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New York Times, Saturday, October 5, 1957

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 313 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
David Steinberg notes:

Original 59-Across had "portal." twice; deleted one.

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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,021
Across
1. Sell by shouting, as hot dogs. : HAWK
5. Base on balls. : WALK
9. Fossil resin. : AMBER
14. Lancer: Var. : ULAN
15. Fencing sword. : EPEE
16. Watered silk. : MOIRE
17. Suffix on names of Japanese ships. : MARU
18. Rare occurrence on the diamond. : TRIPLEPLAY
20. Batsman in the clutch. : PINCHHITTER
22. London School of Economics: Abbr. : LSE
23. Canal from North Sea to Baltic. : KIEL
24. Trees: Fr. : ARBRES
26. To go: Fr. : ALLER
28. Bantu tribe. : BANYAI
30. Base runner's specialty. : SPEED
31. Denomination. : SECT
32. Bilko and others: Abbr. : SGTS
35. Saud or Nasser. : ARAB
36. Piebald pony. : PINTO
37. Suffix in chemistry. : ENOL
38. Baby's utterance. : DADA
39. Rainbows. : ARCS
40. Sham: Comb. form. : PSEUD
41. Getting on in years. : OLDISH
43. Jack Charles and family. : DALYS
44. Guns. : RIFLES
46. The winning pitcher, for one. : HERO
47. Branch of the Army: Abbr. : INF
48. Willie Mays specialty. : BASKETCATCH
54. National League catcher. : CAMPANELLA
56. Spanish painter. : DALI
57. Be ready for. : AWAIT
58. South Sea island. : BALI
59. Sign over a portal. : EXIT
60. Meaning. : SENSE
61. Shortly. : ANON
62. Lowers and raises. : DIPS
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1. Hummock. : HUMP
2. Jai ___. : ALAI
3. Admonish. : WARN
4. Special kind of pitch. : KNUCKLEBALL
5. Bell ___, leader of the flock. : WETHER
6. When the baseball season starts. : APRIL
7. ___ motif, theme in music. : LEIT
8. Held on to. : KEPT
9. "Old King Cole was ___ old soul." : AMERRY
10. Cleaning implement. : MOP
11. Boss Giant. : BILLRIGNEY
12. Expunge. : ERASE
13. Kings: Span. : REYES
19. Shed with a one-slope roof. : LEANTO
21. Hurried. : HIED
25. Designating tough spot for a pitcher. : BASESLOADED
26. Port of Guam. : APRA
27. First in the line-up. : LEADOFFMAN
28. Seat in the dugout. : BENCH
29. Parts of a drama. : ACTS
30. Dejected. : SAD
31. Titles. : SIRS
33. ___ les jours (every day): Fr. : TOUS
34. Departed, as a ship: Abbr. : SLD
36. Prize-winning Italian film. : PAISAN
40. Wooded area, in France. : PARC
42. Argument. : DEBATE
43. Keep in custody. : DETAIN
44. San José is Costa ___ capital. : RICAS
45. Stand ___ of (respect and fear). : INAWE
46. Greeting. : HELLO
49. Biblical land. : SEBA
50. Group of white-sheet wearers. : KLAN
51. Means of transportation. : TAXI
52. Quick, sharp bow. : CLIP
53. Texas leaguers. : HITS
55. Greek letters. : PIS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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