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New York Times, Friday, October 4, 1957

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,020
Across
1. Grayish blue. : BICE
5. Parlors: Span. : SALAS
10. Waikiki instruments. : UKES
14. Obligation. : ONUS
15. Museum in Madrid. : PRADO
16. Memphis' river. : NILE
17. Not suitable. : OUTOFORDER
19. Chowder, for example. : STEW
20. Compass point. : SSE
21. Endorse: Colloq. : OKAY
22. Lifts the spirit. : ELATES
24. Looped cotton cloths. : TERRIES
26. Irritate. : CHAFE
27. Donkey. : ASS
28. Bestows formally. : PRESENTS
31. Not suitable. : UNFIT
34. Negotiate. : TREAT
35. Where Belfast is: Abbr. : IRE
36. Natterjack. : TOAD
37. Spacious. : BROAD
38. ___ Minor. : ASIA
39. Nothing but. : ALL
40. Geometric solid. : PRISM
41. Province of Manchuria. : JEHOL
42. Mirth. : HILARITY
44. Kolinsky. : FUR
45. Fourteen pounds. : STONE
46. Stronghold. : REDOUBT
50. In. : ATHOME
52. Musical gathering: Colloq. : SING
53. Recent: Comb. form. : NEO
54. Time. : NOON
55. Terminate. : PUTANENDTO
58. Distance around: Abbr. : CIRC
59. Nettled. : IRATE
60. Turn out. : OUST
61. Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
62. ___ wave. : TIDAL
63. African rulers. : DEYS
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1. Increase. : BOOST
2. Being employed. : INUSE
3. Prettier: Colloq. : CUTER
4. Within: Comb. form. : ESO
5. Radiating bars. : SPOKES
6. French textile center. : ARRAS
7. Title of respect. : LADY
8. Fruit beverage. : ADE
9. Disgruntled loser: Colloq. : SOREHEAD
10. Dangerous. : UNSAFE
11. Playful. : KITTENISH
12. Robert ___. : ELEE
13. Does petit point. : SEWS
18. Palm off. : FOIST
23. Endure. : LAST
25. Foray. : RAID
26. Best part of anything. : CREAM
28. Dull in discourse. : PROSY
29. Musical rendition. : TRIO
30. Close. : SEAL
31. Beehive State. : UTAH
32. ___ me tangere (touch me not): Lat. : NOLI
33. Fail to meet expectations. : FALLSHORT
34. Commonplace. : TRITE
37. Source of salt. : BRINEPIT
38. Go by plane. : AERO
40. College affair. : PROM
41. Public official. : JUDGE
43. Forthwith. : ATONCE
44. Aromatic herb. : FENNEL
46. Rope. : RIATA
47. Improper. : UNDUE
48. Relative of Libby. : BETSY
49. Sounds from a switchyard. : TOOTS
50. Noun suffix. : ANCE
51. Go ___ (get busy). : TOIT
52. African village. : STAD
56. Swiss canton. : URI
57. Fall asleep. : NOD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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