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New York Times, Thursday, January 5, 1956

Author:
J. F. Kelly
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
J. F. Kelly has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,382
Across
1. Star of "Halls of Ivy." : COLMAN
7. North Germanic language. : SWEDISH
14. Melodious in style. : ARIOSO
15. Symbol of a state. : LONESTAR
17. Rural brook. : RILLET
18. Having corners. : ANGULATE
19. Place for growth. : SOIL
20. Split asunder. : REND
22. ___ Domingo. : SANTO
23. River into the Danube. : OLT
24. Canada's Pearson. : LESTER
26. Name for a collie. : SHEP
27. Bulganin-Krushchev host. : NEHRU
29. Pointed mass of ice. : SERAC
31. Where Astoria is: Abbr. : ORE
32. Alleviated. : EASED
34. ___ Zee of the Hudson River. : TAPPAN
36. International airport, Eire. : SHANNON
39. Lacking airfoils. : FINLESS
40. Locale of "The Cowboy's Lament." : LAREDO
41. Pre-Crockett coonskin wearer. : BOONE
42. Lord Boyd ___. : ORR
43. The elbow. : ANCON
45. Father of Henry Ford II. : EDSEL
49. Big: French. : GROS
51. Trans-Atlantic airport, Newfoundland. : GANDER
53. Function. : USE
54. Leg-of-mutton sleeve. : GIGOT
56. Enlist again, in Army slang. : REUP
57. Totals: Abbr. : AMTS
58. Flowed forth. : EMANATED
60. Game roasted, then stewed in sauce. : SALMIS
62. Signer of a bill. : RATIFIER
63. Punctual. : ONTIME
64. Aphid's honey tube. : NECTARY
65. Official title of address in the Navy. : MISTER
Down
1. TV comedian. : CARSON
2. Ball player. : ORIOLE
3. Witch of folklore. : LILITH
4. Defoe heroine. : MOLL
5. Pere Gynt relative. : ASE
6. ___ Dame. : NOTRE
7. Directed. : SLANTED
8. The Colossus of Rhodes, for one. : WONDER
9. John Bull's land: Abbr. : ENG
10. ___ ex machina (artificial solution of a difficulty). : DEUS
11. Mallorca and Menorca. : ISLAS
12. Light, open carriage. : STANHOPE
13. Hurricane-battered cape. : HATTERAS
16. Resumes. : REOPENS
21. Metropolis of the Ruhr. : ESSEN
24. Capital of Angola, Africa. : LUANDA
25. Proportion. : RATIO
28. M. Descartes. : RENE
30. Worker with foods. : CANNER
33. Famous Chinese family. : SOONG
35. Begged. : PLED
36. Plodding one. : SLOGGER
37. An "inactive" candidate. : HARRIMAN
38. Claim without right. : ARROGATE
39. Blended, as colors. : FONDU
41. Describing Kansas before 1949. : BONEDRY
44. Lifework. : CAREER
46. Geneva meeting, July, 1955. : SUMMIT
47. Succés d'___. : ESTIME
48. Not so important. : LESSER
50. Of sound. : SONIC
52. Town south of London. : EPSOM
55. Late Senator. : TAFT
57. Substitutes: Abbr. : ALTS
59. ___ Juana. : TIA
61. Cuckoo. : ANI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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