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New York Times, Tuesday, September 8, 1959

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { H J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,707
Across Down
1. Side arm. : SABER
6. Melons. : CASABAS
13. Put to the test. : PROVED
15. Just a song at twilight. : SERENADE
16. Relative on the father's side. : AGNATE
17. Part of an atom. : ELECTRON
18. River of Scotland. : DEE
19. Implore. : ENTREAT
21. Make a choice. : OPT
22. Navy man: Abbr. : ENS
23. Spin. : TWIRL
24. Against. : ANTI
25. Degrees. : STEPS
28. No matter which one. : ANY
29. 17th cen. Dutch painter. : STEEN
30. One-time Kremlin figure. : STALIN
32. Our first envoy to Korea, 1883. : FOOTE
33. Welcome sound to losing boxer. : GONG
34. Cultivate. : FARM
35. Outbreaks. : RIOTS
37. Churchill, for instance. : ARTIST
40. Imparts. : LENDS
41. Frantic. : MAD
43. Muffler. : SCARF
45. Thomas ___ Edison. : ALVA
46. Scattered. : SOWED
48. Wire measure. : MIL
49. Kind of grass. : RIE
50. Substitute. : STANDIN
52. Author of "The Gold Bug." : POE
53. Steep in French dressing. : MARINATE
55. Wine and dine. : REGALE
57. Trapped. : ENSNARED
58. Leather worker. : TANNER
59. Infused. : STEEPED
60. Corrodes. : RUSTS
1. One of four suits. : SPADES
2. Silvers: Poet. : ARGENTS
3. Thoroughwort. : BONESET
4. Uncle Tom's little friend. : EVA
5. Network of nerves. : RETE
6. Vegetable. : CELERY
7. Of a surface. : AREAL
8. Following. : SECT
9. Symbol of industry. : ANT
10. Superior to a knight. : BARONET
11. Foster child. : ADOPTEE
12. Dispatched to a central point. : SENTIN
14. Small hollow. : DENT
15. Finch. : SERIN
20. Sound of a guitar. : TWANG
24. Pertaining to modern power. : ATOMIC
26. Chinese temple. : PAGODA
27. Where the tokens go. : SLOTS
29. Classifies. : SORTS
31. Elected officials. : INS
32. More distant. : FAR
34. Washed out. : FADED
35. Having confidence. : RELIANT
36. Directly opposite. : INVERSE
38. Boats on the Yangtze. : SAMPANS
39. Verse form. : TRIOLET
40. Teardrops: Fr. : LARMES
41. The "___ grange," where Mariana languished. : MOATED
42. Bearded, as grain. : AWNED
44. Laughs in mockery. : FLEERS
46. Fixed gaze. : STARE
47. Housewife's bête noire. : DIRT
50. Crackle. : SNAP
51. Intimate. : NEAR
54. Like: Suffix. : INE
56. African antelope. : GNU

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

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