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New York Times, Monday, October 15, 1956

Author:
Herbert Lyle
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { F Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,666
Across
1. Nobel prize winner in literature, 1925. : SHAW
5. Cut with a sickle. : REAP
9. Angers. : IRES
13. Water front. : SHORE
14. Transportation for Jason. : ARGO
15. Movie director Clair. : RENE
16. Electrical wizard. : TESLA
17. Hollywood actor. : JOHNWAYNE
19. Appraisers. : RATERS
21. Famous first word. : DADA
22. Conjunction. : NOR
23. Asiatic country. : IRAN
24. Major battle of Hundred Years' War, 1346. : CRESSY
26. Presidential nickname. : ABE
27. Take down a ___ (humble). : PEG
28. Sunday fare. : ROAST
29. Knots. : BURLS
31. Modern. : RECENT
33. Diacritical marks, in Spanish. : TILDES
34. Iowa college town. : AMES
35. German name of German city. : KOLN
36. Fabrics. : CREPES
39. Finally. : ATLAST
42. Name synonymous with beauty. : HELEN
43. Doles out. : METES
45. Electrical term. : OHM
47. 21 plus. : AGE
48. Telephone caller. : DIALER
50. Con ___ (with spirit): Mus. : BRIO
51. Dobbin. : NAG
52. Ancestress of Flossy. : EDNA
53. See 52 Across. : STORMS
55. Well-known first name in the theatre. : CLAUDETTE
58. Building material. : ADOBE
59. One: Ger. : EINS
60. Beverages. : ALES
61. Whines. : MEWLS
62. Synonym for 31 Across. : LATE
63. Smaller. : LESS
64. To be: Lat. : ESSE
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1. Moira or Norma. : SHEARER
2. Person held as a pledge. : HOSTAGE
3. Composer of many popular songs. : ARLEN
4. Apparel. : WEAR
5. British rule, in India. : RAJ
6. Wears away. : ERODES
7. Terrified. : AGHAST
8. Bodies of water. : PONDS
9. Man's name meaning "watchful." : IRA
10. Br'er Rabbit's foe. : REYNARD
11. Exalt. : ENNOBLE
12. Fortune teller. : SEERESS
13. Gaza ___. : STRIP
18. Commercial papers. : WAYBILLS
20. Cakes for a teaparty. : SCONES
25. Scoundrels: Slang. : RATS
28. Repaired again. : REMENDED
30. Arm bone. : ULNA
32. Charles or May. : CAPE
33. Carriers: Colloq. : TOTERS
35. Shakespearean heroine. : KATE
36. Church section. : CHANCEL
37. Emblems of royalty. : REGALIA
38. Showing good taste. : ELEGANT
40. Causes of grief. : SORROWS
41. Household gadget. : THIMBLE
43. Toast of New York. : MANTLE
44. Makes happy. : ELATES
46. Well-known name in art. : MOSES
49. Utopian. : IDEAL
50. Portends. : BODES
54. Domesticate. : TAME
56. Treat. : USE
57. Letter. : ESS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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