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New York Times, Wednesday, January 4, 1956

Author: Helen Fasulo
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Helen Fasulo has 94 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,381
Across Down
1. Music of Dizzy Gillespie. : BOP
4. Sanctified woman: Abbr. : STE
7. Lightweight wood. : BALSA
12. Electra's brother. : ORESTES
14. Soft fabric with velvety nap. : DUVETYN
16. Determined. : ADAMANT
17. Forensic skill. : ORATORY
18. One of mediocre talents. : SECONDRATER
20. Adjective for a bairn. : WEE
21. Journey by ox wagon. : TREK
22. Sour. : ACETIC
24. Equalized. : EVENED
27. Fictional ship. : CAINE
31. "Fit ___ fiddle." : ASA
34. Units of energy. : ERGS
35. Large horizontal beam. : GIRDER
36. One of the Andrews girls. : LAVERNE
38. Water ___. : COOLERS
39. One of the Dionnes. : YVONNE
40. Gentleman of India. : BABU
41. Bon ___. : MOT
42. Reindeer driver. : SANTA
43. Flamboyant. : GARISH
45. French card game. : ECARTE
47. U.S. budget category. : ARMS
51. Exclamation. : OHO
54. Not of great importance. : UNESSENTIAL
57. Fancy trappings. : REGALIA
59. Tower. : STEEPLE
60. Gravel between railroad ties. : BALLAST
61. Pack for shipping. : ENCRATE
62. Raison ___. : DETRE
63. Postal system of India. : DAK
64. Vitality. : SAP
1. Speak conceitedly. : BOAST
2. Monastic brotherhood. : ORDER
3. Nobel Prize category. : PEACE
4. Comedian Laurel. : STAN
5. Minister to. : TEND
6. Turn from friendly to hostile attitude. : ESTRANGE
7. Chemist's measuring device. : BURET
8. Miserly. : AVARICIOUS
9. Rent. : LET
10. Pack away. : STOW
11. Point on the Isle of Man. : AYRE
13. Atmospheric problem. : SMOKE
14. Lavished affection on. : DOTED
15. Bevan. : NYE
19. Cards. : ACES
23. Middleweight champion "Bobo" Olson. : CARL
25. Shop talk. : VERNACULAR
26. Sea eagle. : ERNE
28. Relative of ibidem. : IDEM
29. Tyrant. : NERO
30. Long ago: Archaic. : ERST
31. Khan and others. : ALYS
32. River into the Danube. : SAVA
33. Celtic word for "river." : AVON
35. Desert of Asia. : GOBI
37. Grafted: Her. : ENTE
38. Displayed tender affection. : CARESSED
40. Rackets. : BATS
43. Impressive. : GREAT
44. Misanthrope. : HATER
46. Cordial flavoring. : ANISE
48. River banks. : RIPAS
49. Island south of Sicily. : MALTA
50. Beauty aid. : SLEEP
51. Globe. : ORB
52. Ruler. : HEAD
53. Eye slyly. : OGLE
55. Sicilian landmark. : ETNA
56. Part of a bottle. : NECK
58. High: Mus. : ALT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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