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New York Times, Tuesday, January 31, 1956

Author:
John M. Holmes, Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { X }, Scrabble score: 319 (avg 1.74)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
John M. Holmes, Jr. has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,408

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Venetian blind part. : SLAT
5. Brisk. : SPRY
9. Saddle-horse. : HACK
13. Hellespont swimmer’s sweetheart. : HERO
14. Fictional captain. : QUEEG
16. Important government agency. : USIA
17. Biblical name. : ADAM
18. First name of Dickens villain. : URIAH
19. A science: Abbr. : BIOL
20. Nonstop talker. : GABBLER
22. Poisonous plant. : HENBANE
24. Inlets. : RIAS
25. Indian name. : RAU
26. Thread holder. : SPOOL
28. Joe Miller’s claim to fame. : JOKEBOOK
33. Out of breath. : BLOWN
34. Former Barbary state. : TUNIS
35. Stationary: Abbr. : STA
36. Fabric. : LAWN
37. Fabric. : LINEN
38. The “Deacon’s Masterpiece.” : SHAY
39. “Honest ___.” : AVE
40. Athletic gatherings. : MEETS
41. Cubic meter. : STERE
42. The “hideaway” man. : HERNANDO
44. Raid. : FORAY
45. Long practiced. : OLD
46. Assisting officer. : AIDE
47. Language of the year one. : ARAMAIC
51. Baking crock. : BEANPOT
55. Island republic. : CUBA
56. Dynamite-inventing prize-giver. : NOBEL
58. City in Bihar, India. : GAYA
59. City or lake in Switzerland. : THUN
60. Overused term of approval. : GRAND
61. Journey by ox cart. : TREK
62. Companion of crafts. : ARTS
63. Fathers. : DADS
64. Thin vapor. : HAZE
Down
1. Heavy rough nap. : SHAG
2. Mythical Spartan queen. : LEDA
3. Native of the Near East. : ARAB
4. Hero of 1857 book. : TOMBROWN
5. High-pitched sound. : SQUEAL
6. Low, vibratory sounds. : PURRS
7. Part of the conjugation of “res.” : REI
8. Affirmative: Slang. : YEAH
9. Restaurant sound effect. : HUBBUB
10. Where 58 Across is. : ASIA
11. Bud of a plant. : CION
12. Colewort. : KALE
15. Cucumber. : GHERKIN
21. British symbol. : LION
23. Scotch negatives. : NAES
26. ___ driver. : SLAVE
27. Political strength. : POWER
28. Group of political intriguers. : JUNTO
29. Singles. : ONES
30. Actor Michael. : OSHEA
31. Eared seal. : OTARY
32. Popular comedian. : KAYE
33. Nonsense: Slang. : BLAH
34. 7-7, for instance. : TIED
37. Affording. : LENDING
38. Longest English one-syllable word. : STRENGTH
40. Actress Powers. : MALA
41. ___ Springs, Idaho. : SODA
43. ___ land. : NOMANS
44. Gracie ___. : FIELDS
46. Evening: Ger. : ABEND
47. ___ part (dissemble). : ACTA
48. Major industrial region, in Europe. : RUHR
49. Border on. : ABUT
50. Unit of measurement. : CORD
52. Type of crude rubber. : PARA
53. Hear ye! : OYEZ
54. Obtain by leasing. : TAKE
57. Whiffenpoof refrain. : BAA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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