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New York Times, Tuesday, March 12, 1957

Author: H. L. Risteen
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,814
Across Down
1. Pottery. : WARE
5. Hockey stick in Irish game of hurling. : CAMAN
10. Living quarters. : FLAT
14. Hoary. : AGED
15. Figure of speech. : IRONY
16. Timber wolf. : LOBO
17. Split apart. : RIVE
18. Veteran Hollywood actor. : GARYCOOPER
20. Former French political leader. : POINCARE
22. Full of vigor. : LUSTY
23. Four: Ger. : VIER
24. Word of approval. : AMEN
26. Distance without limit. : SPACE
28. Caesar's midday meal. : CENA
30. Loses luster. : DIMS
34. One of the Marches. : HAL
35. Kindles into activity. : SPARKS
37. Of a period of time. : ERAL
38. Greedy. : AVID
40. Historic capital of Artois. : ARRAS
41. Pro ___ (for the King): Lat. : REGE
42. Informed. : WISE
43. Seeds. : SPORES
45. Small bite. : NIP
46. Floor coverings. : MATS
47. Greek goddess. : HERA
48. Upstanding. : ERECT
50. Piece of wood. : SLAT
52. Bauble. : GAUD
53. Part of a tennis court. : ALLEY
56. ___ cooker. : PRESSURE
60. J. F. Cooper hero. : DEERSLAYER
63. The makings of a "man." : SNOW
64. Crack. : RIFT
65. Moslems collectively. : ISLAM
66. Grafted: Her. : ENTE
67. Times of day: Abbr. : AFTS
68. Columns. : PIERS
69. Role for Orson Welles. : LEAR
1. Misinterpret. : WARP
2. Money exchange premium. : AGIO
3. Billy Graham, for example. : REVIVALIST
4. Like paradise. : EDENIC
5. Prop for George Burns. : CIGAR
6. Sandarac tree. : ARAR
7. Something additional. : MORE
8. Some. : ANY
9. Eastern metropolis: Abbr. : NYC
10. Kind of flatfish. : FLOUNDER
11. Trims by cutting. : LOPS
12. Help. : ABET
13. Rightist. : TORY
19. Bullfight huzzah. : OLE
21. Letters. : CEES
24. Anatolian metropolis. : ANKARA
25. Billiard stroke. : MASSE
26. Early form of the oboe. : SHAWM
27. City in northern Italy. : PAVIA
28. Red ___. : CARPET
29. Slip. : ERROR
31. Veteran Hollywood actress. : IRENEDUNNE
32. Mysterious power. : MAGIC
33. Was off guard. : SLEPT
36. Oriental title. : PASHA
39. Ices. : DESSERTS
44. Red and Black. : SEAS
49. Playwright Crouse. : RUSSEL
51. River of France and Belgium. : LYS
52. Beginnings. : GERMS
53. Mediterranean port of Spain. : ADRA
54. ___ Ericson. : LEIF
55. Departed. : LEFT
56. American illustrator. : PYLE
57. Build. : REAR
58. Church court. : ROTA
59. Pitcher. : EWER
61. Edge. : LIP
62. "Just ___ am . . . " : ASI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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