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New York Times, Saturday, October 27, 1956

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { F J K Q Y }, Scrabble score: 315 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,678
Across
1. Church seats. : PEWS
5. French romancer. : DUMAS
10. Twitches. : TICS
14. Theatre sign. : EXIT
15. Eulogy. : ELOGE
16. Great favorite. : IDOL
17. Farm division. : ACRE
18. Not ever. : NEVER
19. Full-blown. : RIPE
20. Wound thread into a ball. : CLEWED
22. Folded paper container. : ENVELOPE
24. Nissen or Quonset. : HUT
25. Paid competitor. : PRO
27. Jinx's partner. : TEX
28. Money under a plate. : TIP
29. Voracious. : EDACIOUS
32. Join rope ends. : SPLICE
34. Authorizes as an official. : DEPUTIZES
36. Tier of shoes. : LACER
37. Presiding officer of town meeting. : MODERATOR
39. Cloud the luster. : BEDIM
42. Oil. : LUBRICATE
46. Peaceful. : IRENIC
48. Renderers of lip service. : MOUTHERS
49. Sister. : NUN
50. The birds and beasts are there. : ZOO
52. To a ___ (exactly). : TEE
53. Wheel mark. : RUT
54. Leftovers. : ODDMENTS
57. Black-and-blue mark. : BRUISE
59. Terrible. : DIRE
60. Plural possessive. : THEIR
62. Man's nickname. : NATE
63. The universal particle. : ATOM
64. Thread a pulley. : REEVE
65. Ottoman flag. : ALEM
66. Curtain fabric. : LENO
67. Having weapons. : ARMED
68. Gets benefit from. : USES
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1. Turned informer: Slang. : PEACHED
2. Keep out. : EXCLUDE
3. Secret phone inlet. : WIRETAP
4. Goulash. : STEW
5. Treelike in form. : DENDROID
6. Rubber tree. : ULE
7. Change of address. : MOVE
8. Person acting for another. : AGENT
9. Waits on. : SERVES
10. Vibrating sound: Scot. : TIRL
11. Senseless. : IDIOTIC
12. Thicket of small trees. : COPPICE
13. Pullman. : SLEEPER
21. Characterize briefly. : EPITOMIZE
23. Unethical user of another's work, friendship, etc. : EXPLOITER
26. Blackbird or thrush. : OUZEL
30. Aromatic flavoring seed. : CUMIN
31. Laboratory substance. : SERUM
33. Tree of the pine family. : LARCH
35. Wooden shoe. : SABOT
38. Of excellent stock. : TRUEBRED
39. Having two nodes. : BINODAL
40. Learned. : ERUDITE
41. Tree: Comb. form. : DENDRON
43. Antennas. : AERIALS
44. Fund official. : TRUSTEE
45. Regards. : ESTEEMS
47. Against. : CONTRA
51. Different one. : OTHER
55. Office note. : MEMO
56. Appear. : SEEM
58. Two-toed sloth. : UNAU
61. Verbal contraction. : IVE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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