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New York Times, Monday, October 21, 1957

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { W Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,037
Across
1. Warfare. : ARMS
5. Mule. : SHOE
9. Main Street buildings. : SHOPS
14. Daring deed. : FEAT
15. Well-known actor. : LUNT
16. Pirogue. : CANOE
17. Contiguity. : ADJACENCY
19. Ludicrous. : ANTIC
20. Blow a horn. : TOOTLE
21. Eject. : EMIT
23. High pitch, in music. : ALT
24. Spanish lariat. : REATA
26. Sea mollusk. : OCTOPUS
28. Rice in general. : PADDY
30. Gloss. : VENEER
32. Have ___ at (try). : AGO
33. City in Tunisia. : SFAX
35. Eddie of Derby fame. : ARCARO
39. Admiral of W. W. I. : SIMS
41. Exercising. : USING
43. Abbreviation for an unknown. : ANON
44. Later's companion. : SOONER
46. Digits. : TOES
48. "Wynken, Blynken, and ___." : NOD
49. Disquietude. : UNREST
51. Like an egg. : OVATE
53. Sounded like a brook. : BABBLED
56. Fit out. : EQUIP
58. "Once ___ Lifetime." : INA
59. Star in constellation Draco. : ADIB
61. Straighten out. : UNCURL
64. He who gets up. : RISER
66. Source of food in Tahiti. : BREADTREE
68. Adhere. : CLING
69. Merry prank. : LARK
70. Units. : ONES
71. From this time. : HENCE
72. Raison d'___. : ETRE
73. Float. : RAFT
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1. ___ chance (very little possibility). : AFAT
2. Make over. : REDO
3. Head steward. : MAJORDOMO
4. Set forth in words. : STATED
5. Icy particles. : SLEET
6. Vandal. : HUN
7. Former. : ONCE
8. Root word. : ETYMON
9. Disperse. : SCATTER
10. River of China. : HAN
11. Ready for use. : ONTAP
12. French soldier. : POILU
13. Factions. : SECTS
18. Pipe materials. : CLAYS
22. Deep freeze, way back when. : ICEAGE
25. Humming birds. : AVAS
27. Killer whale. : ORCA
28. Football play. : PASS
29. Premium on exchange. : AGIO
31. Portals. : EXITS
34. Describing winter coats. : FURRED
36. Peak of Nepal, 26,502 feet high. : ANNAPURNA
37. Part of a plant. : ROOT
38. Wave: Fr. : ONDE
40. Slight. : SNUB
42. Observe. : NOTE
45. Broaden. : ENLARGE
47. Based on truth. : SOUND
50. Esculent. : EDIBLE
52. The "winnah." : VICTOR
53. Tree. : BIRCH
54. Old womanish. : ANILE
55. Area drained by a river. : BASIN
57. Shiver. : QUAKE
60. Unruly child. : BRAT
62. Part of a sail. : REEF
63. In case. : LEST
65. Reference book: Abbr. : ENC
67. Slip. : ERR

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

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