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New York Times, Wednesday, March 6, 1957

Author:
A. H. Drummond, Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
A. H. Drummond, Jr. has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,808
Across
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Distortion. : WARP
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To one side. : APART
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Twosome. : PAIR
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"Depuis le Jour." : ARIA
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Spooky. : EERIE
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Eight: Comb. form. : OCTO
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Milton drama, 1671. : SAMSONAGONISTES
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Disk jockey's disk. : PLATTER
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___ public. : NOTARY
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Elevator man. : OTIS
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Avian mimic. : MYNA
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Was apprehensive. : FEARED
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Early Christian church. : BASILICA
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Part of 27 Across. : ALTAR
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Birthplace of Columbus. : GENOA
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French lace: Colloq. : VAL
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Actress Arlene. : DAHL
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Criterion. : CANON
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Temperate. : MILD
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Where Ike was in command. : ETO
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The ladies. : WOMEN
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Kitchen utensil. : SIEVE
40
Predetermines. : DESTINES
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Temper: Colloq. : DANDER
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College courses. : ARTS
44
"And away ___." : WEGO
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She sings Elsa, Mimi, Arabella, etc. : STEBER
48
Cupidity. : AVARICE
52
Tragedy, probably by Shakespeare. : TITUSANDRONICUS
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Border river of Europe and Asia. : URAL
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Horn. : CORNU
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Pronoun. : THIS
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Before gamma. : BETA
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Rendezvous. : TRYST
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Of ___ (formerly). : YORE
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Type of waist. : WASP
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Sea fed by the Amu Darya. : ARAL
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Terza ___, verse form. : RIMA
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Portraying rural life. : PASTORAL
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B. C. poem. : AENEID
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Bartletts. : PEARS
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South American country: Abbr. : ARG
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South American capital. : RIO
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He wrote "Sweet and Low." : TENNYSON
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Card. : POSTAL
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Doings of the Roman Senate. : ACTA
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Road to Rome. : ITER
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Flushed. : ROSY
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Lustrous fur. : OTTER
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Ancient Greek colony. : IONIA
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Role for Licia Albanese. : MANON
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Drab. : FADED
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Give high hopes to. : ELATE
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Friend of Porthos. : ATHOS
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Signer of the Locarno Pact. : BENES
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Describing college walls. : IVIED
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Great soprano (1866–1942). : CALVE
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Kind of tree. : ALDER
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Child's play. : GAMES
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Type of bridge. : CONTRACT
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Smaller number. : MINORITY
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Message. : WIRES
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She wrote "A Certain Smile." : SAGAN
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___ rasa (clean slate): Lat. : TABULA
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Heartfelt. : DEVOUT
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Alerts. : WARNS
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Short projection. : STUB
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Spare. : TIRE
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State, in France. : ETAT
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Japanese ginkgo. : ICHO
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Leather: Fr. : CUIR
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In ___ (in existence): Lat. : ESSE
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European nation: Abbr. : NOR
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Towel. : DRY

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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