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New York Times, Thursday, August 8, 1957

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,963
Across Down
1. Pilgrim Father. : PURITAN
8. Greedy one: Slang. : GRABALL
15. Traffic directive. : ONELANE
16. Cole Porter title. : ROSALIE
17. Farmer's chore. : MILKING
18. Commercial section of London. : EASTEND
19. One ___ time. : ATA
20. Veep's first name. : ALBEN
22. Comedian. : WAG
23. Code word in telegraphy. : DIT
24. Victor at Gettysburg. : MEADE
25. Wrath. : IRE
26. Call forth. : EVOKE
29. Watchword. : CRY
30. More secure. : SAFER
32. Just a song at twilight. : SERENATA
34. Nothing smaller. : NOLESS
35. Marbles. : MIGS
36. King with three fiddlers. : COLE
37. Covered walk. : ARCADE
40. Highly proficient student. : HONORMAN
44. Soothes. : LULLS
45. Unnumbered years. : EON
46. Cudgel. : STAVE
47. Loser at Gettysburg. : LEE
48. Undeviating. : EXACT
50. Spidery trap. : NET
51. Land of the free. : USA
52. Moisten with morning mist. : BEDEW
53. Paltry scrap. : ORT
54. Giver. : DONATOR
57. Renovation. : RENEWAL
60. Rival; contender. : EMULANT
61. Designating youth. : TEENAGE
62. Spreads out for battle. : DEPLOYS
63. Piloted. : STEERED
1. Unguents. : POMADES
2. Tending to combine. : UNITIVE
3. Teller of tales. : RELATOR
4. Family. : ILK
5. People of 6 Down. : TAI
6. Part of Vietnam. : ANNAM
7. Disregards. : NEGLECTS
8. Eager for wealth. : GREEDY
9. County in Tennessee. : ROANE
10. Quadruped. : ASS
11. Club. : BAT
12. Relative of the herring. : ALEWIFE
13. City in Spain. : LINARES
14. Books to keep. : LEDGERS
21. Name from silent screen days. : BARA
27. Mustafa Ataturk. : KEMAL
28. Namesakes of Geraint's wife. : ENIDS
30. Arias. : SOLOS
31. Wide awake. : ALERT
33. Generation. : AGE
34. ___ stop. : NON
36. Events at Tanglewood, Marlboro, etc. : CONCERTS
37. Referred (to). : ALLUDED
38. Sorrowful: Poet. : RUESOME
39. Hit a homer with bases loaded. : CLEANUP
40. Player at Wimbledon. : HOAD
41. Famous race horse. : MANOWAR
42. Common run. : AVERAGE
43. Irritated. : NETTLED
45. Puts forth strength. : EXERTS
48. Wood for black chessmen. : EBONY
49. Birdlike note. : TWEET
55. ___ aboard! : ALL
56. Road, in China. : TAO
58. Born: Fr. : NEE
59. Compass point. : ENE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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