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New York Times, Thursday, November 22, 1956

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { F J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,704
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1. Piece of construction equipment. : IBAR
5. Biblical city. : DAN
8. Profound. : DEEP
12. De ___. : LUXE
13. Medley. : OLIO
15. Reigning beauty. : BELLE
16. Gift for a cold climate. : ELECTRICBLANKET
19. What Elvis Presley sings about. : BLUESUEDESHOES
20. Clarinet or oboe. : REED
21. Major or minor. : URSA
22. Inventor of the gyrocompass. : SPERRY
25. Brushes used by stable boys. : GROOMERS
29. Rods. : POLES
30. Certain horses. : GRAYS
31. Sound of disapproval. : BOO
32. Set, as a dinner table. : LAID
33. Habitual paths. : BEATS
34. Mixture of melted butter and flour. : ROUX
35. Simulate. : ACT
36. ___ de Leon. : PONCE
37. Awareness. : SENSE
38. Garment industry, for example. : THETRADE
40. Pantry. : LARDER
41. Greek letter. : IOTA
42. State flower of Utah. : SEGO
43. Part of a Thanksgiving menu. : CRANBERRYSAUCE
49. Confection. : PEPPERMINTSTICK
51. ___ area is 16,000,000 sq. mi. : ASIAS
52. Enough: Arch. : ENOW
53. Kind of jacket. : ETON
54. "___ the Man." : STAN
55. Famous initials. : DDE
56. Transmitted. : SENT
1. ___ d'Yeu, off the coast of Brittany. : ILE
2. Tuber. : BULB
3. Hero of Conrad's "Victory." : AXEL
4. Came back. : RECURRED
5. Jimmy or Tommy. : DORSEY
6. Some other thing: Lat. : ALIUD
7. Delightful. : NICE
8. Poet of Dryden's day. : DENHAM
9. City in Nevada. : ELKO
10. Gen. Robert ___. : ELEE
11. Darlings. : PETS
14. Unyielding. : OBDURATE
15. Siepi and Vichey. : BASSOS
17. Golfers about to drive. : TEERS
18. Mervyn and family. : LEROYS
22. Part of a chair. : SPLAT
23. Cook, as an egg. : POACH
24. Very important persons. : ELITE
25. Popular princess. : GRACE
26. Patriotic investment. : EBOND
27. Become active. : ROUSE
28. Bobby___. : SOXER
30. French policeman. : GENDARME
33. Straw hat, in Britain. : BOATER
34. Changes the circuit of. : REROUTES
36. Investigates thoroughly. : PROBES
37. Long stories of adventure. : SAGAS
39. ___ Alley. : TINPAN
40. "___ forget." : LESTWE
42. Ecclesiastical council. : SYNOD
43. Auditors' aides: Abbr. : CPAS
44. Piece of mind. : REST
45. Upolu Island seaport. : APIA
46. Outer layer. : RIND
47. Quote. : CITE
48. College course: Abbr. : ECON
50. What Walter Raleigh was: Abbr. : KNT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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