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New York Times, Wednesday, July 24, 1957

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { B J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Took a dip. : SWAM
5. "___ broom sweeps clean." : ANEW
9. Decisive. : FATAL
14. Florence's river. : ARNO
15. Half: Prefix. : DEMI
16. One of the Castles. : IRENE
17. Pace. : GAIT
18. "What a piece of work is ___!" : AMAN
19. Climbing plant. : LIANA
20. Von Bismarck. : OTTO
21. Profitable, fast-selling article. : MONEYMAKER
23. Flowerpot fragment. : SHARD
25. Sweetsop. : ATES
26. Noonday naps. : SIESTAS
29. Market. : SHOP
33. Home on a crag. : EAGLESNEST
36. Hill in County Meath. : TARA
37. Short operatic air. : ARIETTA
38. Item in police work. : TEARGAS
40. Disposed of. : SOLD
41. Belongs. : APPERTAINS
43. Poetic contraction. : TWAS
44. Dry. : THIRSTY
45. Appear. : SEEM
46. Historic town on Black Sea. : YALTA
50. Bargain events. : WHITESALES
56. Part of a hospital. : WARD
57. Argonlike element. : RADON
58. Dagger. : DIRK
59. Indigo. : ANIL
60. Texas shrine. : ALAMO
61. Beige color. : ECRU
62. Hindu god of the underworld. : YAMA
63. Puzzling question. : POSER
64. Miss Dartle. : ROSA
65. Emphatic affirmative, in Mexico. : SISI
Down
1. Edible root starches. : SAGOS
2. Resentful rage. : WRATH
3. Writer Loos. : ANITA
4. Vehicles used in Arctic bases. : MOTORSLEDS
5. "Madam, I'm ___." : ADAM
6. Verne's captain. : NEMO
7. Issue forth. : EMANATE
8. Sampler of a certain product. : WINETASTER
9. De Sica's forte. : FILMS
10. "Elsa's Dream," for example. : ARIA
11. Hard wood. : TEAK
12. ___ Frank. : ANNE
13. Limerick man. : LEAR
22. Poetic for days past. : YESTERS
24. Regimen. : DIET
27. Acres. : ESTATES
28. Half brick in a wall. : SNAPHEADER
29. Wanderers. : STRAYAWAYS
30. Sacred: Comb. form. : HAGI
31. Mediterranean port. : ORAN
32. Bridge decision. : PASS
33. Miss Liberty faces it. : EAST
34. "Columbines all in ___." : AROW
35. Yuma's river. : GILA
39. Barrister: Abbr. : ATTY
42. Where the Preakness is run. : PIMLICO
45. Dali's title. : SENOR
47. Porch of a Hawaiian house. : LANAI
48. Cuts hair. : TRIMS
49. One of the Stevensons. : ADLAI
50. Garment. : WRAP
51. Aureole. : HALO
52. Lupino and others. : IDAS
53. Book. : TOME
54. Barks up the wrong tree. : ERRS
55. Gull-like bird. : SKUA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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