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New York Times, Thursday, August 15, 1957

38-Down : Skilled worker.

Author:
Martha Brownlee
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,970
Across
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___ David, Ike's retreat. : CAMP
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"Father of the Man." : CHILD
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Former diplomat. : LUCE
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Sandarac tree. : ARAR
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Tonkin city. : HANOI
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Footless animal. : APOD
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Latvian port. : RIGA
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Tie. : ASCOT
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___ vault. : POLE
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Latest possible hour. : ELEVENTH
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Island in South China Sea. : HAINAN
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Answer to a co-ed's prayer. : DATE
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Pinochle play. : MELD
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Hunting expedition. : SAFARI
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Word made famous by Pres. Harding. : NORMALCY
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Greek letter. : ETA
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Noble Prize author. : LEWIS
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Disconcerting look. : STARE
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Cuckoopint. : ARUM
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Playing cards. : SIXES
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Apple tosser of myth. : ERIS
42
Fagged. : TIRED
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Represented oneself as. : POSED
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Teamster's command. : GEE
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An individual: Colloq. : SPECIMEN
49
Truck sign: "No ___." : RIDERS
51
Rime. : HOAR
52
Details of a meal. : MENU
53
Land. : DEBARK
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Bridge. : CONTRACT
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Friend of Dmitri. : IVAN
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Fallacies in logic. : IDOLA
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___ B'rith. : BNAI
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I saw: Lat. : VIDI
65
Rover. : NOMAD
66
Top. : ACME
67
Man's name. : ALEC
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Type of drum. : SNARE
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Poetic short form. : NEER
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Overseas aid group. : CARE
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Seed coat. : ARIL
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Conjurer. : MAGE
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Official publication in Moscow. : PRAVDA
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Sea songs. : CHANTIES
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Celerity. : HASTE
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Measure. : INCH
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Card game. : LOO
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State of excitement. : DITHER
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Stone to death. : LAPIDATE
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Above. : UPON
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Beverage flavoring. : COLA
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Former P. M. : EDEN
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Attlee's title. : EARL
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Charitable gift. : ALMS
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Biblical name. : MOSES
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Benches. : SEATS
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Hoisted up, as an anchor. : ATRIP
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Former French Premier. : FAURE
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Prominent Republican. : NIXON
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Outsize. : LARGE
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Town ___. : CRIER
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Acceptances. : YESES
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Car attachment. : WIPER
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Skilled worker. : MECHANIC
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Piece of music. : SERENADE
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Christian of fashions. : DIOR
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Nick. : DINT
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Former British Ambassador to U. S. : MAKINS
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City on coast of Natal, So. Africa. : DURBAN
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Tooth. : MOLAR
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Aria singer. : DIVA
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Nefarious. : EVIL
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Ordered. : BADE
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Insensibility. : COMA
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Common suffix. : ANCE
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"___ the dawn." : CAME
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Child's pinafore. : TIER
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Fellow in an English university. : DON

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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