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New York Times, Friday, November 30, 1956

Author: H. L. Risteen
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F Q X }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,712
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1. Side post of a doorway. : JAMB
5. Jet. : SPURT
10. Ragout. : STEW
14. Building beam. : IBAR
15. "Gay" capital. : PAREE
16. Part of a comet. : COMA
17. ___ fide. : BONA
18. Contemporary political leader. : EISENHOWER
20. Top subject on U. N. agenda. : SUEZCANAL
22. Confess frankly: Colloq. : OWNUP
23. Annoys. : IRKS
24. Very soft mineral. : TALC
25. North wind. : BOREAS
28. Describing a tempo. : OVERSLOW
32. Harsh and sharp. : ACERB
33. Kind. : BRAND
34. Compass point. : ENE
35. Monocle. : LENS
36. Finnish islands. : ALAND
37. Gaelic. : ERSE
38. ___ Paulo. : SAO
39. Roofing material. : SLATE
40. Gathered together. : RAKED
41. Do editorial work. : ANNOTATE
43. Explosions. : BURSTS
44. Rigid version of the foil. : EPEE
45. Show satisfaction. : GRIN
46. North Carolina Senator. : ERVIN
48. Star of early films. : POLANEGRI
53. Contemporary dramatist. : SEANOCASEY
55. Moved stealthily. : SLID
56. Specially prepared. : MADE
57. River of the Argonne. : AISNE
58. Large bulrush. : TULE
59. Historic times. : ERAS
60. Gentle. : BLAND
61. "Things are seldom what they ___ . . . " : SEEM
1. Sails. : JIBS
2. Leigh Hunt hero. : ABOU
3. Shaggy thatch. : MANE
4. Old-time heating devices. : BRAZIERS
5. Pronounces. : SPEAKS
6. Effort. : PAINS
7. Major or Minor. : URSA
8. Spool. : REEL
9. Big ___. : TEN
10. Shows displeasure. : SCOWLS
11. Public officials. : TOWNCLERKS
12. Nonflying bird. : EMEU
13. Distort in telling. : WARP
19. Miser's pride. : HOARD
21. Find fault with: Colloq. : CRAB
24. Cultivate. : TEND
25. Raft material. : BALSA
26. Vast amount. : OCEAN
27. Site of annual rodeo. : RENONEVADA
28. Speak pompously. : ORATE
29. Flat part of a feather. : VANE
30. Beginning. : ONSET
31. Dandelions, daisies, etc. : WEEDS
33. Blurt out. : BLAT
36. Winglike structures: Zool. : ALAE
37. Pledges or token payments. : EARNESTS
39. Girl with notebook: Colloq. : STENO
40. Overthrow. : RUIN
42. Reckons. : OPINES
43. Made a loud, harsh sound. : BRAYED
45. One of the Fords. : GLENN
46. ___ Howard, former British ambassador. : ESME
47. Opposite of van. : REAR
48. Container. : PAIL
49. Peak near Olympus. : OSSA
50. Stick. : GLUE
51. Vex: Colloq. : RILE
52. The same. : IDEM
54. Truck driver's compartment. : CAB

Answer summary: 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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