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New York Times, Saturday, January 12, 1957

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 4 (2 double stacks), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,755
Across
1. Stars and ___. : BARS
5. Depression. : DENT
9. Leave out. : OMIT
13. "And ___ pray . . . " : ONETO
15. Stettin's river. : ODER
16. Country in Europe: Abbr. : LITH
17. Great man born Jan. 19, 1807. : ROBERTEDWARDLEE
20. Important January event. : INAUGURATIONDAY
21. Girl's nickname. : BABS
22. Sgt., for instance. : NCO
23. Full assemblies of legislative bodies. : PLENA
25. Continuing for seven days. : WEEKLONG
30. Man of Abadan. : IRANI
31. Location. : SITE
32. Stead. : LIEU
33. Marble: Dial. : MIB
34. Curving sword. : CUTLASS
37. Man's nickname. : LEM
38. Oriental nurse. : AMAH
40. Number of votes cast. : POLL
41. Regards. : HEEDS
43. Site of two Civil War battles. : MANASSAS
45. Noted aviator's nickname. : LINDY
46. Intimation. : CUE
47. "It ___ Necessarily So." : AINT
48. Wintersports events. : BASKETBALLGAMES
56. One version of G. W.'s famous words. : ICANTTELLALIEPA
57. Field. : ACRE
58. Novel of 1816. : EMMA
59. Town in Illinois. : ELGIN
60. Guy rope. : STAY
61. Pat Nixon's maiden name. : RYAN
62. Bag. : SACK
Down
1. Former diva. : BORI
2. Presently. : ANON
3. One-fourth of a shekel. : REBA
4. Inspector General under Washington, 1777. : STEUBEN
5. Active ones. : DOERS
6. Collection of Norse heroic songs. : EDDA
7. Salamander. : NEWT
8. Ones being instructed. : TRAINEES
9. What Oliver Cromwell was called. : OLDNOLL
10. Tranquil. : MILD
11. Virginia willow. : ITEA
12. Pronoun. : THEY
14. Constitutional. : ORGANIC
18. Brass-wind instrument. : TUBA
19. Hudson of Hollywood. : ROCK
23. ___ facie. : PRIMA
24. Rachel's father. : LABAN
25. Helen Moody's middle name. : WILLS
26. And others: Lat. : ETAL
27. Lubricated. : OILED
28. In want. : NEEDY
29. Eucalyptus trees. : GUMS
30. Caliph's title. : IMAM
31. Where Zeno lectured. : STOA
35. Disturber. : UPSETTER
36. Lawyer's signboard: Colloq. : SHINGLE
39. Carriage kept for hire. : HACKNEY
42. Involves. : ENTAILS
44. Tallow. : SUET
45. Former actress ___ Lee. : LILA
47. Shivers of Texas. : ALLAN
48. Influence. : BIAS
49. Record of money transactions: Abbr. : ACCT
50. One of the Delanos. : SARA
51. ___ Valentine. : BEMY
52. Fostering: Lat. : ALMA
53. Great: Comb. form. : MEGA
54. Kind of poem. : EPIC
55. Descended. : SANK

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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