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New York Times, Saturday, September 26, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { V }, Scrabble score: 313 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,725
Across
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Cadence. : LILT
5
Fine volcanic lava. : ASHES
10
Dull yellowish brown. : DRAB
14
What "vidi" means. : ISAW
15
Sweet's companion. : SHORT
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Where the Via Appia begins. : ROMA
17
Intricacy. : MAZE
18
Phrase from an Aesop fable. : SOURGRAPES
20
College near Philadelphia. : BRYNMAWR
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Where the U. of Oregon is. : EUGENE
23
Smirch. : STAIN
24
Symbol of obsoleteness. : DODO
25
Old-time pen. : QUILL
26
He played "Marty." : BORGNINE
30
European blackbird. : OUSEL
31
Chisel for cutting grooves. : GOUGE
32
Relative of 24 Across. : MOA
33
Namesakes of Miss Lillie. : BEAS
34
Wool-colored. : BEIGE
35
Name for a Dalmatian. : SPOT
36
Dull grayish brown. : DUN
37
___ stew. : IRISH
38
Pulls. : JERKS
39
Legal precedent-setter. : TESTCASE
41
Natives of Bialystok. : POLES
42
Listen! : HIST
43
People. : SOULS
44
Potential quercine trees. : ACORNS
47
Entryway. : APPROACH
50
Considerate. : THOUGHTFUL
52
Atomic scientist. : UREY
53
Great deal: Colloq. : TONS
54
Bouquet. : AROMA
55
Drawer in a store counter. : TILL
56
Clout. : SWAT
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Assessor. : TAXER
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Stage direction for an actress. : SOLA
Down
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Arm. : LIMB
2
River of Bavaria. : ISAR
3
Revolving trays. : LAZYSUSANS
4
Post-war era. : TWENTIES
5
Attack. : ASSAIL
6
Described. : SHOWN
7
___ glass. : HOUR
8
Be mistaken. : ERR
9
Martyr in Asia Minor, 303. : STGEORGE
10
Victim of 9 Down. : DRAGON
11
Hawser. : ROPE
12
Word of agreement. : AMEN
13
Center of operations. : BASE
19
Dickens' "Barnaby ___." : RUDGE
21
Public promenade. : MALL
24
Pasty mass. : DOUGH
25
Line of people. : QUEUE
26
Where Smylie is governor. : BOISE
27
Hurok, for example. : IMPRESARIO
28
Corners. : NOOKS
29
Roadside sign. : EATS
30
"Yr. ___. serv." : OBDT
31
Spirit: Ger. : GEIST
34
Military man: Slang. : BRASSHAT
35
Broadway hits. : SELLOUTS
37
Cake topping. : ICING
38
Plat du ___ (menu specialty). : JOUR
40
Fencing attack. : THRUST
41
Cottonwood. : POPLAR
43
Frothiness. : SPUME
44
D. A.'s. : ATTS
45
Chinese dog. : CHOW
46
O'Neill's daughter. : OONA
47
Sly as ___. : AFOX
48
Cubicle. : CELL
49
Genus of the tree toads. : HYLA
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Refrain syllable. : TRA

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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