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New York Times, Tuesday, August 25, 1959

Author: Jan Dubin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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1. Complacent. : SMUG
5. Contemporary dramatist. : WILLIAMS
13. Ancient dagger: Var. : SKENE
14. Turning in an indicated direction. : ORIENTING
16. Little one: Fr. : PETIT
17. Alexander's birthplace. : MACEDONIA
18. Winglike. : ALAR
19. Vegetable. : LEEK
20. Out of place. : INEPT
21. ___ Aviv. : TEL
22. Schnapps. : GIN
23. Cubic meters. : STERES
24. Temporary stoppage. : TIEUP
26. Swing around. : SLUE
28. Spoils. : BOOTY
29. Spray. : SPINDRIFT
34. Responsibility. : ONUS
35. Modern music. : SWING
36. Port of Israel. : ACRE
37. Adjutant. : ASSISTANT
39. Brightness. : SHEEN
40. Musical instrument. : LUTE
41. Thread. : LISLE
42. Japanese name for Korea. : CHOSEN
46. Marble: Dial. : MIB
47. Prayer. : AVE
49. Rowed. : OARED
50. Jonathan's father. : SAUL
52. Was skilled in. : KNEW
53. Recalcitrant members of a group. : STANDOUTS
55. Framework. : CADRE
56. See 5 Across. : TENNESSEE
57. Wish well to. : BLESS
58. ___ Bars. : STARSAND
59. Withered. : SERE
1. Closet occupants. : SKELETONS
2. Popular current novelist. : METALIOUS
3. To join: Fr. : UNIR
4. Induce. : GET
5. People. : WOMEN
6. "Dies ___," old Latin hymn. : IRAE
7. Partner of a promise. : LICK
8. Great general. : LEE
9. Composed. : INDITED
10. ___ time (formerly). : ATONE
11. Important worker. : MINER
12. Marsh bird. : SNIPE
13. Brief dispute. : SPAT
15. Narrow ship channels. : GATS
19. Edge. : LIP
22. De Maupassant. : GUY
23. What some Masses are. : SUNG
25. Although: Lat. : ETSI
26. Porcupine quill. : SPINE
27. Housekeeping annoyance. : LINT
28. Snake. : BOA
29. Quick, sharp blow: Colloq. : SWAT
30. Stadium sounds. : RAHS
31. Northern European. : ICELANDER
32. Poetry. : FREEVERSE
33. ___ Downing Street. : TEN
35. Stupefy. : STUN
38. Winter sportsman. : SLEDDER
39. Brother. : SIB
41. Small: Dial. : LIL
42. Sacrifice. : COST
43. Detestable things. : HATES
44. Praying figure. : ORANT
45. Cassia plant. : SENNA
46. Thought at length. : MUSED
48. Farm animals. : EWES
50. Elam's capital. : SUSA
51. Solar disk. : ATEN
52. Vegetable. : KALE
54. Wartime group. : OSS
55. Communications system. : CBS

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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