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New York Times, Friday, December 11, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,801

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Cog, gig, hoy, etc. : BOATS
6. Loud sound: Slang. : WHAM
10. Quarrel. : SPAT
14. Full and running over. : ASLOP
15. Period of time. : HOUR
16. Biblical height. : NEBO
17. Structural giants in Minneapolis. : FLOURMILLS
19. On the crest. : ATOP
20. Wearing a chesterfield. : TOPCOATED
21. Seed coatings. : ARILS
22. Mammoth. : HUGE
23. Pleasing. : PRETTY
24. Rush hour gathering. : MOB
27. Call on the gridiron. : TIME
29. City in California. : LODI
30. Guy. : CHAP
32. Ample scope. : ELBOWROOM
36. Crisp shell of pastry. : CONE
37. Dressed cress. : SALAD
38. Cease to exist. : UNBE
39. Personage. : CHARACTER
41. Proper. : MEET
42. Palm with feathery leaves. : NIPA
43. Almost. : NIGH
46. Coloring matter. : DYE
47. Ornamented by engraving. : CHASED
49. Companion of trouble. : TOIL
51. Endures. : LASTS
52. Water's edge. : SHORELINE
57. Jet-black. : INKY
58. Builder of monuments. : STONEMASON
59. Frustrate. : FOIL
60. Variety of corn bread. : PONE
61. Improve. : AMEND
62. Very good. : FINE
63. Oxen of Asia. : YAKS
64. ___ and penates. : LARES
Down
1. Astern. : BAFT
2. Norway's capital. : OSLO
3. Hanging to one side. : ALOP
4. Companion of go. : TOUCH
5. Begin to grow. : SPROUT
6. Choice viand. : WHITEMEAT
7. Burrow. : HOLE
8. "___ Lang Syne." : AULD
9. Title. : MRS
10. Band instrument. : SNAREDRUM
11. Made a request. : PETITIONED
12. ___ from the blue. : ABOLT
13. Fictional child. : TOPSY
18. Christmas figures. : MAGI
21. In a line. : AROW
23. Trudge. : PLOD
24. Year in the time of Marco Polo. : MCCC
25. Double exclamation. : OHOH
26. Cause of many a slip. : BANANASKIN
28. Novelist Glasgow. : ELLEN
31. Row of columns. : PERISTYLE
33. London, Singher, Warren. : BARITONES
34. Be guided by. : OBEY
35. Allot (with "out"). : METE
37. Food fish, the saurel. : SCAD
40. Tree dwellers. : APES
44. Senator from Carthage. : GORE
45. Belonging to winter. : HIEMAL
47. Bluff. : CLIFF
48. City of Vietnam. : HANOI
50. Andean beast. : LLAMA
52. Greek portico. : STOA
53. Call of a wild bird. : HONK
54. Tributary of the Elbe. : ISER
55. ___ the less. : NONE
56. Concludes. : ENDS
58. Perceive. : SPY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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