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New York Times, Tuesday, May 28, 1957

Author: H. L. Risteen
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,891
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1. Bribes. : SOPS
5. Target. : BUTT
9. Soften. : THAW
13. Merit. : EARN
14. Hipbones: Anat. : ILIA
15. Village officer, in Canada. : REEVE
16. Subject of Edward Murrow interview. : CHOUENLAI
18. Auriculate. : EARED
19. Glass. : TUMBLER
20. Roman magistrate's attendants. : LICTORS
22. Tennis racket. : BAT
23. Distinction. : HONOR
24. Pale. : ASHEN
27. Photographers' quarters. : DARKROOMS
31. Open waste land. : MOOR
32. Bejeweled. : GEMMED
33. Fee-___-fum, ogre's exclamation. : FAW
34. Pronoun. : OUR
35. Fall behind. : LAG
36. Suffixes of agency. : ARS
37. Weekday: Abbr. : FRI
38. Army monogram. : USA
39. Mountain nymphs. : OREADS
41. Writes. : PENS
42. Applicability. : RELEVANCE
44. Things for sale. : WARES
45. Hollywood's Debra. : PAGET
46. Dance: Fr. : BAL
47. Quality. : CALIBER
50. Men of learning. : SAVANTS
54. "It's ___!" : AGIRL
55. Shaw play (with "The"). : APPLECART
57. Show. : REVUE
58. Island in the Carolines. : TRUK
59. Big bird. : EMEU
60. Officer: Abbr. : PRES
61. Counting-out word. : EENY
62. Parrot's provender. : SEED
1. Religious group. : SECT
2. Island of Hawaii. : OAHU
3. Social affair. : PROM
4. Shock absorber. : SNUBBER
5. Simon's confrère in intelligence test. : BINET
6. Norse god, stepson of Thor. : ULLR
7. ___ Juana. : TIA
8. Describing certain wearing apparel. : TAILORMADE
9. Spanish playhouse. : TEATRO
10. Character in "Much Ado." : HERO
11. State to be true. : AVER
12. Unites. : WEDS
15. Best performances. : RECORDS
17. Enthusiasm. : ELAN
21. Printshop apparatus. : INKERS
23. Passenger on the ark. : HAM
24. Romantic affair. : AMOUR
25. Drench. : SOUSE
26. Of a period of time. : HORAL
27. Grow worse. : DEGENERATE
28. Bid. : OFFER
29. It flows past Châlons. : MARNE
30. Europeans. : SWISS
32. Storage place. : GARAGE
35. Endearing. : LOVABLE
40. ___ of Congress. : ACT
41. Ornate places of entertainment. : PALACES
43. Ancient country on Ionian Sea. : EPIRUS
44. Servicewoman. : WAVE
46. Mulish. : BALKY
47. Goldfish. : CARP
48. Antiquing device. : AGER
49. Wide-awake. : LIVE
50. Twirled. : SPUN
51. Famous person. : NAME
52. Baobab. : TREE
53. Jewelry item. : STUD
56. Before: Prefix. : PRE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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