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New York Times, Saturday, December 7, 1957

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { B Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,084
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1. Printing sign. : FIST
5. Scrutinize. : SCAN
9. Exclamation of impatience. : PSHAW
14. He wrote "The Nazarene." : ASCH
15. Glazier's handiwork. : PANE
16. Official decree. : UKASE
17. Wild plum. : SLOE
18. Piedmont city. : ASTI
19. Chairman's weapon. : GAVEL
20. Compendious. : TERSE
22. In the stratosphere. : HIGH
24. Fresh-water duck. : TEAL
25. Event at Aintree. : STEEPLECHASE
28. Opinion. : VIEW
29. Describing savants. : ERUDITE
33. Appearances. : ASPECTS
36. One who testifies. : DEPOSER
37. Bearing. : MIEN
38. Approach. : NEAR
39. Greek tragic hero. : ORESTES
43. Long, loose overcoats. : ULSTERS
46. Trusting. : RELIANT
47. One of the Websters. : NOAH
48. Newspaper man. : SPORTSWRITER
53. Prank. : JEST
56. Aching. : SORE
57. Card. : KNAVE
58. Part of a sonnet. : OCTET
60. French chanteuse. : PIAF
62. Mashie. : IRON
63. Portion. : SHARE
64. Hearty's companion. : HALE
65. Rib on a fabric surface. : CORD
66. Bay or gray. : HORSE
67. Over and above. : ELSE
68. Greek letters. : ETAS
1. Observes Ember days. : FASTS
2. Insular speck. : ISLET
3. Twenty. : SCORE
4. Pleiades. : THESEVENSISTERS
5. Dax is one. : SPA
6. Kidney-shaped nuts. : CASHEWS
7. Fantastic. : ANTIC
8. Whinnied. : NEIGHED
9. Type of dog. : PUG
10. Moved in a risky, unsafe situation. : SKATEDONTHINICE
11. Experience. : HAVE
12. Yachting. : ASEA
13. Favorable. : WELL
21. Majestic. : EPIC
23. Jack rabbit. : HARE
26. Without ___ or hindrance. : LET
27. Eat at evening. : SUP
30. Conversational expression. : ISEE
31. Rush around. : TEAR
32. Slips. : ERRS
33. James Gould Cozzens' subject. : AMOR
34. King's title. : SIRE
35. K. P. sergeant's command. : PEEL
40. Open a keg. : TAP
41. Yank's Slaughter. : ENOS
42. Stanza. : STROPHE
43. Opens. : UNSEALS
44. Humble. : LOW
45. One of the Channel Islands. : SARK
49. Court-martial. : TRIAL
50. Old playing card. : TAROT
51. City in Portugal. : EVORA
52. Tears. : RENDS
53. Banter: Slang. : JOSH
54. Repetitive response. : ECHO
55. Sheriff's badge. : STAR
59. Links place. : TEE
61. Tuition. : FEE

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

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