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New York Times, Friday, January 27, 1956

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,404
Across Down
1. Brazilian dance. : SAMBA
6. Between Kukla and Ollie. : FRAN
10. Priggish. : SMUG
14. Full of : Suffix. : ULOUS
15. River in France. : OISE
16. Center part. : CORE
17. Camper's equipment. : FLASHLIGHT
19. Algerian seaport. : ORAN
20. Fancy goldfish. : FANTAILS
21. Anthony Trollope's "Doctor ___." : THORNE
23. Japanese apricots. : UMES
24. Performer on a wind instrument. : FLUTIST
25. Drive away. : DISPEL
28. Fragrant resins. : ELEMIS
29. Tributary of the Danube. : OLT
30. Lorna of fiction. : DOONE
32. Come in. : ENTER
35. Prize fight decisions. : TKOS
37. Servicewomen. : WAVES
39. Tennessee Senator. : GORE
40. Wife of Abraham. : SARAI
42. Steam turbine part. : ROTOR
44. Triumph. : WIN
45. Mousy character. : MICKEY
47. Delicate gradation. : NUANCE
49. Kind of newspaper. : TABLOID
51. ___ Salut, French cheese. : PORT
52. Rub with oil. : ANOINT
53. Stately Spanish dance. : SARABAND
57. Astound. : STUN
58. Get better. : CONVALESCE
60. Chinatown group. : TONG
61. Pierette to Pierrot. : AMIE
62. Prevent legally. : ESTOP
63. Remnants. : ENDS
64. Opposite of reveille. : TAPS
65. Geological term. : STOSS
1. Added syllable: Abbr. : SUFF
2. ___ prima (at once): Italian. : ALLA
3. Soughing sound. : MOAN
4. Break off, as a friendship: Slang. : BUSTUP
5. Abashed. : ASHAMED
6. Fencing swords. : FOILS
7. Fishing outfits. : RIGS
8. Fallout over Etna. : ASH
9. Sting. : NETTLE
10. Scampering off. : SCOOTING
11. Washington's headquarters, 1777 and 1779–80. : MORRISTOWN
12. Monitor lizards. : URANS
13. Relative of the civet. : GENET
18. Hide oneself. : LIELOW
22. Actor Cronyn. : HUME
24. London's street of newspapers. : FLEET
25. Sign of ellipsis. : DOTS
26. Actress Chase. : ILKA
27. Held up by weather. : STORMBOUND
28. Ambassador. : ENVOY
31. Equipped for sculling. : OARED
33. The Red navigator. : ERIC
34. French man's name. : RENE
36. Lloyd's Register items. : SAILINGS
38. State south of Arizona. : SONORA
41. Image. : ICON
43. Police in 38 Down. : RURALES
46. Famous Club of Addison and Steele. : KITCAT
48. Under most favorable circumstances. : ATBEST
49. Discrimination. : TASTE
50. Dancer and choreographer Dolin. : ANTON
51. Lays asphalt. : PAVES
53. Dissever. : SNIP
54. Concerning. : ASTO
55. Noncoms. : NCOS
56. Branches of a business: Abbr. : DEPS
59. Boxer turned actor. : OMA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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