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New York Times, Saturday, August 8, 1959

Author:
A. H. Drummond
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,676
Across
1. Official document. : PAPER
6. Leap. : SKIP
10. Useful French abbreviation. : RSVP
14. European country: Comb. form. : ITALO
15. "And away ___!" : WEGO
16. Fencing master's implement. : EPEE
17. Mrs. ___, Gallico character. : ARRIS
18. Beneath: Naut. : ALOW
19. Singer. : ALTO
20. Basis for preliminary judgment. : FIRSTIMPRESSION
23. Door fastening. : HASP
24. Lean lopsidedly. : LIST
25. New Testament epistle. : ROMANS
28. College math subject. : CALCULUS
32. Cuckoo's relative. : ANI
33. Coin valued by Shylock. : DUCAT
35. Nevada city, pop. 32,497. : RENO
36. Haunts of thieves. : DENS
38. Kind of macaroni. : ELBOW
40. Sin. : EVIL
41. Go ___ hammer and tongs (work vigorously). : ATIT
42. First name in Ireland. : EAMON
44. Greek letter. : ETA
45. Site of a football classic. : ROSEBOWL
48. Designating a skating derby. : ROLLER
50. Weight system. : TROY
51. Evening, in Rome. : SERA
52. Basis for final judgment. : THELASTANALYSIS
59. Of ___ (formerly). : YORE
60. Site of Irish coronation stone. : TARA
61. Corundum. : EMERY
62. "A Touch of the ___." : POET
63. At all times. : EVER
64. Old Nick. : SATAN
65. Inequalities. : ODDS
66. Insurance company's concern. : RISK
67. Eden dweller. : SNAKE
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1. Chanteuse Edith. : PIAF
2. Town in Longfellow poem. : ATRI
3. Young salmon. : PARR
4. Prophet of Israel. : ELISHA
5. Immortalizer of "Cyrano." : ROSTAND
6. Okefenokee, for one. : SWAMP
7. Coarse seaweed. : KELP
8. Borodin hero. : IGOR
9. Nobel Prize physicist, 1950. : POWELL
10. Remove apprehensions. : REASSURE
11. Style of home architecture. : SPLITLEVEL
12. Presidential prerogative. : VETO
13. Humble laborer. : PEON
21. Offspring. : ISSUE
22. Thus: Lat. : SIC
25. Type 984, new British air defense. : RADAR
26. " . . . and ___ grow on." : ONETO
27. Gave service. : MINISTERED
28. Conspiratorial group. : CABAL
29. Potent particle. : ATOM
30. Join forces. : UNITE
31. Of the nearest star. : SOLAR
34. Ball of thread. : CLEW
37. Small sturgeons. : STERLETS
39. "When you ___ a tulip . . . " : WOREA
43. "Neither more ___ than . . . " : NORLESS
46. Python. : BOA
47. Kind of stew. : OYSTER
49. One not of the cloth. : LAYMAN
51. Air Force missile. : SNARK
52. Printer's abbreviation. : TYPO
53. Peak of the Cascade Range. : HOOD
54. Kipling's "Rikki-Tikki-___." : TAVI
55. Mythological warmonger. : ARES
56. Silk, in Italy. : SETA
57. Modern Mesopotamia: Var. : IRAK
58. Since: Scot. : SYNE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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