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New York Times, Friday, July 12, 1957

Author:
A. H. Drummond, Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
A. H. Drummond, Jr. has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,936
Across
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Period. : STOP
5
Fruit. : PEACH
10
Mother of Helen of Troy. : LEDA
14
Historic Irish village. : TARA
15
Creepy. : EERIE
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Quiz. : EXAM
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Incense. : EXASPERATE
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Pinnacle. : ACME
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July, in Montevideo. : WINTER
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Symbol adapted from Swiss flag. : REDCROSS
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Biblical prince. : OREB
25
Colorful language. : SLANG
26
Union cavalry commander. : SHERIDAN
30
Standard. : ENSIGN
33
Where Ysleta is. : TEXAS
34
Stowe character. : TOPSY
36
Japanese pagoda. : TAA
37
Spoken. : ORAL
38
19th. cen. Argentine dictator. : ROSAS
39
Fascist. : NAZI
40
Record of progress. : LOG
41
Vladimir Ilich Ulianov. : LENIN
42
Wayside stop. : MOTEL
43
5th cen. Englishmen. : ANGLES
45
Makes up for. : RECOVERS
47
Certain bridge players. : EASTS
49
Behindhand. : LATE
50
Went at high speed: Slang. : BARRELED
53
"The Desert Fox." : ROMMEL
57
Where Juneau is: Abbr. : ALAS
58
Irritate. : EXACERBATE
60
Old instrument. : LUTE
61
Stalk. : STIPE
62
Old Testament book. : EZRA
63
Ich ___ (I serve): Ger. : DIEN
64
___ system. : SOLAR
65
Exude fumes. : REEK
Down
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Pottage. : STEW
2
Hack. : TAXI
3
Algerian city. : ORAN
4
Rustic. : PASTORAL
5
Looked closely. : PEERED
6
Poetic contraction. : EER
7
Sandarac tree. : ARAR
8
Quotes. : CITES
9
Unmindful. : HEEDLESS
10
Ascertains. : LEARNS
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Think out. : EXCOGITATE
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Sources of power. : DAMS
13
Iowa town. : AMES
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Elfin beings. : PERIS
22
Full of bamboo, rattan, etc. : CANY
24
___ Rouge. : BATON
26
Garment of a Roman matron. : STOLA
27
Bird. : HERON
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Intensify. : EXAGGERATE
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Polite negative reply. : NOSIR
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Telescope user. : GAZER
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Hardness comparison. : NAILS
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Jury. : PANEL
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Unquiet. : RESTLESS
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Bleak time. : NOVEMBER
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___ majesty. : LESE
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Go by car. : MOTOR
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"Perfect game" pitcher. : LARSEN
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Lifework. : CAREER
48
Book size. : SEXTO
50
Unadorned. : BALD
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His or to him: Fr. : ALUI
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___ Eireann. : DAIL
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Labyrinth. : MAZE
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To be: French. : ETRE
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Escape gradually. : LEAK
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Figure expert. : CPA

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

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