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New York Times, Saturday, September 27, 1958

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
PS notes: Original 36-Down had "Uncle: Span." for TIA; corrected this to "Aunt: Span."
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Lacerates, as the feelings. : SCARIFIES
10. Hornpipe. : DANCE
15. Art useful in natural history museums. : TAXIDERMY
16. One of the Brontës. : EMILY
17. Do work with furniture. : UPHOLSTER
18. Dugout. : CANOE
19. The forty-nine. : STATES
20. Costa ___. : RICA
22. A continent: Abbr. : EUR
23. Chemical suffixes. : INES
24. King David and others. : PSALMISTS
26. Late showman. : TODD
27. Fakes: Slang. : PHONIES
28. Type of soldier: Abbr. : ENL
29. Accessions. : GAINS
30. Army units: Abbr. : REGTS
34. Room for action: Colloq. : LEEWAY
36. Current song hit. : TORERO
37. One of the Fords. : EDSEL
38. Compound used in yellow dyes. : MORIN
41. Monotonous routine. : RUT
42. Indonesian city: Former Dutch name. : BATAVIA
44. Shot and shell. : AMMO
45. Finished a wall. : PLASTERED
48. Shred. : SNIP
49. Cereal grain. : OAT
50. First part: Abbr. : INTR
51. Adds pungency to. : SPICES
53. ___ board. : OUIJA
55. Part of Jordan's official name, meaning "Kingdom of." : HASHEMITE
57. Sing softly. : CROON
58. Awards. : ACCOLADES
59. Depends (on). : HANGS
60. Baby carriages. : STROLLERS
Down
1. Symington and others. : STUS
2. Having a descriptive title. : CAPTIONED
3. Parts of cutting tools. : AXHANDLES
4. Demonstrated noisily. : RIOTED
5. Loafs. : IDLES
6. ___ Parker, alias Davy Crockett. : FESS
7. Subway system of N. Y. C. : IRT
8. Harry ___ Fosdick. : EMERSON
9. Members of the U. A. R. : SYRIANS
10. 600-year-old classic. : DECAMERON
11. M. D.'s group. : AMA
12. Spot cards. : NINES
13. Batsman's forte. : CLOUT
14. Observers. : EYERS
21. 151. : CLI
24. Greek letter. : PHI
25. River into the Elbe. : ISER
26. Prefix in many modern inventions. : TELE
27. Be profitable. : PAY
29. New Testament Epistle. : GALATIANS
31. Disinfectant. : GERMICIDE
32. North American swan. : TRUMPETER
33. Hernando De ___. : SOTO
35. Networks. : WEBS
36. Aunt: Span. : TIA
38. ___ Vineyard. : MARTHAS
39. "Saw the air." : OVERACT
40. Free from. : RID
43. "___ North Frederick." : TEN
44. "Twenty Questions" category. : ANIMAL
45. Family pet: Slang. : POOCH
46. ___ Spelman Rockefeller. : LAURA
47. Common noun suffix. : ATION
48. Period of time: Colloq. : SPELL
51. Go away! : SHOO
52. School term: Abbr. : SESS
54. Nudge. : JOG
56. Holy Writ: Abbr. : SCR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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