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New York Times, Monday, August 17, 1959

Author:
Mary S. Manning
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Mary S. Manning has 14 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,685
Across
1. Variety of bean. : LIMA
5. Alarm. : SCARE
10. City planner's map. : PLAT
14. Hebrew month. : ADAR
15. Prussian cavalryman. : UHLAN
16. Use wiles. : LURE
17. Dixie corn bread. : PONE
18. Reveler's gadget. : NOISEMAKER
20. Buttonwood or sycamore. : PLANETREE
22. Lighthouse view. : OCEAN
23. Round Table Knight. : GAWAIN
24. Common verb. : ARE
25. Literary name. : POE
27. Naval officer: Abbr. : ENS
28. Merciful. : CLEMENT
32. Former radio union: Abbr. : AFRA
34. Mantle, Mays or Musial. : STARPLAYER
36. Fence steps. : STILE
38. Freudian term. : EGO
39. Canyon of air adventures. : STEVE
40. Garment worker. : SEAMSTRESS
43. Mousseline de ___ (silk cloth). : SOIE
44. Weaves. : ENLACES
45. Secret agent. : SPY
47. Additions to letters: Abbr. : PSS
48. Cote sound. : MAA
49. Possessive infinitive. : TOHAVE
51. Shoulder band. : STRAP
54. Solemn compacts. : COVENANTS
57. Government report. : WHITEPAPER
59. Vault. : LEAP
60. Staff officer. : AIDE
61. To pray: Lat. : ORARE
62. Singer Sack. : ERNA
63. River near Dunkirk. : YSER
64. Ocean depths. : ABYSS
65. Monarch. : TSAR
Down
1. An Arctic dweller. : LAPP
2. Fan club hero. : IDOL
3. Like Stengel's job. : MANAGERIAL
4. Cockpit. : ARENA
5. Summertime acquisitions. : SUNTANS
6. Singers. : CHORISTERS
7. Strange. : ALIEN
8. Make a mark. : RASE
9. Chemical suffix. : ENE
10. Table décor. : PLACEMATS
11. Gospel author. : LUKE
12. Precinct. : AREA
13. Sea swallow. : TERN
19. Mushrooms. : MORELS
21. Female Cheviot. : EWE
24. Monte Viso is one. : ALP
25. Out of date. : PASSE
26. Many times. : OFTEN
28. Passageways for pedestrians. : CROSSOVERS
29. Startling events. : EYEOPENERS
30. Ben ___, peak in Scotland. : NEVIS
31. Junipers. : TREES
33. Subject of college song. : ALMAMATER
35. Cycle. : AGE
37. Get away. : ESCAPE
41. Oolong. : TEA
42. Sun and moon. : SPHERES
46. Penn ___, Finger Lakes village. : YAN
49. Rob Peter ___ Paul. : TOPAY
50. Man's man. : VALET
51. Dance movement. : SWAY
52. The one here. : THIS
53. Follow the hound. : RIDE
54. Combining form for element No. 6. : CARB
55. River in Kenya. : TANA
56. Mast. : SPAR
58. Genus of grasses: Bot. : POA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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