is. : KENYA
50. Bucephalus, for one. : STEED
51. Axe handle. : HAFT
52. River in eastern Asia. : AMUR
53. Only (as said to be). : MERE
55. Register. : READ
58. Geometry abbreviation. : QED
59. Trajectory. : ARC

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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