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New York Times, Thursday, August 15, 1957

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
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1. ___ David, Ike's retreat. : CAMP
5. "Father of the Man." : CHILD
10. Former diplomat. : LUCE
14. Sandarac tree. : ARAR
15. Tonkin city. : HANOI
16. Footless animal. : APOD
17. Latvian port. : RIGA
18. Tie. : ASCOT
19. ___ vault. : POLE
20. Latest possible hour. : ELEVENTH
22. Island in South China Sea. : HAINAN
24. Answer to a co-ed's prayer. : DATE
25. Pinochle play. : MELD
26. Hunting expedition. : SAFARI
29. Word made famous by Pres. Harding. : NORMALCY
33. Greek letter. : ETA
34. Noble Prize author. : LEWIS
36. Disconcerting look. : STARE
37. Cuckoopint. : ARUM
39. Playing cards. : SIXES
41. Apple tosser of myth. : ERIS
42. Fagged. : TIRED
44. Represented oneself as. : POSED
46. Teamster's command. : GEE
47. An individual: Colloq. : SPECIMEN
49. Truck sign: "No ___." : RIDERS
51. Rime. : HOAR
52. Details of a meal. : MENU
53. Land. : DEBARK
56. Bridge. : CONTRACT
60. Friend of Dmitri. : IVAN
61. Fallacies in logic. : IDOLA
63. ___ B'rith. : BNAI
64. I saw: Lat. : VIDI
65. Rover. : NOMAD
66. Top. : ACME
67. Man's name. : ALEC
68. Type of drum. : SNARE
69. Poetic short form. : NEER
1. Overseas aid group. : CARE
2. Seed coat. : ARIL
3. Conjurer. : MAGE
4. Official publication in Moscow. : PRAVDA
5. Sea songs. : CHANTIES
6. Celerity. : HASTE
7. Measure. : INCH
8. Card game. : LOO
9. State of excitement. : DITHER
10. Stone to death. : LAPIDATE
11. Above. : UPON
12. Beverage flavoring. : COLA
13. Former P. M. : EDEN
21. Attlee's title. : EARL
23. Charitable gift. : ALMS
25. Biblical name. : MOSES
26. Benches. : SEATS
27. Hoisted up, as an anchor. : ATRIP
28. Former French Premier. : FAURE
29. Prominent Republican. : NIXON
30. Outsize. : LARGE
31. Town ___. : CRIER
32. Acceptances. : YESES
35. Car attachment. : WIPER
38. Skilled worker. : MECHANIC
40. Piece of music. : SERENADE
43. Christian of fashions. : DIOR
45. Nick. : DINT
48. Former British Ambassador to U. S. : MAKINS
50. City on coast of Natal, So. Africa. : DURBAN
52. Tooth. : MOLAR
53. Aria singer. : DIVA
54. Nefarious. : EVIL
55. Ordered. : BADE
56. Insensibility. : COMA
57. Common suffix. : ANCE
58. "___ the dawn." : CAME
59. Child's pinafore. : TIER
62. 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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