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New York Times, Wednesday, May 27, 1959

Author:
Christine Valence
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { K V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,603

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Loose overcoat with special sleeves. : RAGLAN
7. ___ Rica. : COSTA
12. The daily grind: Slang. : RATRACE
13. Supernatural. : OCCULT
15. Ambassador's staff member. : ATTACHE
16. Wander aimlessly. : MEANDER
18. Gleam. : SHINE
19. Frijol. : BEAN
20. Compass point. : ENE
21. Drove. : HERD
22. Fiber forming the substance of wood. : GRAIN
24. Stuff. : CRAM
25. Inhibit. : RESTRAIN
27. Memorable animal story. : BAMBI
28. Stain. : TAINT
29. Leaves of the calyx. : SEPALS
30. Extravagant reports set afloat to delude. : CANARDS
33. Sources of power. : ENGINES
34. Compensation for a loss. : AMENDS
35. Braid. : PLAIT
36. Small, round, and glistening. : BEADY
37. Diaries. : JOURNALS
40. Goes astray. : ERRS
41. Put down. : QUELL
42. Thin strip of wood. : LATH
44. Border. : RIM
45. Satisfy. : SUIT
46. Exquisitely wrought trinket. : BIJOU
47. ___ nerve, largest in the body. : SCIATIC
49. Of various kinds. : OFASORT
51. Confirm. : ASSURE
52. The prime of life (with "the"). : FORTIES
53. What every question has two of. : SIDES
54. Feels care or anxiety. : FUSSES
Down
1. Somewhat. : RATHER
2. Clothe. : ATTIRE
3. Shows off: Slang. : GRANDSTANDS
4. Bobbinet. : LACE
5. German exclamation. : ACH
6. Born: Fr. : NEE
7. Enter. : COMEIN
8. A great quantity. : OCEAN
9. Examine with care. : SCAN
10. Wine cask. : TUN
11. City official. : ALDERMAN
12. Headstrong. : RASH
14. Capable of being defended. : TENABLE
17. Negligent in some duty. : REMISS
19. What menhaden is used for. : BAIT
22. Gratings. : GRIDS
23. Hanks of twine. : RANS
24. Men of property. : CAPITALISTS
26. Late. : TARDY
27. Start. : BEGIN
29. Tangle. : SNARL
30. Poles tossed in Gaelic field games. : CABERS
31. "___, the Beautiful." : AMERICA
32. Shot not quite on target. : NEARMISS
33. Jewish month. : ELUL
35. Sandburg. : POET
37. Summer beverages. : JUICES
38. Baseball immortal Napoleon ___. : LAJOIE
39. Reserve supplies. : STORES
41. Twenty-four sheets of paper. : QUIRE
43. Quonsets. : HUTS
45. Collar fastener. : STUD
46. Stars and ___, Confederate flag. : BARS
48. "___ was saying . . . " : ASI
49. On the way. : OFF
50. Succès ___ (smash hit): Fr. : FOU

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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