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New York Times, Saturday, December 21, 1957

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 96, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,098
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1. Quickly, in pidgin English. : CHOPCHOP
9. Earlier. : BEFORE
15. Means of using greater force. : LEVERAGE
16. Wreath of victory. : LAUREL
17. The numbers divided, multiplied, etc. : OPERANDS
18. Too fancy. : ORNATE
19. Patriotic group. : SAR
20. Anti ___ (wonder drugs). : BIOTICS
22. Relative of a quirk. : TIC
23. And others: Abbr. : ETAL
25. Cascade. : FALLS
26. Roll of cloth. : BOLT
27. Fodder storage places. : SILOS
29. Small state: Abbr. : DEL
30. Has concern. : CARES
31. Demonstrations of applause. : ECLATS
33. Car model. : SEDAN
35. More appetizing. : TASTIER
37. Patchwork and mending. : REPAIRS
41. Roman king of Judaea. : HEROD
43. Indian's feathered headdress. : BONNET
44. Grants. : CEDES
47. Flower plot. : BED
49. Mighty credulous. : NAIVE
50. Was wiser and sadder. : RUED
51. Gambler. : DICER
53. Parry. : STOP
54. Sphere. : ORB
55. Cocktail snacks. : CANAPES
57. Poorly. : ILL
58. Lethargy. : TORPOR
60. Impel. : MOTIVATE
62. Drug. : OPIATE
63. Man and the apes. : PRIMATES
64. Snugly settled. : NESTED
65. Paper binders. : STAPLERS
1. Near each other, as the eyes. : CLOSESET
2. A flower that blooms in the spring. : HEPATICA
3. Farm clothing. : OVERALLS
4. For each. : PER
5. Seafood. : CRAB
6. Orthodox Moslem. : HANIF
7. Octet. : OGDOAD
8. Prescription pounders. : PESTLES
9. Political groups. : BLOCS
10. Eyeglass supports. : EARS
11. Source of merriment. : FUN
12. Man on the dais. : ORATOR
13. Repair mosaics. : RETILE
14. Votes in. : ELECTS
21. Bavarian river. : ILLER
24. Detested. : LOATHED
26. Musical "shortage" of the 1920's. : BANANAS
28. Pigpens. : STIES
30. Table fowl. : CAPON
32. Italian title. : SER
34. Society girl. : DEB
36. ___ Goodfellow. : ROBIN
38. Start. : INITIATE
39. Rebel. : REVOLTER
40. Unstaired. : STEPLESS
42. Vamooses. : DECAMPS
44. New York City aqueduct. : CROTON
45. Atlantic continent. : EUROPE
46. Rubble. : DEBRIS
48. Remove from the country. : DEPORT
51. Opposed and defied. : DARED
52. Networks: Anat. : RETIA
55. Pigeon roost. : COTE
56. Dunce: Slang. : SIMP
59. Opportune. : PAT
61. French lace: Colloq. : VAL

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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