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New York Times, Wednesday, October 17, 1956

Author:
Joseph LaFauci
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 89, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,668
Across
1. More sentimental: Colloq. : MUSHIER
8. Climbed. : SCALED
14. International agreement. : ENTENTE
15. Involving controversy. : POLEMIC
17. Rotated swiftly. : SWIRLED
18. Tricky. : EVASIVE
19. Describing murky waters. : SILTY
20. Cloth. : LINEN
22. Sister. : NUN
23. Emerald ___. : ISLE
24. Minds. : TENDS
25. Endless band on a machine. : BELT
26. Poetic contraction. : NEER
27. Famous name in baseball. : OTT
28. Thrust. : LUNGE
29. Noun suffix. : ARD
30. "___ and the Wolf." : PETER
32. Between: Comb. form. : INTER
33. Certain pieces of church music. : MISERERES
35. Morning: Fr. : MATIN
38. Fortification. : REDAN
39. Any Roman goddess. : DEA
42. Method of humorous expression. : IRONY
43. Retiring. : SHY
44. Furrier's material. : PELT
45. Dispatched. : SENT
46. Fruits. : DATES
48. Incite. : ABET
49. Fervid. : HOT
50. Very light wood. : BALSA
51. Bowling term. : FRAME
52. Food. : ALIMENT
54. Becomes larger. : DILATES
56. Contrition. : PENANCE
57. Manifest. : EVIDENT
58. Affectionate. : TENDER
59. Abhors. : DETESTS
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1. Italian strait. : MESSINA
2. Less prudent. : UNWISER
3. Quieted. : STILLED
4. Nixon's nominator. : HERTER
5. Deeply: Poet. : INLY
6. French summer. : ETE
7. Memorable, as a day. : REDLETTER
8. Pay out. : SPEND
9. Small sheltered bays. : COVES
10. Author Villiers. : ALAN
11. French article. : LES
12. Celebrated. : EMINENT
13. Make public. : DIVULGE
16. Basketball position. : CENTER
21. Rights of ownership, often vested. : INTERESTS
24. On one's ___ (alert). : TOES
25. Rolls. : BUNS
28. Legal claim. : LIEN
30. Abounding in certain trees. : PINY
31. ___ woodpecker. : REDHEADED
33. Vast amount. : MINT
34. Arms of a starfish. : RAYS
35. Bad luck. : MISHAP
36. Small space. : AREOLET
37. System of insurance. : TONTINE
39. Political disputes. : DEBATES
40. Simple substance. : ELEMENT
41. Certifies. : ATTESTS
44. Display. : PARADE
46. Tarantella. : DANCE
47. Modify. : ALTER
50. Pull taut, as a bow. : BEND
51. Pass quickly. : FLIT
53. One of the British Isles. : MAN
55. Verbal contraction. : IVE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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