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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 Down
1. 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
1. 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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