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New York Times, Tuesday, June 25, 1957

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,919
Across
1. Old Point ___, in Virginia. : COMFORT
8. Site of Adler Planetarium. : CHICAGO
15. Inland waters of Asia. : ARALSEA
16. Siren disk motor. : ROTATOR
17. "Christmas Carol" character. : TINYTIM
18. Puritanical. : AUSTERE
19. In a gay mood: Scot. : FEY
20. Lights. : NEONS
22. Ad ___. : LIB
23. ___ spot. : INA
24. River rising in Yellowstone Park. : SNAKE
25. Ait in the Seine. : ILE
26. Airplane seat adjunct. : STRAP
29. Vocalized pauses. : ERS
30. Enclosure for baseball, football, etc. : FIELD
32. Inattentive. : HEEDLESS
34. Fine cotton fabric. : MADRAS
35. Short for showy fall flowers. : MUMS
36. Where the Shannon flows. : EIRE
37. Jane of Hull House. : ADDAMS
40. Deposed chief. : EXLEADER
44. Archaeologist's concern. : RUINS
45. Eastern title. : AGA
46. Drudge. : SLAVE
47. Sleuth. : TEC
48. Washington VIP. : ADAMS
50. Bite. : NIP
51. India ___. : INK
52. Famous sculptor. : RODIN
53. Peak in Crete. : IDA
54. Gym shoe. : SNEAKER
57. Records in symbols. : NOTATES
60. Bread spread with butter and jam: Fr. : TARTINE
61. Caustic. : ERODENT
62. Ancient chariots. : ESSEDAS
63. Puts on a published list again. : REPOSTS
Down
1. Row where Porgy lived. : CATFISH
2. Province in Cuba. : ORIENTE
3. "___ called, but few are chosen." : MANYARE
4. Midge. : FLY
5. East: Ger. : OST
6. Guiding straps. : REINS
7. Docility. : TAMENESS
8. Handles. : CRANKS
9. The audience in a theatre. : HOUSE
10. Common contraction. : ITS
11. Angora. : CAT
12. Art studio. : ATELIER
13. Denizen of the African jungle. : GORILLA
14. Deposits of native metal. : OREBEDS
21. Crew equipment. : OARS
27. Publicity writer. : ADMAN
28. Damsons. : PLUMS
30. Bus money. : FARES
31. Fancy-formed. : IDEAL
33. River in Germany. : EMS
34. Coin of Israel. : MIL
36. Popular name for a newspaper. : EXAMINER
37. Entertainer: Fr. : ARTISTE
38. Governesses. : DUENNAS
39. Trades by bargaining. : DICKERS
40. Old oath. : EGAD
41. Biblical tribe. : DANITES
42. Manifest. : EVIDENT
43. Collations. : REPASTS
45. Worships. : ADORES
48. Scene of a contest. : ARENA
49. Sound hoarsely, as a foghorn. : SNORE
55. Devoured. : ATE
56. Leather. : KID
58. Surpass. : TOP
59. Pother. : ADO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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