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New York Times, Wednesday, September 16, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,715
Across
1. Symbol of gentleness. : LAMB
5. Kept late hours. : SATUP
10. Fairy tale character. : OGRE
14. Romance language: Abbr. : ITAL
15. Woody vine. : LIANA
16. ___ and Thummim, high priest's symbols. : URIM
17. Satellite path. : POLARORBIT
19. Pour rain. : TEEM
20. Unfold. : OPENUP
21. Napoleon's "home," 1815–21. : STHELENA
23. Per ___ (daily). : DIEM
25. Number. : SEVEN
26. Jogged the memory. : REMINDED
30. Rag. : TATTER
33. Collect. : AMASS
34. Add, as dialogue or music. : DUBIN
36. Have: Scot. : HAE
37. German bacteriologist (1843–1910). : KOCH
38. ___ law. : SALIC
39. Artifice. : RUSE
40. Ordinal suffix. : ETH
41. Sources of abundant supply. : WELLS
42. Mansions: Poet. : DOMES
43. Repudiation. : DENIAL
45. Friendly. : SOCIABLE
47. Yellowish-brown pigment. : UMBER
49. Fragrant ointment. : NARD
50. Yucatan bay, port, or state. : CAMPECHE
53. Took a break. : RESTED
57. Early pulpit. : AMBO
58. Constituent of some parades. : TICKERTAPE
60. Column. : PIER
61. Reference works: Abbr. : ENCYS
62. "The Red." : ERIC
63. Forward. : PERT
64. Exploits. : DEEDS
65. Wind-blown clouds. : RACK
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1. Chinese poet (?–762 A. D.) : LIPO
2. At the crest. : ATOP
3. "The ___ Animal." : MALE
4. Cajole. : BLANDISH
5. Took an oblique course. : SLOPED
6. Fire, ___ water, earth. : AIR
7. Filing aids. : TABS
8. Components. : UNITS
9. Exciting emotion. : PATHETIC
10. Store. : OUTLET
11. Gardener's attribute. : GREENTHUMB
12. Nothing: Fr. : RIEN
13. Flaubert character. : EMMA
18. Archeological find. : RUINS
22. Author Hunter. : EVAN
24. Winner's reward. : MEDAL
26. Gathered, as leaves. : RAKED
27. Overact: Colloq. : EMOTE
28. Measure of speed, in the jet age. : MACHNUMBER
29. Blunts. : DULLS
31. Studio stand. : EASEL
32. American poet, author of "Tears." : REESE
35. Prey of the Plains Indians. : BISON
38. Picked. : SELECTED
39. Sports car. : ROADSTER
41. Jabberwocky word. : WABE
42. More calamitous. : DIRER
44. Coffee beans, for example. : IMPORT
46. Fondle. : CARESS
48. Bonn's waterfront. : RHINE
50. Fearless Fosdick's creator. : CAPP
51. French friend. : AMIE
52. Behold!: Lat. : ECCE
54. Historic village of Ireland. : TARA
55. Imposing. : EPIC
56. Promenade on shipboard. : DECK
59. Elizabethan playwright. : KYD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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