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New York Times, Tuesday, February 24, 1959

Author:
Jules Arensberg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Jules Arensberg has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 3-Down clue had "Predicter"; changed it to "Predictor."

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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,511
Across
1
Pant. : GASP
5
East end projection of a church. : APSE
9
Corona. : CIGAR
14
Field: Lat. : AGER
15
Neighbor of an Esth. : LETT
16
Stage whisper. : ASIDE
17
Liberated: Ger. : FREI
18
Wins one, loses one. : BREAKSEVEN
20
Agricultural problem. : FARMSURPLUS
22
Guidonian note. : ELA
23
Abounding in certain trees. : ELMY
24
Yield to advice. : LISTEN
26
Dialect. : PATOIS
29
Separate. : DETACH
31
High up. : ALOFT
32
Forbidden by tradition. : TABU
33
___ shirt. : HAIR
36
Spirit. : SOUL
37
Engine. : MOTOR
38
"Hep." : ONTO
39
Silk: Comb. form. : SERI
40
Type of golf tournament. : OPEN
41
Jabbed. : POKED
42
"___ be treason, make the most of it." : IFTHIS
44
Light rafts. : BALSAS
45
Classes. : GENERA
47
Restraint. : CURB
48
Assn. : ORG
49
Repeatedly. : OVERANDOVER
55
Does a volte-face. : BACKPEDALS
57
Military man. : AIDE
58
"___ of Two Cities." : ATALE
59
Qualified. : ABLE
60
Fad. : RAGE
61
College buildings: Colloq. : DORMS
62
Bearing. : MIEN
63
Legal paper. : DEED
Down
1
Pole supporting a fore-and-aft sail. : GAFF
2
Capital of Mogul empire, 1566. : AGRA
3
Predictor. : SEER
4
Heyday. : PRIMEOFLIFE
5
Record sets. : ALBUMS
6
Famous Mason. : PERRY
7
Footrest. : STEP
8
And elsewhere: Lat. abbr. : ETAL
9
Medicinal plant. : CASSIA
10
Verb suffix. : ISE
11
Be grateful. : GIVETHANKS
12
Mrs. Stephen A. Douglas. : ADELE
13
French religious writer. : RENAN
19
Civilization: Ger. : KULTUR
21
Cut. : SLIT
25
Educational group. : SCHOOLBOARD
26
Free ticket. : PASS
27
Lily plant. : ALOE
28
Part of a motorcade. : TOURINGCAR
29
1492, 1776, 1812. : DATES
30
Black. : EBON
32
Pith hat. : TOPI
34
Virginia willow. : ITEA
35
Curtain supports. : RODS
37
California desert. : MOHAVE
41
Side-kick. : PARD
43
Figures of speech. : TROPES
44
Scientist, inventor of a burner. : BUNSEN
45
Become spoiled. : GOBAD
46
A Muse. : ERATO
47
Street, in Acapulco. : CALLE
50
Cheese. : EDAM
51
Nobel prize physicist. : RABI
52
Roman highways. : VIAE
53
Advantage: Colloq. : EDGE
54
Hollow stem. : REED
56
Alphabetic trio. : KLM

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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