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New York Times, Friday, December 20, 1957

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,097
Across
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Left from Idlewild. : TOOKOFF
8
Unbends. : THAWS
13
Ship of the sky. : AIRLINER
14
What wisdom is better than. : RUBIES
16
Where certain vegetation stops. : TREELINE
17
U. N. arm. : UNESCO
18
Crone. : HAG
19
Walk unsteadily. : TODDLE
21
Opposite of stern. : STEM
22
Lavender, for one. : ODOR
24
Notorious Roman. : NERO
25
Before. : ERE
26
Madrileno. : SENOR
28
Stack of straw. : RICK
30
Contemporary cartoonist. : ARNO
31
Thrice a day, on prescriptions: Lat. abbr. : TID
33
Montreal hockey player. : CANADIEN
35
Bombarded. : STRAFED
39
Fruit drink. : LIMEADE
40
Wood carver. : WHITTLER
42
___ Aviv. : TEL
43
Composer of "Rule, Britannia." : ARNE
44
The maples. : ACER
46
2,000-mile river. : NIGER
50
Sheep in its second year. : TEG
51
Turkish standard. : ALEM
53
Roof edge. : EAVE
54
Kremlin news agency. : TASS
56
Italian export. : OLIVES
58
Horner's treat. : PIE
59
Corrector of mss. : EDITOR
61
A, B, C, etc. : VITAMINS
63
Type of insect. : REDANT
64
Refinement. : ELEGANCE
65
Painter of ballerinas. : DEGAS
66
Bâton ___ (lipstick): Fr. : DEROUGE
Down
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Diatribe. : TIRADE
2
Home of Douglas fir. : OREGON
3
Cheer from 26 Across. : OLE
4
Tartan. : KILT
5
Flavoring agent. : ONION
6
Car part. : FENDER
7
Actor March. : FREDRIC
8
Reliable. : TRUE
9
Savage of the 4th century. : HUN
10
Namesakes of a President. : ABES
11
Handsome purple flower. : WISTERIA
12
Discriminated. : SECERNED
13
Dumas character. : ATHOS
15
Indefinite person. : SOMEONE
20
Making all stops. : LOCAL
23
Turn, as a planet. : ROTATE
27
Crack. : RIFT
29
Draw together. : KNIT
30
Antarctic region. : ADELIE
32
Rue ___ Paix. : DELA
34
Sanction. : AMEN
35
Fly ___. : SWATTER
36
Strung together. : THREADED
37
Any place that provides a close view. : RINGSIDE
38
Transfer picture, for short. : DECAL
41
Experienced again. : RELIVED
45
Heap reproaches upon. : REVILE
47
Yawning. : GAPING
48
Exhibit. : EVINCE
49
Well-known ballplayer. : REESE
52
Rhythm in verse. : METER
55
"The ___ at eve . . . " : STAG
56
Supper scraps. : ORTS
57
Palm tree yielding a starch. : SAGO
60
Three ___ match. : ONA
62
Half of an African tribe. : MAU

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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