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New York Times, Thursday, May 23, 1957

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,886
Across
1. Obstacle. : SNAG
5. Roam aimlessly. : GAD
8. Score in a game. : GOAL
12. Egyptian god of the sun. : HORUS
14. Bird. : DOVE
15. Kind of whale: Lat. : ORCA
16. ___-garde. : AVANT
17. Subjects for literature courses. : EPICPOEMS
19. Seaport of Kenya colony. : MOMBASA
21. Thoughtless scribblings. : DOODLES
22. Portents. : OMENS
24. Strange: Brit. : RUM
25. Sen. Schoeppel of Kansas. : ANDREW
28. Large helping of food. : PLATEFUL
33. Charles Van ___. : DOREN
34. Campus group. : FRAT
35. Girl in a Spanish song. : NITA
36. Diminutive suffix. : ULE
37. Ties the knot. : SPLICES
40. One of the Cratchits. : TIM
41. Weekly chore. : WASH
43. Baptism or confirmation. : RITE
44. Follow by footprints. : TRACE
46. Gemsbok. : ANTELOPE
48. Pompey's enemy. : CAESAR
49. Trouble. : AIL
50. Prominent Chinese family. : SOONG
52. Teaching. : TUITION
56. Navy's new atomic missile. : POLARIS
60. In a risky situation. : ONTHINICE
62. Cut off, as a final vowel. : ELIDE
63. Hoax. : RUSE
64. Narrow valley. : GLEN
65. Arab kingdom. : YEMEN
66. Khayyam. : OMAR
67. Witness. : SEE
68. Place in Congress. : SEAT
Down
1. Counterfeit. : SHAM
2. De ___ (anew): Lat. : NOVO
3. Saroyan character. : ARAM
4. Caliber of a firearm. : GUNBORE
5. Political initials. : GOP
6. Open-mouthed. : AVID
7. Paint or wallpaper. : DECORATE
8. Husbands, in colonial days. : GOODMEN
9. Russian city. : OREL
10. High point. : ACME
11. Maiden. : LASS
13. Pollen-bearing stalks. : STAMENS
14. Actor in "Giant." : DEAN
18. Sulk. : POUT
20. Backstitch. : SEW
23. Pixies and nixes. : SPRITES
25. City in Ethiopia. : ADUWA
26. Actor Lloyd. : NOLAN
27. Attired: Poet. : DREST
29. Valenciennes. : LACE
30. ___ a fiddle. : FITAS
31. City on New York's Thruway. : UTICA
32. Weaker. : LAMER
34. Saucy: Colloq. : FLIP
38. Extends. : PROLONGS
39. Governor of Virginia. : STANLEY
42. Plant with bell-shaped flowers. : HEATHER
45. Feasts royally. : REGALES
47. Fifty-three. : LIII
48. Bird sound. : COO
51. Candid. : OPEN
52. Matador's victim. : TORO
53. E pluribus ___. : UNUM
54. "___ Lovely Day Today." : ITSA
55. Where the ibis wade. : NILE
57. Silver thaw. : RIME
58. Thought. : IDEA
59. Forwarded. : SENT
61. Letter. : CEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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