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New York Times, Wednesday, May 15, 1957

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

In 43-Down, SMILES is clued as "Popular song by Vincent Youmans." "Smiles" appears to have been the name of a Broadway show Youmans worked on, not any specific song from it.

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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,878
Across
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Sound of striking. : CLOP
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Of the same material. : SELF
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Czech city. : PRAHA
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Fur. : HAIR
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Indigo. : ANIL
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In terms of the law. : LEGAL
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Fainéant. : IDLE
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Cafeteria item. : TRAY
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Turn aside. : AVERT
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Negatively charged particle. : ELECTRON
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Rest hour. : SIESTA
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T-man. : FEDERALAGENT
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Dibbles. : DAPS
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Cinnabar. : ORE
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Sound of surprise. : HAH
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Put right. : REMEDY
33
Opposite of debut. : SWANSONG
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Harmonious. : ATONE
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Wisecrack. : PUN
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Type of writer. : GHOST
38
Tread. : FOOTSTEP
40
Hillsides. : SLOPES
41
Bomb ingredient. : TNT
42
Make a slip. : ERR
43
To-do. : STIR
44
Men in charge of troops. : SCOUTMASTERS
49
Insignificant. : PALTRY
52
Climax. : HIGHSPOT
53
Venerate. : ADORE
54
Lot of cotton. : BALE
55
Dog in the "Oz" books. : TOTO
56
Lawful. : LICIT
57
Humdinger. : ONER
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Lilac or lavender. : ODOR
59
Bus stations. : STOPS
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TV's Miss Myerson. : BESS
61
Become animated (with "up"). : PERK
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Taylor or Twining. : CHIEF
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Scoop. : LADLE
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Lubricated. : OILED
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Forerunner. : PRECEDENT
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Province ruled by a petty tyrant. : SATRAPY
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Matriculates. : ENROLS
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Climbing vine. : LIANA
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Ball to the outfield. : FLY
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Straight talk. : PLAINENGLISH
10
Face an embankment. : REVET
11
"Now he belongs to the ___." : AGES
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American playwright. : HART
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Where Calgary is: Abbr. : ALTA
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Things to be kept from competitors. : TRADESECRETS
22
Evening, in Italy. : SERA
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Paris creation. : GOWN
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Croquet arch. : HOOP
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Handle: Fr. : ANSE
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Elevations: Abbr. : HGTS
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Catamaran. : RAFT
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Type of coat or collar. : ETON
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Debatable. : MOOT
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Eat late. : SUP
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Infielder. : SHORTSTOP
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City in Indiana. : PERU
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City of Paris. : TROY
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Theatricians. : STAGERS
43
Popular song by Vincent Youmans. : SMILES
44
Comic ___. : STRIP
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Macbeth's title. : THANE
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Lyric poem. : EPODE
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Helicopter blade. : ROTOR
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Relative of a jabiru. : STORK
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Close friends. : PALS
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Mine entrance. : ADIT
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In ___ parentis. : LOCO
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Quick curtsy. : BOB

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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