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New York Times, Saturday, August 15, 1959

Author:
John F. Byrne
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Y }, Scrabble score: 318 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,683
Across
1. Puerto ___. : RICO
5. Voodoo snake diety. : ZOMBI
10. Derisive sound. : RAZZ
14. Aroma. : ODOR
15. Middle Easterners. : ARABS
16. Molding. : OGEE
17. Pub potations. : ALES
18. Buffoons. : HARLEQUINS
20. City in Baja California. : MEXICALI
22. Expire. : RUNOUT
23. Pass into use. : INURE
24. Greedy. : AVID
25. Birthplace of Saint Francis. : ASSISI
27. Lender. : CREDITOR
31. Faced. : MET
32. Done by word of mouth. : PAROL
34. Slyly sarcastic. : SNIDE
35. Concoct. : BREW
37. Jumped as if startled. : SHIED
39. Jellifies. : GELS
40. Inner part of a G. I. helmet. : LINER
42. Small map within a larger one. : INSET
44. However. : BUT
45. Again: Archaic. : EFTSOONS
47. Amulets. : CHARMS
49. Bulrush. : TULE
50. Flower, in Italy. : FIORE
51. Simmered. : STEWED
54. List systematically. : TABULATE
57. Blind purchase. : PIGINAPOKE
59. Supplements (with "out"). : EKES
60. Country of Arabia. : OMAN
61. Lonesome George. : GOBEL
62. Cleverly done. : NEAT
63. Incline. : TEND
64. Pitchers. : EWERS
65. Author Gardner. : ERLE
Down
1. Ramble. : ROAM
2. Groundless. : IDLE
3. Contemporaneous. : COEXISTENT
4. Noble Roman family. : ORSINI
5. Mildred ___, noted athlete. : ZAHARIAS
6. A form of the fanon. : ORALE
7. Husband: Fr. : MARI
8. Large container: Abbr. : BBL
9. What "Ich dien" means. : ISERVE
10. Making a turn about. : ROUNDING
11. Exchange premium. : AGIO
12. West African sheep. : ZENU
13. Eager enjoyment. : ZEST
19. Cuds. : QUIDS
21. Pointed end. : CUSP
24. City on the Rhone. : ARLES
25. Stroll. : AMBLE
26. Fine line of a letter, in printing. : SERIF
27. Hard money. : COINS
28. Play-off. : TIEBREAKER
29. Flier Jacqueline Cochran's married name. : ODLUM
30. Musical symbols. : RESTS
33. Lorelei "playground." : RHINE
36. Zephyr. : WESTWIND
38. Measures of sound. : DECIBELS
41. City on the Seine. : ROUEN
43. Decalogue word. : THOU
46. Time to retire. : OLDAGE
48. Miss Frances. : ARLENE
50. Mountebank. : FAKER
51. Fleck. : SPOT
52. Occasion. : TIME
53. Governor at Juneau. : EGAN
54. "The best is yet ___." : TOBE
55. Greenwing. : TEAL
56. Noble Italian family. : ESTE
58. Wainwright was one: Abbr. : POW

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

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