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New York Times, Wednesday, August 21, 1957

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q U }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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Across
1. Strike a heavy blow: Colloq. : BASH
5. Where ballplayers warm up. : CAGE
9. Grand and little. : SLAMS
14. Early Greek wine pitcher. : OLPE
15. African antelope. : ORYX
16. Pres. Jackson's Secy. of War. : EATON
17. Alert. : ATIP
18. Home of President Harding. : MARIONOHIO
20. Metallic element. : ZINC
21. Opposite of electron. : PROTON
22. Gold: Span. : ORO
23. Alphonse to Gaston. : AMI
25. Growled. : SNARLED
27. Having an imposing entrance. : PORTALED
32. Outstanding. : ACE
33. Room in a seraglio. : ODA
34. Raises upright. : REARS
36. Celerity. : HASTE
40. Adjective from Goethe character. : MEPHISTOPHELEAN
43. Courtyard. : PATIO
44. Javelin. : SPEAR
45. Philippines' highest mountain. : APO
46. Chemical suffix. : ENE
48. Arranges in succession. : SERIATES
50. Postoffice stamping. : MISSENT
54. Shipper's abbreviation. : BBL
55. Skill. : ART
56. Juan Belmonte, for example. : TORERO
59. Birds: Zool. : AVES
63. City in Texas, near Abilene. : SWEETWATER
65. Withered. : SERE
66. Strainer. : SIEVE
67. Overlay. : PAVE
68. English duke. : KENT
69. 4,500-mile mountain system. : ANDES
70. Lean-to. : SHED
71. Simians. : APES
Down
1. Husbandman for whom Ruth gleaned. : BOAZ
2. High: Comb. form. : ALTI
3. Twirl. : SPIN
4. Devotee of hot jazz. : HEPCAT
5. Assembles for composition. : COMPILES
6. Sandarac tree. : ARAR
7. Stabilizing device. : GYRO
8. Egresses. : EXITS
9. King whose capital was Nineveh. : SENNACHERIB
10. Indo-Chinese Buddhist. : LAO
11. Central Massachusetts city. : ATHOL
12. Watered silk. : MOIRE
13. Fillet for the hair. : SNOOD
19. Eugene O'Neill's daughter. : OONA
24. Kukla's relatives. : MARIONETTES
26. Very: Colloq. : REAL
27. Elgar's "___ and Circumstance." : POMP
28. Theatres of ancient Greece. : ODEA
29. Ecstatic. : RAPT
30. Comestibles: Slang. : EATS
31. Theatre curtains. : DROPS
35. Graf ___. : SPEE
37. Box-office buy. : SEAT
38. Sprinter's objective. : TAPE
39. Patriarch who lived 905 years. : ENOS
41. Hastens. : HIES
42. Gave asylum to. : HARBORED
47. Sufficient: Arch. : ENOW
49. "Seward's Folly." : ALASKA
50. Dialectic title. : MASSA
51. Novelist Shaw. : IRWIN
52. Spirited equine. : STEED
53. Drums, cymbals, bells, etc. : TRAPS
57. Explorers' Greenland base. : ETAH
58. Idle fancy: Fr. : REVE
60. Word coined for Alben Barkley. : VEEP
61. Sea bird. : ERNE
62. Scene shifters' concern. : SETS
64. Daughter of the Curies. : EVE

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

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