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New York Times, Friday, January 6, 1956

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 35-Down clue had "state"; corrected it to "State."

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V
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E
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B
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V
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H
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B
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P
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D
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H
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S
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T
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M
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R
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,383
Across
1
Be or have, for example. : VERB
5
Folio. : PAGE
9
More roguish. : SLIER
14
Robert ___. : ELEE
15
Tract. : AREA
16
Hair tint. : HENNA
17
Group of friend. : GANG
18
Skillful in guessing or conjecturing. : STOCHASTIC
20
Give proof of. : ATTEST
22
"___ in Blue." : RHAPSODY
23
Hesitating in speaking. : HEMMING
25
Governor Hoegh of Iowa. : LEO
26
Free-for-all. : MELEE
27
Overwrought. : ORNATE
31
Katharina from Padua. : SHREW
34
Meadow mice. : VOLES
36
Halt in speech. : HAW
37
Tinted. : HUED
38
Partially divided; forked. : BIFID
39
Dawdle. : POKE
40
Eastern name. : ALI
41
Shoptalk. : LINGO
42
Household appliance. : DRYER
43
Central Park vehicle. : HANSOM
45
Result. : ENSUE
47
Double: Prefix. : TWI
48
City in Wisconsin. : OSHKOSH
51
"Dogpatch" inhabitant. : LILABNER
55
Football throw. : AERIAL
57
Describing certain dictionaries. : UNABRIDGED
59
Consort of Siva. : DEVI
60
Senator from Nevada. : BIBLE
61
Seine tributary. : OISE
62
Placid. : EVEN
63
Calmed down. : EASED
64
Congregate. : MASS
65
Fissure. : RENT
Down
1
Blue-white star in Lyra. : VEGA
2
Port of Israel. : ELATH
3
French income. : RENTE
4
Adorned like a diadem. : BEGEMMED
5
Medicated lozenge. : PASTIL
6
Poetic verb form. : ART
7
33-year-man in U. S. Senate. : GEORGEOFGEORGIA
8
Apiece. : EACH
9
Machine-shop equipment. : SHAPERS
10
Precept. : LESSON
11
Within. : INTO
12
Actress Markey. : ENID
13
Having a strong flavor. : RACY
19
Encircled with light. : HALOED
21
Magpie diver. : SMEW
24
He composed "Mighty Lak' a Rose." : NEVIN
28
Sailing term. : AHOY
29
Be popular. : TAKE
30
Pitcher. : EWER
31
Riza Pahlevi. : SHAH
32
Dance. : HULA
33
Harness part. : REIN
35
Nittany ___, Penn. State eleven. : LIONS
38
Small island of the Bahamas. : BIMINI
39
Arrange beforehand. : PREORDER
41
Boorish. : LOWBRED
42
Aristocrat. : DUKE
44
Immobile. : STABLE
46
Small variations. : SHADES
49
Bolter. : SIEVE
50
Safe place. : HAVEN
51
Machine oil. : LUBE
52
Dolphinlike cetacean. : INIA
53
Researchers' workshops. : LABS
54
Biblical land. : EDOM
56
Fiber of cotton. : LINT
58
Letter. : ESS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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