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New York Times, Tuesday, February 5, 1957

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,779
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1. "Slithy" creature. : TOVE
5. Handwriting: Colloq. : FIST
9. Magnificence. : POMP
13. May it be so! : AMEN
14. German poet. : RILKE
15. ___ the finish. : INAT
16. Crooked. : BENT
17. "Little deeds ___ . . . " : OFKINDNESS
19. The Nautilus' realm. : UNDERSEA
21. Portuguese ladies. : DONAS
22. Questioning: Abbr. : INTER
23. Senator from Delaware. : FREAR
24. Italian noblemen. : CONTES
26. Galleys of antiquity. : TRIREMES
29. Presses. : URGES
30. Military delinquents. : AWOLS
31. Particularly: Abbr. : ESP
32. Male animals. : TOMS
33. Gives access. : OPENS
34. Goods: Abbr. : MDSE
35. One: Span. : UNA
36. Melted together. : FUSED
37. Confusion of sounds. : BABEL
38. Hemmed in. : POCKETED
40. Hooky player. : TRUANT
41. Sage, mint, lavender, etc. : HERBS
42. Girl's name. : JOANN
43. Brahman. : HINDU
44. "___ Song." : TOREADOR
47. Impolite. : MANNERLESS
49. Full of energy. : LIVE
50. Willow genus. : ITEA
51. ___-comic. : SERIO
52. Famous name in "lifts." : OTIS
53. Club: Abbr. : ASSN
54. Pack down. : TAMP
55. Right-hand man: Abbr. : ASST
1. Banned. : TABU
2. Prophetic meaning. : OMEN
3. Selling devices. : VENDINGMACHINES
4. Pacts. : ENTENTES
5. Type of musician. : FIFER
6. Actress Chase. : ILKA
7. Do a slalom. : SKI
8. Ringlets. : TENDRILS
9. Feathers, in zoology. : PINNAE
10. Modern-type highwaymen. : ONEARMEDBANDITS
11. Assemble. : MASS
12. Liquid measures: Abbr. : PTS
14. Sweetbriars. : ROSES
18. Energetic folk. : DOERS
20. Highways: Abbr. : RTES
23. Palm leaf. : FROND
24. Show off: Slang. : CUTUP
25. New England college town. : ORONO
26. Early Tammany leader. : TWEED
27. Ruhr city. : ESSEN
28. Variety of wheat. : SPELT
30. Church recesses. : APSES
33. Eruption. : OUTBURST
34. Active volcano of Hawaii. : MAUNALOA
36. Composer Grofé. : FERDE
37. Hillside: Scot. : BRAE
39. Former Ambassador in Moscow. : KENNAN
40. Trunk of a statue. : TORSO
42. President Tito's first name. : JOSIP
43. Biretta, topi, kepi, etc. : HATS
44. Expression. : TERM
45. Sheep genus. : OVIS
46. Absence of motion. : REST
47. Italian pronoun. : MIA
48. Meadow. : LEA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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