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New York Times, Wednesday, January 18, 1956

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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Across Down
1. Equalizing allowance. : ODDS
5. Poky. : SLOW
9. Chico's brother. : HARPO
14. Zilpah was her handmaid. : LEAH
15. African tree. : COLA
16. Affaire d'___. : AMOUR
17. Take to the skies. : AERO
18. Chowchow. : HODGEPODGE
20. Statue on the Capitol Dome. : FREEDOM
22. High-speeder. : EXPRESS
23. Plug. : BOOST
25. ___ Juana. : TIA
26. Recipe direction. : CHILL
28. Fiend overcome by Christian, in "Pilgrim's Progress." : APOLLYON
33. Slight, hollow structure. : SHELL
34. Uncivil. : SURLY
35. Period. : ERA
36. Senator from Alabama. : HILL
37. Fruit of the fir. : CONES
38. Frolic. : PLAY
39. What "stingo" is. : ALE
40. Person who is kind and gentle. : SOFTY
41. Featherbrains. : DOLTS
42. Small details. : MINUTIAE
44. Father of David. : JESSE
45. Kinsman: Abbr. : REL
46. Strike fear into. : DAUNT
48. U. S. Navy men. : SEABEES
52. Secret. : CRYPTIC
56. Headliner of 1936. : EDWARDVIII
58. Killer whale. : ORCA
59. Bypast. : AGONE
60. Results. : ENDS
61. Distress. : NEED
62. Whig President, 1841–1845. : TYLER
63. Political cartoonist. : NAST
64. Cousins of the threadfish. : EELS
1. Crown Prince of Norway. : OLAF
2. Hart or hind. : DEER
3. Be fearless. : DARE
4. Large wading bird, allied to the heron. : SHOEBILL
5. Tutor. : SCHOOL
6. Weaver's frames. : LOOMS
7. Venerable. : OLD
8. Engage in. : WAGE
9. By good fortune. : HAPPILY
10. Not concerned with ethical quality. : AMORAL
11. Cycled. : RODE
12. Small dogs. : PUGS
13. Smelter's substances. : ORES
19. Praises highly. : EXTOLS
21. Figurine. : DOLL
24. Twitted. : TAUNTED
26. Ingredient in pepper pot. : CHILI
27. Eloping lady in "Tiger At the Gates." : HELEN
29. Victim. : PREY
30. Whoop and yippee. : YELLS
31. Talk loftily. : ORATE
32. Certain votes. : NAYS
33. Pinchbeck. : SHAM
34. Parlor piece. : SOFA
37. Formed spirals. : COILED
38. Defer. : POSTPONE
40. Helmsman. : STEERER
41. Answer in the negative. : DENY
43. Elegant in manners. : URBANE
44. Earl Warren, for example. : JURIST
47. Nitric and citric. : ACIDS
48. See 34 Down. : SEAT
49. Ready to fly off the handle. : EDGY
50. M. P.'s concern. : AWOL
51. Norse name. : SVEN
53. Loblolly. : TREE
54. Where Reykjavik is: Abbr. : ICEL
55. Their manners are not 43 Down. : CADS
57. Dog ___ manger. : INA

Answer summary: 9 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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