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New York Times, Thursday, April 4, 1957

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,837
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1. Excuse. : PLEA
5. European coal mining district. : SAAR
9. Chinese unit of money. : TAEL
13. Old name of Trujillo's land. : SANDOMINGO
16. Haifa's neighbor. : ACRE
17. Had an influence on each other. : INTERACTED
18. Distress. : PAIN
19. Bishopric. : SEE
20. Annoys. : IRKS
21. Slurs over. : ELIDES
23. City railways: Colloq. : ELS
24. Honor highly. : ADORE
25. Smoked meats. : BACONS
29. Small drop, as of paint. : BLOB
30. Guidebook illustration. : MAP
33. Before: Fr. : AVANT
34. High wind. : BLOW
35. Brief autobiographical sketch. : VITA
36. Fire ___. : SALE
37. Oldest U. S. Senator. : GREEN
38. Sacred picture. : ICON
39. Jacob ___, foe of the slums. : RIIS
40. Barbarians. : HUNS
41. Had in mind. : MEANT
42. Man's nickname. : ALF
43. Be undecided. : PEND
44. Cereal grain. : BARLEY
45. Public. : OVERT
47. Pronoun. : HIS
48. Move very fast. : STREAK
50. Force. : DINT
51. Sound of a blow: Colloq. : POW
54. French singer. : PONS
55. Much too great. : INORDINATE
58. Overlook. : OMIT
59. Canadian province. : NOVASCOTIA
60. Social affairs. : TEAS
61. Arrest. : STEM
62. President of T. U. : BECK
1. Greek letters. : PSIS
2. Runner's pathway. : LANE
3. Grafted: Her. : ENTE
4. Soft drink. : ADE
5. Incites to attack. : SICKS
6. Insects. : ANTS
7. Act one's ___. : AGE
8. Overcame. : RODEDOWN
9. Piglike tropical animal. : TAPIR
10. Scholarly. : ACADEMICAL
11. Great Lakes port. : ERIE
12. Watch part. : LENS
14. The East. : ORIENT
15. Clay soils. : MARLS
22. Tennis maneuver. : LOB
24. Plants. : ALOES
25. Port of Iraq. : BASRA
26. Benefit. : AVAIL
27. Gulf of ___. : CALIFORNIA
28. Numbers. : ONES
29. Harmonize. : BLEND
31. Make up for. : ATONE
32. Colloquially, an undergarment. : PANTY
34. Hardest part. : BRUNT
35. Four: Ger. : VIER
37. Pickles. : GHERKINS
41. Plaster or cement, for example. : MASTIC
43. Sweet ___. : PEA
44. Obligates. : BINDS
46. Male wearing apparel. : VESTS
47. Friend of both David and Solomon. : HIRAM
48. Ready, as cash. : SPOT
49. Weighty volume. : TOME
50. Bird. : DOVE
51. Head of USMC. : PATE
52. Of the ear. : OTIC
53. Irresolute. : WEAK
56. Touch-me-___. : NOT
57. Jack, in cribbage. : NOB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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