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New York Times, Wednesday, September 4, 1957

Author: Sidney Lambert
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,990
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1. Exhausts. : SPENDS
7. ___ hat. : BRASS
12. Staff changes. : SHAKEUPS
14. Two-edged sword. : RAPIER
16. Turned a radio dial. : TUNEDOUT
17. Pronto. : ATONCE
18. Greek letter. : ETA
19. Instant. : TRICE
21. Irish sweetheart. : GRA
22. Shoe. : PUMP
24. "How weary, ___, flat and unprofitable . . . " : STALE
25. Consumed. : USED
26. Nonmetallic mineral. : SPAR
27. Lime tree. : TEIL
28. Dropped a line. : WROTE
29. Prevent. : AVERT
31. Less clear. : VAGUER
32. Watchers. : SPIERS
34. Headwear. : BERETS
35. Picked out. : CHOSEN
36. Shiny black. : RAVEN
37. Stairway part. : RISER
38. Disney characters. : MICE
39. Canadian Indian. : CREE
43. Makes a choice. : OPTS
44. Finger. : PINKY
45. Bark. : YELP
46. Complete. : ALL
47. Speak in favor of: Colloq. : BOOST
48. Deception. : LIE
49. Hirsute adornment. : TOUPEE
51. Part of New York City. : EASTSIDE
55. Namesakes of Miss Hawkins. : SADIES
56. Europeans. : SLOVENES
57. Censure. : DECRY
58. Skills. : KNACKS
1. Close. : SHUTUP
2. ___ hat. : PANAMA
3. Also: Archaic. : EKE
4. Male diminutive. : NED
5. Musical piece. : DUO
6. Speaks indistinctly. : SPUTTERS
7. Make firm. : BRACE
8. At any ___ (anyhow). : RATE
9. G. I. address. : APO
10. Calls loudly. : SINGSOUT
11. Caches. : SECRETES
12. Footfalls. : STEPS
13. East River, for example. : STRAIT
15. Book. : READER
20. ___ at ease. : ILL
23. Glorifies. : PRAISES
24. Exacting. : STERN
25. Insistence. : URGENCY
28. Anything made to sell. : WARE
30. Shift. : VEER
31. Swiss resort on Lake of Geneva. : VEVEY
32. Cargo. : SHIPLOAD
33. Closing organ music. : POSTLUDE
34. The retort discourteous. : BACKTALK
35. Europeans. : CROATS
36. Beauty parlor extras. : RINSES
38. Italian pronoun. : MIO
40. Connect again. : RELINK
41. Omits. : ELIDES
42. Relatives of 14 Across. : EPEES
44. Literary art: Archaic. : POESY
47. Skittles' companion. : BEER
50. ___ du Midi, in the Pyrenees. : PIC
52. Disciple. : SON
53. New Deal enterprise. : TVA
54. Unsweet. : SEC

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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