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New York Times, Wednesday, August 28, 1957

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F J X Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,983
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1. Word of farewell. : ALOHA
6. Location. : SPOT
10. Fling. : CAST
14. Style of printing type. : ROMAN
15. Legendary ship. : ARGO
16. Stew. : OLIO
17. Bell sound. : CLANG
18. Knowledge. : LORE
19. Plant. : NARD
20. Derbies. : HORSERACES
22. Competed. : VIED
23. ___ duck. : LAME
24. Mary Livingstone's Jack. : BENNY
25. Noted composer. : BACH
29. Old-time department store employe. : CASHBOY
32. South Sea romance. : OMOO
33. Admitting no answer. : INSOLVABLE
37. Simpered. : SMIRKED
39. Destructive. : RUINOUS
40. Type of intelligence: Colloq. : HORSESENSE
42. Five: Fr. : CINQ
43. Dinner courses. : ENTREES
44. Common suffixes. : ESTS
45. Fruit: Comb. form. : CARPO
48. Requests. : ASKS
50. Wheeling's river. : OHIO
51. Device for measuring ocean depths: Var. : BATHYMETER
57. Animal sound. : MEOW
58. Of Mars: Comb. form. : AREO
59. Basso Tajo of the Met. : ITALO
60. Commanded. : BADE
61. Beginning. : RISE
62. City on Arkansas River. : TULSA
63. 550-mi. river into the Baltic. : ODER
64. Winks the eye: Colloq. : BATS
65. Took a long walk. : HIKED
1. Bridge structure. : ARCH
2. One of a S. China people. : LOLO
3. Gen. Bradley. : OMAR
4. Hero of 1865 juvenile. : HANS
5. Guiding spirit. : ANGEL
6. Mythical reptile, supposed to live in fire. : SALAMANDER
7. Method of doing something. : PROCESS
8. Folklore villian. : OGRE
9. Turn up one's ___. : TOES
10. Vehicle. : CONVEYANCE
11. ___ René Lesage. : ALAIN
12. Relative of a vamp. : SIREN
13. Hot ___. : TODDY
21. Most zestful. : RACIEST
24. Cattle: Comb. form. : BOVI
25. Fiddlesticks! : BOSH
26. Arsenal contents: Colloq. : AMMO
27. Coconut fiber. : COIR
28. Motor capacity. : HORSEPOWER
30. Game. : HORSESHOES
31. Sign of fair weather. : BLUESKY
34. Park, in France. : BOIS
35. Theatrical VIP. : LUNT
36. Abbreviated titles. : ESQS
38. Form of lotto. : KENO
41. Most adroit. : NEATEST
45. Musical group: Slang. : COMBO
46. In advance. : AHEAD
47. ___ Janeiro. : RIODE
49. Mythical candidate in 1956. : SMITH
51. Fishhook part. : BARB
52. "Micaela's Air." : ARIA
53. Case. : ETUI
54. Rumor. : TALK
55. More. : ELSE
56. Way. : ROAD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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