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New York Times, Monday, April 15, 1957

8-Down : Pest.

Author:
Roberta Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F J K W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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G
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A
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N
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Q
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,848
Across
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African country. : GHANA
6
___ Cupid. : DAN
9
Gulf in the news. : AQABA
14
Actor Novarro. : RAMON
15
Montevideo is its capital: Abbr. : URU
16
Agricultural. : RURAL
17
Cockpit. : ARENA
18
Cuckoo. : ANI
19
Contamination. : TAINT
20
Grab. : NAB
21
African country, new member of U. N.. : TUNISIA
24
Greek letter. : ETA
25
Mild expletive. : DRAT
27
Nut tree. : PECAN
28
Make indistinct. : BLUR
29
Ribbed fabric. : REP
31
Cancel. : ANNUL
33
Looking fixedly. : ASTARE
36
Having beautiful views. : SCENICAL
40
Fur-bearing animals. : BEAVERS
42
Green mineral. : ERINITE
43
Gem without facets. : CABOCHON
45
Soaked through. : SODDEN
46
Mediterranean state: Comb. form : ITALO
47
Number. : ONE
48
Sacred bull of Egypt. : APIS
51
"The Scapegoat," for example. : NOVEL
53
Demolish. : RASE
57
Ruminant's specialty. : CUD
58
Looked up to. : ADMIRED
60
Dance: Fr. : BAL
61
Plain. : CLEAR
63
South American tuber. : OCA
64
Ancient country in Asia Minor. : IONIA
66
Domain. : REALM
67
Compass points. : NES
68
Outcome. : EVENT
69
City on the Rhone delta. : ARLES
70
Compass point. : SSE
71
Laughter. : MIRTH
Down
1
A piano. : GRAND
2
City in Ethiopia. : HARAR
3
Very simple form of life. : AMEBA
4
"No" from France. : NON
5
Medical course: Abbr. : ANAT
6
First mayor of N. Y. C., 1784-89. : DUANE
7
Lotions for treating sprains. : ARNICAS
8
Pest. : NUISANCE
9
Gulf, site of Battle of Actium. : ARTA
10
Sine ___ non. : QUA
11
Caliban's slave. : ARIEL
12
Equatorial African. : BANTU
13
Place of worship. : ALTAR
22
Position of control. : UPPERHAND
23
Shoe part. : INNERSOLE
26
Crude horsedrawn sled used by Plains Indians. : TRAVOIS
28
Leather flap on a horse's bridle. : BLINDER
30
Build. : ERECT
32
Labor group. : UNION
33
Beginning of learning. : ABC
34
___ of Galilee. : SEA
35
Flap. : TAB
37
Spanish hero. : CID
38
Lunched. : ATE
39
Man's nickname. : LEN
41
Island group east of New Guinea. : SOLOMONS
44
Apprentices. : NOVICES
48
Capital of 1 Across. : ACCRA
49
Whiner. : PULER
50
Exemplar. : IDEAL
52
Rub out. : ERASE
54
Hero of current Broadway musical. : ABNER
55
Actress Eva Marie. : SAINT
56
Port on 9 Across. : ELATH
58
Branches. : ARMS
59
President of Vietnam. : DIEM
62
Beverage. : ALE
65
Egg: Comb. form. : OVI

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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