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New York Times, Monday, May 5, 1958

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Atmospheric problem. : SMOG
5. Fish related to the carp. : CHUB
9. Reduce drastically, as prices. : SLASH
14. Gain information. : HEAR
15. Its capital is Beauvais. : OISE
16. Remarque's middle name. : MARIA
17. ___ meridiem. : ANTE
18. Star's aide. : PRESSAGENT
20. Goldsmith's poem, "The ___ Village." : DESERTED
22. Stood. : AROSE
23. Bonds. : TIES
24. Head of Yugoslavia. : TITO
25. Be published. : APPEAR
28. First day of each month, in ancient Rome. : CALENDS
31. Nearly neutral gray color. : PEARL
32. Wilson's Secretary of War. : BAKER
33. Exclamation. : AHA
35. Colonial orator. : OTIS
36. Animated. : FIRED
37. A cutting for grafting. : SLIP
38. Cavern. : DEN
39. Building locations. : SITES
40. ___ Khan (Sir Tiger). : SHERE
41. Feasts. : REGALES
43. Bureaus. : CHESTS
44. Evils. : ILLS
45. Yucca's relative. : ALOE
46. Fur. : SABLE
48. Turtles. : SNAPPERS
52. Winner of a 1958 Oscar. : REDBUTTONS
54. Decrease. : DROP
55. Labyrinths. : MAZES
56. Word of lamentation. : ALAS
57. Make eyes (at). : OGLE
58. Wide awake. : ALERT
59. Favorable. : ROSY
60. Bright yellow. : GOLD
Down
1. Edible fish. : SHAD
2. First word on the wall. : MENE
3. Cereal. : OATS
4. Reception committee. : GREETERS
5. Short for a type of plane. : COPTER
6. Takes on. : HIRES
7. Not new. : USED
8. Egyptian god of pleasure. : BES
9. More capable. : SMARTER
10. Part of the Gulf of Venice. : LAGOON
11. Son of Zeus. : ARES
12. ___ die (for an indefinite period). : SINE
13. Sailor. : HAT
19. Put to sea. : SAILED
21. Iranian coin. : RIAL
24. Secures. : TAKES
25. Footless creature. : APOD
26. Piper of rhyme. : PETER
27. Biographer of Mark Twain. : PAINE
28. Worries. : CARES
29. Small valleys. : DALES
30. Garment. : SHIRT
32. Is caught as by a trick. : BITES
34. Anthropoids. : APES
36. Narrow band worn around the head. : FILLET
37. Collie. : SHEEPDOG
39. Roman historian 86–34 B. C. : SALLUST
40. Window-___. : SHOP
42. Talk incoherently. : GIBBER
43. Stylish: Slang. : CLASSY
45. Indian currency. : ANNAS
46. Close. : SEAL
47. Cutting tool. : ADZE
48. Pas seul, for example. : SOLO
49. Therefore. : ERGO
50. Heavy, reverbatory sound. : ROLL
51. Hastened. : SPED
52. Britain's military academy, Woolwich: Abbr. : RMA
53. Sailor. : TAR

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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