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New York Times, Friday, January 13, 1956

Author: H. L. Risteen
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.68, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,390
Across Down
1. Take things easy. : COAST
6. Necessity for Friday the 13th. : LUCK
10. Tennis star Lewis. : HOAD
14. Mrs. Phil Harris. : ALICE
15. Biblical giant. : ANAK
16. Symbol of exile. : ELBA
17. Prominent has-been. : PERON
18. Associate of Bret Harte. : MARKTWAIN
20. Wiley or Emily. : POST
21. Greek letter. : TAU
22. Red deer. : HINDS
23. Well-known playwright. : LOOS
25. Overflow theatre customer. : STANDEE
27. Mental condition. : MORALE
30. Actor in the "Golden Arm." : STANG
31. ___ doing (busy). : UPAND
32. Coagulate. : CLOT
33. Farmyard sound. : BAA
36. Contemporary of Anatole France. : GUYDEMAUPASSANT
40. Compass point. : SSE
41. Natural resources. : ORES
42. Symbol of freshness. : PAINT
43. Richard Evelyn and Harry Flood. : BYRDS
45. Largest city of Brittany. : NANTES
46. Institutional managers. : MATRONS
49. Rigorous. : HARD
50. "Robin ___," old-time song. : ADAIR
51. "Dombey and ___." : SON
52. Actor in "Hot Tin Roof." : IVES
56. Associate of Leigh Hunt. : JOHNKEATS
59. Name on best-seller list. : PEALE
60. Musical instrument. : OBOE
61. Ornamental pattern. : FRET
62. Sprightly. : AGILE
63. Western Indians. : REES
64. Headgear. : TAMS
65. Relative of radar. : SONAR
1. Contemporary cartoonist. : CAPP
2. Bread spread. : OLEO
3. Mentions publicly. : AIRS
4. ___ Yard, London streed. : SCOTLAND
5. Playing card. : TEN
6. Users of prayer wheels. : LAMAS
7. Two-toed sloth. : UNAU
8. Sleeper. : CAR
9. Initials dating from 1865. : KKK
10. Cutting. : HEWING
11. Baltic island. : OLAND
12. "___ With Me." : ABIDE
13. Valse. : DANSE
19. "Holier ___ thou." : THAN
21. Hoof part. : TOE
24. "Ye ___ Gifte Shoppe." : OLDE
25. Intercepts. : STOPS
26. Familiar leave-taking. : TATA
27. Companions of porringers. : MUGS
28. Work. : OPUS
29. TV star. : RAYE
30. Swampy places. : SLUES
32. National League team. : CARDS
33. Attract. : BAIT
34. Actress Baxter. : ANNE
35. Men of law: Abbr. : ATTS
37. Period of the day. : MORN
38. Engage in fisticuffs. : SPAR
39. City in California. : SANDIEGO
43. Pickling materials. : BRINES
44. English royal house. : YORK
45. Girl's nickname. : NAN
46. John Eisenhower, for example. : MAJOR
47. Building material. : ADOBE
48. Western resort mecca. : TAHOE
49. Large gatherings. : HOSTS
51. Check. : STEM
53. Without efficacy. : VAIN
54. Miss Cinders. : ELLA
55. Wise one. : SEER
57. Salamander. : EFT
58. Constellation. : ARA
59. ___ seul (solo dance): Fr. : PAS

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

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