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New York Times, Tuesday, March 26, 1957

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { F J K Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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1. Book of prayers or devotions. : MISSAL
7. Portuguese navigator. : DAGAMA
13. Gold coin of Honduras. : LEMPIRA
14. Writer of plaintive verse. : ELEGIST
16. Seeks ambitiously. : ASPIRES
17. Words ending some meetings. : SINEDIE
18. Nevil ___, English author. : SHUTE
19. Poetic pronoun. : THINE
21. Tavern. : INN
22. Dislikes. : HATES
23. Carry on. : WAGE
24. Framework of iron bars. : GRID
25. Cools. : ICES
26. Enter. : GOIN
27. Blackmore's Lorna. : DOONE
28. Exclamations. : OHS
29. Vice President, 1801–5. : BURR
30. British painter. : TURNER
31. One way to win an election. : LANDSLIDE
33. Come ___ (pay). : ACROSS
36. Robust. : HALE
37. Average. : PAR
40. Dred Scott was one. : SLAVE
41. Rotate rapidly. : BIRL
42. Church mantle. : COPE
43. Ancient Asian. : MEDE
44. Town: Colloq. : BURG
45. The Constitution and the United States. : SHIPS
46. Bon ___. : AMI
47. Fancy German cake. : TORTE
48. Dugout. : CANOE
49. Quality of certain writing, art, etc. : REALISM
51. Begin. : STARTIN
53. British island of the West Indies. : ANTIGUA
54. American portraitist. : SARGENT
55. Locum ___, temporary substitute. : TENENS
56. Authority. : EXPERT
1. One survivor of the fiery furnace. : MESHACH
2. Ascribes. : IMPUTES
3. Acts with malice. : SPITES
4. Fathers. : SIRES
5. Auxiliary verb. : ARE
6. Most up-to-date style. : LASTWORD
7. Pattern. : DESIGN
8. Straighten. : ALINE
9. Actor Raymond. : GENE
10. Generation. : AGE
11. Golf club. : MIDIRON
12. Silly. : ASININE
13. Burmese terminus of the Burma Road. : LASHIO
15. Compassionate. : TENDER
20. Symbol of penitence. : HAIRSHIRT
24. Senator from Tennessee. : GORE
26. Stick to one's ___ (be firm). : GUNS
27. Kind of ranch. : DUDE
29. Thule, for example. : BASE
30. Cultivate the soil. : TILL
31. Term of endearment. : LOVE
32. Generous giving. : LARGESSE
33. Capital of Eritrea. : ASMARA
34. Tennessee's Governor. : CLEMENT
35. Send forth. : RADIATE
37. Suggestion: Colloq. : POINTER
38. Designate. : APPOINT
39. Take umbrage. : RESENT
41. Rangoon is ___ capital. : BURMAS
42. ___ d'affaires. : CHARGE
44. Ship's officer. : BOSUN
45. Steep slope. : SCARP
47. Buster Brown's dog. : TIGE
50. Philosopher Yutang. : LIN
52. Strain. : TAX

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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