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New York Times, Wednesday, September 11, 1957

Author:
Josephine Martin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { F H J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Blooms in the spring. : LILACS
7. Pass by succession. : DEVOLVE
14. Picture. : IMAGINE
16. The eighty-eight. : IVORIES
17. Understatement: A figure of speech. : LITOTES
18. Flavoring used in apéritifs. : BITTERS
19. Native of: Suffix. : ITE
20. Esculent. : EATABLE
22. End. : DIE
23. Auricles. : EARS
25. Marx and others. : KARLS
26. Common: Comb. form. : COEN
27. Share. : STAKE
29. Sleeper. : TIE
30. Hunt for water in an unusual way. : DOWSE
31. Passed. : ELAPSED
33. Sinai and Everest. : MOUNTS
34. On one's ___. : TOES
35. Dix. : CAMP
36. Yield. : ACCEDE
39. Benedict and Matthew. : ARNOLDS
42. Orleans' river. : LOIRE
43. A vote for the affirmative. : PRO
44. Oozes. : SEEPS
46. Namesakes of Miss Rutledge. : ANNS
47. Speak slowly. : DRAWL
49. Cabbage dish. : SLAW
50. Disagreeable. : BAD
51. Greedy one. : GRABBER
53. Macaw. : ARA
54. Was forced to retract one's words. : ATECROW
56. Greediness. : AVIDITY
58. A pestilence, in Shakespeare's day. : MURRAIN
59. Layers of the eyes. : RETINAE
60. Helps. : ASSISTS
61. Story. : LEGEND
Down
1. Ditto 1 Across. : LILIES
2. Ape. : IMITATE
3. Football pass. : LATERAL
4. Past time. : AGO
5. Quote. : CITE
6. Move slyly. : SNEAK
7. Garden tool. : DIBBLE
8. Sins. : EVILS
9. Suffrage. : VOTE
10. Scrap. : ORT
11. Command to Rover. : LIEDOWN
12. Truest. : VERIEST
13. The pious ones of the Dead Sea. : ESSENES
15. Property possessions. : ESTATES
21. Lifeless. : ARID
24. Certain performers. : SKATERS
26. Joins. : COUPLES
28. Lyric poem. : EPODE
30. Major-___. : DOMOS
32. View. : SEE
33. Fortify. : MAN
35. Pry. : CROWBAR
36. Where Montgomery is. : ALABAMA
37. Natural tendency. : CONATUS
38. Hot coals. : CINDERS
39. Semite. : ARAB
40. Dress fabric. : DELAINE
41. Undaunted. : SPARTAN
43. Edible shrimplike animals. : PRAWNS
45. Influenced. : SWAYED
47. Right: Fr. : DROIT
48. On the ___ (honest). : LEVEL
51. Irish sweethearts. : GRAS
52. Ceremony. : RITE
55. Le dernier ___. : CRI
57. Sarcastic comment: Colloq. : DIG

Answer summary: 12 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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