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New York Times, Friday, August 9, 1957

Author: H. L. Risteen
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,964
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1. Feign. : SHAM
5. Musical instrument. : FLUTE
10. Direct insult. : SLAP
14. Gossip. : TALEBEARER
16. Forbidden. : TABU
17. Hollywood actress. : AVAGARDNER
18. Unique thing: Slang. : ONER
19. Tree. : YEW
20. Trees. : BAYS
21. Flattened at the poles. : OBLATE
23. ___ Aviv. : TEL
24. Characteristic. : TRAIT
25. Sail supports. : SPARS
28. Far East name. : MAO
30. Draw forth. : EDUCE
33. Japanese tribesman. : AINU
34. Infield hit. : ROLLER
36. Inexperienced. : RAW
37. Harmful thing. : BANE
38. Wake Island, for example. : ATOLL
39. Concerning. : INRE
40. Compass point. : ENE
41. A ___ throw. : STONES
42. Put up. : REAR
43. Capek creation. : ROBOT
45. Color. : RED
46. Supermarket vehicles. : CARTS
47. Farewell. : ADIOS
49. Hot weather aid. : FAN
50. Large dogs. : BOXERS
52. Moselle tributary. : SAAR
54. River of Central Asia. : ILI
57. Hill dwellers. : ANTS
58. Solidified. : COAGULATED
61. Desserts. : ICES
62. Hollywood redhead. : ARLENEDAHL
63. Scarlett's home. : TARA
64. Orchestral instruments. : REEDS
65. "It's a sin to tell ___." : ALIE
1. Check. : STAY
2. Experience. : HAVE
3. "There ought to be ___!" : ALAW
4. Alcott heroine. : MEG
5. Wild. : FERAL
6. Title. : LADY
7. Receptacles. : URNS
8. Links place. : TEE
9. Slip. : ERROR
10. Impassive. : STOLID
11. Hollywood actress. : LANATURNER
12. Encourage. : ABET
13. Absolute. : PURE
15. Innocents. : BABES
22. Former heavyweight champion. : BAER
23. Loyal. : TRUE
24. Rang out. : TOLLED
25. Cavalry weapon. : SABER
26. Serkin's forte. : PIANO
27. She'll appear on Broadway in the fall. : ANNEBAXTER
28. Takes a trip. : MOTORS
29. Isolated. : ALONE
31. Unit of weight. : CARAT
32. Pitchers. : EWERS
34. Pompadour pad. : RAT
35. Urban railroads. : ELS
39. Asiatic country. : IRAN
41. Agitate. : STIR
44. Gulf of the Black Sea. : ODESSA
46. Popular bandleader. : CARLE
48. Admired award. : OSCAR
49. Roman deities. : FAUNS
50. Entice. : BAIT
51. Brazilian ounce. : ONCA
52. Fire ___. : SALE
53. Venerable. : AGED
54. European country: Abbr. : ITAL
55. Where Samson slew the Philistines. : LEHI
56. Empty. : IDLE
59. State: Abbr. : ORE
60. Actress Rehan. : ADA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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