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New York Times, Monday, November 4, 1957

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,051
Across Down
1. Ballad. : SONG
5. Setting of the Jungfrau. : ALPS
9. Top heavyweight's title. : CHAMP
14. Musical composition. : TRIO
15. Dramatist Connelly. : MARC
16. Barrier against flood. : LEVEE
17. Character in "Othello." : IAGO
18. A field: Lat. : AGER
19. Plaza de toros. : ARENA
20. Absconded. : FLED
21. Trickery. : HOCUSPOCUS
23. Graceful plants. : FERNS
25. First grade study. : ABCS
26. Capital of Maine. : AUGUSTA
29. Affront. : SNUB
33. Government job. : POSTMASTER
36. Manner of speaking. : TONE
37. "When we were ___ of kids." : ACOUPLE
38. Country of the Balkans. : ALBANIA
40. Activity. : STIR
41. Home of Lucia. : LAMMERMOOR
43. Bargain event. : SALE
44. Popular dance of the 1920's. : ONESTEP
45. Curtain holders. : RODS
46. Linger. : DELAY
50. Raw fiber of a plant. : COTTONWOOL
56. Native of Odense. : DANE
57. Spring time. : APRIL
58. Hautboy. : OBOE
59. Slavic girl's name. : OLGA
60. Shrimp boat equipment. : SEINE
61. Fictional dog. : NANA
62. Rubber trees. : ULES
63. Indian money. : ANNAS
64. Deadfall. : TRAP
65. Turnover. : TART
1. Awkward. : STIFF
2. Papal collar. : ORALE
3. Great river of Africa. : NIGER
4. Geniality. : GOODNATURE
5. Oriental nurse. : AMAH
6. Lake, in Spain. : LAGO
7. Pour into molds before placing. : PRECAST
8. Certain squads of players. : SCRUBTEAMS
9. Applauds. : CLAPS
10. Character in "Much Ado." : HERO
11. With: Fr. : AVEC
12. Bill of fare. : MENU
13. Truck farm product. : PEAS
22. Autumnal shade. : SCARLET
24. Drain pit. : SUMP
27. Narrow binding of rich material. : GALLOON
28. Phrase meaning customary practice. : USEANDWONT
29. Extinguished by energetic action. : STAMPEDOUT
30. Definitely not! : NONO
31. Fresh-water mussel. : UNIO
32. Smoky, for one. : BEAR
33. Sleight of hand. : PASS
34. Eight: Prefix. : OCTA
35. Cultivated land. : SOIL
39. Reared. : BRED
42. Weather map normal pressure line. : MESOBAR
45. Characters. : ROLES
47. ___ Rookh, Thomas Moore's heroine. : LALLA
48. Wrath. : ANGER
49. Leaven. : YEAST
50. ___ Grande, Arizona. : CASA
51. Unobstructed. : OPEN
52. One of triplets. : TRIN
53. Girl's name, shortened. : TINA
54. Mrs. Charles Chaplin. : OONA
55. Spring. : LEAP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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