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New York Times, Monday, October 8, 1956

Author:
Cora Goodman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,659
Across
1. Vagabonds. : TRAMPS
7. Espouses. : ADOPTS
13. Scene of fermentation. : BREWERY
14. Garishly illuminated. : OVERLIT
15. Girder worker. : RIVETER
16. Tell. : NARRATE
17. Preceding times. : EVES
18. Decree. : FIAT
20. Headdress. : MITRE
21. Make known. : AIR
22. Fine: Slang. : PEACHY
24. Fur for coats. : SEAL
25. One of Santa's team. : DASHER
27. Hodgepodge. : MESS
29. Consumed. : ATE
30. Snow-rain combination. : SLEET
31. Besiege. : BELEAGUER
33. Asiatic sea. : ARAL
35. Operatic solo. : ARIA
36. New synthetic pastry used for display cakes. : STYROFOAM
40. Recess. : NICHE
44. Pleased exclamation. : AHA
45. Fine linen or cotton. : LAWN
46. Arrive at. : ATTAIN
47. Watch over. : TEND
49. Monkey of India. : RHESUS
51. An explosive. : TNT
52. Gathered with great care. : RAKED
54. Tools. : AWLS
55. Ancient Asian. : MEDE
56. Workshop. : ATELIER
58. Ambitious one. : ASPIRER
60. Simulate. : PRETEND
61. Crazy-quilt makers. : PIECERS
62. ___ no. : YESAND
63. Scene of Jean Valjean's flight. : SEWERS
Down
1. Of slight importance. : TRIVIAL
2. Turn about. : REVERSE
3. Inspires reverence. : AWES
4. Convened. : MET
5. Favor. : PREFER
6. Republic of Asia. : SYRIA
7. Hollywood first name. : AVA
8. Skin: Suffix. : DERM
9. Root used in cosmetics. : ORRIS
10. Level reached by quiz contestant. : PLATEAU
11. Test, in chemistry. : TITRATE
12. Worker with a certain metal. : STEELER
13. Covers with crumbs. : BREADS
14. Running away: Slang. : ONTHELAM
19. Zenith. : ACME
22. Gasoline. : PETROL
23. River of Flanders. : YSER
26. Parliamentary exclamation. : HEAR
28. November 1 is their day. : SAINTS
31. Boastful one: Slang. : BLOWHARD
32. Walk. : GAIT
34. At a distance. : AFAR
36. A province. : SATRAPY
37. Helen Hayes ___. : THEATRE
38. Headliners of October. : YANKEES
39. Over again. : ANEW
41. Supplier of food. : CATERER
42. Prevents. : HINDERS
43. Begins. : ENTERS
46. Menzies, for example. : AUSSIE
48. Greek letter. : DELTA
50. Rebuffs. : SLAPS
53. Ich ___ (I serve): Ger. : DIEN
55. Rodents. : MICE
57. Finis. : END
59. Bench with a back. : PEW

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

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