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New York Times, Wednesday, February 20, 1957

Author:
A. H. Drummond, Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
A. H. Drummond, Jr. has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,794
Across
1. Airwomen. : WAFS
5. Blue glazed pottery. : DELFT
10. Jason sailed it. : ARGO
14. Oriental babysitter. : AMAH
15. "Bombs bursting ___ . . . " : INAIR
16. Cold wind of the Adriatic. : BORA
17. Where to find Casey Jones. : LOCOMOTIVE
19. Hearts, for one. : SUIT
20. Heavy boring tool for sinking shafts. : TREPAN
21. ___ upon (attacks suddenly). : DESCENDS
23. Measure of capacity. : PINT
25. Position; view. : STAND
26. Casey Jones. : ENGINEER
30. Of stone. : LITHIC
33. Wilderness Road man. : BOONE
34. Name: Lat. : NOMEN
36. Wave: Span. : OLA
37. Big Ben sound. : BONG
38. Small bays. : COVES
39. Devastate. : RUIN
40. Limit. : END
41. Proofreader's mark. : CARET
42. Silver coins in Oaxaca. : PESOS
43. Himalayan tree. : DEODAR
45. Left over. : REMANENT
47. Tournament area. : LISTS
49. Solemn act. : RITE
50. Covers, as with snow. : BLANKETS
53. Palmer Stadium players. : TIGERS
57. A kind of hard candy. : ROCK
58. Casey Jones. : RAILROADER
60. Wings, in anatomy. : ALAE
61. Raise the spirits of. : ELATE
62. Exertion. : DINT
63. Colloquial negative. : NARY
64. Leans toward. : TENDS
65. Feminine name. : ETTA
Down
1. First name of well-known poet. : WALT
2. Love, in Spain. : AMOR
3. Side of a playing card. : FACE
4. ___ center. : SHOPPING
5. Famous name in Ontario. : DIONNE
6. Noun or adjective suffix. : ENT
7. Caused to subside. : LAID
8. English game like handball. : FIVES
9. Bridge supports. : TRESTLES
10. Not attentive. : ABSENT
11. Home for 17 across. : ROUNDHOUSE
12. Electrode of wire mesh. : GRID
13. Crop. : OATS
18. Where Mt. Katahdin is. : MAINE
22. Biblical name. : CAIN
24. Purport. : TENOR
26. Slackened. : EBBED
27. Not a soul. : NOONE
28. Often found behind 17 Across. : GONDOLACAR
29. Name for a setter. : ROVER
31. Ancient Troy. : ILION
32. "Thou ___ not then be false . . . " : CANST
35. Rhythm in music. : METER
38. New Jersey's first governor. : CARTERET
39. Turncoat. : RENEGADE
41. Barrelful. : CASK
42. Where to use a rotisserie. : PATIO
44. Small example of 17 Across. : DINKEY
46. Joints. : MITRES
48. Banal. : STALE
50. Grain husks. : BRAN
51. "Damn Yankees" role. : LOLA
52. City on the Yellow River. : SIAN
54. Revise mss. : EDIT
55. Split. : RENT
56. Portuguese Miss. : SRTA
59. Inc., in England. : LTD

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

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