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New York Times, Wednesday, September 25, 1957

Author: Helen Fasulo
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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1. John Eisenhower's rank. : MAJOR
6. Implored. : PLED
10. Second word of beginner's Latin conjugation. : AMAS
14. Meaningless. : INANE
15. Branching parts. : RAMI
16. Enticement. : BAIT
17. Three-dimensional figure. : SOLID
18. Ill-fated Victor Hugo character. : ESMERALDA
20. Type of hair net. : SNOOD
21. Masterson, hero of "Guys and Dolls." : SKY
22. Chemical compound. : ESTER
23. Constrained. : UNEASY
25. Horrified. : AGHAST
26. William Paley's business: Abbr. : CBS
28. Act of 1933: Abbr. : NRA
29. Greek letter. : PSI
30. Put down. : LAID
32. Documents of treaty. : AGREEMENTS
38. Of a surface. : AREAL
40. Norse goddess of healing. : EIR
41. Largest of the Kurile Islands. : ETORO
42. Religious worker. : MISSIONARY
45. Polaris. : STAR
46. Coastal city: Abbr. : SPT
47. Southern food staple. : YAM
49. Cereal grass. : RYE
50. Is vainly proud. : BOASTS
54. Group of states under one power. : EMPIRE
56. Family member. : UNCLE
57. Light meal, in Britain. : TEA
58. Hungary's Red Premier. : KADAR
61. Early forms of the flute. : RECORDERS
63. Speedily. : APACE
64. Marsh bird. : SORA
65. Highly seasoned stew. : OLIO
66. Nickname of former Yankee. : DIMAG
67. Galway Bay island. : ARAN
68. Shady spot. : GLEN
69. American playwright. : ODETS
1. ___ America. : MISS
2. Shortly. : ANON
3. Tropical window shades. : JALOUSIES
4. Plant of the lily family. : ONION
5. Blush. : REDDEN
6. Publicity man. : PRESSAGENT
7. Big name in the movie industry. : LASKY
8. Award in TV. : EMMY
9. Small cube. : DIE
10. Disconcert. : ABASH
11. British Mediterranean possession. : MALTA
12. General's staff. : AIDES
13. Make the first move. : START
19. Political system. : REGIME
24. Alter constellation. : ARA
25. Ibsen character. : ASE
26. Chowder base. : CLAM
27. Italian port. : BARI
29. Della Street's boss. : PERRYMASON
31. German article. : DAS
33. Estuary: Span. : RIA
34. Ands: Fr. : ETS
35. The Fighting Irish. : NOTREDAME
36. Flat receptacle. : TRAY
37. Distressed. : SORE
39. Sen. Hill. : LISTER
43. Harvest goddess. : OPS
44. Island of the Carolines. : YAP
48. Gilbert and Sullivan role. : MIKADO
50. Sac, in anatomy. : BURSA
51. ___ two. : ONEOR
52. Capital of Ghana. : ACCRA
53. American painter. : SLOAN
54. Hair-raising. : EERIE
55. Speedy. : RAPID
57. Hero of German opera. : TELL
59. "Room to swing ___." : ACAT
60. Military groups: Abbr. : REGS
62. St. Bernard. : DOG

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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