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New York Times, Saturday, January 28, 1956

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.54, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,405
Across
1. Gypsy dance. : FLAMENCO
9. Jai ___. : ALAI
13. Traveler between Mars and Jupiter. : PLANETOID
14. Nuclear scientist. : FERMI
16. Kind of planning. : LONGRANGE
17. Packs down. : TAMPS
18. Prospero's servant. : ARIEL
19. Preserves. : SALTS
21. Root and branch. : ALL
22. Chinese coin. : TAEL
23. John ___, actor. : DEREK
24. Zenonian lecture spot. : STOA
25. House addition. : ELL
26. Cooked perfectly. : DONETOATURN
28. On top. : FIRST
29. Showed concern. : CARED
30. Layers. : LAMINAE
33. Mr. Meredith. : BURGESS
35. All ___ (from the very beginning). : ALONG
36. Spouses. : MATES
37. Fenestral glass. : WINDOWPANES
40. Thermometer scale: Abbr. : FAH
43. Rents. : LETS
44. Notches in keys. : WARDS
45. Star in Cetus. : MIRA
46. Mariner's direction. : ENE
47. City of India, in the Himalayas. : SIMLA
48. Irreligious one. : PAGAN
49. Topkick. : SARGE
51. Parts of grandfather clocks. : PENDULUMS
53. Dutch painter. : STEEN
54. Actress Alberghetti. : ANNAMARIA
55. Spotted. : EYED
56. Ship routes. : SEALANES
Down
1. Kind of wreath. : FLORAL
2. Former French premier. : LANIEL
3. Broadway backer. : ANGEL
4. Blackbird. : MERL
5. Greek letter. : ETA
6. Twaddle. : NONSENSE
7. King-size smoke. : CIGARET
8. Short poem. : ODELET
9. Time for matinees. : AFTS
10. Author Tom ___. : LEA
11. Part of a motor. : ARMATURE
12. Beseeches. : IMPLORES
13. Symbol of a political dinner. : PLATE
15. Thousand ___. : ISLANDS
20. Boxing term. : TKO
23. Dickens character. : DORA
24. Bachelor parties. : STAGS
26. Australian wild dog. : DINGO
27. Suitor of Lydia Languish. : ACRES
28. Talent scout's forte. : FINDS
30. Unruly. : LAWLESS
31. Make unfriendly. : ALIENATE
32. California resort. : MONTEREY
33. Relative of a babushka. : BANDANNA
34. Indians. : UTES
36. Maria Riva's mother. : MARLENE
38. 1914–1919. : WWI
39. The plains of Argentina. : PAMPAS
40. Pattern. : FIGURE
41. Dumas swordsman. : ARAMIS
42. White goose of Hindu myth. : HANSA
45. Strydom's predecessor. : MALAN
47. Mail. : SEND
48. Cougar. : PUMA
50. Opposite of "haw!" : GEE
52. Edible pea of India. : DAL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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