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New York Times, Thursday, December 31, 1959

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J P W X Z }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,821
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1. System. : METHOD
7. Part of the U. S. (with "the"). : COAST
12. Inspire. : INHALE
13. Deliverers. : SAVIORS
15. Old Greek measures for running tracks. : STADIA
16. Tennis stroke. : OVERHAND
18. Aircraft attachment. : FIN
19. Conservative. : OLDLINE
21. Very much. : FAR
22. Annoys. : IRKS
24. Ice cream ___. : SODAS
25. Dessert. : CAKE
26. Irascible. : TESTY
28. A translation: Abbr. : VER
29. Works of a Spanish surrealist. : DALIS
30. The peanut. : GOOBER
32. Smithies. : FORGES
33. Worker in the oil fields. : DRILLER
35. Important part of a school. : LIBRARY
36. Cancel. : REVOKE
37. Storeroom. : CELLAR
38. Routes: Abbr. : ITINS
39. Stringed instrument: Abbr. : VLA
40. Malicious burning. : ARSON
43. Wines: Fr. : VINS
44. Go as far as. : REACH
46. Water: Comb. form. : AQUO
47. Energy unit. : ERG
48. The range within hearing. : EARSHOT
50. Military monogram. : USM
51. Pro football team. : REDSKINS
53. Diva Tebaldi. : RENATA
55. Consider probable. : DARESAY
56. Withered. : SEARED
57. Swiss specialty. : YODEL
58. Remains of a fire. : EMBERS
1. Square peg in a round hole. : MISFIT
2. Unimpaired. : ENTIRE
3. Subject of joint resolution of Congress, 1941. : THANKSGIVINGDAY
4. Was compelled (to). : HAD
5. Hodgepodge. : OLIO
6. Has to do (with). : DEALS
7. De luxe food. : CAVIAR
8. Hot-air chambers. : OVENS
9. Yorkshire river. : AIRE
10. Soothing command to a horse. : SOH
11. View from the National Gallery. : TRAFALGARSQUARE
13. Metal joiner. : SOLDER
14. More sinuous. : SNAKIER
17. Stylish. : DRESSY
20. Gov. Boggs' capital. : DOVER
23. Grass rootstocks. : STOLONS
25. Center of Italian marble industry. : CARRARA
27. Cake ingredients. : YOLKS
29. Old Spanish coin. : DOBLA
31. Apis mellifera. : BEE
32. Thread: Fr. : FIL
33. Golf club. : DRIVER
34. Secluded. : RETIRED
35. Percolate. : LEACH
37. Superior: Slang. : CLASSY
39. Springlike. : VERNAL
41. An ejection: Law. : OUSTER
42. Rovers. : NOMADS
44. Muster. : RAISE
45. Bayard or Bucephalus. : HORSE
48. Supplemented scantily (with "out"). : EKED
49. Abound. : TEEM
52. Theatre sign. : SRO
54. Snatch: Colloq. : NAB

Answer summary: 7 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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