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New York Times, Thursday, July 2, 1959

Author: Helen Gowin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.65, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,639
Across Down
1. Contend against. : COMBAT
7. Metal related to iron and nickel. : COBALT
13. Become visible. : EMERGE
14. Relative of a peach. : APRICOT
16. Degrade. : DEMEAN
17. Sailor who heaves the sounding line. : LEADSMAN
19. White matter of the brain: Anat. : ALBA
20. Because. : SINCE
21. Part of many Arabic names. : ABU
22. Throw off fumes. : REEK
23. Doughnut-shaped object at Geneva. : TABLE
24. Not the real thing. : SHAM
25. Allowance from union funds. : STRIKEPAY
27. Look fixedly. : STARE
28. Famous Californian. : NIXON
29. Less prompt. : SLOWER
30. Symmetrical. : REGULAR
33. ___ one's guns. : STICKTO
34. Fits to a new use. : ADAPTS
35. Authority on babies. : SPOCK
36. Capers: Colloq. : DIDOS
37. Act jointly with others. : COOPERATE
41. Wise ___ owl. : ASAN
42. Brass ___ (basic facts). : TACKS
43. Biblical land. : ARAM
44. Steal from. : ROB
45. One of the Fords. : ERNIE
46. Much talked-of weapon: Abbr. : ICBM
47. In the Alps, it's about 9,000 ft. : SNOWLINE
49. Business transaction. : RESALE
51. Solar phenomenon. : SUNSPOT
52. A doubletree. : EVENER
53. Servant who aids the cook and housemaid: Brit. Colloq. : TWEENY
54. Basque caps. : BERETS
1. Trees with fragrant wood. : CEDARS
2. Egg dish. : OMELET
3. A part of a whole. : MEMBER
4. Interrupt. : BREAKINUPON
5. ___ Khan. : AGA
6. Big Cassino. : TEN
7. Role in "The Tempest." : CALIBAN
8. In full view. : OPENLY
9. Support. : BRACE
10. Staff officer. : AIDE
11. Certain bank papers: Abbr. : LCS
12. Indian artifact. : TOMAHAWK
15. Strong upholstery fabric. : TABARET
18. Uno, dos, or tres. : NUMERO
20. Relish. : SAPOR
23. ___ leaguer (fly-ball). : TEXAS
24. Cattleman. : STOCKRAISER
26. Uniform of the Black Watch. : KILTS
27. Cross section. : SLICE
29. Discontinues. : STOPS
30. Devices for navigators. : RADARS
31. Menlo Park family. : EDISONS
32. Social butterfly. : GADABOUT
33. Said. : SPOKE
35. Category of news. : SOCIETY
37. Howitzer. : CANNON
38. Secret. : ARCANE
39. Memorial wall panel. : TABLET
40. Varieties of wheat. : EMMERS
42. Worthless thing: Slang. : TRIPE
45. Something additional to. : ELSE
48. Compass point. : WNW
49. 1861 fighter: Colloq. : REB
50. "The stag at ___ . . . " : EVE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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