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New York Times, Thursday, October 3, 1957

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { B H J K Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,019
Across
1. Tray. : SALVER
7. Playing an unsuitable role. : MISCAST
14. Entertain visitors. : RECEIVE
15. Willa Cather character. : ANTONIA
16. Sheathed. : ENCASED
17. Arrange in a zigzag order. : STAGGER
18. Brodie of 1880 fame. : STEVE
19. Dilute. : WATER
21. Finis. : END
22. Current. : TIDE
23. Napery. : LINEN
24. School activity. : PLAY
25. Verily. : AMEN
26. Torpidity. : INERTIA
28. Number used to mean several, many. : TEN
29. Sweltering. : STEWY
30. Damsel. : MAID
33. Again: Fr. : ENCORE
35. Shade of red. : GARNET
37. Touchstone. : TEST
38. City in Georgia. : MACON
41. Theater sign. : SRO
42. Copper urn. : SAMOVAR
44. Dickens' Miss Spenlow. : DORA
45. Evening: Ital. : SERA
48. Worship. : ADORE
49. Region of ancient Greece. : ELIS
50. Mon ___ Pierrot. : AMI
51. Scene of struggle. : ARENA
52. Hunt, as a hound. : SCENT
53. Opposite. : VISAVIS
55. Fascist party in Spain. : FALANGE
57. Writer of plaintive verse. : ELEGIST
58. Exhibited. : EVINCED
59. Han or Chin. : DYNASTY
60. Dog. : SETTER
Down
1. Opinion. : SENTIMENT
2. Consent. : ACCEDENCE
3. Yeast. : LEAVEN
4. Tool on a work bench. : VISE
5. Poetic time of day. : EVE
6. Chianti or Zinfandel. : REDWINE
7. Dominance. : MASTERY
8. Firmly fixed. : INTENT
9. Spica or Vega. : STAR
10. Tooth on a wheel. : COG
11. Attendant spirit. : ANGEL
12. Italian city rich in art. : SIENA
13. Dilatory. : TARDY
14. Affirm again. : RESTATE
20. Once more. : ANEW
23. Stone: Comb. form. : LITE
24. M. C. of "Tonight." : PAAR
27. "___ old cow hand . . . " : IMAN
29. Young lady of Portugal: Abbr. : SRTA
31. Disrespectful behavior. : INSOLENCE
32. Short-barreled pistol. : DERRINGER
34. Thessalian Mount. : OSSA
35. Senate from Tennessee. : GORE
36. Designating a type of sandwich. : TOASTED
38. Shyness. : MODESTY
39. English river. : AVON
40. Relatives of flagons. : CARAFES
43. Member of a religious Society. : MARIST
44. Pour off. : DECANT
45. Delivered. : SAVED
46. Daniel Peggoty's niece. : EMILY
47. Ascended. : RISEN
51. Bird: Lat. : AVIS
52. Narrow aperture. : SLIT
54. Eastern potentate. : AGA
56. Governor's nickname. : AVE

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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