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New York Times, Monday, April 29, 1957

Author:
Walt Clark
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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Play the lead. : STAR
5
Politico of the "gaslight era." : TWEED
10
Pluck. : GRIT
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De Valera's land. : EIRE
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Character in "Peter Pan." : WENDY
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Incautious. : RASH
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Above. : ATOP
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Famous cow. : ELSIE
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University city of Norway. : OSLO
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Region, as in Scotland. : LOWLAND
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Bob Hope, for instance. : TROUPER
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Knack. : ART
25
Exams. : TESTS
26
Feature of Chicago. : STOCKYARD
30
One wife of 2 Down, in "Romola." : TESSA
34
A voided escutcheon. : ORLE
35
Spanish gold. : ORO
36
Speckle. : BESPOT
37
Free from. : RID
38
School town in Massachusetts. : ANDOVER
40
___ told. : ALL
41
Endless: Arch. : ETERNE
43
Legume. : PEA
44
Range. : AREA
45
Long range navigation. : LORAN
46
Junior misses. : TEENAGERS
48
Bishop's headdress. : MITER
50
Spanish title: Abbr : SRA
51
An equal. : COMPEER
54
Betting. : STAKING
58
Inter ___. : ALIA
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Heath plant. : ERICA
61
Midnight. : HOUR
62
Fish like the cod. : LING
63
Iron or steel. : METAL
64
Vapor: Comb. form. : ATMO
65
Box at the movies. : LOGE
66
Symbolic bird. : STORK
67
Catches. : NABS
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Monogram in wax. : SEAL
2
George Eliot villain. : TITO
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Aligned. : AROW
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Supplant. : REPLACE
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T V quiz show. : TWENTYONE
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Fuse. : WELD
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Naval officer: Abbr. : ENS
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Revised, as copy. : EDITED
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Stainers. : DYERS
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Complains: Slang. : GROUSES
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Coarse file. : RASP
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Part of an archipelago. : ISLE
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God of thunder. : THOR
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Bear State: Abbr. : ARK
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Fish-eating mammal. : OTTER
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State policeman. : TROOPER
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Leading character in Stendhal's masterpiece. : SOREL
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Third: Comb. form. : TRITO
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More experienced. : OLDER
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Noun suffix. : ARD
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Bowling score. : SPARE
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Mender of boots. : SOLER
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Mountain range in Africa. : ATLAS
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Jack's magic ladder. : BEANSTALK
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Miss Oaklely. : ANNIE
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Neckline. : VEE
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Rush wildly about. : RAMPAGE
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Leader of the Ismailian Moslems. : AGAKHAN
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Harness ring. : TERRET
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Constellation. : ARA
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Pours. : TEEMS
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Summon. : CALL
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A hodgepodge. : OLIO
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Chinese dynasty. : MING
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Mark. : SCAR
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Greek letter. : IOTA
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Insensible. : NUMB
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Big: Fr. : GROS
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Oriental name. : ITO

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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