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New York Times, Monday, August 26, 1957

17-Across : Legendary railroader.

Author:
Helen Fasulo
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,981
Across
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Circus area. : RING
5
Fictional child. : TOPSY
10
Trapper's merchandise. : PELT
14
Tree of Morocco. : ARAR
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Sharp mountain spur. : ARETE
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Copycat. : APER
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Legendary railroader. : CASEYJONES
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Wailing spirit of Irish folklore. : SHEE
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High regard. : ESTEEM
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Junior. : NAMESAKE
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Bavarian river into the Danube. : NAAB
25
Boxing term. : KAYO
26
Harvesting machine. : THRESHER
30
Locale of nuclear tests. : NEVADA
34
Kimono sash. : OBI
35
Out of bounds. : TABOO
37
The people. : DEMOS
38
What the hobo rides. : RODS
40
Former Yankee southpaw. : LOPAT
42
Part of R. B. I. : RUNS
43
Political slander. : SMEAR
45
South of the border currency. : PESOS
47
Canonized woman: Abbr. : STE
48
Pat or Margaret. : OBRIEN
50
Hardest. : STONIEST
52
Milk: Fr. : LAIT
54
Keyway. : SLOT
55
Hat. : SOMBRERO
59
Richard Wagner's second wife. : COSIMA
63
The Graces. : TRIO
64
Side by side. : COLLATERAL
66
To the: Ital. : ALLA
67
___ Island. : ELLIS
68
Money made of silver wire. : LARI
69
Indian peasant. : RYOT
70
Eliza Harris, for example. : SLAVE
71
Fabric made without weaving. : FELT
Down
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Swift current of water. : RACE
2
Cleopatra's handmaiden. : IRAS
3
Memorable cartoonist. : NAST
4
English novelist. : GREENE
5
Famous mausoleum. : TAJMAHAL
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Gold: Span. : ORO
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Found of the Keystone State. : PENN
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American food staple. : STEAK
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Office sycophant. : YESMAN
10
Jewish festival. : PASSOVER
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Hebrew dry measure. : EPHA
12
Soup flavoring. : LEEK
13
Family lineage. : TREE
18
___ cake. : YEAST
22
Watched. : EYED
24
Modern music craze. : BEBOP
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Human trunk. : TORSO
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Fearsome weapon. : HBOMB
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Rodeo contestant. : RIDER
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Arena's guard rail. : ROPES
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Beguile. : AMUSE
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Words of admonition. : DONTS
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Valuable thing. : ASSET
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Kilns. : OASTS
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Regatta entry. : SAILBOAT
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Do-it-yourself kit. : TOOLCASE
44
Rise high. : REAR
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Grimace: Slang. : SNOOT
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Kinfolk. : NIECES
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Reflexive pronoun. : ITSELF
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Fish with a spoon. : TROLL
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Leading. : STAR
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Paris airport. : ORLY
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Venus of ___. : MILO
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Wide-mouthed jar. : OLLA
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Dies ___, Judgment Day. : IRAE
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Crumbly soil. : MARL
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Got down. : ALIT
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Year Nero became Emperor. : LIV

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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