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New York Times, Thursday, February 7, 1957

Author: H. L. Risteen
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { H J Q X }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,781
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1. Tricks. : ARTS
5. Altercation. : SPAT
9. A human being. : LIFE
13. Chess pieces. : ROOKS
15. Current best-selling novelist. : METALIOUS
17. Where Inchon is. : KOREA
18. Theatrical attractions. : OPERETTAS
19. Hollywood personalities. : STARLETS
21. Noted Union general. : MEADE
22. Lear or Hamlet. : ROLE
23. Mountain ridge. : SPUR
25. Adjective for a quiz winner. : BRAINY
28. Floor covering. : BEARSKIN
32. Mineral deposits. : LODES
33. Young animals. : FAWNS
34. Number. : ONE
35. Where Iowa State College is. : AMES
36. Finger ___. : LAKES
37. Depository. : SAFE
38. Born: Fr. : NEE
39. John Q. Citizen. : VOTER
40. Lost color. : PALED
41. Distinguished American historian. : COMMAGER
43. Key West product. : CIGARS
44. Chemical suffixes. : OSES
45. ___ fide. : BONA
46. Oriental nobles. : EMIRS
49. Type of dwelling. : TENEMENT
53. Current bestselling novelist. : MONSARRAT
56. Yellow gem. : TOPAZ
57. Forbid. : INTERDICT
58. Bouquet. : AROMA
59. Southwest tourist mecca. : TAOS
60. Account. : SAKE
61. Weights of Denmark. : ESER
1. Boats. : ARKS
2. Essential part. : ROOT
3. Body of Jewish law. : TORA
4. Rocky islands off Scotland's coast. : SKERRIES
5. Struck heavily. : SMOTE
6. Encourages (with "up"): Slang. : PEPS
7. Had a snack. : ATE
8. Coal ___. : TAR
9. Measures of capacity. : LITERS
10. Small quantity. : IOTA
11. Former Egyptian monarch. : FUAD
12. Synonym for 9 Across. : ESSE
14. Gatherings of the literati. : SALONS
16. Madagascar monkeys. : LEMURS
20. British isle. : ELY
23. Garment factory employe. : SEWER
24. Kitchen utensils. : PANS
25. Mont ___. : BLANC
26. Shakespearean hero. : ROMEO
27. Revoke: Law. : ADEEM
28. Able, ___, Charlie, etc. : BAKER
29. Australian animal. : KOALA
30. Indicate. : INFER
31. Exigencies. : NEEDS
33. Triad of mythology. : FATES
36. Theatre box. : LOGE
37. Indian chief. : SAGAMORE
39. Eastern school. : VASSAR
40. Arboretums of evergreens. : PINETA
42. Samuel and Wayne. : MORSES
43. In opposition. : CON
45. One of the Davises. : BETTE
46. Give forth. : EMIT
47. Island near Puerto Rico. : MONA
48. Preposition. : INTO
49. Course of action. : TACK
50. Series of great events. : EPOS
51. Epithet. : NAME
52. Passé title. : TZAR
54. Units of linear measure: Abbr. : RDS
55. River mouth: Span. : RIA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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