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New York Times, Saturday, October 12, 1957

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,028
Across Down
1. Relative of Becky. : REBA
5. Infield covering, for short. : TARP
9. Flush of health. : GLOW
13. Ellipsoidal. : OVAL
14. Jacob's brother. : ESAU
15. Verify. : PROVE
16. Leader of an expedition, 1804–06. : MERIWETHERLEWIS
19. Establish a will as valid. : PROBATE
20. Chemical conversion substance. : REAGENT
21. Manufacturers. : MAKERS
23. Abundance. : STORE
24. Singer from West Virginia. : STEBER
26. Earlier. : PRIOR
28. Cronus or Oceanus. : TITAN
29. British general of W. W. I. : HAIG
30. Railroad center. : YARD
34. Chemical suffix. : ENE
35. Enlivening. : SPICING
38. Compete. : VIE
39. Of trade: Abbr. : MERC
41. Nights before. : EVES
42. Rascal. : SCAMP
44. Name in lights on Broadway. : ABNER
46. Alpine home. : CHALET
47. Four: Comb. form. : TETRA
49. Land beyond the Atlas Mts. : SAHARA
51. Humbles. : DEMEANS
53. Royal headgear. : CORONET
56. Man for whom two continents are named. : AMERIGOVESPUCCI
58. Gear for the drive of an engine. : SPEED
59. To ___ (as yet). : DATE
60. Booted. : SHOD
61. Cows in the pasture. : HERD
62. Companion of 2 Down. : ANON
63. Choosing word. : EENY
1. Frolic. : ROMP
2. Companion of 62 Across. : EVER
3. Any indicator of change. : BAROMETER
4. Well-known fictional woodcutter. : ALIBABA
5. Playground gear. : TEETER
6. Daisy's cousin. : ASTER
7. Cheer. : RAH
8. Latin boy. : PUER
9. Name taken by 16 popes. : GREGORY
10. Pullman accommodation. : LOWER
11. Like sheep. : OVINE
12. Author Nathaneal. : WEST
15. Writer of dialogues. : PLATO
17. Kindles. : WAKENS
18. Give up, in chess. : RESIGN
22. Bars on typewriters. : SPACERS
24. Stanch. : STEM
25. Prong. : TINE
27. Journalist Jacob August. : RIIS
29. Symbol on Utah's state flag. : HIVE
31. Alpine phenomenon. : AVALANCHE
32. White, icy coating. : RIME
33. Section: abbr. : DEPT
36. Island NW of Malay Peninsula : PENANG
37. Offbeat key. : GSHARP
40. A certain "Affair," in the movies. : CATERED
43. Paint the town red. : CAROUSE
45. Interweave. : BRAID
46. Picked. : CHOSEN
47. Ancient Grecian Vale. : TEMPE
48. Eastern ruler. : EMEER
50. Vinegary comb. form. : ACETO
51. Vigor. : DASH
52. Fizz. : SODA
54. College course: Abbr. : ECON
55. Orderly. : TIDY
57. Truck. : VAN

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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