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New York Times, Tuesday, March 19, 1957

Author: Helen Smathers
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,821
Across Down
1. Defense. : WALL
5. Varsity hopeful. : SCRUB
10. Trade: Colloq. : SWAP
14. Director Kazan. : ELIA
15. Fruit. : PRUNE
16. President of France. : COTY
17. Ultimatum, so to speak. : LASTCHANCE
19. Fling. : HURL
20. Snack spots. : KITCHENS
21. Major league novice. : ROOKIE
23. Belgian ___. : HARE
24. River in Spain. : EBRO
25. Joint. : ANKLE
27. Stops and talks to: Colloq. : COLLARS
31. Oklahoma Indian. : CREEK
32. Tenth part. : TITHE
34. Lacuna. : GAP
35. Impose, as a fine. : LEVY
36. Holliday for Wally Cox. : HIRAM
37. Language of Pakistan. : URDU
38. Raided the icebox. : ATE
39. Of a certain period. : DATED
40. Top-flight golfer. : SNEAD
41. He sings Rigoletto, Rodrigo, Tonio, etc. : MERRILL
43. Pole thrown in Gaelic game. : CABER
44. Top. : ACME
45. Capital of Yemen. : SANA
46. Where Juneau is. : ALASKA
49. Political division. : DISTRICT
53. Army Reserve unit. : ROTC
54. Sunny Jim's specialty. : RACEHORSES
56. Gulf of Greece. : ARTA
57. Salad seasoning. : CHIVE
58. She: Span. : ELLA
59. Moral and emotional nature. : SOUL
60. Those with relatively much wealth. : HAVES
61. Epistolary salutation. : DEAR
1. Champagne music maestro. : WELK
2. Turkish regiment. : ALAI
3. Inventory. : LIST
4. Award of merit for Junior. : LATCHKEY
5. Star or planet. : SPHERE
6. Whooping bird. : CRANE
7. Toboggan courses. : RUNS
8. Chapel Hill: Abbr. : UNC
9. Sir Herbert ___ Tree. : BEERBOHM
10. Teach. : SCHOOL
11. Popular novelist. : WOUK
12. Italian town. : ATRI
13. Famous war correspondent. : PYLE
18. Drawing material. : CHALK
22. Heraldic bearing. : ORLE
24. Outward: Anat. : ECTAD
25. Mountain crest. : ARETE
26. Negative answer. : NEVER
28. Be in harmony. : AGREE
29. Unit of U. S. defense. : RADAR
30. Spadelike tool. : SPUD
31. Quiet person: Colloq. : CLAM
32. Epithet. : TITLE
33. Wrath. : IRE
36. TV actor and M. C. : HALMARCH
37. Opened, as a door. : UNBARRED
39. Nixon, for one. : DICK
40. ___ Domingo. : SANTO
42. Prankster. : RASCAL
43. Gets money for (with "in"). : CASHES
45. Strainer. : SIEVE
46. River of Armenia. : ARAS
47. Monk parrot. : LORO
48. Volcanic islands off 46 Across. : ATTU
49. 604. : DCIV
50. Bit of land. : ISLE
51. That: Fr. : CELA
52. Peter or Feodor. : TSAR
55. Triumphant exclamation. : AHA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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