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New York Times, Friday, May 31, 1957

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { F Q }, Scrabble score: 333 (avg 1.73)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,894

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Navy recruit: Slang. : BOOT
5. Viva ___. : VOCE
9. Girl's name. : MABEL
14. King Arthur's sword. : EXCALIBUR
16. Lessen. : ABATE
17. Untidy picnickers. : LITTERERS
18. Two-faced figure. : JANUS
19. Poem. : ODE
20. Court star. : HOAD
21. Old-time garment. : WESKIT
22. Somewhat damp. : WETTISH
24. Baffling problem. : POSER
25. 21 plus. : AGE
26. Cessation of work. : SHUTDOWN
29. Passenger car. : COACH
32. Roman author. : PLINY
33. Columbia's Little. : LOU
34. One of the "Sebastians." : LUNT
35. First-grader. : CHILD
36. Kind of sandwich. : CLUB
37. Numerical prefix. : OCT
38. Excelled. : SHONE
39. Thickets. : BOSKS
40. Literary composing for another. : GHOSTING
42. Life: Comb. form. : BIO
43. Senator Revercomb's colleague. : NEELY
44. Encloses in a parcel. : WRAPSUP
48. Place to wear one's heart. : SLEEVE
50. Senior member. : DEAN
51. Slangy "all right." : OKE
52. Oscar or Cornel. : WILDE
53. Topic of front-page news. : SUEZCANAL
55. Steverino. : ALLEN
56. Student of Asian culture. : INDIANIST
57. Bridal attendants. : MAIDS
58. Bea Lillie's name. : PEEL
59. Cards. : ACES
Down
1. Unworthy of. : BELOW
2. Chemical compound. : OXIDE
3. Singing group. : OCTET
4. Work with a shuttle. : TAT
5. Poisonous. : VIROSE
6. Voodoo. : OBEAH
7. Coagulated part of milk. : CURD
8. Stammering sounds. : ERS
9. Stateliness. : MAJESTY
10. Humbled. : ABASED
11. Supplies of paper currency. : BANKROLLS
12. French sewing-case. : ETUI
13. For fear that. : LEST
15. River in Pennsylvania. : LEHIGH
21. Twisted. : WOUND
23. Savoir-faire. : TACT
24. Loving: Comb. form. : PHILE
26. Band on a rifle. : SLING
27. Creator of Marjorie Morningstar. : WOUK
28. Knobs. : NUBS
29. Type of dance. : CLOG
30. Hurt exclamation. : OUCH
31. Giant hurler. : ANTONELLI
32. Four-flusher. : PHONY
35. Country on the South Pacific. : CHILE
36. Pen for poultry. : COOP
38. Producer-director of "Giant." : STEVENS
39. Sister of the "Shrew." : BIANCA
41. Sowed. : SEEDED
42. Where to spend cruzeiros. : BRAZIL
44. Broadway's "Happy Fella." : WEEDE
45. ___ barrier. : SONIC
46. Proclamation. : UKASE
47. Fur pieces. : PELTS
48. Did the side stroke. : SWAM
49. Girl's name. : LILA
50. Desert high spot. : DUNE
53. Taste. : SIP
54. Curious items. : ANA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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