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New York Times, Thursday, June 20, 1957

Author: H. L. Risteen
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 7, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,914
Across Down
1. City in Pennsylvania. : READING
8. Importunes. : TEASES
14. Thailand's neighbor. : CAMBODIA
15. Under the most favorable circumstances. : ATBEST
16. Living in trees. : ARBOREAL
17. Sweet ___. : POTATO
18. "Bei ___ Bist du Schön." : MIR
19. Game bird. : SAGEHEN
21. Old saying. : SAW
22. Greenland base. : ETAH
24. Better balanced. : SANER
25. Little bit. : MITE
26. Product of Ireland. : LACES
28. Inexperienced. : RAW
29. Cryptographer. : CODER
30. Bright spot in night sky. : NEBULA
32. Show affection. : CARESS
33. World cruise stop. : RIO
34. Sum: Abbr. : AMT
35. Heavenly bodies. : COMETS
38. Offers as an excuse. : PLEADS
41. Confesses. : AVOWS
42. Roof apex covering. : EPI
44. Letter drops. : SLOTS
46. Certain chessmen. : REDS
47. Type of solid. : PRISM
49. Rail bird. : SORA
50. Numerical prefix. : TRI
51. Heated thoroughly. : TOASTED
53. Beach diversion. : DIP
54. Literary products. : ESSAYS
56. He sought the Seven Cities of Cibola. : CORONADO
58. Put out, as a batter. : RETIRE
59. Louisiana Senator. : ELLENDER
60. Appeared. : SEEMED
61. Crystal gazer. : SEERESS
1. Rutgers' river. : RARITAN
2. Clasp. : EMBRACE
3. Finnish port. : ABO
4. Diana ___, actress. : DORS
5. Concepts. : IDEAS
6. Tourist mecca. : NIAGARA
7. Ore of lead. : GALENA
8. Feeble light. : TAPER
9. Harrow's rival. : ETON
10. German composer. : ABT
11. Favorite vacation locale. : SEASIDE
12. Country places. : ESTATES
13. Packers. : STOWERS
14. Bactrian ___. : CAMEL
20. Cut down. : HEW
23. Book of the New Testament. : HEBREWS
25. People. : MORTALS
27. Wearing apparel. : SUITS
29. Lead bars in stained-glass windows. : CAMES
31. ___ Angeles. : LOS
32. James Dean's role in "East of Eden." : CAL
35. Wagoners. : CARTERS
36. Supervise. : OVERSEE
37. Dressmaker. : MODISTE
38. Former Spanish gold coin. : PISTOLE
39. Trifling ornaments: Colloq. : DOODADS
40. Advances rapidly. : STRIDES
42. Period of time. : ERA
43. Sign of the zodiac. : PISCES
45. Flavor. : SAPOR
47. Put forth. : POSED
48. Actress Oberon. : MERLE
51. Metropolis of the ancient world. : TYRE
52. Active person. : DOER
55. Intention. : AIM
57. Compass point. : NNE

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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