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New York Times, Friday, December 27, 1957

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { H J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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1. Injury, often in the back. : STAB
5. Industrial fuel. : COKE
9. Affected superior manners. : AIRS
13. Napoleon's La Grande ___. : ARMEE
15. End of a sermon. : AMEN
16. Article of jewelry. : CLIP
17. Queen of the May, in early festivities. : MAIDMARIAN
19. Kitchen staple. : OLEO
20. Important. : BIG
21. Decay in fruit. : BLET
22. Like knights of yore. : ERRANT
24. Departure from the common rule. : ANOMALY
26. Unclear. : FAINT
27. Stammering sounds. : ERS
28. Prank: Colloq. : DIDO
29. ___ shell (abalone). : EAR
32. Use the phone. : DIAL
35. Where Connacht is. : EIRE
37. Ancient Italian divinity. : DIANA
39. New signature on our money. : ROBERTBANDERSON
42. Uncertain. : ATSEA
43. Any phase as contrasted with another. : SIDE
44. Where Canterbury is. : KENT
45. Slangy term of address to a man. : MAC
46. Cousin of the Sten. : BREN
48. Where a foursome meets. : TEE
50. Flavorful plant. : ONION
52. G. B. Shaw play. : CANDIDA
56. Part of North America. : CANADA
58. Got off. : ALIT
59. Actor Chaney. : LON
60. Annul. : UNDO
61. Patron of actors. : STGENESIUS
64. Stalk of bananas. : STEM
65. Actress Louise. : TINA
66. Course traveled. : ROUTE
67. Foot: Comb. form. : PEDI
68. Tell, as a yarn. : SPIN
69. Primeval giant of Norse myth. : YMER
1. Dance the Latin way. : SAMBA
2. Sequence, as of thought. : TRAIN
3. Friend from Acapulco. : AMIGO
4. Feather ___. : BED
5. Composer of "Sally in Our Alley." : CAREY
6. Skip. : OMIT
7. Green parrot of New Zealand. : KEA
8. A group of nine. : ENNEAD
9. Squirrel's snack. : ACORN
10. Feeling discomfort. : ILLATEASE
11. Nothing: Fr. : RIEN
12. Beam of light, in the theatre. : SPOT
14. Imprison. : EMBAR
18. Ready. : ALLSET
23. ___ Janeiro. : RIODE
25. Skirmish. : MELEE
26. Mephistopheles. : FIEND
28. Become dry. : DRAIN
30. Shortly. : ANON
31. Hotheaded speech. : RANT
32. Druggist's weight. : DRAM
33. Scintilla. : IOTA
34. Ran away and hid. : ABSCONDED
36. He wrote "The Pillars of Society." : IBSEN
38. Annoyed. : IRKED
40. Fanatical. : RABID
41. Hold back. : DETAIN
47. Butcher's display. : ROASTS
49. Engage in. : ENTER
51. Mother of Mahlon and Chilion. : NAOMI
52. Purify. : CLEAN
53. City founded by Tros. : ILIUM
54. Sans ___ (certainly): Fr. : DOUTE
55. Genus of geese. : ANSER
56. Horn of a crescent moon. : CUSP
57. Before: Lat. : ANTE
58. Most important of the Vedic gods. : AGNI
62. Suggestion. : TIP
63. Oriental sauce. : SOY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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