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New York Times, Wednesday, January 2, 1957

Author: Charles Baron
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,745
Across Down
1. Carnivorous insect. : WASP
5. Charlotte ___. : RUSSE
10. Kind of estate. : REAL
14. Famed Tentmaker. : OMAR
15. Colorless. : ASHEN
16. TV award. : EMMY
17. Employer's figures. : WAGERECORD
19. Top action. : SPIN
20. Changed slightly. : SHADED
21. Sketched biographically. : PROFILED
23. Aid and ___. : ABET
25. Plowed land of the southwest. : ARADO
26. Museum pieces. : PICTURES
30. "Vanity Fair" nobleman. : STEYNE
33. Small island. : ISLET
34. Pens. : STIES
36. Least amount: Abbr. : MIN
37. Obligation. : NEED
38. Be placed. : STAND
39. Take notice. : HEED
40. Epoch. : ERA
41. Expect. : AWAIT
42. Kind of holiday pie. : MINCE
43. Stem from. : DERIVE
45. Warmed over. : REHEATED
47. Origin of newsprint. : TREES
49. Type of income. : RENT
50. Member of the board. : DIRECTOR
53. Customary courses. : ROUNDS
57. Israel's spokesman. : EBAN
58. Assertion of a claim. : PRETENSION
60. Outward aspect. : FACE
61. Roof overhang. : EAVES
62. Biblical name. : EZRA
63. Annoys. : IRKS
64. "Bright, bright ___." : ASDAY
65. Filter through. : SEEP
1. Smash hits: Slang. : WOWS
2. Eastern nurse. : AMAH
3. Long story. : SAGA
4. Fixed retroactively. : PREDATED
5. German Admiral. : RAEDER
6. Los Angeles campus: Abbr. : USC
7. Emporium. : SHOP
8. Sawlike part: Zool. : SERRA
9. Gave approval to. : ENDORSED
10. Occupy an address. : RESIDE
11. Gainful activity. : EMPLOYMENT
12. Friend: Fr. : AMIE
13. Writing sociologists, Robert and Helen ___. : LYND
18. Counter an argument. : REBUT
22. Dietary substances. : FATS
24. Seed covering. : TESTA
26. Longed for. : PINED
27. Grenoble's river. : ISERE
28. Railroad phrase. : CLEARTRACK
29. Set of steps. : STAIR
31. Relative. : NIECE
32. Wrote "finis." : ENDED
35. Between: Prefix. : INTER
38. Garden plant. : SWEETPEA
39. Blank spaces. : HIATUSES
41. With: Fr. : AVEC
42. Krishna ___. : MENON
44. Theatre's Selznick, Dunne, et al. : IRENES
46. Unorthodox belief. : HERESY
48. Marsh birds. : SORAS
50. Challenge: Fr. : DEFI
51. Steel construction piece. : IBAR
52. Man of the cloth: Abbr. : REVD
54. "___ Baby." : NIZE
55. Sol-fa syllables. : DORE
56. Cinch: Colloq. : SNAP
59. Hyson. : TEA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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