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New York Times, Monday, December 7, 1959

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,797
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1. Methodism's founder. : WESLEY
7. Paltry. : CHEAP
12. Early kingdom of Spain. : CASTILE
13. Bundles. : SHEAVES
15. Ancient empire of Asia. : ASSYRIA
16. Eastern school. : CORNELL
17. Pronoun. : SHE
18. Winter wear. : EARLAPS
20. River: Span. : RIO
21. Chinese association. : TONG
23. Musical effects. : SLURS
24. Truth. : FACT
25. South American capital. : SUCRE
27. Verb form: Abbr. : INF
28. French painter. : DEGAS
29. Moving with speed. : TEARING
31. German health resort. : BADEN
32. Safecracker: Slang. : YEGG
33. One and the ___. : SAME
34. Groucho's brother. : CHICO
36. Parasitic ocean fishes. : REMORAS
39. Opposite of a knock. : BOOST
40. Container. : CAN
41. Ship: Lat. : NAVIS
43. Too hasty. : RASH
44. Common shrub. : SUMAC
46. Singing syllables. : LALA
47. Snake. : ASP
48. NATO Commander. : NORSTAD
50. Church title: Abbr. : REV
51. Leaflike part. : STIPULE
53. Milky variety of glass. : OPALINE
55. Formally withdraws. : SECEDES
56. Diminishes. : REDUCES
57. Moistened. : DEWED
58. Frontier transportation. : STAGES
1. Socially colorless one: Slang. : WASHOUT
2. Substance. : ESSENCE
3. Farm enclosure. : STY
4. Money on the Rialto. : LIRE
5. Hebrew prophet. : ELIAS
6. Ranch animal. : YEARLING
7. Pork ___. : CHOPS
8. Pronoun. : HERS
9. Bring forth lambs: Dial. : EAN
10. Usual. : AVERAGE
11. Water bird. : PELICAN
12. Throws. : CASTS
13. Table cover. : SCARF
14. Turnstile apertures. : SLOTS
19. Skindiver's gear. : LUNG
22. Somewhat dreary. : GRAYISH
24. ___ Reserve. : FEDERAL
26. Build. : ERECT
28. Friend in Roman legend. : DAMON
30. "But ___ on forever." : IGO
31. Sound of a quick blow. : BAM
33. Major League team. : SENATORS
34. Went sledding. : COASTED
35. Travelers' refuge. : HOSPICE
36. Farm animals. : RAMS
37. One of the seven deadly sins. : AVARICE
38. Bon ___, fragrant tea roses. : SILENES
39. Alloy. : BRASS
40. Clerics of France. : CURES
42. Practices thrift. : SAVES
44. Repaired shoes. : SOLED
45. Early French king. : CAPET
48. Type of painting. : NUDE
49. Cult in painting. : DADA
52. Seat. : PEW
54. Drag. : LUG

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

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