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New York Times, Tuesday, December 30, 1958

Author:
Charles C. Allen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Counteract. : OFFSET
7. Army man: Abbr. : PVT
10. Dispirited. : SAD
13. Portion of a diocese. : PARISH
14. Norse god. : THOR
15. Hasten. : HIE
16. Military command. : ATEASE
17. Saintly perfection. : HOLINESS
19. Coming up unexpectedly. : EMERGENT
21. Elihu's university. : YALE
22. Do arithmetic. : ADD
24. Uncivil. : SURLY
25. Divide. : SEVER
26. Exercise in arithmetic: Abbr. : PROB
28. Python's relative. : BOA
29. Under the most favorable conditions. : ATBEST
30. Large literary efforts. : TOMES
32. River of song. : SWANEE
34. Portions of the Scriptures. : PSALMSOFDAVID
38. Do this after "Fore!" : TEEOFF
39. Character in "Tosca." : MARIO
41. Farm boy's duties. : CHORES
44. Jo's sister. : MEG
46. ___ Scotia. : NOVA
47. Forgive. : REMIT
48. Sung or spoken. : VOCAL
50. Gain as profit. : NET
51. Pianist Templeton. : ALEC
52. Smoked beef. : PASTRAMI
54. Transmit to home viewers. : TELEVISE
56. Vitamin. : NIACIN
59. Direction. : ENE
60. Brews. : ALES
61. Intertwine. : ENLACE
62. Soak. : RET
63. Types of compliments: Colloq. : TLS
64. Related fluently (with "off"). : REELED
Down
1. W. W. II agency. : OPA
2. Plump. : FAT
3. The Four ___. : FREEDOMS
4. Thailand. : SIAM
5. Letters. : ESSES
6. " . . . ay, there's ___." : THERUB
7. Not genuine: Slang. : PHONY
8. Unit of electricity. : VOLT
9. Denoting three: Prefix. : TRI
10. Gather in bundles. : SHEAVE
11. Approaches to pews. : AISLES
12. Region left unoccupied. : DESERT
14. Portion of the Scriptures. : THELAWOFMOSES
18. Aneurin of England. : NYEBEVAN
20. Matto ___, Brazilian state. : GROSSO
22. Fitting. : APT
23. Theatrical curtain. : DROP
25. Power. : STEAM
27. Dante's ideal. : BEATRICE
29. Conjunction. : AND
31. Icy precipitation. : SLEET
33. Act upon. : AFFECT
35. Technological school graduates: Abbr. : MES
36. Sarcastic. : IRONICAL
37. Aeronautical maneuver. : DIVE
40. Kernel of a grain. : OAT
41. ___ Lake, Ore. : CRATER
42. 1958 hurricane. : HELENE
43. Egg recipe. : OMELET
45. One-time Vice President. : GARNER
48. Flower holders. : VASES
49. Singer Frankie. : LAINE
52. Sugar-coated item. : PILL
53. Tom, Dick, or Harry. : MALE
55. Cask. : VAT
57. Dessert. : ICE
58. Man's nickname. : NED

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

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