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New York Times, Saturday, October 6, 1956

Author: Herbert Ettenson
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,657
Across Down
1. Do, re, mi, etc. : SCALE
6. Copied. : APED
10. Much excited. : AGOG
14. Invigorating. : TONIC
15. Byway. : LANE
16. Heavy hammer. : MAUL
17. Senior. : OLDER
18. Concerning. : INRE
19. Preposition. : INTO
20. Pestiferous. : PLAGUY
22. Search systematically. : COMB
24. Main mail building: Abbr. : GPO
25. Cowboy Autry. : GENE
26. To the point of ludicrosity. : ADABSURDUM
29. Representative: Abbr. : AGT
30. Shorten up on one's hold on a bat. : CHOKE
31. Radiciferous. : ROOTY
32. Device for seeing. : PEEPHOLE
34. Housing problem. : SLUMS
35. Booty. : LOOT
36. Earl Derr Biggers character. : CHAN
37. Complete confusion. : CHAOS
39. Harum-scarum. : SLAPDASH
43. At ___ (puzzled). : ALOSS
44. ___ of 1957. : CLASS
45. Chinese tea. : CHA
46. Pertinent. : TOTHEPOINT
48. Coarse hair. : SHAG
49. Wartime agency. : OSS
50. File. : RASP
51. Electrical unit. : AMPERE
53. Forms knots (in cotton). : NEPS
55. Stringed instrument. : VIOL
57. Slackening bar on a loom. : EASER
58. Fingerprint, for instance. : CLUE
59. Actress Jeffreys. : ANNE
60. Great ___! : SCOTT
61. Salt lake in Australia. : EYRE
62. ___ egg. : NEST
63. Contemporary of Horatio Alger. : HENTY
1. Fill-in. : STOPGAP
2. Electoral ___. : COLLEGE
3. Musical direction. : ANDANTE
4. Faithful. : LIEGE
5. Beige. : ECRU
6. Moslem name. : ALI
7. Type of make-up. : PANCAKE
8. Invest. : ENROBE
9. Composer Taylor. : DEEMS
10. Pierrot, for one. : AMI
11. Underworld group. : GANGDOM
12. Amounts produced. : OUTPUTS
13. Downcast. : GLOOMY
21. Creatures of Gulliver's fourth voyage. : YAHOOS
23. Hempen fabrics. : BURLAPS
27. Witless one. : DOLT
28. Three minutes. : ROUND
30. Selector. : CHOOSER
33. A pool or puddle. : PLASH
34. Peak in California. : SHASTA
36. Tartan wearers. : CLAN
37. Intently. : CLOSELY
38. Quick-tempered one. : HOTSPUR
39. Sweaters. : SLIPONS
40. Dulles' predecessor. : ACHESON
41. Golda Myerson's predecessor. : SHARETT
42. Ike's aide. : HAGERTY
43. Quickly. : ATONCE
44. Term in trigonometry. : COSINE
47. Stately dance. : PAVAN
48. New frontier. : SPACE
52. Netting. : MESH
54. Lay eyes on. : SEE
56. Tennis term. : LET

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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