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New York Times, Wednesday, September 9, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,708
Across
1. Hook for landing large fish. : GAFF
5. Oblong yellowish fruit. : PAPAW
10. Hacks. : CABS
14. Et ___. : ALII
15. See 53 Across. : ALIBI
16. Where Johnny Appleseed's valley was. : OHIO
17. Fabulist. : LIAR
18. Principle. : TENET
19. Carnelian's relative. : SARD
20. Bear witness (to). : ATTEST
22. Historic fortress in Granada. : ALHAMBRA
24. Wood: Fr. : BOIS
26. Word: Comb. form. : LOGO
27. Puccini opera. : LABOHEME
31. Open. : UNSEAL
35. Viva-voce. : ORAL
36. Body on Capitol Hill. : SENATE
38. Greek letter. : RHO
39. Languishes. : WILTS
41. Buyer's reading matter. : ADS
42. Junk. : SCRAP
44. Letter. : ESS
45. Gloomy. : MOROSE
48. Isolated. : LONE
49. Argue rationally. : REASON
51. Madame Tussaud's museum. : WAXWORKS
53. Defendant's statement. : PLEA
55. Scotland ___. : YARD
56. Make resentful. : EMBITTER
60. King Croesus was one. : LYDIAN
64. Pen for sheep. : FOLD
65. Numskull. : IDIOT
67. ___ time (very quickly). : INNO
68. Rightful. : TRUE
69. World: Fr. : MONDE
70. Watch your ___. : STEP
71. Seventh son. : SEER
72. Over. : ENDED
73. British general at Brandywine. : HOWE
Down
1. Festive occasion. : GALA
2. Set down. : ALIT
3. Decree. : FIAT
4. Lightning. : FIREBOLT
5. Meat pies. : PATTIES
6. Adam's ___ (water). : ALE
7. Pineapple cloth. : PINA
8. "___ for Adano." : ABELL
9. Free from. : WITHOUT
10. The universe as an orderly system. : COSMOS
11. Coveter of Naboth's vineyard. : AHAB
12. Whirring sound, as of a spinning wheel. : BIRR
13. Drink. : SODA
21. Soothing command, as to a horse. : SOH
23. Character in "David Copperfield." : AGNES
25. Mudslinger's delight. : SMEAR
27. Scowl or frown. : LOWER
28. Come into view. : ARISE
29. Wood lighter than cork. : BALSA
30. Bequeath. : ENDOW
32. What a wild pitch is not classed as. : ERROR
33. One of Kipling's trio, elliptically. : AHANK
34. Easy gaits. : LOPES
37. Make a test of. : ASSAY
40. Young salmon. : SMOLT
43. Awkward. : CLODDISH
46. Former. : ONETIME
47. Filled with joy. : EXALTED
50. Arachnid. : SPIDER
52. Bent to one side. : WRY
54. Envious sister-in-law of Niobe. : AEDON
56. Small amphibians. : EFTS
57. What Oliver Twist asked for. : MORE
58. Monday's shade. : BLUE
59. Cheese coating. : RIND
61. ___ the bargain (besides). : INTO
62. Over again. : ANEW
63. Slangy negative. : NOPE
66. Lyrical work. : ODE

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

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