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New York Times, Tuesday, November 20, 1956

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { G K X Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,702
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1. Finish first. : WIN
4. Finish second. : PLACE
9. Finish third. : SHOW
13. County in Florida. : DADE
14. Stork's relative. : HERON
15. Finish last. : LOSE
16. Barge. : SCOW
17. Longchamp, for example. : RACECOURSE
19. Type of money. : COLDCASH
21. Encroachment. : INROAD
22. ___ Indies. : EAST
23. Folk tale "brother." : BRER
24. Expression carrying a threat. : ORELSE
27. Pertaining to tears: Var. : LACRYMAL
31. Power: Ger. : MACHT
32. Draws or attracts. : PULLS
33. Island: Fr. : ILE
34. C'est ___ (it is mine): Fr. : AMOI
35. Hackneyed. : TRITE
36. Refrain in old songs. : FALA
37. One of the Marches. : HAL
38. Game. : CHESS
39. River of Virginia. : JAMES
40. Café. : ALEHOUSE
42. First trans-Atlantic plane passenger. : LEVINE
43. Goes astray. : ERRS
44. Cuban coin. : PESO
45. French soldiers. : POILUS
48. Fits of bad temper. : TANTRUMS
52. Scene of Oaks and Derby. : EPSOMDOWNS
54. Kingdom of Asia. : IRAQ
55. Undersized animal. : RUNT
56. By itself. : ALONE
57. Cards. : TENS
58. Hissed sounds. : TSTS
59. Affirmative replies. : YESES
60. Observe. : EYE
1. City in Texas. : WACO
2. Image. : IDOL
3. Capital city of Asia. : NEWDELHI
4. "Do it yourself," for example. : PHRASE
5. Smallest. : LEAST
6. Type of monument. : ARCH
7. Our Ambassador to Denmark. : COE
8. Surround. : ENCIRCLE
9. Cement mixture. : SLURRY
10. Time of day: Comb. form. : HORO
11. Thessalian mountain. : OSSA
12. Wild carrot, for example. : WEED
13. U. S. A. decoration. : DSC
18. Unusual people: Slang. : ONERS
20. Throw. : CAST
23. Northern Europeans. : BALTS
24. City on the Missouri. : OMAHA
25. Rope halter, in the Southwest. : RAMAL
26. French school. : ECOLE
27. Actress Rainer. : LUISE
28. Where Hialeah is. : MIAMI
29. Star of "Tonight." : ALLEN
30. Rent. : LEASE
32. Importune. : PRESS
35. When Solomon Grundy "took ill." : THURSDAY
36. Preferred. : FAVORITE
38. Headman at the Kentucky Derby. : CORUM
39. Satirical remark. : JEST
41. Slaves. : HELOTS
42. Bifocals. : LENSES
44. Soft cloth. : PANNE
45. Forward. : PERT
46. Work. : OPUS
47. Verbal contraction. : ISNT
48. Pairs. : TWOS
49. Noted American chemist. : UREY
50. Mop of hair. : MANE
51. Plane figures: Abbr. : SQS
53. "The Better ___." : OLE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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