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New York Times, Sunday, July 14, 1957

Author:
Joseph LaFauci
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 62, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 595 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Joseph LaFauci has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,938
Across
1. Leaf of paper: Lat. : CHARTA
7. Daley, of Chicago. : MAYOR
12. Delicatessen item. : SALAMI
18. Marine mammal. : SEALION
19. Rhone tributary. : ISERE
20. Object. : PROTEST
22. "Small Planet" star. : CYRILRITCHARD
24. Car gear. : REVERSE
25. Quite. : ALL
26. Protects. : ENSURES
27. Author of "Greenwillow." : CHUTE
29. With: Lat. : CUM
30. Great quantity: Colloq. : LOADS
32. Black. : EBON
33. Celebrated Scottish family. : BRUCE
34. Roughen. : CHAP
35. The "Woman in White." : ANNE
36. British gun. : STEN
37. Inexact. : LOOSE
38. Celebrate in song. : CHANT
39. Certain shoes. : FLATS
41. Artist Reginald ___. : MARSH
42. Fortuitous. : CHANCE
43. Make unnecessary. : OBVIATE
46. Buddhist shrines. : TOPES
47. Raised. : HOISTED
48. Trimming of cords. : FRINGE
49. Winter: Fr. : HIVER
50. Part of Manhattan. : HARLEM
51. Heavy clubs. : MACES
52. Railroad car. : DINER
53. Merrymaking. : REVEL
54. Reaction of grandeur. : AWE
57. Prove, in law. : AVER
58. "The Tragedy of ___ II." : KINGRICHARD
60. Learn hurriedly: Colloq. : CRAM
61. Frost. : NIP
62. Hidden difficulties. : SNAGS
63. Seasoning. : CHIVE
64. Offenbach ballet "___ Parisienne." : GAITE
65. Great French dramatist. : RACINE
67. Excelled. : SHONE
68. Eppie's friend. : MARNER
69. Monsignor. : PRELATE
71. Part of a wheel. : SPOKE
72. Farm structure. : HENNERY
73. Turpentine and frankincense. : RESINS
74. Emperor Selassie. : HAILE
75. Distinctive sign. : BADGE
76. Dislodge. : EVICT
77. Metaphysical poet of England. : DONNE
78. Lake: Poet. : MERE
79. Advanced in years. : RIPE
83. Relinquish. : CEDE
84. Former French Premier. : PINAY
85. Sunder. : REND
86. Kind of shoe. : SABOT
87. Before. : ERE
88. Small island of Bermuda group. : PAGET
89. Weasel-like carnivore. : POLECAT
91. Zeta, ___, theta. : ETA
92. Notched. : DENTATE
94. Popular TV program. : IVEGOTASECRET
97. Shouts at the opera. : ENCORES
98. Ornamented with certain plants. : VINED
99. Lines of descent. : STRAINS
100. Periander of Corinth was one. : TYRANT
101. Vestibule. : ENTRY
102. Suggest. : HINTAT
Down
1. Colombo is its capital. : CEYLON
2. Supreme Court justice. : HARLAN
3. Fatima's husband. : ALI
4. Vexes: Colloq. : RILES
5. Disrupted. : TORN
6. Liqueur. : ANISETTE
7. One millionth of a meter. : MICRON
8. Colorless. : ASHEN
9. Cries of affirmation. : YEAS
10. 1949 Peace Prize winner. : ORR
11. Symbol of humanity. : REDCROSS
12. Jaunty. : SPRUCE
13. Sierra formation. : ARETE
14. Sweetheart. : LOVE
15. Consumed. : ATE
16. Lifeline of commerce. : MERCHANTMARINE
17. Publication. : ISSUANCE
18. La ___, Milan. : SCALA
21. Disposed strongly. : TEMPTED
23. Conduits. : TUBES
28. ___ money. : HUSH
31. Expositor. : DEFINER
33. Insect. : BORER
34. Follow along. : CHASE
36. Glut. : SATE
37. Offenbach opera. : LAPERICHOLE
38. Lack of heartiness. : CHILL
40. Falls behind. : LAGS
41. Man in the van. : MOVER
42. Prepared for cooking, as fruit. : CORED
43. Isle ___. : OFMAN
44. Desperadoes: Ital. : BRAVI
45. Office held by Adlai Stevenson. : VICEPRESIDENCY
46. Bell sounds. : TINGS
47. ___ de Grace. : HAVRE
49. Depend. : HINGE
50. Bulge out. : HEAVE
52. ___ de Poitiers. : DIANE
53. Hiding place of Nibelunger Hoard. : RHINE
55. Dilute. : WATER
56. Corundum. : EMERY
58. Joins closely. : KNITS
59. Valve of a gasoline engine. : CHOKE
60. Former heavyweight champ. : CARNERA
62. Cut down. : SCANT
64. Foreman's charges. : GANG
66. ___ blue. : ALICE
67. Troublesome. : SPINY
68. Elamite's contemporary. : MEDE
69. Forerun. : PRECEDE
70. Honorific. : REVERENT
71. Healing. : SANATIVE
72. Novel by Charles Reade. : HARDCASH
74. Whetstone. : HONE
75. He wrote "John Brown's Body." : BENET
77. Think over. : DIGEST
78. "___ in F Major." : MELODY
80. Peninsula of SW Europe. : IBERIA
81. Convincing. : POTENT
82. States: Fr. : ETATS
84. Disk. : PATEN
85. Sir ___ de Coverley. : ROGER
86. Forbidding. : STERN
88. Coin spent in Ankara. : PARA
89. Kept in. : PENT
90. Italian city. : ASTI
93. Jutting rock. : TOR
95. Fenchman's favored drink. : VIN
96. Manx ___. : CAT

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