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New York Times, Monday, August 10, 1959

Author:
Helen Fasulo
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Helen Fasulo has 94 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,678
Across
1. "R" month: Abbr. : SEPT
5. Duck related to the redhead. : SCAUP
10. Site of Akbar's tomb. : AGRA
14. Wood of an East Indian tree. : ALOE
15. Vital artery. : AORTA
16. Grammatical abbreviation. : PRON
17. Very high speed: Colloq. : BLUESTREAK
19. Indian foot soldier. : PEON
20. Kind of pronoun: Abbr. : REL
21. Cycles of years. : ERAS
22. Dots of land. : ISLETS
24. Of the summer. : ESTIVAL
26. Harold Ross' Colorado birthplace. : ASPEN
27. Agent: Abbr. : REP
28. Objects of special devotion. : FETISHES
31. Gigi or Lili. : CARON
34. Wind instrument. : ORGAN
35. Mountain: Comb. form. : ORO
36. Baking chamber. : OVEN
37. Slightest amount. : GRAIN
38. Lacking in interest. : ARID
39. Began. : LED
40. Proclamation of intended marriage. : BANNS
41. Feather: Zool. : PINNA
42. Colorless. : ACHROMIC
44. Extended. : RAN
45. Genus of mosquitoes. : AEDES
46. Worldly. : SECULAR
50. Meager or cheerless. : LENTEN
52. Repose. : EASE
53. Anger. : IRE
54. "The King ___." : ANDI
55. New Jersey city. : EASTORANGE
58. Bakery worker. : ICER
59. Step. : STAIR
60. Quarrel. : FEUD
61. Yield. : CEDE
62. Grandstand play. : STUNT
63. Sport card. : TREY
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1. Jet plane. : SABRE
2. French pronoun. : ELLES
3. Young turkey. : POULT
4. Letter. : TEE
5. Petty prince. : SATRAP
6. Shade of red. : CORAL
7. Symbol war. : ARES
8. Actress Hagen. : UTA
9. Iran's neighbor. : PAKISTAN
10. Grimes Goldens, for instance. : APPLES
11. Novice. : GREENHORN
12. Essential part. : ROOT
13. Yearly payments: Abbr. : ANNS
18. Number. : SEVEN
23. Whirl. : SPIN
25. ___ gray. : IRON
26. Shield. : AEGIS
28. French coin. : FRANC
29. Green land. : ERIN
30. Refreshing drink. : SODA
31. African tree. : COLA
32. With: Fr. : AVEC
33. In the very act. : REDHANDED
34. Avifauna. : ORNIS
37. Quality of being plucky. : GAMENESS
38. Member of a Japanese race. : AINU
40. Portend. : BODE
41. Sulky horse. : PACER
43. Put out (a batter, side, etc.). : RETIRE
44. White Sulphur Springs, for instance. : RESORT
46. Fabric. : SATIN
47. Baseball term. : LINER
48. Reason. : ARGUE
49. Long and slender. : REEDY
50. Layman. : LAIC
51. Noun suffix. : ENCE
52. Son of Isaac. : ESAU
56. Man of law: Abbr. : ATT
57. Astern. : AFT

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