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New York Times, Monday, December 21, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,811

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Largest Irish county. : CORK
5. Broke into gales of laughter. : SCREAMED
13. Italian city. : PADUA
14. Veteran actor. : PAULMUNI
15. Massachusetts city. : MALDEN
16. Believers in a primitive religion. : ANIMISTS
17. South African plant. : ALOE
18. Mortises and ___. : TENONS
20. Edge. : LIP
21. ___ Porsena of Clusium. : LARS
22. Metallic sound. : PING
23. Fence material. : WIRE
24. Mine passage. : ADIT
25. Overlook. : MISS
26. Large, domesticated animal. : CAMEL
27. Scottish verb. : GIE
28. ___ number indicating subsonic or supersonic speed. : MACH
29. Crony. : PAL
30. Rejoins. : ANSWERS
32. Feature of Oregon. : FORESTS
36. Pen's pal. : INK
37. Canasta play. : MELD
38. Traffic regulator. : COP
39. Not enough. : SCANT
42. Canadian province: Abbr. : SASK
43. Brake part. : SHOE
44. Carousal. : ORGY
45. Nudism, for example. : CULT
46. Bulrush. : TULE
47. Famous general. : LEE
48. Outcast. : PARIAH
50. Resting. : ABED
51. American President. : VANBUREN
53. Young eels. : ELVERS
55. Gauge. : ESTIMATE
56. Evil glances. : LEERS
57. Says over. : RESTATES
58. Derrick pole. : MAST
Down
1. Dieter's concern. : CALORIES
2. Most curious. : ODDEST
3. ___ de la Paix. : RUE
4. German thinker. : KANT
5. ___ America. : SPANISH
6. Church laws. : CANONS
7. Lamenting. : RUING
8. Hardwoods. : ELMS
9. Bon ___. : AMI
10. Adherent of Islam. : MUSLIM
11. Undivided. : ENTIRE
12. Cause to vanish. : DISPEL
13. TV Western hero. : PALADIN
15. Grape. : MALAGA
19. Great books. : EPICS
23. Corduroy ridge. : WALE
25. Distinction. : MARK
26. Joker. : CARD
28. Noun-forming suffix. : MENT
29. American President. : POLK
31. Flavored in a certain way. : WINY
32. Saint's day, in Italy. : FESTA
33. Famous Austrian. : SCHUBERT
34. Artisans in bookbinding. : TOOLERS
35. Goes hurry-scurry. : SPEEDS
37. Flemish city. : MALINES
39. Puzzle addict. : SOLVER
40. Fold. : CREASE
41. Emissaries. : AGENTS
42. La ___, the C.I.D. of France. : SURETE
43. Wooden strips for making barrels. : STAVES
45. Weight unit. : CARAT
48. Cougar. : PUMA
49. Place of control. : HELM
52. Small tool. : BIT
54. Farm area. : LEA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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