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New York Times, Tuesday, December 31, 1957

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,108
Across Down
1. Closes. : SHUTSUP
8. Site of the Hale telescope. : PALOMAR
15. Barbecue locale. : TERRACE
16. Promote. : ELEVATE
17. Redstone, in Alabama. : ARSENAL
18. France's patron. : STDENIS
19. Dialectic form of "be not." : BEANT
20. Counterfeit. : FAKE
22. Paying strictest attention. : RAPT
23. Bird sound. : CAW
25. Where Innsbruck is. : TYROL
27. Term referring to the speed of sound. : MACH
30. Many a time. : OFT
32. Orchestrated. : SCORED
36. High note. : ELA
37. Dampish. : MOIST
39. Poetic muse. : ERATO
40. Former Berlin phenomenon. : AIRLIFT
42. City on the Schuylkill. : READING
44. Permitted. : LEGAL
45. Beau. : SWAIN
47. Hammett's Spade. : SAM
48. Faulkner family. : SNOPES
50. Scottish county. : AYR
51. Butte's cousin. : MESA
52. Yankee territory. : BRONX
54. Over: Prefix. : EPI
56. Moslem Moro chief. : DATO
59. Famous theatrical family. : FOYS
61. Comedian Ole. : OLSEN
65. Son of Aaron. : ELEAZAR
67. "Perils" girl. : PAULINE
69. Highest point on earth. : EVEREST
70. One of the Quints. : ANNETTE
71. The voters' wish. : MANDATE
72. Hart. : REDDEER
1. Try: Colloq. : STAB
2. Hither. : HERE
3. Heavenly bear. : URSA
4. Deep furrow. : TRENCH
5. Last week's visitor. : SANTA
6. Genus of fiddler crabs. : UCA
7. Lucre. : PELF
8. Annoying: Colloq. : PESKY
9. Varies. : ALTERS
10. Conducted. : LED
11. World War II Operation. : OVERLORD
12. "Give a ___ horse he can ride . . . " : MANA
13. On the end. : ATIP
14. Sit quietly. : REST
21. Lawyers: Abbr. : ATTS
24. Woven threads. : WOOF
26. Any vast expanse. : OCEAN
27. Part of the American Plan. : MEALS
28. Outsider. : ALIEN
29. What a hold holds. : CARGO
31. Is suitable. : FITS
33. Set up. : RAISE
34. Stoves in the lab. : ETNAS
35. Body of doctrine. : DOGMA
37. Runner. : MILER
38. Food carrier. : TRAY
41. Work surface akin to a table. : LAPBOARD
43. Island republic. : EIRE
46. Like a bee's cell. : WAXY
49. Not ___ (take it easy!). : SOFAST
51. Moved around confusedly. : MILLED
53. North, south of the border. : NORTE
55. Basic monetary unit. : POUND
56. Think. : DEEM
57. Edison's middle name. : ALVA
58. Cardinal suffix. : TEEN
60. Fence verbally. : SPAR
62. Locale. : SITE
63. Heraldic term. : ENTE
64. At no time: Poetic : NEER
66. One of the Cyclades Islands. : ZEA
68. Chemical suffix. : ANE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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