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New York Times, Friday, November 2, 1956

Author: Alice Skodzus
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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Across Down
1. Ben ___ Williams. : AMES
5. Jabberwockian noun. : WABE
9. In the same degree. : ALIKE
14. Starling's Asiatic relative. : MYNA
15. Colors. : HUES
16. Color. : CORAL
17. Elizabeth and Robert. : BROWNINGS
19. Tropical American animal. : COATI
20. Business abbreviation. : INC
21. ___ von Bismarck. : OTTO
22. Rumples. : MUSSES
23. Gauguin's retreat. : TAHITI
25. Demonstrative pronoun. : THOSE
27. Bell sound. : TING
29. First games of a season. : OPENERS
33. A certain storekeeper. : GREENGROCER
37. ___ score. : TIE
38. Campanella and others. : ROYS
39. Request. : ASK
40. Home of the Bruins. : UCLA
41. Verbal contraction. : IVE
42. Shutouts, in various games. : WHITEWASHES
46. Melon or cat. : PERSIAN
48. Ivy League contender. : YALE
49. Light refractor. : PRISM
51. Republic established 1948. : ISRAEL
55. More zestful. : RACIER
58. Miss Kett of the comics. : ETTA
60. Pair of performers. : DUO
61. To the left: Naut. : APORT
62. Far from ideal husband. : BLUEBEARD
64. Valley of Argolis. : NEMEA
65. Construction beam. : IBAR
66. Complacent. : SMUG
67. Understand. : GRASP
68. Processes leather. : TANS
69. To be: Lat. : ESSE
1. A circuit. : AMBIT
2. Actress Loy. : MYRNA
3. Methuselah's father. : ENOCH
4. Tool. : SAW
5. Weakfish. : WHITING
6. Charley's impersonation. : AUNT
7. Sired. : BEGOT
8. Sigma. : ESS
9. Plaintiff's role. : ACCUSER
10. Free. : LOOSEN
11. Cleopatra's maid. : IRAS
12. Bianca's sister. : KATE
13. Yalies. : ELIS
18. Out. : NOTIN
22. Be apathetic. : MOPE
24. Natives of: Suffix. : ITES
26. Winter sport. : HOCKEY
28. Tiny bits. : GRAINS
30. Design on metal. : ETCH
31. Get one's dander up. : RILE
32. High ___. : SEAS
33. Take hold upon. : GRIP
34. Wander over. : ROVE
35. Observer. : EYER
36. East: Ger. : OST
40. Member of the Suez group. : USER
42. Controversial source of evidence. : WIRETAP
43. Very small degree. : HAIR
44. Major-domo's aides. : WAITERS
45. 1942 Preakness winner. : ALSAB
47. Steeples. : SPIRES
50. Peach ___. : MELBA
52. Peak of the Presidential Range. : ADAMS
53. Southeast wind. : EURUS
54. U. N. delegate since 1953. : LODGE
55. Pealed. : RANG
56. Mimic. : APER
57. Cloudlike mass at a comet's head. : COMA
59. Malaysian "sir." : TUAN
62. A short time: Colloq. : BIT
63. Common suffix. : ESE

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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