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New York Times, Monday, November 26, 1956

5-Down : Christmas card.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
David Steinberg notes:

Original 16-Across clue had acute accents over the first "e"s in "Scènes" and "Bohème"; replaced these with grave accents.

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D
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D
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A
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Y
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G
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T
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P
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L
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S
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M
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U
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R
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L
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V
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S
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E
M
M
Y
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A
R
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T
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T
W
E
L
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V
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B
L
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A
C
K
C
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T
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O
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T
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H
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E
L
K
S
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B
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R
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O
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N
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S
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P
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P
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R
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I
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C
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K
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T
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L
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O
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D
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G
R
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O
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M
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R
A
G
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T
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J
O
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N
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T
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D
A
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Y
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T
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D
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A
R
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G
O
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N
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P
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L
A
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V
E
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G
M
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N
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K
A
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R
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R
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P
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M
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H
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D
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N
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N
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R
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O
M
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K
N
O
L
L
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U
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N
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A
© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,708
Across
1
June 6, 1944. : DDAY
5
Narrow ship channels. : GATS
9
Fluid part of blood. : PLASM
14
Drive. : URGE
15
Rebellious demonstration. : RIOT
16
"Scènes de ___ de Bohème." : LAVIE
17
First king of the Hebrews. : SAUL
18
TV award. : EMMY
19
Mountain ridge. : ARETE
20
Jury. : TWELVE
22
Witch's familiar. : BLACKCAT
24
Sworn statement. : OATH
26
Fraternal group. : ELKS
27
Girl Scouts-to-be. : BROWNIES
31
Red or green fruit. : PEPPER
35
Unofficial promise to pay. : IOU
36
Light lunch. : SNACK
38
Bridal veil material. : TULLE
39
Roman poet. : OVID
41
Member of the wedding. : GROOM
43
Strong emotion. : RAGE
44
Mexican coati. : TEJON
46
Modern times. : TODAY
48
Little child. : TAD
49
Region of Spain. : ARAGON
51
Conferences among African tribes. : PALAVERS
53
Government agents. : GMEN
55
Salad ingredients. : KALE
56
Part of a telephone. : RECEIVER
60
License. : PERMIT
64
Embellish. : ADORN
65
Seek's companion. : HIDE
67
1933 Act: Abbr. : NIRA
68
Site of ancient Greek games. : NEMEA
69
Rise high. : REAR
70
Eastern name. : OMAR
71
Rise of land. : KNOLL
72
Single, distinct part. : UNIT
73
Caravel of 1492. : NINA
Down
1
Gold-miner's hoard. : DUST
2
Stalemate. : DRAW
3
Chill. : AGUE
4
___ River, the Hwang Ho. : YELLOW
5
Christmas card. : GREETING
6
Design. : AIM
7
Type of monument. : TOMB
8
Artist's distinctive manner. : STYLE
9
Slit at the top of a skirt. : PLACKET
10
Blue garden flower. : LARKSPUR
11
With: Fr. : AVEC
12
Rama's wife, in eastern epic. : SITA
13
Suitable. : MEET
21
Transport trucks. : VANS
23
High peak. : ALP
25
The Tin Woodman's wish. : HEART
27
Flora and fauna. : BIOTA
28
"Rolling stone." : ROVER
29
Amateur medium's board. : OUIJA
30
Reporter's triumph. : SCOOP
32
Full-page book illustration. : PLATE
33
English composer. : ELGAR
34
Grasses. : REEDS
37
Camera. : KODAK
40
Jingle. : DOGGEREL
42
Impudent: Archaic. : MALAPERT
45
Trifling, as a fee. : NOMINAL
47
Eastern college. : YALE
50
Silver State: Abbr. : NEV
52
Mount ___, Virginia. : VERNON
54
Asian statesman. : NEHRU
56
File's companion. : RANK
57
British statesman. : EDEN
58
Popular TV star. : COMO
59
Nothing: Fr. : RIEN
61
See 16 Across. : MIMI
62
Asian country. : IRAN
63
Scarlett's plantation. : TARA
66
Bao ___. : DAI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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