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New York Times, Monday, May 6, 1957

Author: Walt Clark
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 315 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,869
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1. Famous name in opera. : BORI
5. Author of "Pompey's Head." : BASSO
10. Dickens' Uriah. : HEEP
14. Not real: Abbr. : IMIT
15. Spurn. : REPEL
16. Port of Spain. : ADRA
17. Vis-à-vis. : FACETOFACE
19. Double. : TWIN
20. Jane of Hollywood. : FROMAN
21. Withering, as a remark. : SCATHING
23. Denoting entrance. : INTO
25. Plant of the lily family. : ONION
26. Pans for burning coals. : BRAZIERS
30. English Earl and family. : DERBYS
33. Boundaries. : LINES
34. Vice President, 1925–29. : DAWES
36. Musical pipe. : OAT
37. American engineer. : EADS
38. Crowbar. : LEVER
39. A little: Ital. : POCO
40. Farm enclosure. : STY
41. Peninsular country. : KOREA
42. Bridle ___. : PATHS
43. Make unhappy. : SADDEN
45. Checkers, in Britain. : DRAUGHTS
47. Strayed. : ERRED
49. Chino. : SINO
50. Setbacks. : REVERSES
53. Big or Little, in the sky. : DIPPER
57. Footnote abbreviation. : IBID
58. River flowing into the Wabash. : TIPPECANOE
60. Warbled. : SANG
61. Ancient city of Babylonia. : ACCAD
62. Used up. : GONE
63. Joint. : KNEE
64. Aptly named author. : READE
65. Siberian city, W. of Tomsk. : OMSK
1. Strike: Slang. : BIFF
2. Persian name. : OMAR
3. Puerto ___. : RICO
4. Gives a detailed report. : ITEMIZES
5. Author of "Shirley." : BRONTE
6. Army under Pershing. : AEF
7. Baden-Baden and others. : SPAS
8. Dry, as Italian wine. : SECCO
9. Handsome but poisonous shrub. : OLEANDER
10. Egyptian goddess of love. : HATHOR
11. First great American tragedian. : EDWINBOOTH
12. Name for a colleen. : ERIN
13. Brief pain. : PANG
18. Ancient city in Egypt. : TANIS
22. Oxfords. : TIES
24. Part of B.P.O.E. : ORDER
26. Guard from evil. : BLESS
27. Lariat. : RIATA
28. Wild Bill Hickok's pal on TV. : ANDYDEVINE
29. Rescued. : SAVED
31. The Williamsburg, for example. : YACHT
32. Opposed to lee, in geology. : STOSS
35. Dons. : WEARS
38. Symbol of Texas. : LONESTAR
39. Port of American Samoa. : PAGOPAGO
41. Senator from Oklahoma. : KERR
42. B. C. wars of Rome. : PUNIC
44. Device for gathering shellfish. : DREDGE
46. ___-camp. : AIDEDE
48. Use antifreeze on aircraft. : DEICE
50. Dangerous chance. : RISK
51. Statesman of Israel. : EBAN
52. "Be kind to animals" group. : SPCA
54. ___-Penh, chief city of Cambodia. : PNOM
55. Years untold. : EONS
56. Give off smoke. : REEK
59. Tablet. : PAD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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