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New York Times, Monday, October 5, 1959

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { F J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,734
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1. People in general. : WORLD
6. Chain of events. : SERIES
12. A third of an inning. : ONEOUT
14. Big league. : NATIONAL
16. Lessen in any way. : REDUCE
17. Sewing stitch for binding. : OVEREDGE
18. ___ plan of progressive education. : DALTON
19. "___ Mable." : DERE
20. French island. : ILE
21. Chills. : ICES
22. Exile residence of Wilhelm II. : DOORN
24. Freedman in Old England. : LAET
25. Unit of energy. : ERG
26. Kind. : GENUS
27. Performs baseball strategy. : BUNTS
28. Breathes. : RESPIRES
30. ___-cross. : CRISS
31. Adjective suffixes. : IALS
32. Chase after and catch, in batting practice. : SHAG
33. Pretty: Scot. : BONNY
35. Collarbone. : CLAVICLE
39. Danube tributary. : SIRET
40. Author of "Two Gentle Men." : CHUTE
41. Bewitch: Colloq. : HEX
42. Sponsorship. : EGIS
43. Infielder. : SHORT
44. ___ la république! : VIVE
45. In the past. : AGO
46. Baba and others. : ALIS
47. Draw forth. : ELICIT
49. Zinc silicate used in lotions. : CALAMINE
51. Turn. : ROTATE
52. Big league. : AMERICAN
53. Veteran (with "old"). : STAGER
54. Taker of an examination. : TESTEE
55. At ___ (puzzled). : ALOSS
1. More verbose. : WORDIER
2. 43,560 square feet. : ONEACRE
3. Cincinnati team. : REDLEGS
4. Boors. : LOUTS
5. A kind of lacquer. : DUCO
6. Firm. : STERN
7. Ireland. : EIRE
8. Former Brooklyn pitcher. : ROE
9. Cleveland team. : INDIANS
10. Young birds. : EAGLETS
11. Wintry precipitations. : SLEETS
13. Con amore. : TENDERLY
14. Full of knots. : NODOUS
15. Justifies, in law. : AVERS
23. Numerals. : ONES
24. Italian man's name. : LUIGI
26. Player in Candlestick Park. : GIANT
27. Former Bostonian. : BRAVE
29. Evergreens. : PINES
30. Talks. : CHATTERS
32. Musical gliding effect. : SLUR
33. Lions, tigers, etc. : BIGGAME
34. Baltimore team. : ORIOLES
35. Selected. : CHOSEN
36. Where Comiskey Park is. : CHICAGO
37. Biblical tribe. : LEVITES
38. Places named for English cathedral city. : EXETERS
39. Fur seal. : SEACAT
40. Porcelain. : CHINA
43. Hit a ball to the right. : SLICE
44. Full of life and vigor. : VITAL
46. French friend. : AMIE
48. Bowl for water, in India. : LOTA
50. Skill. : ART

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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