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New York Times, Monday, May 20, 1957

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,883
Across
1. Bringer of good luck. : MASCOT
7. Period of the world's development. : IRONAGE
14. Senator from Rhode Island. : PASTORE
15. Spanish province. : NAVARRE
16. Confident. : ASSURED
17. Fishing net with three layers. : TRAMMEL
18. Paving block. : STONE
19. Miss Merman. : ETHEL
21. Civil War personage. : LEE
22. Chinese club. : TONG
23. French priest. : CURE
24. Curve. : BEND
25. Highest mountain in Crete. : IDA
26. Great poet. : HOMER
27. ___ noire. : BETE
28. Dealer, as in fish or scandal. : MONGER
30. Break off. : SEVER
32. Supplicate. : ENTREAT
34. Samuel Pepys, for example. : DIARIST
38. Extemporize. : ADLIB
40. Swagger. : PRANCE
41. Sacred animal of Egypt. : APIS
43. Sniffs. : NOSES
45. Total. : SUM
46. Tribe. : CLAN
47. Extremely small margin. : HAIR
48. Part of an orange. : PULP
49. Statute. : ACT
50. Behave theatrically: Colloq. : EMOTE
52. Silk fabric. : TULLE
53. Turning device. : ROTATOR
55. Sign in many cities. : SHELTER
57. State capital. : TRENTON
58. Mosaic piece. : TESSERA
59. Makes beloved. : ENDEARS
60. Main road. : ARTERY
Down
1. Elephant's ancestor. : MASTODON
2. Having a partial rhyme, as "come" and "home." : ASSONANT
3. Smarted. : STUNG
4. Nucleus. : CORE
5. Beaver State: Abbr. : ORE
6. Ancient hymn. : TEDEUM
7. Not breaking even. : INTHERED
8. Infrequent. : RARE
9. Elliptic. : OVAL
10. Business group: Abbr. : NAM
11. Short, bandlike sleeve. : ARMLET
12. English novelist. : GREENE
13. Fished for morays. : EELED
14. Diversion. : PASTIME
20. Very: Fr. : TRES
23. Shade of pink. : CORAL
24. Yankee backstop. : BERRA
26. Regards. : HEEDS
27. Yellowstone Park dwellers. : BEARS
29. Contents of an elevator. : GRAIN
31. Treacherous fellow. : VIPER
33. Boastful gamblers: Slang. : TINHORNS
35. Insolent one. : INSULTER
36. Back kitchen. : SCULLERY
37. Method of painting. : TEMPERA
39. Skiff. : BOAT
41. Leonard Hall's successor. : ALCORN
42. Struck gently. : PATTED
44. Midday ritual in the tropics. : SIESTA
46. Bill of fare. : CARTE
48. Throb. : PULSE
50. Girl's nickname. : ETTA
51. Heath. : MOOR
52. Quiz. : TEST
54. Scotsman's "one." : ANE
56. Pronoun. : HER

Answer summary: 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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