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New York Times, Wednesday, September 2, 1959

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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1. Aromatic herb. : SAGE
5. Gov. Brown's state: Abbr. : CALIF
10. Commoner of ancient Rome. : PLEB
14. Pronoun. : OURS
15. Sheeplike. : OVINE
16. Self: Comb. form. : AUTO
17. Exploit. : FEAT
18. False clue. : REDHERRING
20. Firebug's crime. : ARSON
22. French king. : ROI
23. Trial. : ESSAY
24. Poured accidentally. : SPILT
26. Kind of cheese. : BRIE
28. Maxim. : SAW
30. Fortified place. : BASTION
32. Remained inactive. : SAT
35. Member of the clergy. : PRIEST
37. Unsuccessful efforts. : ATTEMPTS
39. Operatic role. : AIDA
40. American novelist. : HURST
42. Senator from Tennessee. : GORE
43. Treating with contempt. : SCORNING
45. Breadwinner. : EARNER
47. Gullet. : MAW
48. Weeping. : INTEARS
50. Letter. : GEE
51. Ancient Genoan magistrate. : DOGE
52. Point in question. : ISSUE
54. Winner of Preakness, 1942. : ALSAB
57. Indian unit of weight. : SER
59. Wall recess. : NICHE
62. Chef's concern. : DINNERTIME
65. Frenchman. : GAUL
66. Presently. : ANON
67. Father of Abraham. : TERAH
68. Hula instruments. : UKES
69. ___ Dick. : MOBY
70. Heavenly places. : EDENS
71. Advise: Archaic. : REDE
1. Piece of furniture. : SOFA
2. Zimbalist's teacher. : AUER
3. Wife of a golfer, perhaps. : GRASSWIDOW
4. Prevent legally. : ESTOP
5. Right: Abbr. : COR
6. Wards off. : AVERTS
7. Italian resort. : LIDO
8. Restrains. : INHIBITS
9. Fixed charge. : FEE
10. Describe grammatically. : PARSE
11. Spanish man's name. : LUIS
12. Site of Vulcan's workshop. : ETNA
13. Hobgoblin. : BOGY
19. Wife of 22 Across. : REINE
21. His ___ (a self-important person). : NIBS
25. Foundation for plastering. : LATHING
27. Blackguards: Slang. : ROTTERS
28. Paroxysm. : SPASM
29. Chilean seaport. : ARICA
31. Round shield: Archaic. : TARGE
32. Baker's product. : SPONGECAKE
33. Up ___ (cornered). : ATREE
34. Hebrew vowel point. : TSERE
36. Attention. : EAR
38. Executive: Abbr. : MGR
41. Not tried. : UNTESTED
44. Daughter of Tantalus. : NIOBE
46. P.T.A., for one. : ASSN
49. Pilot. : AIRMAN
51. One of the Kayes. : DANNY
53. Turkish language. : UIGUR
54. Of a style of furniture. : ADAM
55. Combining form for line. : LINO
56. Upstart. : SNOB
58. Siobhan McKenna's home. : EIRE
60. Having some (specified) color. : HUED
61. If not. : ELSE
63. Way: Abbr. : RTE
64. Interrogatory syllables. : EHS

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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