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New York Times, Thursday, January 1, 1959

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { F J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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1. Term of address for a boy. : MASTER
7. Baking utensil. : PIEDISH
14. Former Spanish kingdom. : CASTILE
15. ___ cordiale. : ENTENTE
16. Olympian huntress. : ARTEMIS
17. He pays the check. : TREATER
18. Alarm. : SCARE
19. Piece of music. : TRIO
21. Division: Abbr. : DEPT
22. By nature. : BORN
23. ___ free (unharmed). : SCOT
24. Past or present. : TENSE
25. Status quo ___. : ANTE
26. Center of interest. : HUB
27. Guardian of public morals. : CENSOR
28. Make haste. : HIE
29. Capital of Apulia. : BARI
30. Burdened. : LADEN
31. Vindicates. : AVENGES
33. Billiard shot. : MASSE
36. Pulled with force: Naut. : HOVE
37. Expert: Colloq. : PRO
40. Sundered. : PARTED
41. Poem. : ODE
42. ___ War, 1899–1902. : BOER
43. Spirit in "The Tempest." : ARIEL
44. Knob on a shield. : BOSS
45. This: Span. : ESTA
46. Large number: Colloq. : SLEW
47. Mother of Castor. : LEDA
48. ___ hand (obsequiously). : HATIN
49. Consort of Oberon. : TITANIA
51. London's ___ Cross. : CHARING
53. Supplicate. : ENTREAT
54. Income. : REVENUE
55. Featured articles of trade. : LEADERS
56. Become apparent. : EMERGE
1. Nobel prize physicist, 1909. : MARCONI
2. Most important Phoenician goddess. : ASTARTE
3. Painter-sculptor Maurice. : STERNE
4. Duration. : TIME
5. Samuel's mentor. : ELI
6. Doctor's order. : RESTCURE
7. Small: Fr. : PETIT
8. Japanese girdle attachment. : INRO
9. Opposite of "hiver." : ETE
10. Sidney Kingsley drama. : DEADEND
11. Profoundly earnest. : INTENSE
12. Relative by marriage. : STEPSON
13. Under Secretary of State. : HERTER
14. Picturesque section of Oran. : CASBAH
20. Popular TV fare. : ROBINHOOD
23. Tonsured. : SHAVED
24. Badger. : TEASE
27. Anne of ___, Henry VIII's fourth. : CLEVES
29. City on the Rhine. : BASEL
32. Burial ground in a churchyard. : GODSACRE
33. Nautical cord. : MARLINE
34. Short song. : ARIETTA
35. Employe of a passenger ship. : STEWARD
37. Rising to the trot, in manége. : POSTING
38. Following. : RETINUE
39. Reigning Netherlands royal house. : ORANGE
40. Crayon. : PASTEL
42. Standard ___. : BEARER
44. Gestures of the baton. : BEATS
47. Fabricator. : LIAR
48. Be affected by. : HAVE
50. French for 22 Across. : NEE
52. Edge. : HEM

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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