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New York Times, Wednesday, June 5, 1957

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
1. An unwitting tool. : CATSPAW
8. Cabaret, for example. : HOTSPOT
15. Alligator pear. : AVOCADO
16. Former. : ONETIME
17. Lack of divertissement. : BOREDOM
18. Eschewer of starches. : REDUCER
19. Ballerina's prototype. : SWAN
20. A season in India (with "the"). : RAINS
22. Nobel Prize novelist. : MANN
23. Change, as the Constitution. : AMEND
25. Chief banana. : TOP
27. Dramatic scores. : OPERAS
30. Those subject to property claims. : LIENEES
34. Morning prayer. : MATIN
35. Lent a hand. : HELPEDOUT
37. ___ fog (lost). : INA
38. Least lively. : DEADEST
40. ___ Paolo, Brazil. : SAO
41. Strawberry finch of India. : TIGERBIRD
43. Relinquish. : WAIVE
45. Cause ___ (famous case). : CELEBRE
46. Preserved, as beef. : CORNED
47. High, in music. : ALT
48. Collect. : AMASS
50. ___ flakes. : SOAP
53. Shallow European lake. : ILMEN
55. Verb suffix. : ESCE
59. A fight for the right. : CRUSADE
61. Great elegy by Keats. : ADONAIS
63. Affirms. : ALLEGES
64. Apprentices. : NOVICES
65. Most flushed. : REDDEST
66. Move little by little. : TRICKLE
Down
1. Hired cars. : CABS
2. Confess. : AVOW
3. The Pentateuch. : TORA
4. Opera scripts: Ital. : SCENARI
5. Cushion. : PAD
6. Is devoted to. : ADORES
7. Eve. : WOMAN
8. Trumpet. : HORN
9. Dances. : ONESTEPS
10. Man's nickname. : TED
11. Puzzled for an answer. : STUMPED
12. Type measure. : PICA
13. Augury. : OMEN
14. Forktail. : TERN
21. Passing fancy. : IDLEDREAM
24. Machinist's axle. : MANDREL
26. Follow-up punches, in boxing. : ONETWOS
27. Leave out. : OMIT
28. Sheer fright. : PANIC
29. Stage: Fr. : ETAGE
31. "___ Three Lives." : ILED
32. Rosy dye. : EOSIN
33. Urbane. : SUAVE
35. Extremely small degree. : HAIR
36. Kicked gently. : TOED
39. Low waters. : EBBTIDES
42. Passed, as time. : ELAPSED
44. Pharmacopoeia item. : ARSENIC
46. Sincerity. : CANDOR
49. Intended. : MEANT
50. Mark. : SCAR
51. Escutcheon border. : ORLE
52. Old, in Scotland. : AULD
54. In case. : LEST
56. Plunder. : SACK
57. Heaven: Fr. : CIEL
58. Basic Latin verb. : ESSE
60. Geriatric concern. : AGE
62. Egg: Comb. form. : OVI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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