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New York Times, Friday, January 11, 1957

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,754
Across Down
1. Military aviation groups. : WINGS
6. Job. : POST
10. Relative of agate. : SARD
14. Nimble. : AGILE
15. Short for projectiles, shells, etc. : AMMO
16. Indian. : CREE
17. Submarine's ear. : SONAR
18. Inn. : ROADHOUSE
20. Weather man's role. : PREDICTOR
22. Round. : ORBED
23. Scorches. : SEARS
24. Menaces. : THREATS
26. Eastern name. : ALI
28. City on the Rhone. : LYON
30. Commercial abbreviation. : INC
31. Soft drinks. : SODAS
33. Ones called after another. : NAMESAKES
38. "___ There." : OVER
39. Folklorish giants. : OGRES
40. Hazard. : RISK
41. Land of the Bolsheviks. : REDRUSSIA
43. Biblical name. : ADLAI
44. Navy man: Abbr. : ENS
45. Pierce. : STAB
47. Scot's chimney. : LUM
48. Naps. : SIESTAS
52. Was concerned. : CARED
54. French nobleman. : COMTE
55. Orchestral section. : CLARINETS
59. Attempted. : UNDERTOOK
61. Legendary highwayman of 17th cen. ballad. : DUVAL
62. Buttress. : PIER
63. Heavenly being: Fr. : ANGE
64. Smudge. : GRIME
65. Madame ___ Gene. : SANS
66. Opera role. : BESS
67. Fished for elvers. : EELED
1. Insect. : WASP
2. Composer Stravinsky. : IGOR
3. Enneagonal. : NINESIDED
4. Forest opening. : GLADE
5. Magazine features. : SERIALS
6. Glee club program. : PARTSONGS
7. Melville South-Sea romance. : OMOO
8. Shrewd. : SMART
9. Fox: Scot. : TOD
10. What you can't tell the players without. : SCORECARD
11. Island off Venezuela. : ARUBA
12. Adjust again. : RESET
13. Exploits. : DEEDS
19. Noisemakers. : HORNS
21. Shout out. : CRY
25. Hastens. : HIES
26. Hebrew stringed instrument. : ASOR
27. Sweetheart. : LOVE
29. Opening of the nose. : NARIS
32. Electrical devices. : ARRESTERS
34. Menu item. : MEATCAKES
35. Historic hill near Kitty Hawk. : KILLDEVIL
36. Jacob's brother. : ESAU
37. Pass lightly over. : SKIM
39. Peak in Thessaly. : OSSA
42. ___ den Linden. : UNTER
43. Cut down. : ABRIDGE
46. River in Switzerland. : AAR
48. Porgies. : SCUPS
49. City near Grand Rapids. : IONIA
50. City in Lower Saxony. : EMDEN
51. Baking-powder biscuit. : SCONE
53. Habituate. : ENURE
56. Woodpile. : LOGS
57. Docile. : TAME
58. Toboggan. : SLED
60. Loop on a garment. : TAB

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

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