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New York Times, Tuesday, January 29, 1957

Author: H. L. Risteen
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,772
Across Down
1. Evaluated. : GRADED
7. Dashing fellow. : BLADE
12. Dreamy piece of music. : REVERIE
14. Like a certain beast. : LEONINE
16. Where Anniston is. : ALABAMA
17. Solve. : UNRAVEL
18. Road surfacing. : TAR
19. Made tranquil. : SERENED
21. Big bird. : EMU
22. Choose your ___. : EXIT
24. Openings. : SLOTS
25. Storage battery plate. : GRID
26. Stage scenery. : DECOR
28. Those holding office. : INS
29. Railroad signal flare. : FUSEE
30. Removes from authority. : DEPOSES
32. Sharpeners. : HONES
33. Man of the ___. : HOUR
34. Marjoram. : HERB
35. Turn at bowling. : FRAME
37. American vultures. : CONDORS
40. Blurts out. : BLATS
41. Little bit. : DAB
42. Rhone tributary. : SAONE
44. Criticizes, in headline parlance. : RAPS
45. Popular comedian. : BURNS
47. New Mexico tourist town. : TAOS
48. Fitting. : APT
49. Type of table. : CONSOLE
51. Negative. : NOT
52. Italian ice cream. : SPUMONE
54. Popular comedian. : BOBHOPE
56. Aguascalientes apparel. : SERAPES
57. Mr. Rayburn. : SPEAKER
58. Torn places. : RENTS
59. Finishers. : ENDERS
1. Had an annoying effect. : GRATED
2. At ease. : RELAXED
3. Greed. : AVARICE
4. Socialite. : DEB
5. Historic times. : ERAS
6. Small change. : DIMES
7. Former Czech leader. : BENES
8. Author of "A Night to Remember." : LORD
9. Collection of facts. : ANA
10. Varied. : DIVERSE
11. Hostile forces. : ENEMIES
13. Occurring farther back. : EARLIER
14. Theatrical team. : LUNTS
15. Escape. : ELUDE
20. Untold centuries. : EONS
23. They've lost out to Homburgs. : TOPHATS
25. Small armed ship. : GUNBOAT
27. Studies. : ROOMS
29. Glenn and Henry. : FORDS
31. Petition. : SUE
32. Fowl. : HEN
34. Associates intimately (with). : HOBNOBS
35. Girl of the 1920's. : FLAPPER
36. Great joy. : RAPTURE
37. Vehicles. : CARS
38. City in Virginia. : ROANOKE
39. Keyhole watcher. : SNOOPER
40. ___ band. : BRASS
41. Types of hills. : DUNES
43. Acid salts. : ESTERS
45. Make no ___ about (admit freely). : BONES
46. Incline. : SLOPE
49. Egyptian native. : COPT
50. Bacheller hero. : EBEN
53. Isle of ___. : MAN
55. Experienced. : HAD

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