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New York Times, Monday, January 12, 1959

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Boston's ___ Bay. : BACK
5. Citron, for example. : FRUIT
10. Social affair. : PROM
14. Century plant. : ALOE
15. Memorable novel of 1869. : LORNADOONE
17. Portray. : LIMN
18. American writer of Westerns. : OWENWISTER
19. Year in the reign of Claudius I. : LII
20. Buffalo Bill. : CODY
21. Legal paper. : LEASE
22. Careful. : CHARY
24. Korean border river. : YALU
26. Sailing vessels. : SLOOPS
28. Native of the Baleric Islands. : MAJORCAN
32. Primitive abode. : TEPEE
33. Sacred writings. : KORAN
34. Tint. : HUE
35. Affirm. : AVER
36. New York City borough. : BRONX
37. Crumbly soil. : MARL
38. Sea: Fr. : MER
39. Social misfits. : BOORS
40. Where Durban is. : NATAL
41. Military units. : PLATOONS
43. Sharply. : TARTLY
44. ___ mater. : ALMA
45. Menu item. : PUREE
46. Shoptalk. : SLANG
49. Drove. : HERD
50. Huzza. : RAH
53. Native of the Great Smokies. : TENNESSEAN
56. Skillful. : ABLE
57. Area between. : INTERSPACE
58. Ballot. : VOTE
59. Foray. : RAID
60. ___ polo. : WATER
61. Book of the Bible: Abbr. : EXOD
Down
1. Debutante event. : BALL
2. Et ___. : ALII
3. Popular stage fare. : COMICOPERA
4. Mental perception. : KEN
5. Knocks down. : FLOORS
6. Quarrelsome. : ROWDY
7. Nuclear scientist, Nobel prize winner. : UREY
8. Colonial gathering place. : INN
9. Marble. : TAW
10. Affected person. : POSEUR
11. Church court. : ROTA
12. Numbers. : ONES
13. Body of water: Poet. : MERE
16. Marshal ___. : DILLON
20. Headland. : CAPE
23. Farm worker. : HOER
24. Stories. : YARNS
25. Achilles' aide. : AJAX
26. Kind. : STAMP
27. Carpenter's tool. : LEVEL
28. Tracts of land. : MOORS
29. Nonstop talker. : CHATTERBOX
30. Of the ear. : AURAL
31. Miss Bly, rival of Phileas Fogg. : NELLY
33. Swedish coin. : KRONA
36. Spar. : BOOM
37. Farm animal. : MARE
39. Actor of "Charley's Aunt" fame. : BOLGER
40. Sweet-smelling ointment. : NARD
42. Sunburned. : TANNED
43. Operator of a lathe. : TURNER
45. Canadian river. : PEACE
46. Commotion. : STIR
47. Siberian river. : LENA
48. Opposed. : ANTI
49. Ardor. : HEAT
51. Singer. : ALTO
52. Careful notice. : HEED
54. Compass pont. : SSW
55. Belgian city. : SPA
56. Prayer. : AVE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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