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New York Times, Tuesday, December 11, 1956

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,723
Across
1. Capital of Fiji. : SUVA
5. "Three little ___ from school." : MAIDS
10. Pillboxes. : HATS
14. Central point or pivot. : AXIS
15. Tinge deeply. : IMBUE
16. Premium on money exchange. : AGIO
17. Damage. : LOSS
18. Dickens character. : SAIREYGAMP
20. Achievements. : TRIUMPHS
22. Helps forward. : SERVES
23. Gen. Bradley's namesakes. : OMARS
24. Grass-cloth plants. : RAMIES
25. Filippo ___, Italian saint. : DENERI
27. Cut. : SAWED
28. One: Lat. : UNA
29. Montezuma was one. : AZTEC
31. European nation: Abbr. : NETH
34. Turkey. : BIRD
36. Auricular. : EARED
38. Spectacular. : SHOW
40. Coal-tar yields. : DYES
42. Disclosed. : BARED
44. Hornless mouflon. : EWE
45. Hot seasoning. : CHILI
47. Columnar volcanic rock. : BASALT
49. A firing of cannon. : SALUTE
51. Great name in science. : CURIE
52. Waifs. : GAMINS
53. Vies. : CONTENDS
56. Friend of a fourflusher. : MOUNTEBANK
58. Not assumed. : REAL
59. Handle: Fr. : ANSE
60. Congressman at ___. : LARGE
61. Actress Moreno. : RITA
62. Want. : NEED
63. Lacking freshness. : FADED
64. Call it ___. : ADAY
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1. Give tang to. : SALT
2. Wife: Lat. : UXOR
3. Rainbow chaser. : VISIONARY
4. Take on. : ASSUME
5. Undervalue. : MISPRIZE
6. Oriental nanas. : AMAHS
7. Wading bird. : IBIS
8. Hard: Fr. : DUR
9. Child's pastime. : SEESAW
10. Torments. : HAGRIDES
11. Plant of the amaryllis family. : AGAVE
12. Seasons. : TIMES
13. Soaks in. : SOPS
19. Red Sea kingdom. : YEMEN
21. Name claimed by Naomi. : MARA
24. Fleet-footed one. : RACER
25. Clumsy player: Slang. : DUB
26. Oklahoma city. : ENID
27. Turkish inn. : SERAI
30. Console. : TABLE
32. One of the classics. : THEAENEID
33. Ululate. : HOWL
35. Sent regrets. : DECLINED
37. Exposed the falsity of: Colloq. : DEBUNKED
39. Moist. : WET
41. Sidetrack. : SHUNT
43. Garment seam. : DART
46. Pronoun. : ITSELF
48. Saw-toothed range. : SIERRA
49. River through Burgundy. : SAONE
50. Excite laughter. : AMUSE
51. Curt dismissal. : CONGE
52. Government operative. : GMAN
53. Calling ___. : CARD
54. Facts. : DATA
55. Put an end to. : SLAY
57. Bleat. : BAA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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