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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
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Obstacle. : SNAG
5
Roam aimlessly. : GAD
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Score in a game. : GOAL
12
Egyptian god of the sun. : HORUS
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Bird. : DOVE
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Kind of whale: Lat. : ORCA
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___-garde. : AVANT
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Subjects for literature courses. : EPICPOEMS
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Seaport of Kenya colony. : MOMBASA
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Thoughtless scribblings. : DOODLES
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Portents. : OMENS
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Strange: Brit. : RUM
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Sen. Schoeppel of Kansas. : ANDREW
28
Large helping of food. : PLATEFUL
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Charles Van ___. : DOREN
34
Campus group. : FRAT
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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
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Place in Congress. : SEAT
Down
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Counterfeit. : SHAM
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De ___ (anew): Lat. : NOVO
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Saroyan character. : ARAM
4
Caliber of a firearm. : GUNBORE
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Political initials. : GOP
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Open-mouthed. : AVID
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Paint or wallpaper. : DECORATE
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Husbands, in colonial days. : GOODMEN
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Russian city. : OREL
10
High point. : ACME
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Maiden. : LASS
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Pollen-bearing stalks. : STAMENS
14
Actor in "Giant." : DEAN
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Sulk. : POUT
20
Backstitch. : SEW
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Pixies and nixes. : SPRITES
25
City in Ethiopia. : ADUWA
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Actor Lloyd. : NOLAN
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Attired: Poet. : DREST
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Valenciennes. : LACE
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___ a fiddle. : FITAS
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City on New York's Thruway. : UTICA
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Weaker. : LAMER
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Saucy: Colloq. : FLIP
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Extends. : PROLONGS
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Governor of Virginia. : STANLEY
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Plant with bell-shaped flowers. : HEATHER
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Feasts royally. : REGALES
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Fifty-three. : LIII
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Bird sound. : COO
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Candid. : OPEN
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Matador's victim. : TORO
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E pluribus ___. : UNUM
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"___ Lovely Day Today." : ITSA
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Where the ibis wade. : NILE
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Silver thaw. : RIME
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Thought. : IDEA
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Forwarded. : SENT
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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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