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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
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Sell by shouting, as hot dogs. : HAWK
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Base on balls. : WALK
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Fossil resin. : AMBER
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Lancer: Var. : ULAN
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Fencing sword. : EPEE
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Watered silk. : MOIRE
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Suffix on names of Japanese ships. : MARU
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Rare occurrence on the diamond. : TRIPLEPLAY
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Batsman in the clutch. : PINCHHITTER
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London School of Economics: Abbr. : LSE
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Canal from North Sea to Baltic. : KIEL
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Trees: Fr. : ARBRES
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To go: Fr. : ALLER
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Bantu tribe. : BANYAI
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Base runner's specialty. : SPEED
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Denomination. : SECT
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Bilko and others: Abbr. : SGTS
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Saud or Nasser. : ARAB
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Piebald pony. : PINTO
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Suffix in chemistry. : ENOL
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Baby's utterance. : DADA
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Rainbows. : ARCS
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Sham: Comb. form. : PSEUD
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Getting on in years. : OLDISH
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Jack Charles and family. : DALYS
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Guns. : RIFLES
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The winning pitcher, for one. : HERO
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Branch of the Army: Abbr. : INF
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Willie Mays specialty. : BASKETCATCH
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National League catcher. : CAMPANELLA
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Spanish painter. : DALI
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Be ready for. : AWAIT
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South Sea island. : BALI
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Sign over a portal. : EXIT
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Meaning. : SENSE
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Shortly. : ANON
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Lowers and raises. : DIPS
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Hummock. : HUMP
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Jai ___. : ALAI
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Admonish. : WARN
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Special kind of pitch. : KNUCKLEBALL
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Bell ___, leader of the flock. : WETHER
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When the baseball season starts. : APRIL
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___ motif, theme in music. : LEIT
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Held on to. : KEPT
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"Old King Cole was ___ old soul." : AMERRY
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Cleaning implement. : MOP
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Boss Giant. : BILLRIGNEY
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Expunge. : ERASE
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Kings: Span. : REYES
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Shed with a one-slope roof. : LEANTO
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Hurried. : HIED
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Designating tough spot for a pitcher. : BASESLOADED
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Port of Guam. : APRA
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First in the line-up. : LEADOFFMAN
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Seat in the dugout. : BENCH
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Parts of a drama. : ACTS
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Dejected. : SAD
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Titles. : SIRS
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___ les jours (every day): Fr. : TOUS
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Departed, as a ship: Abbr. : SLD
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Prize-winning Italian film. : PAISAN
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Wooded area, in France. : PARC
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Argument. : DEBATE
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Keep in custody. : DETAIN
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San José is Costa ___ capital. : RICAS
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Stand ___ of (respect and fear). : INAWE
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Greeting. : HELLO
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Biblical land. : SEBA
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Group of white-sheet wearers. : KLAN
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Means of transportation. : TAXI
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Quick, sharp bow. : CLIP
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Texas leaguers. : HITS
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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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