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New York Times, Monday, October 7, 1957

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 82, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.61, Missing: { B J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,023
Across
1. The southwest wind. : AFER
5. Garment. : WRAP
9. Man's name meaning bear. : ORSON
14. Game with chukkers. : POLO
15. Minnesota's neighbor. : IOWA
16. Sierra ___. : LEONE
17. Play by G. B. S. : PYGMALION
19. Smooth, in music. : DOLCE
20. Vaulted. : LEAPED
21. Zodiac sign. : LEO
23. Covered with patches of color. : PIED
24. Be mistaken. : ERR
25. Relative of titian. : RED
27. Washed. : LAVED
29. Made known. : AIRED
31. Individual. : SINGLE
34. ___ fatale. : FEMME
37. Type of performer. : COMIC
39. Live subject in Arabia. : OIL
40. On the summit. : ATOP
41. Expensive seats. : LOGES
42. British brews. : ALES
43. Measures: Abbr. : INS
44. Operatic role. : NORMA
45. Excessive. : UNDUE
46. "The Rose ___." : TATTOO
48. On the qui vive. : ALERT
50. Characteristics of bison. : HUMPS
52. Mr. Dodsworth. : SAM
53. Suffixes in chemistry. : OLS
56. Part of I. G. Y. : YEAR
58. Algonquian Indian. : SAC
60. Woodcutter's tool. : RIPSAW
62. Meaningless. : EMPTY
64. Bird in Alan Paton title. : PHALAROPE
66. Enough. : AMPLE
67. Greek letter. : IOTA
68. Seaman's term. : ALEE
69. First Lady of the theatre. : HAYES
70. Unload. : DUMP
71. Blend. : MELT
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1. Northern Spy. : APPLE
2. Lobby. : FOYER
3. Composer of "Pomp and Circumstance." : ELGAR
4. Frolic. : ROMP
5. American playwright. : WILDER
6. Consort of a reine. : ROI
7. Military misdemeanor. : AWOL
8. List of jurors. : PANEL
9. Former. : OLD
10. Resume. : REOPEN
11. Describing a certain Cadillac. : SOLIDGOLD
12. If ever. : ONCE
13. Obligation. : NEED
18. Nest on a crag. : AERIE
22. Green spot in the wilderness. : OASIS
26. Ornamentation. : DECOR
28. Old ___. : VIC
29. Electrical unit: Abbr. : AMP
30. Belief. : DOGMA
32. Stead. : LIEU
33. Other. : ELSE
34. ___ accompli. : FAIT
35. Lamp for heating liquids. : ETNA
36. Completely pleased. : MOSTHAPPY
38. Board. : MEALS
41. More or less circular figures. : LOOPS
42. Insect. : ANT
44. ___ de plume. : NOM
45. Salt lake in Iran. : URMIA
47. Reptile. : TURTLE
49. Part of a cap. : EARLAP
51. Tasty. : SAPID
53. "___ Mio." : OSOLE
54. Jacket fold. : LAPEL
55. Term of endearment. : SWEET
56. Colloquial form of 63 Down. : YEAH
57. One of Queen Juliana's names. : EMMA
59. Chinese name. : CHOU
61. Baby buggy. : PRAM
63. Polite form of 56 Down. : YES
65. Of the air: Abbr. : ATM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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