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New York Times, Wednesday, December 3, 1958

Author:
Cora Goodman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { H Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,445
Across
1. Distant. : AFAR
5. Mop. : SWAB
9. Bracing. : CRISP
14. Caron movie role. : LILI
15. Stick. : CANE
16. Income: Fr. : RENTE
17. The high sea: Poet. : MAIN
18. Rebel chief. : RINGLEADER
20. Debutante's delight. : STAGLINE
22. Reach toward. : ASPIRE
23. Naval units: Colloq. : SUBS
24. Doctors in training. : INTERNS
25. Languish. : REPINE
28. Agree. : ACCEDE
29. Implement. : SPADE
30. Worked at steadily. : PLIED
31. Coins: Abbr. : CTS
34. Arrow feathered to give rotary motion. : VIRE
35. Desk accessory. : RULER
36. Stride. : STEP
37. Greek letter. : PSI
38. More desolate. : BARER
39. Greek letter. : DELTA
40. Given to argot. : SLANGY
42. Angelus. : PRAYER
43. Branch of learning. : SCIENCE
45. Maw. : CRAW
46. Quickly. : PRESTO
47. Native of Montgomery. : ALABAMAN
51. Facial characteristic. : LANTERNJAW
53. Elephant's-ear. : TARO
54. ___ sanctum. : INNER
55. Merit. : EARN
56. Inner: Comb. form. : ENTO
57. Golfers about to drive. : TEERS
58. Three: Span. : TRES
59. A kind of sweet biscuit. : RUSK
Down
1. Charity. : ALMS
2. Edict. : FIAT
3. Inter ___. : ALIA
4. Choice kind of seat. : RINGSIDE
5. Writer. : SCRIBE
6. Old-time wagons. : WAINS
7. English queen. : ANNE
8. Command to a dog. : BEG
9. Having a topknot. : CRESTED
10. Cut, as grain. : REAPED
11. In a roundabout manner. : INDIRECTLY
12. Austere. : STERN
13. Fathers: Fr. : PERES
19. Soldier in the Queen's service. : LANCER
21. Crescent-shaped figure. : LUNE
24. Colder. : ICIER
25. Inviter's abbreviation. : RSVP
26. Religious group: Abbr. : EPIS
27. Bon Marché customer. : PARISIENNE
28. Part of a tennis court. : ALLEY
30. Cleanse. : PURGE
32. Head: Fr. : TETE
33. Box. : SPAR
35. Animosity. : RANCOR
36. Impractical source of gold. : SEAWATER
38. Engages in raillery. : BANTERS
39. Colorless. : DRAB
41. Pearson of Cananda. : LESTER
42. Crustaceans. : PRAWNS
43. Rift. : SPLIT
44. Wading bird. : CRANE
45. County of Ireland. : CLARE
47. Partly open. : AJAR
48. By hand: Comb. form. : MANU
49. Painting, drawing, etc. : ARTS
50. Corner. : NOOK
52. Gain. : NET

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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