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New York Times, Saturday, November 3, 1956

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,685
Across Down
1. Playing field: Colloq. : GRID
5. Alms box. : ARCA
9. Rung. : STEP
13. First-class. : AONE
14. Coach Little's men : LIONS
16. Alaska, for example: Abbr. : TERR
17. Greek porch. : STOA
18. Trojans' state. : CALIFORNIA
20. Sport. : HANDBALL
22. Describing marl. : CLAYEY
23. Josh. : BANTER
25. Day: Span. : DIA
26. Windshield ___. : WIPER
29. S-shaped curve. : OGEE
31. Very: Fr. : TRES
34. Away from the coast. : INLAND
36. Roof edge. : EAVE
38. Time abbreviation. : DST
39. Deceptive play, so-called from pose taken by player. : STATUEOFLIBERTY
42. Peep. : PRY
43. Wall: Span. : MURO
44. Mr. Gulliver. : LEMUEL
45. Hulled corn. : SAMP
47. Put away. : STOW
49. Wash out. : RINSE
50. ___ Wiedersehen. : AUF
52. Footrests. : STOOLS
54. Joints. : ANKLES
57. Tall fodder grass. : BLUESTEM
61. Binocular. : FIELDGLASS
63. First word of the "Aeneid." : ARMA
64. 43,560 square feet. : ACRE
65. Realty sign. : TOLET
66. Frosty. : RIMY
67. Musical pause. : REST
68. Variant of Alice. : ALYS
69. Up-and-down toy. : YOYO
1. Cut. : GASH
2. Roster. : ROTA
3. Look ___ (pay a brief visit). : INON
4. Tired out: Slang. : DEADBEAT
5. Alaska-Canada highway. : ALCAN
6. Entertainment area. : RIALTO
7. Subject of current headlines. : COLLEGEFOOTBALL
8. Cuckoo. : ANI
9. Narrow waterway. : STRAIT
10. First down play. : TENYARDRUN
11. ___ Canal. : ERIE
12. Beseech. : PRAY
15. Noncom rating. : SFC
19. Outworn. : OLD
21. Jenny Lind's sponsor. : BARNUM
24. Substantial. : REAL
26. Small bundles. : WISPS
27. Within: Prefix. : INTRA
28. Key men, in basketball. : PLAYMAKERS
30. ___ eye. : EVIL
32. Man from Tennessee. : ESTES
33. Variety. : STYLE
35. ___ ex machina. : DEUS
37. Crooner Bob or Ray. : EBERLE
40. Table scraps. : ORTS
41. Secret agent on a mission. : EMISSARY
46. Young hen. : PULLET
48. Cardinal under Henry VIII. : WOLSEY
51. Provided nourishment. : FED
53. Expels. : OUSTS
54. From a distance. : AFAR
55. Agreeable. : NICE
56. Relative of 15 Down. : SGT
58. Piece of music. : TRIO
59. TV award. : EMMY
60. Irish county. : MAYO
62. Mauna ___. : LOA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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