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New York Times, Thursday, September 3, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F G J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,702
Across
1. Young oyster. : SPAT
5. Declaimed passionately. : RAVED
10. Feminine title. : MRS
13. Singer Berger. : ERNA
14. Varnish ingredient. : ELEMI
15. Pain. : ACHE
16. Roast, on a French menu. : ROTI
17. Specious arguments. : PLAUSIBLES
19. Final. : EVENTUAL
21. Practical jokes. : HOAXES
22. Player with the poorest score. : BOOBY
23. Stitched. : SEWN
24. Coal tar product. : CRESOL
26. California city. : PASADENA
30. Unction. : OIL
31. Coin of Thailand. : TICAL
33. The "man without a country." : NOLAN
34. ___ Street. : WALL
36. Venetian thoroughfare. : CANAL
38. Alpine snow. : NEVE
39. Fancy cases. : ETUIS
41. Man in white. : MEDIC
43. Brothers. : MEN
44. Sword of ___. : DAMOCLES
46. Most grievous. : SOREST
48. Carol. : NOEL
49. Dye. : STAIN
50. Winter sports participants. : SKIERS
53. Voted. : BALLOTED
56. Case in grammar. : POSSESSIVE
58. Saga. : TALE
59. Olympic Games site, 572 B.C. : ELIS
60. Senatorial first name. : ESTES
61. One of the Gardners. : ERLE
62. Navy man: Abbr. : ENS
63. Rushes. : REEDS
64. Worker with colors. : DYER
Down
1. Withered: Poet. : SERE
2. Old Testament book: Abbr. : PROV
3. Of the period before 1861. : ANTEBELLUM
4. Aboriginal Indians of West Indies. : TAINOS
5. Form of government. : REPUBLIC
6. Palliate. : ALLAY
7. Meat. : VEAL
8. Relative of the ostrich. : EMU
9. China. : DISHES
10. Year in the 12th century. : MCLX
11. Seoul statesman. : RHEE
12. Meeting: Abbr. : SESS
15. Forsake utterly. : ABANDON
18. Native of Sioux City. : IOWAN
20. Sound a horn. : TOOT
23. Fruit ___. : SALAD
24. Frightened. : COWED
25. Lariat. : RIATA
26. Glass panels. : PANES
27. What Holmes said to Watson. : ELEMENTARY
28. Church parts. : NAVES
29. Concerning. : ANENT
32. Beast of burden. : CAMEL
35. Feline. : LIONESS
37. Without inclination or interest. : LISTLESS
40. Music for a musical comedy. : SCORE
42. Product of the Appalachians. : COAL
45. Lower in scale. : LESSER
47. Created a disturbance. : RIOTED
49. Rescued. : SAVED
50. German admiral. : SPEE
51. German city: Ger. sp. : KOLN
52. Wife of Osiris. : ISIS
53. Small lunch: Colloq. : BITE
54. French pronoun. : ELLE
55. Whitetail. : DEER
57. Compass direction. : SSE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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