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New York Times, Tuesday, December 29, 1959

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { H J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,819
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1. Part of an apron. : BIB
4. Stick. : ROD
7. Violent. : RABID
12. Contemporary of Dickens. : READE
14. Make clear. : ELUCIDATE
16. Nobel prize poet. : ELIOT
17. Romantic music. : SERENADES
18. Contemporary singer. : CALLAS
20. Curve. : BEND
21. Make tired. : IRK
22. Western warriors. : UTES
23. Faith. : TRUST
25. Literary collection. : ANA
26. Color. : RED
27. Field ___. : GOALS
28. Thinking man, circa 400 B. C. : PLATO
30. Find fault. : CAVIL
31. Made grooves in. : GOUGED
32. Tardy. : BELATED
35. Bering Strait island group. : DIOMEDE
36. Kitchen gadget. : OPENER
37. Pickles in brine. : CORNS
38. "The Old ___ Tale." : WIVES
39. Stage and screen star. : FONDA
40. Campus building. : LAB
43. Relative of ltd. : LIM
44. Epicist of 1300. : DANTE
45. Coin. : PESO
46. Humble abode. : COT
47. Go: Poet. : WEND
48. Kind of bread. : RAISIN
50. Trojan War hero. : AGAMEMNON
53. Open space in a forest. : GLADE
54. Substance used in synthetic rubber. : BUTADIENE
55. O. K.: Slang. : ROGER
56. Beginnings. : SEEDS
57. Society girl. : DEB
58. Consumed. : ATE
1. ___ out. : BAILED
2. Some movie stars. : IDOLS
3. Second in a series. : BETA
4. Thing: Law. : RES
5. Norwegian violinist (1810–80). : OLEBULL
6. Compulsion. : DURESS
7. Coating. : RIND
8. Oklahoma city. : ADA
9. Joking. : BADINAGE
10. Repeated. : ITERATED
11. Furniture item. : DESK
12. Come again to mind. : RECUR
13. Make jubilant. : ELATE
15. Per ___. : CENT
19. "___ at Yale," by Owen Johnson. : STOVER
24. Attack. : RAID
25. Astringents. : ALUMS
27. Saratoga commander. : GATES
28. City of central Bombay. : POONA
29. Literary form. : ODE
30. Cave ___ (beware the dog): Lat. : CANEM
31. Building beam. : GIRDER
32. Crecy weapon. : BOW
33. "A good play needs no ___." : EPILOGUE
34. Float in the air. : LEVITATE
35. A prohibition: Colloq. : DONT
37. Overlook (an offense). : CONDONE
39. Spread (out). : FANNED
40. French novelist-dramatist. : LESAGE
41. Actor's lines. : ASIDE
42. Howler. : BONER
44. Less than usual in size, power, etc.: Prefix. : DEMI
45. Member of U. S. A. F. : PILOT
46. Hacks. : CABS
47. Unites. : WEDS
49. City on Eisenhower's itinerary. : AGRA
51. Wildly gay. : MAD
52. Bird's beak. : NEB

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

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