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New York Times, Wednesday, July 8, 1959

Author: Sidney Lambert
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,645
Across Down
1. Lies obliquely. : SLANTS
7. Removes headgear. : DOFFS
12. En brochette. : SKEWERED
14. Planes at Orly. : AVIONS
16. Fail to influence: Colloq. : CUTNOICE
17. Small stream. : RILLET
18. Canadian province: Abbr. : ONT
19. Jetted. : SPURTED
21. Shelter. : LEE
22. Item in Creole cooking. : OKRA
24. Baseball bobble. : ERROR
25. Cat nap. : DOZE
26. Fake: Comb. form. : PSEUD
28. Hole in a needle. : EYE
29. Planted. : SOWED
30. Buenos ___ (good morning): Span. : DIAS
32. Roads of a sort. : DETOURS
34. Make believe. : FEIGN
36. Hamlets. : DORPS
37. Becoming dim. : MISTING
39. Origin. : GERM
40. Town near Panama City. : ANCON
41. World War II initials. : OPA
43. Gold. : METAL
47. Closely. : NEAR
48. Put up. : BUILD
50. Fictional captain. : NEMO
51. Manhattan, for one: Abbr. : ISL
52. Located permanently. : SETTLED
54. Pasture sound. : MOO
55. Geronimo, for one. : APACHE
57. Plain; unpretentious. : HOMESPUN
59. Noisy device on a car. : CUTOUT
60. Show-offs of a kind. : SPORTERS
61. Main Street illumination. : NEONS
62. Flouts. : SNEERS
1. Bushy-tailed mammals. : SKUNKS
2. ___ de cachet. : LETTRE
3. Bristle in grain. : AWN
4. Advocates of new ideas. : NEOS
5. Trash: Slang. : TRIPE
6. Makes fast. : SECURES
7. Venturesome one. : DARER
8. Contemporary of Horace. : OVID
9. Thread: Fr. : FIL
10. Type of sales letter. : FOLLOWUP
11. Allergic ones. : SNEEZERS
12. Deep shovel. : SCOOP
13. Irish county. : DERRY
15. Chargers. : STEEDS
20. ___ the line. : TOED
23. Colleague of a CPA. : AUDITOR
25. Uniformed employes. : DOORMEN
27. Get to work: Colloq. : DIGIN
29. Commotion. : STORM
31. ___ Arbor. : ANN
33. Dutch commune. : EDE
34. Visionary, as a theory. : FINESPUN
35. Ascend without walking. : ESCALATE
37. Frantic. : MANIAC
38. "That old enemy the ___ had taken him in toe!" : GOUT
39. Moves at a fast gait. : GALLOPS
42. Kernels. : PITHS
44. Frame of mind. : TEMPER
45. Highlights of Casanova's "Memoirs." : AMOURS
46. Diving birds. : LOONS
48. Vegetables. : BEETS
49. Person of great energy. : DEMON
52. Escape from. : SHUN
53. "___ Mable." : DERE
56. Cockney's exclamation of surprise. : COO
58. Sault ___ Marie. : STE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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