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New York Times, Monday, February 2, 1959

Author:
Herbert Lyle
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Cheeses. : EDAMS
6. Symbolic image of Egypt. : SCARAB
12. Chef's specialties. : OMELETS
14. Former Vice President. : WALLACE
15. Silas Marner's village. : RAVELOE
16. Red Sea region, now part of Ethiopia. : ERITREA
17. Blackbird. : ANI
18. ___ boat. : TORPEDO
20. Of that object. : ITS
21. Kit Carson's town. : TAOS
23. Yorkshire metropolis. : LEEDS
24. Coup d'___. : ETAT
25. Small cases. : ETUIS
27. Denial. : NAY
28. Insects. : GNATS
29. Properties. : ESTATES
31. English writer and dramatist. : MILNE
32. Sightseeing trip. : TOUR
33. South Pacific island. : BALI
34. Nottingham's river. : TRENT
36. Colorful soldiers of Algeria. : ZOUAVES
39. Task. : CHORE
40. Whiff. : FAN
41. Mystical Bible word. : SELAH
43. Fireplace ledges. : HOBS
44. Decreases. : WANES
46. Russian river. : NEVA
47. Exist. : ARE
48. Court of the Pope. : HOLYSEE
50. Highway sign. : GAS
51. Thespian family. : FERRERS
53. Participant. : ENTRANT
55. Esculent. : EATABLE
56. Canadian port of entry. : TORONTO
57. Did housework. : DUSTED
58. Torn places. : RENTS
Down
1. Come forth. : EMANATE
2. Not straightforward. : DEVIOUS
3. Beverage. : ALE
4. Blend. : MELT
5. Kind of pigeon. : STOOL
6. Chalcedonies. : SARDS
7. Muse of history. : CLIO
8. High note. : ALT
9. New Brunswick's river. : RARITAN
10. Synthetic fiber. : ACETATE
11. Quadrupeds. : BEASTS
12. Speak pompously. : ORATE
13. Calmer. : SERENER
14. Describing some gardens. : WEEDY
19. Vegetables. : PEAS
22. Household helpers. : SITTERS
24. Animate. : ENLIVEN
26. River into the Rhone. : SAONE
28. Large lizards. : GILAS
30. Short for a king of Egypt. : TUT
31. ___ Mau. : MAU
33. Asteraceous plant. : BONESET
34. Massachusetts immortal. : THOREAU
35. Taylor, Wagner, Young, etc. : ROBERTS
36. Buffoon. : ZANY
37. Correctly fine. : ELEGANT
38. Men of learning. : SAVANTS
39. Was irritated. : CHAFED
40. ___ witness. : FALSE
42. ___ do with (deals with). : HASTO
44. Part of WHO. : WORLD
45. Caballero. : SENOR
48. Mythical cupbearer. : HEBE
49. Raison d'___. : ETRE
52. Scoundrel: Slang. : RAT
54. Man's nickname. : RON

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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