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New York Times, Wednesday, October 9, 1957

Author:
Unknown
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Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.52)
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Glassy silica. : OPAL
5. Role for Richard Tucker. : FAUST
10. Behave in respect to. : DOBY
14. City on the Arno. : PISA
15. Locale of Michener's "Bridge." : ANDAU
16. Weapon. : EPEE
17. A main point in 11 Down. : INSPECTION
19. Polypody. : FERN
20. American Indian. : UTE
21. Empty. : VAIN
22. Toppings. : ICINGS
24. Entangled. : MATTED
26. Succeeds. : ENSUES
28. Spanish girl's name. : INES
30. Slicker material. : OILSKIN
33. Brogan. : SHOE
36. Helix. : SPIRAL
38. Japanese statesman. : ITO
39. French port : HAVRE
41. Navy man: Abbr. : ADM
42. Promote. : SPEED
44. Verbal contraction. : IVE
45. College founded in 1861. : VASSAR
48. Ideologies. : ISMS
49. Execute. : PERFORM
51. Spare. : LEAN
53. Jaunty. : RAKISH
55. Probable. : LIKELY
59. Rosaceous shrub. : SPIREA
61. Verily. : AMEN
63. Crossbeam. : TIE
64. ___ Napoléon. : CODE
65. Sins, in Kremlin parlance. : DEVIATIONS
68. Consumer. : USER
69. Requirements. : NEEDS
70. Not busy. : FREE
71. Army meal. : MESS
72. Comedian Kovacs. : ERNIE
73. Boys. : SONS
Down
1. Poppy product. : OPIUM
2. Ship of 1492. : PINTA
3. Resource. : ASSET
4. Drink in a certain way. : LAP
5. Fronts. : FACADES
6. Prefix signifying opposite. : ANTI
7. City in Italy. : UDINE
8. Saint: Port. : SAO
9. New African republic. : TUNISIA
10. Challenges. : DEFIES
11. Eisenhower's atom control plan. : OPENSKIES
12. Former female golf champion. : BERG
13. Longings: Slang. : YENS
18. Tranquil. : EVEN
23. Selects. : CULLS
25. Location for an opera seat. : TIER
27. ___ school. : NORMAL
29. Sudden seizures, as of laughter. : SPASMS
31. Ninth letter of military alphabet. : ITEM
32. Makes a slip. : NODS
33. Airplane. : SHIP
34. Engage in. : HAVE
35. Defeats, as a veto. : OVERRIDES
37. Companions of egos. : IDS
40. Call forth. : EVOKE
43. Carnation. : PINK
46. Rescuer of Theseus. : ARIADNE
47. Permit to be issued. : RELEASE
50. Travelers. : FARERS
52. "___ She 'Sweet.'" : AINT
54. Sanctuary. : HAVEN
56. Largest of the Kurile Islands. : ETORO
57. Fine stationery. : LINEN
58. Agreements. : YESES
59. Impurities on top of liquids. : SCUM
60. Assume an attitude. : POSE
62. The South of France. : MIDI
66. Poetic contraction. : EER
67. Suppositions. : IFS

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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