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New York Times, Saturday, May 11, 1957

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { C H J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:
In 35-Across, PEARLET is clued as "Small fruit." According to Merriam-Webster, a pearlet is a small pearl, not pear.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,874
Across
1. Gentle. : SOFT
5. Trading centers. : MARTS
10. Airfield near Paris. : ORLY
14. River of Spain. : EBRO
15. Lucine of the Met. : AMARA
16. Take shape. : LOOM
17. Sporting dog from Germany. : WEIMARANER
19. Nobleman. : DUKE
20. Patriotic monogram. : USA
21. Became hazy. : MISTED
22. Israel's Foreign Minister. : MEIR
23. Tony of Hollywood. : PERKINS
25. Diminutive of a girl's name. : TINA
27. ___ fixe. : IDEE
28. Unity. : ONENESS
32. Great folly. : MADNESS
35. Small fruit. : PEARLET
36. Designer Cassini. : OLEG
37. Czech river into the Elbe. : ISER
38. At the apex. : TOPMOST
42. Lucky numbers. : ELEVENS
45. Appoint as supervisor. : SETOVER
46. Fish for a filet. : SOLE
47. Ibsen's Mrs. Helmer. : NORA
48. Swizzle-stick, for example. : STIRRER
52. Refuse material. : SLAG
55. Describing mosaic. : INLAID
57. Wrath. : IRE
58. TV orchestra leader. : WELK
59. Al Jolson's real name. : ASAYOELSON
61. Most westerly Aleutian Island. : ATTU
62. Make gay. : LIVEN
63. ___ majesty. : LESE
64. Debatable. : MOOT
65. Luminaries. : STARS
66. Sketched. : DREW
Down
1. Mend. : SEWUP
2. Much too plump. : OBESE
3. Tuck of Sherwood Forest. : FRIAR
4. Actor Ewell. : TOM
5. Amphibious soldiers. : MARINES
6. Accumulates. : AMASSES
7. Rave. : RANT
8. "Sparrow in the ___." : TREETOP
9. Pilchard. : SARDINE
10. Subject of well-known Kern song. : OLDMANRIVER
11. Rake. : ROUE
12. Trouble-making Norse god. : LOKI
13. Norse giant. : YMER
18. Organic compound. : AMIDE
24. Brynner's Oscar-winning role. : KINGMONGKUT
26. Educators' group: Abbr. : NEA
29. Other. : ELSE
30. Sighted. : SEEN
31. Ships: Abbr. : STRS
32. Witticisms. : MOTS
33. Drug-yielding plant. : ALOE
34. Governmental division: Abbr. : DEPT
39. Egg: Comb. form. : OVO
40. Magazine features. : SERIALS
41. Conveyance, as of goods. : TRANSIT
42. Trier. : ESSAYER
43. Soothing liquids. : LOTIONS
44. Leave out. : ELIDE
49. Part of a step. : RISER
50. Worn away. : EROSE
51. Renovate. : RENEW
52. What Leander did. : SWAM
53. Mother of Apollo. : LETO
54. Voice. : ALTO
56. Source of pumice. : LAVA
60. Academic degree: Abbr. : LLD

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

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