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New York Times, Saturday, December 14, 1957

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,091
Across
1. Fragment of broken pottery. : SHARD
6. Advancing. : ONWARD
12. More vapid. : STALER
13. Short scale sliding on a longer one. : VERNIER
15. Staying power. : STAMINA
16. Summary. : EPITOME
17. Lord Boyd ___, Nobel Prize winner. : ORR
18. Hindu ascetic. : FAKIR
20. Wearies. : TIRES
21. Invitations: Colloq. : BIDS
23. Gets better. : MENDS
25. Distance around: Abbr. : CIRC
26. Epic poem. : EPOPEE
28. Three performers. : TRIO
30. Name god of Tuesday. : TIU
31. Blend again. : REMIX
32. Return to office. : REINSTATE
34. Water supply. : RESERVOIR
36. Honor. : REVERENCE
39. Soft down. : EIDER
43. Bird from Down Under. : EMU
44. Pepperidge. : TREE
45. Suave. : URBANE
46. Bland. : MILD
48. City north of Salt Lake. : OGDEN
50. Earth goddess in Wagner's "Ring." : ERDA
51. Gold bar. : INGOT
53. Sponsorship. : AEGIS
55. Not, in law. : NUL
56. Mermaid's-hair. : SEAWEED
58. Infers. : GATHERS
60. Alliance. : ENTENTE
61. Star: Fr. : ETOILE
62. Certain metal alloys. : TERNES
63. Ward off. : REPEL
Down
1. Hollywood goal. : STARDOM
2. Noah's second son. : HAM
3. First Arabic letter. : ALIF
4. Change the title. : RENAME
5. First Englishman to sail around the world. : DRAKE
6. Automatic gear. : OVERDRIVE
7. Cotton fiber knot. : NEP
8. Legal paper. : WRIT
9. Monkeyshine. : ANTIC
10. Ziegfeld musical of 1927. : RIORITA
11. Bad conduct mark. : DEMERIT
12. Mark of rank. : STRIPE
14. Deliverance. : RESCUE
15. In no laughing mood. : SOBER
19. Step in between. : INTERCEDE
22. Sky pointer. : SPIRE
24. Chinese: Comb. form. : SINO
27. Strive hard. : EXERT
29. Willow. : OSIER
32. Turncoats. : RENEGADES
33. Indian nation. : TRIBE
35. Having to do with antitoxins: Prefix. : SERO
36. Surrender by deed. : REMISE
37. Highly placed. : EMINENT
38. Latin version of the Bible. : VULGATE
40. Linda of the films. : DARNELL
41. Defy time. : ENDURE
42. Old Spanish coins. : REALS
45. Eastern Church member. : UNIATE
47. A natural gift. : DOWER
49. Moth. : EGGER
52. Neighbor of Ky. : TENN
54. Intercept. : STOP
57. It follows printemps. : ETE
59. Hurry. : HIE

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

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