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New York Times, Monday, February 4, 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: 300 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 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. 2,778
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1. Catch one's breath. : GASP
5. Complains. : MOANS
10. Feign. : SHAM
14. Part. : ROLE
15. Tally. : AGREE
16. Goddess of youth. : HEBE
17. Shortly. : ANON
18. Part of Gen. Hershey's setup. : DRAFTBOARD
20. Recent arrival. : NEWCOMER
22. Sally forth. : SORTIE
23. He owned the Labyrinth. : MINOS
24. Intimate. : HINT
25. Filched. : STOLEN
27. Small vehicle. : HANDCART
31. Light upon. : HIT
32. Family car. : SEDAN
34. More confident. : SURER
35. On the end. : ATIP
37. Members of an English royal house. : YORKS
39. Rikki-Tikki-___. : TAVI
40. Perplex: Colloq. : FLOOR
42. One of the Beans. : ORSON
44. A defect, as in a machine: Slang. : BUG
45. Designating a 3-inch nail. : TENPENNY
47. Dips out, as soup. : LADLES
49. Double-reed. : OBOE
50. Gay continental city. : PAREE
51. Begs. : CRAVES
54. Terrier. : AIREDALE
57. Describing mother's pies. : HOMECOOKED
59. Ill-favored. : UGLY
60. River through Munich. : ISAR
61. Spanish girl's name. : ANITA
62. Piece of ice. : CUBE
63. Plymouth Rocks. : HENS
64. Philippine island. : PANAY
65. Mrs. Dick Tracy. : TESS
1. Member of the family. : GRAN
2. Tiptop. : AONE
3. Camera man's term. : SLOWMOTION
4. Eyebrow stick. : PENCIL
5. Girl friend's cab fare, in case. : MADMONEY
6. Fabled giants. : OGRES
7. Sandarac tree. : ARAR
8. Nave of a French church. : NEF
9. Begins. : SETSIN
10. Time-saving device. : SHORTCUT
11. Anger. : HEAT
12. Dugout: Fr. : ABRI
13. Ancient Asian. : MEDE
19. Uniting forces. : BONDS
21. Individuals. : ONES
24. Mrs. Thomas Lincoln, nee ___. : HANKS
25. Ray of sunlight. : SHAFT
26. Right to ownership. : TITLE
27. Before Ike. : HARRY
28. Syria, Iraq, Egypt, etc. : ARABLEAGUE
29. Stage show. : REVUE
30. Wedges to keep wheels from rolling. : TRIGS
33. Lorna of 1869. : DOONE
36. Puffy muffins. : POPOVERS
38. Twenty-four hours. : SOLARDAY
41. Old-time violin. : REBEC
43. Nostril: Arch. : NARE
46. Not a chance: Slang. : NOSOAP
48. Dock. : DEDUCT
50. Mary, in certain works of art. : PIETA
51. The Chinese foot, 14.1 inches. : CHIH
52. Eglantine. : ROSE
53. To ___ (everyone). : AMAN
54. Related. : AKIN
55. Lawyers' degrees. : LLBS
56. Loops of metal or thread. : EYES
58. ___ shoestring. : ONA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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