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New York Times, Saturday, July 6, 1957

Author:
Helen Bernard
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Prime. : BEST
5. Chief. : BOSS
9. ___ cry (long way). : AFAR
13. Broader. : WIDER
14. Melville novel. : OMOO
15. 500,000 sq. mi. of sand. : GOBI
16. Dextrous. : AGILE
17. Tour the rural areas, as actors. : BARNSTORM
19. Respite during work. : COFFEEBREAK
21. Draw. : TIE
22. Piggery. : STY
23. Endeavor. : TRY
24. Leads. : TIPS
26. Take an unfair share of: Slang. : HOG
27. Atmospheric. : CLIMATIC
31. Teen-age music. : BEBOP
34. Moon goddess: Poet. : DIAN
35. Commotion: Colloq. : TODO
36. Israeli VIP. : EBAN
37. Opera by Bellini. : NORMA
38. Cross. : ROOD
39. In ___ (completely). : TOTO
40. Single time. : ONCE
41. Euphemistic exclamation. : GOLLY
42. No exit. : ENTRANCE
44. Weight. : TON
45. Telescopic piece. : LENS
46. Menagerie. : ZOO
47. Garden tool. : HOE
50. Presidential nickname. : ABE
52. Seesaw. : TEETERBOARD
56. Hero of "Marmion." : LOCHINVAR
58. Apocopate. : ELIDE
59. Unalloyed. : PURE
60. Fodder pit. : SILO
61. Assign (to). : REFER
62. Charon's river. : STYX
63. B. P. O. E. : ELKS
64. Fly high. : SOAR
Down
1. Narrow-minded one. : BIGOT
2. Teach. : EDIFY
3. Ego. : SELF
4. Bird's-eye view. : TREETOP
5. London cop. : BOBBY
6. Khayyám. : OMAR
7. Piqued: Colloq. : SORE
8. Musical piece. : SONATINA
9. Go-between: Abbr. : AGT
10. Hassock. : FOOTSTOOL
11. French dugout. : ABRI
12. Hoar. : RIME
13. Part of the Army. : WACS
18. ___ milk. : SKIM
20. Work unit. : ERG
25. Customer. : PATRON
26. ___ de Balzac. : HONORE
27. Siren. : CIRCE
28. Metallic fabric. : LAME
29. Fans' favorite. : IDOL
30. Buffalo Bill. : CODY
31. Beast: Fr. : BETE
32. Black. : EBON
33. Shibboleth. : BATTLECRY
34. Therefore: Fr. : DONC
37. Balderdash. : NONSENSE
41. Peanuts. : GOOBERS
43. One opposed. : ANTI
44. Crag. : TOR
46. Goose eggs. : ZEROS
47. Port of Israel. : HAIFA
48. Courtroom command. : ORDER
49. German river. : EDER
50. Julian, Rhaetian, etc. : ALPS
51. Struggle. : BOUT
53. Pernicious. : EVIL
54. Address. : TALK
55. Cooking fat. : OLEO
57. Jinx. : HEX

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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