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New York Times, Monday, December 23, 1957

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,100
Across
1. Mill dam. : WEIR
5. Rail bird. : SORA
9. Poetic sadness. : DOLOR
14. City in India. : AGRA
15. Sacred image. : IKON
16. Uneven. : EROSE
17. Took to one's heels. : FLED
18. Ration of British seamen. : GROG
19. Island of the Azores. : FAYAL
20. Subject of international importance. : DISARMAMENT
23. ___ Khan. : AGA
24. Inlet. : RIA
25. Guido's note. : ELA
26. Holly. : ILEX
27. Russet pear. : BOSC
29. Region of Spain. : ARAGON
31. The infantry. : MARCHERS
33. Carried to a conclusion. : PUSHED
37. Moving at random. : VAGRANT
38. Pie filling. : CUSTARD
39. Pincers: Var. : PLYERS
40. Office party refreshments. : MARTINIS
41. Wizard of industry. : EDISON
43. Contents of one basket. : EGGS
44. Full extent. : SPAN
47. Fuel. : GAS
48. Syllable of refrain. : TRA
49. 45 inches. : ELL
50. Exciting curiosity. : INTERESTING
55. "The Man Without a Country." : NOLAN
57. Verve. : ELAN
58. African seaport. : ORAN
59. Bird popular in Monaco. : STORK
60. Sailor's saint. : ELMO
61. Pro ___. : RATA
62. Park in Colorado. : ESTES
63. ___ miss. : NEAR
64. Winter blanket. : SNOW
Down
1. Egyptian political group. : WAFD
2. He: Ital. : EGLI
3. Makes choleric. : IRES
4. Scientific protection against attack. : RADARSCREEN
5. Greek letter. : SIGMA
6. Gumbo. : OKRA
7. Lodgers. : ROOMERS
8. Novelist Thirkell. : ANGELA
9. Skillful. : DEFT
10. ___ pro nobis. : ORA
11. Faithful. : LOYAL
12. Indian or river. : OSAGE
13. Good advice for holiday-makers. : RELAX
21. Coeur de Lion. : RICHARD
22. City in India. : NAGPUR
26. Rabble rousers. : INSTIGATORS
27. Semitic sun god. : BAAL
28. Revel. : ORGY
29. Sculpture, for instance. : ART
30. Orders to move. : OUSTERS
31. Mickey Mantle's honor: Abbr. : MVP
32. Recent Annapolis graduate. : ENSIGN
34. Suspend. : HANG
35. Greek goddess. : ERIS
36. Orthodontist's degree. : DDS
38. Preserve. : CAN
40. Wine or river. : MOSELLE
42. Fabric. : SATEEN
44. Perception. : SENSE
45. Story structures. : PLOTS
46. Apportion. : ALLOT
48. General meaning. : TENOR
50. Art goods. : INKS
51. Mythical hero of the Hindus. : RAMA
52. Neighbor of Afghanistan. : IRAN
53. Subject of Paris conference. : NATO
54. What rodents do. : GNAW
56. Continue to be. : ARE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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