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New York Times, Wednesday, December 11, 1957

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,088
Across
1. Hoofbeat. : CLOP
5. At the place: Lat. : ILLA
9. Assigns roles. : CASTS
14. ___-my-thumb. : HOPO
15. Christmas card word. : NOEL
16. Be fractious: Colloq. : ACTUP
17. November college. : ELECTORAL
19. The free Orient. : SEATO
20. Army members. : RANKANDFILE
22. Stickum. : GOO
23. Roll-call call. : HERE
24. Mr. and Mrs. ___ Hunter, in "Pickwick Papers." : LEO
25. Worker in bondage. : SERF
26. Kipling poem. : BOOTS
28. Bluestocking. : PEDANT
30. Word on a penny. : UNUM
31. Have dinner. : EAT
32. Without strength. : FEEBLY
36. Give forth loudly. : RESOUND
38. Trappings. : REGALIA
39. Thirty: Fr. : TRENTE
40. Mongrel. : CUR
41. Gloom: Poet. : MURK
42. City on the Delaware. : EASTON
44. Kilmer poem. : TREES
45. June 6, 1944. : DDAY
48. Convertible. : CAR
49. Hunt bargains. : SHOP
50. Capek wrote it. : RUR
51. Relative of a "goose egg." : HORSECOLLAR
55. Miss Doolittle. : ELIZA
57. Conqueror of Asia. : TAMERLANE
58. Brumal precipitation. : SLEET
59. Opposed: Dial. : AGIN
60. Heating device. : ETNA
61. Graceful woman. : SYLPH
62. Plexus. : RETE
63. Stalk of tall grass. : REED
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1. Dear: Fr. : CHER
2. Girl in a popular song. : LOLA
3. Symbol of hospitality. : OPENHOUSE
4. Cash. : POCKETMONEY
5. Hole ___. : INONE
6. Person of power and authority. : LORD
7. Brochure. : LEAFLET
8. Associated. : ALLIED
9. State of affairs. : CASE
10. Single point. : ACE
11. Platform. : STAGE
12. Mentor. : TUTOR
13. Hoax: Slang. : SPOOF
18. Seamen. : TARS
21. Type of shoe. : LOAFER
25. Overwhelming power, as used in politics. : STEAMROLLER
26. Actor Lancaster. : BURT
27. Unicum: Colloq. : ONER
28. Dull sound made by a footstep. : PAD
29. Refusal: Abbr. : NEG
31. Rumanian composer. : ENESCO
33. Restaurant dish. : BLUEPLATE
34. Italian money. : LIRE
35. Tibetan oxen. : YAKS
37. Actress Hagen. : UTA
38. Streak of good luck. : RUN
40. Flowers for milady. : CORSAGE
43. Kind of sauce. : TARTAR
44. One of the missiles. : THOR
45. Deck. : DRESS
46. Sluggishly. : DULLY
47. Prospero's servant. : ARIEL
49. Panorama. : SCENE
51. "What ___ God wrought!" : HATH
52. Discharge. : EMIT
53. Name of many queens. : ANNE
54. Peruse. : READ
56. Dirigible: Colloq. : ZEP

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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