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New York Times, Monday, December 10, 1956

Author: H. L. Risteen
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,722
Across Down
1. Priestly robes. : ALBS
5. Make tracks: Slang. : SCRAM
10. Thump. : DRUB
14. Encircled. : GIRT
15. Beautiful damsel. : HOURI
16. Ready. : RIPE
17. English essayist. : ELIA
18. Central American country. : ELSALVADOR
20. Tree of Kentucky. : RIDGEOAK
22. Intending. : AIMING
23. Unit of measure. : GILL
24. Coin of India. : ANNA
25. Celerity. : SPEED
27. Take three swings. : FAN
29. Impede or bar: Law. : ESTOP
33. Constabulary: Slang. : COPS
34. He wrote "Auntie Mame." : DENNIS
36. Compass point. : ESE
37. Serious disorder. : RIOT
38. Musical instrument. : ORGAN
39. Piece of music. : TRIO
40. Levantine country: Abbr. : ISR
41. Stick. : FERULE
42. He built Saint Paul's. : WREN
43. Substance. : METAL
45. Letter. : ESS
46. People of South Africa. : BOERS
47. Rhode Island rebel, 1842. : DORR
49. Foolhardy. : RASH
50. Hindu poet. : TAGORE
53. Lizards. : SAURIANS
57. Hill's constituents. : ALABAMIANS
59. Twofold. : DUAL
60. Be off guard. : DOZE
61. Act in concert. : UNITE
62. Sicilian observatory. : ETNA
63. Red and Black. : SEAS
64. December phenomena. : SALES
65. Mineral deposit. : SEAM
1. Antiquing device. : AGER
2. Leslie Caron role. : LILI
3. City on Long Island Sound. : BRIDGEPORT
4. Most theatrical. : STAGIEST
5. Old Testament underworld. : SHEOL
6. African nut tree. : COLA
7. Sweetened biscuit. : RUSK
8. Constellation. : ARA
9. Historic city of Lombardy. : MILAN
10. Stage productions. : DRAMAS
11. "Laugh," in Leoncavallo aria. : RIDI
12. Well versed in: Colloq. : UPON
13. Mass of ice. : BERG
19. Creepers. : VINES
21. Days of yore: Arch. : ELD
24. Historic records. : ANNALS
25. Loosely woven cotton cloth. : SCRIM
26. Carriage. : POISE
27. Cyrano portrayer. : FERRER
28. Breed of cattle. : ANGUS
30. City on the Wabash. : TERREHAUTE
31. Willow tree. : OSIER
32. Laborers. : PEONS
34. Female rabbit. : DOE
35. Chemical suffix. : INE
39. What every question has. : TWOSIDES
41. Plants of a certain region. : FLORA
44. New Mexican dwellings. : ADOBES
46. A measure, in music. : BAR
48. Legendary twin. : REMUS
49. Relatives of Trojan horses. : RUSES
50. Small boys. : TADS
51. Yucca's relative. : ALOE
52. Contested area of the Middle East. : GAZA
53. Spinnaker. : SAIL
54. Stake. : ANTE
55. Zola classic. : NANA
56. Bridge triumph. : SLAM
58. Once ___ lifetime. : INA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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