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New York Times, Wednesday, December 25, 1957

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,102
Across Down
1. Truman's birthplace. : LAMAR
6. Present. : GIVE
10. Prattle. : BLAB
14. Rapidly. : APACE
15. Periods. : ERAS
16. River into the Seine. : OISE
17. Toll television. : PAYTV
18. Symbol of Minnesota. : NORTHSTAR
20. In favor of. : PRO
21. Merit. : EARN
23. Sprinkling with water. : HOSING
24. Extraordinary. : STRANGE
26. Biblical name. : PELEG
27. King ___. : TUT
28. Craftsmen. : ARTISANS
31. Knowing of. : AWARE
34. Give a wide berth. : AVOID
35. Light meal. : TEA
36. December delights. : CHRISTMASCAROLS
39. Dickensian boy. : TIM
40. Trio. : TRINE
41. Norse chieftains: Var. : YARLS
42. Specialist in antiquities. : ARCHAIST
44. Small capitals: Abbr. : SMC
45. Scenes of Christmas cheer. : HOMES
46. "The ___ of the Western World." : PLAYBOY
50. Parts of pates. : SCALPS
52. VIP on Christmas Day. : COOK
53. Tomahawk. : AXE
54. Ships' load lines. : PLIMSOLLS
56. Asian power. : INDIA
58. Yorkshire river. : AIRE
59. ___ loquendi (usage in speaking): Lat. : USUS
60. Can't do without. : NEEDS
61. Buffet. : TOSS
62. Part of a TV set. : TUBE
63. Small, spotted animal. : GENET
1. Nomads of the snow. : LAPPS
2. To one side. : APART
3. Dick Whittington, for one. : MAYOR
4. Pretend to be. : ACT
5. They're on cigarette packs. : REVENUESTAMPS
6. Particular art style. : GENRE
7. Household appliance. : IRON
8. Different spelling of a word: Abbr. : VAR
9. Loving beauty. : ESTHETIC
10. Office chiefs. : BOSSES
11. One in a court battle. : LITIGATOR
12. Wise ___ owl. : ASAN
13. Ice mass. : BERG
19. Current activity. : HOLIDAYMAKING
22. Deputy: Abbr. : AGT
25. Longfellow's bell town. : ATRI
26. Novelist's forte. : PROSE
28. Forward: Fr. : AVANT
29. Dickensian girl. : NELL
30. Garden vegetables: Dial. : SASS
31. ___ Sanctorum (collection of lives of the saints). : ACTA
32. Buzz. : WHIR
33. Favorite resting places. : ARMCHAIRS
34. Beside the mark. : AMISS
37. Experiments with. : TRIESOUT
38. Piquant. : RACY
43. Man from Baker Street. : HOLMES
44. Simplified spelling for highway use. : SLO
46. Western cavalcade. : POSSE
47. German spa. : BADEN
48. Zinc ___. : OXIDE
49. Bread ingredient. : YEAST
50. Young oyster. : SPAT
51. Muse of history. : CLIO
52. Kind of sandwich. : CLUB
55. Baton Rouge campus. : LSU
57. Born. : NEE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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