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New York Times, Thursday, January 24, 1957

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.76, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,767
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1. The elite. : CREAM
6. Less civilized. : SAVAGER
13. Graduates. : ALUMNI
14. Duckbill at the zoo. : PLATYPUS
16. First public appearances. : DEBUTS
17. Dr. Pangloss, for example. : OPTIMIST
18. Speaker's platform. : DAIS
19. Carpenter's machines. : LATHES
21. Novel of 1887. : SHE
22. Woman personified. : EVE
23. Bespangle. : BESTAR
24. "And the ___ raths outgrabe." : MOME
25. Leaves forlorn. : DESOLATES
27. Royal English house. : TUDOR
28. Put on cargo. : LADED
29. Literary attribute. : SATIRE
30. Dweller. : RESIDER
33. Comforted. : SOLACED
34. Friend of Roland. : OLIVER
35. Friend of Pythias. : DAMON
36. Ebbs and flows. : TIDES
37. Descriptive of a desk job. : SEDENTARY
41. The strongest pair. : ACES
42. Wields the gavel. : CHAIRS
43. Short for a kangaroo. : ROO
44. Poetic until. : TIL
45. Dishwashing and the like. : CHORES
46. Station in life. : WALK
47. Become blanched. : ETIOLATE
49. Fit to eat. : EDIBLE
51. Namesakes of the "menace." : DENNISES
52. Standpatters. : TORIES
53. Most intense. : DEEPEST
54. Trident. : SPEAR
1. Cut through. : CLEAVE
2. "For her price is above ___." : RUBIES
3. Ground-birds. : EMUS
4. Ground insect. : ANT
5. Fooler. : MISLEADER
6. Detected. : SPOTTED
7. Stars brighter than betas. : ALPHAS
8. Father: Ger. : VATER
9. Monkshood. : ATIS
10. Course in athletics: Colloq. : GYM
11. Not happening continuously. : EPISODIC
12. Mountain of Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, Roosevelt. : RUSHMORE
13. Totaled. : ADDED
15. Guided. : STEERED
20. Relative of a dahlia. : ASTER
23. Swords. : BLADES
24. Creature changed by a quirk of biology. : MUTANT
26. Spanish export. : OLIVES
27. Eagle's claws. : TALONS
29. Acrobatic tumbles: Var. : SOMERSETS
30. Revolved. : ROTATED
31. Drew out. : ELICITED
32. Books in a supermarket, for instance. : SIDELINE
33. Role for Rita Hayworth. : SADIE
35. Usually the nearest. : DEAREST
37. Young pigs. : SHOTES
38. Iraq's neighbor. : ARABIA
39. Wave. : ROLLER
40. Harnesses. : YOKES
42. Diana's concern. : CHASE
45. Piece of jewelry. : CLIP
46. String for a musical instrument. : WIRE
48. ___-sided. : ONE
50. Diamond cutter's cup. : DOP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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