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New York Times, Wednesday, August 19, 1959

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,687
Across Down
1. Abbess. : AMMA
5. Too much: Fr. : TROP
9. Mountain crest. : ARETE
14. Animal from whom 5 Down fled. : LION
15. Jealous wife of Olympus. : HERA
16. Ancestor of the canary. : SERIN
17. Here today, gone tomorrow. : TRANSIENT
19. Thorn. : SPINE
20. Good use of power. : ATOMSFORPEACE
22. Flaps. : TABS
23. Charged molecules. : IONS
24. Army command. : ATEASE
27. Hods. : SCUTTLES
31. Under: Poet. : NEATH
32. Checks. : REINS
33. Palm leaf. : OLA
34. Be old-fashioned. : DATE
35. Bacchante. : MENAD
36. Too-precise person. : PRIG
37. Practice. : USE
38. Von Steuben's title. : BARON
39. Talk to little purpose. : PRATE
40. Unreliable witness. : PERJURER
42. Fictional outlaws of Exmoor. : DOONES
43. Grandma Moses. : ANNA
44. Post of control. : HELM
45. International group. : UNITEDNATIONS
50. Plug or spigot. : SPILE
51. Midwest college. : IOWASTATE
53. Lustrous fur. : OTTER
54. One kind of decree. : NISI
55. Mythical British King. : EVAN
56. Blue dyes from a plant. : WOADS
57. Secluded valley. : GLEN
58. Bar on a millstone. : RYND
1. High note. : ALT
2. Variable star in Cetus. : MIRA
3. Ditch. : MOAT
4. Write brief explanations. : ANNOTATE
5. Legendary maiden of Babylon. : THISBE
6. Shortens sail. : REEFS
7. Whether ___ (in any case). : ORNO
8. Aristocrat. : PATRICIAN
9. Concurs. : ASSENTS
10. Meal. : REPAST
11. Discoverer of Greenland. : ERIC
12. Prong. : TINE
13. Direction. : ENE
18. Hard tennis stroke. : SMASH
21. Monetary unit. : POUND
24. On the up ___. : ANDUP
25. Pester. : TEASE
26. Jack Sprat, for one. : EATER
27. Spanish gentleman. : SENOR
28. Device used in navigation. : LORAN
29. Typewriter type. : ELITE
30. Solon and Socrates. : SAGES
32. Second perusal. : REREADING
35. Châlons' river. : MARNE
36. Business man. : PROMOTER
38. Certain baseball players. : BUNTERS
39. Word element, meaning city. : POLIS
41. Held in custody. : JAILED
42. Keep waiting. : DETAIN
44. Part of a ship's bow. : HAWSE
45. Look ___ (admire). : UPTO
46. Girl in an old song. : NITA
47. Wood fiber. : NOIL
48. Shade of blue. : NAVY
49. "Streetcar" hero. : STAN
50. Farm animal. : SOW
52. Extremity. : END

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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