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New York Times, Tuesday, December 17, 1957

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,094
Across Down
1. Kiss: Archaic. : BUSS
5. Sheriff's men. : POSSE
10. Fifteen years before Dante's birth. : MCCL
14. On the end. : ATIP
15. Poppy product. : LATEX
16. Wheeling's river. : OHIO
17. Italian martyr (1452–98). : SAVONAROLA
19. Broz. : TITO
20. Fertile plain of Israel. : SHARON
21. "Common Sense," for one. : PAMPHLET
23. All even. : TIED
25. Kind of hand. : HIRED
26. Helped out. : ASSISTED
30. Fostered; cherished. : NURSED
33. Time off. : LEAVE
34. Defects of character. : VICES
36. Hoad or Hogan. : PRO
37. Country road. : LANE
38. Suwannee. : RIVER
39. Bridge bid. : SLAM
40. Sum: Abbr. : AMT
41. Yardstick. : RULER
42. Groove or furrow. : CHASE
43. Daughters of Atlas. : HYADES
45. Spread out, as an army. : DEPLOYED
47. Beethoven's "___ Solemnis." : MISSA
49. Cabbage for salads. : SLAW
50. Shabby shacks. : SHANTIES
53. Melodic. : ARIOSE
57. Get gainfully. : EARN
58. Part of the Indian Ocean. : ARABIANSEA
60. Lorain's lake. : ERIE
61. Actor David. : NIVEN
62. Pleased; willing. : GLAD
63. Fruit. : PEAR
64. Starts a garden. : SEEDS
65. What to spend in Callao. : SOLS
1. Game fish. : BASS
2. State named after Indian tribe. : UTAH
3. Hindu god. : SIVA
4. Playful. : SPORTIVE
5. Pluto, for one. : PLANET
6. Sweep. : OAR
7. Plug up. : STOP
8. Biblical word. : SELAH
9. Questioner. : EXAMINER
10. Care for carefully. : MOTHER
11. Any simple task. : CHILDSPLAY
12. Quote. : CITE
13. Spoils. : LOOT
18. Hubbub. : NOISE
22. Part of Germany: Abbr. : PRUS
24. Prepare (food) with strong seasoning. : DEVIL
26. God of the East. : ALLAH
27. Rough. : SEAMY
28. Historic flagship. : SANTAMARIA
29. Did a jackknife. : DIVED
31. Wipe out. : ERASE
32. Like the Capitol. : DOMED
35. Goddess of agriculture. : CERES
38. Slavs. : RUSSIANS
39. Garment industry events. : SHOWINGS
41. Support. : REST
42. Robert Schumann's wife. : CLARA
44. Soup to nuts. : DINNER
46. Geographic phenomena. : PLAINS
48. High retreat. : AERIE
50. Percolate. : SEEP
51. Rodent. : HARE
52. Except. : SAVE
54. Where Frogner Park is. : OSLO
55. Christmas ___. : SEAL
56. Diving bell inventor. : EADS
59. Stratum. : BED

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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