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New York Times, Friday, September 20, 1957

Author: Mary D. Weisser
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,006
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1. Spirit or deity of ancient Greece. : DAEMON
7. Work in concert. : COACT
12. Turkish Premier. : MENDERES
14. Prom flower. : ORCHID
16. One of a ruling group. : OLIGARCH
17. Iron range in Minnesota. : MESABI
18. Director of "12 Angry Men." : LUMET
19. Biblical weeds. : TARES
21. Tie fabric. : REP
22. Old oath. : EGAD
23. Belgian province. : NAMUR
24. Find fault. : CARP
25. Salt: Fr. : SEL
26. Russian measure of distance. : VERST
27. Child actress Evelyn of "Eloise" fame. : RUDIE
28. Marbles. : MIGS
29. Disdainful manner. : HAUTEUR
31. Hog. : SWINE
33. Dens. : LAIRS
34. Shah of Iran. : PAHLEVI
36. Pure and simple. : MERE
37. Relics of ancient times. : RUINS
38. Hudson River town. : NYACK
40. Country mail: Abbr. : RFD
43. Feminine ending. : ETTE
44. Defaces. : SCARS
45. Stick: Sp. : PALO
46. Clique. : SET
47. Karim and Aly. : KHANS
48. Sudden blow: Colloq. : FACER
49. Trifles. : TRIVIA
51. Sudanese capital. : KHARTOUM
53. Great name in the theatre. : ONEILL
54. Washington team. : SENATORS
55. Actor Flynn. : ERROL
56. Smooth, glossy fabrics. : SATINS
1. Inundate. : DELUGE
2. Sentient being. : ANIMAL
3. Served as a border to. : EDGED
4. Food. : MEAT
5. Scottish Peace Prize winner. : ORR
6. Olympian quaffs. : NECTARS
7. Promising performer. : COMER
8. Product of 17 Across. : ORES
9. ___ Pay. or Rec., in business shorthand. : ACS
10. Participant in a party game. : CHARADER
11. Roman emperor, A. D. 14 to 37. : TIBERIUS
12. Burrowing mammals. : MOLES
13. Counterfeits. : SHAMS
15. Seven-star constellation. : DIPPER
20. Book of the Bible. : RUTH
23. Israeli desert. : NEGEV
24. Attractive girl: Slang. : CUTIE
26. Tropical verdure. : VINES
27. "Something of Value" author. : RUARK
28. Creator of Pooh, Piglet, etc. : MILNE
30. Guinness and others. : ALECS
31. Wine. : SAUTERNE
32. American poet. : WHITTIER
34. Magic word. : PRESTO
35. Ancient Peruvian. : INCA
36. Swamps. : MARSHES
39. Stadium players. : YANKS
40. Collegiate coat. : RACOON
41. ___-de-lis, emblems of France. : FLEURS
42. College buildings. : DORMS
44. Auxiliary verb. : SHALL
45. Singer Page. : PATTI
47. Measure used in France. : KILO
48. College group. : FRAT
50. Man: Lat. : VIR
52. Library collection. : ANA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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