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New York Times, Friday, April 19, 1957

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,852
Across
1. Greek letters. : PSIS
5. Sound effects at a 22 Down. : TAPS
9. Rigorous. : HARSH
14. Tom Sawyer's Polly. : AUNT
15. Descended. : ALIT
16. Muse of lyric poetry. : ERATO
17. Device for lawn owners. : SPRINKLER
19. Assistants. : AIDES
20. Wigwams. : TEEPEES
21. Star of "Funny Face." : ASTAIRE
23. Skewer. : PIN
24. Chiding exclamation. : FIE
25. Family members. : SONS
26. Great ability. : SKILL
29. Southern constellation. : ALTAR
31. Burgundy. : WINE
32. King of Judah. : ASA
33. Resort city in the Bahamas. : NASSAU
38. Profile on TV. : ALFREDHITCHCOCK
41. Ensnared. : NOOSED
42. Light-Horse Harry. : LEE
43. U.S. Ambassador in Cairo. : HARE
44. Monetary unit of Pakistan. : RUPEE
46. Wants and expects. : HOPES
47. Window part. : SASH
51. Branch of New Scotland Yard: Abbr. : CID
52. Zodiac sign. : LEO
53. Dixie military school. : CITADEL
55. Section of a produce exchange. : CORNPIT
59. Divert. : AMUSE
60. Bestselling non-fiction writer. : LINDBERGH
62. French investor's income. : RENTE
63. "Snug as a bug in ___." : ARUG
64. Function. : ROLE
65. Actor Lawford. : PETER
66. Deserve: Colloq. : RATE
67. Whirled. : SPUN
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1. Bygone. : PAST
2. Player in a mob scene: Slang. : SUPE
3. Concerning. : INRE
4. Certain painters. : STIPPLERS
5. Charmed. : TAKEN
6. "___ Well." : ALLS
7. Dessert. : PIE
8. Narrow channel. : STRAIT
9. Intensity of feeling. : HEAT
10. Musical offerings. : ARIAS
11. Communications device. : RADIO
12. Noted violinist. : STERN
13. Flexible pipes. : HOSES
18. The dog in "Topper." : NEIL
22. Medium's meeting. : SEANCE
24. Threshed. : FLAILED
26. Water bird. : SWAN
27. Unit of weight, in France. : KILO
28. The facts: Slang. : INFO
29. Hardwood tree. : ASH
30. Cheer. : RAH
32. Offer as a reason. : ADDUCE
34. Watercraft. : SCHOONERS
35. Castile. : SOAP
36. Middle East port. : ACRE
37. Musical instruments, for short. : UKES
39. Always: Poet. : EER
40. Quoits target. : TEE
45. Column. : PILLAR
46. Sweet marjoram. : HERB
47. Steep slope. : SCARP
48. French girl's name. : AIMEE
49. Attention-getting action. : STUNT
50. Celerity. : HASTE
52. Local chapter of a fraternal group. : LODGE
54. Game animal. : DEER
55. Early king of England: Var. : CNUT
56. Bolster. : PROP
57. Arctic dwelling. : IGLU
58. At that time. : THEN
61. Anger: Lat. : IRA

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

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