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New York Times, Wednesday, May 1, 1957

Author: H. L. Risteen
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,864
Across Down
1. Tools for leather work. : AWLS
5. Just tolerably. : SOSO
9. City on the Upper Rhine. : BASEL
14. Violent confusion of ideas or conditions. : MAELSTROM
16. Run away. : ELOPE
17. Permanent. : INDELIBLE
18. Symbols of authority. : MACES
19. Schoolbook. : READER
20. Antipathies. : ENMITIES
22. Sheriff's helper: Abbr. : DEP
23. Level space. : AREA
24. Halloween apparitions. : SPOOKS
27. Jutlander. : DANE
29. ___ alone (not to mention). : LET
32. Hollow ringing sound. : PONG
33. Early Palestinian dynasty. : HEROD
34. Malay gibbon. : LAR
35. Furrows. : RUTS
36. "Oliver Twist" character. : FAGIN
37. Department of France. : OISE
38. German "alas!" : ACH
39. Fundamental. : BASAL
40. Negatives. : NOES
41. ___ thing (that which is essential). : THE
42. The Dolomites. : ALPS
43. Corrects. : AMENDS
45. Colors. : REDS
47. Witticism. : MOT
48. British tavern. : GROGGERY
52. Thoroughgoing. : ARRANT
56. Pelf. : LUCRE
57. Davis Cup champion. : AUSTRALIA
59. Printer's roller. : INKER
60. Geological period. : PLEIOCENE
61. Defeats. : BESTS
62. Certain bills. : TENS
63. Ship: Poet. : KEEL
1. Mohammedan prince. : AMIR
2. Decline. : WANE
3. Helen of Troy's mother. : LEDA
4. Huskies. : SLEDDOGS
5. Stock; family. : STIRPS
6. Planet. : ORB
7. Filet de ___. : SOLE
8. Portent. : OMEN
9. Involved in difficulties. : BEMIRED
10. Having wings. : ALATE
11. Prize for a hostess. : SOCIALLION
12. Fencing weapon. : EPEE
13. Smaller. : LESS
15. Glossy. : SLEEK
21. Massenet opera. : MANON
24. Young herring. : SPRAT
25. Marsupial's specialty. : POUCH
26. Bankrupt. : ONTHEROCKS
27. French painter, known for his pastels. : DEGAS
28. Seed covering. : ARIL
30. Facilitated. : EASED
31. Lock. : TRESS
33. Fastener. : HASP
36. ___ witness. : FALSE
37. Type of mind. : ONETRACK
39. Wisconsin footballers. : BADGERS
43. Stringed instruments. : AMATIS
44. ___ Castle, fort of Havana harbor. : MORRO
46. White-plumed bird. : EGRET
48. Fluent. : GLIB
49. Finnish poem. : RUNE
50. Engrossed. : RAPT
51. Holiday time. : YULE
53. Out of the wind. : ALEE
54. Athletic group. : NINE
55. Chinese money of account. : TAEL
58. Japanese coin. : SEN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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