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New York Times, Friday, January 20, 1956

Author:
Roberta Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,397
Across
1. Short for a canvas cover. : TARP
5. Of a star: Comb. form. : ASTRO
10. Weight. : HEFT
14. "Una Voce Poco Fa," for example. : ARIA
15. Assert with emphasis. : SWEAR
16. Eli. : YALE
17. Small. : MEAN
18. A pompous official. : PANJANDRUM
20. Big cats. : PANTHERS
22. Part of the eye. : CORNEA
23. Strike with great surprise. : ASTOUND
24. Capital of the Fijis. : SUVA
25. See 41 Across. : MRS
26. South American balsam tree. : TOLU
27. Bond clippings: Abbr. : CPS
30. An operatic "Chorus." : ANVIL
33. Headgear. : PANAMAHAT
35. Rich soil. : LOAM
36. Hog-like mammal. : TAPIR
37. Window part. : PANE
38. Paean of praise. : PANEGYRIC
40. Diagonal spar for a sail. : SPRIT
41. Pronoun. : SHE
42. Wiles. : ARTS
43. Grassland. : LEA
44. Oh me! Oh my! : ALAS
45. Most important parts. : KERNELS
49. Elect, in theology. : CHOSEN
52. Helen Keller, for example. : ALABAMAN
53. Beggar. : PANHANDLER
55. French author. : GIDE
56. The dovekie auk. : ALLE
57. Item in a medicine cabinet. : IODIN
58. Relative of Nell and Nora. : ELLA
59. Useful beans. : SOYS
60. The Campbells and others. : CLANS
61. Pursue. : SEEK
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1. Florida city near St. Petersburg. : TAMPA
2. Places. : AREAS
3. Laughing. : RIANT
4. Marcel Marceau's art. : PANTOMIME
5. Tremulous trees. : ASPENS
6. Lawn. : SWARD
7. Decades. : TENS
8. British rule in India. : RAJ
9. Far-seeing and authoritative. : ORACULAR
10. Nine-headed serpent slain by Hercules. : HYDRA
11. Get as a consequence. : EARN
12. Pipe. : FLUE
13. Musical theme. : TEMA
19. New: Latin. : NOVUM
21. Pitch. : HURL
24. Of the speed of sound. : SONIC
26. Carpet or wall hanging. : TAPIS
27. Burn slightly. : CHAR
28. Polish lady. : PANI
29. Printing direction. : STET
30. Dolomites. : ALPS
31. Character in "The Green Pastures." : NOAH
32. Wind direction finder. : VANE
33. Fractions. : PARTS
34. Perquisites. : APPANAGES
36. Despotic. : TYRANNIC
39. Roman helmet. : GALEA
40. Belgrade citizen. : SERB
43. Finds out. : LEARNS
44. Residue. : ASHES
45. Little: German. : KLEIN
46. Hero of "South Pacific." : EMILE
47. Kitchen implement. : LADLE
48. Lead from a singleton. : SNEAK
49. Auditors: Abbr. : CPAS
50. Nimbus. : HALO
51. Exclusively. : ONLY
52. Former diva. : ALDA
54. Monetary unit: Abbr. : DOL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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