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New York Times, Friday, October 19, 1956

Author:
Helen Fasulo
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,670
Across
1. Apices. : TIPS
5. Practice trickery. : CHEAT
10. Big blow. : GALE
14. Russian river. : URAL
15. Western gunman's command. : REACH
16. Mariner's call. : AHOY
17. Composer of "High Society." : COLEPORTER
19. Ivy League team. : YALE
20. Genuflects. : KNEELS
21. Mythical sailor. : SINDBAD
23. Outmoded. : PASSE
26. Card game. : LOO
27. Well-known TV executive. : PALEY
30. Expressions of regret. : APOLOGIES
35. Highway of Rome. : ITER
36. Apparitions. : SHAPES
37. Maglie of the no-hitter. : SAL
38. ___ de plume. : NOM
39. Bric-a-brac stand. : ETAGERE
40. Altar constellation. : ARA
41. Burmese political figure. : UNU
42. Very foolish ones. : MORONS
43. Sheet of matted cotton wool. : BATT
44. V. I. P. : PERSONAGE
46. Katrine and Lomond. : LOCHS
47. Indian. : UTE
48. Faux pas. : ERROR
50. According to protocol. : CORRECT
54. Heretofore: Poet. : ERENOW
58. Instrument of great antiquity. : OBOE
59. Bizarre. : OUTLANDISH
62. Bench. : SEAT
63. Former film comedian. : LLOYD
64. And no other. : ONLY
65. Ancient Phoenician capital. : TYRE
66. Prominent Republican. : DEWEY
67. Bovine sounds. : MOOS
Down
1. Member of Robin Hood's band. : TUCK
2. Household appliance. : IRON
3. Fence picket. : PALE
4. Railroad car. : SLEEPER
5. Veteran opera M. C. : CROSS
6. Pronoun. : HER
7. Take nourishment. : EAT
8. Good cards. : ACES
9. Hitchcock productions, for example. : THRILLERS
10. Dashing young man. : GAYDOG
11. Gregory Peck role. : AHAB
12. "Whatever ___ Wants." : LOLA
13. Scrutinized. : EYED
18. Actor's vehicle. : PLAY
22. Lariat loop. : NOOSE
24. Region of northern Africa. : SAHARA
25. In logic, argument by induction. : EPAGOGE
27. Calendar girl photo. : PINUP
28. Make amends. : ATONE
29. Nocturnal monkeylike animal. : LEMUR
31. Kitchen gadget. : OPENER
32. Sir ___ Newton. : ISAAC
33. Potter's clay. : EARTH
34. Wooden strips. : SLATS
36. Ironic description of lukewarm food. : STONECOLD
39. Act overdramatically. : EMOTE
43. Ennui. : BOREDOM
45. French police organization (with "La"). : SURETE
46. Poetically lonely. : LORN
49. Close at hand. : READY
50. Outlay. : COST
51. Do as told. : OBEY
52. Loud guffaw. : ROAR
53. Bulrush. : TULE
55. Spanish boy. : NINO
56. Foreign capital. : OSLO
57. Companions of wherefores. : WHYS
60. Coarse hemp fiber. : TOW
61. Soap ingredient. : LYE

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

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