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New York Times, Friday, December 14, 1956

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
David Steinberg notes:

Original 33-Down clue had "Twas"; corrected it to "'Twas."

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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,726
Across
1
Subject of the McCarran Act. : ALIEN
6
Cloak: Span. : CAPA
10
State. : UTAH
14
Stassen, for example. : MINNESOTAN
16
Short for Eleanor. : NORA
17
Eisenhower aide. : MONTGOMERY
18
Jazz sax man Getz. : STAN
19
Singleton. : ONER
20
___ seaman. : ABLE
21
Namesakes of a Biblical king. : AHABS
22
Hey nonny, nonny. : REFRAIN
24
Strauss opus. : VALSE
25
Senator Capehart. : HOMER
27
Rope. : TETHER
29
___ Annie, in "Oklahoma." : ADO
30
Done with. : OVER
32
Customs duty. : IMPOST
36
Troops on call: Abbr. : RES
37
Calmer of TV. : NED
38
Fine Arts degree. : BFA
39
Conjunction. : NOR
40
Monticello, for instance. : ESTATE
42
Squirrel fur of medieval days. : VAIR
43
However. : THO
44
One of the Magi. : CASPAR
46
"___ an arrow . . . " : ISHOT
48
Edna Ferber novel. : SOBIG
51
Unappreciative person. : INGRATE
53
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills ___. : WILDE
54
Turkish pound. : LIRA
55
Short for Marguerite. : RITA
58
Et ___. : ALII
59
Adlai. : ILLINOISAN
61
Fasting time. : LENT
62
City in SE Washington. : WALLAWALLA
63
Swirl. : EDDY
64
Verbal exam. : ORAL
65
Onion's relations. : LEEKS
Down
1
Bullets, shot and shell. : AMMO
2
Columbia's symbol. : LION
3
Closest to the center. : INNERMOST
4
Item à la carte. : ENTREE
5
Not pos. : NEG
6
Opposed by force. : COMBATED
7
Artist's studio. : ATELIER
8
Most recent ancestor. : PARENT
9
At all. : ANY
10
Not honed. : UNSHARP
11
Complete. : TOTAL
12
Semites. : ARABS
13
Medieval merchant guild. : HANSE
15
Sail upward. : SOAR
21
Schubert's Op. 52. : AVEMARIA
23
Land bordering a street. : FRONTAGE
25
Rodent. : HARE
26
"Golden Treasury" items. : ODES
28
Kind of record player: Slang. : HIFI
31
Letters. : VEES
33
"'Twas ___ of Capri . . . " : ONTHEISLE
34
Square in London. : SOHO
35
Hurry. : TROT
38
Two words in neon lights. : BARGRILL
41
Tartness. : ACIDITY
42
Popular flavoring. : VANILLA
45
Arch support. : PILLAR
47
Narrow grooves. : STRIAE
48
Marshy hollow. : SWALE
49
Supplied with lubricant. : OILED
50
Dazzle. : BLIND
52
Genus of frogs. : RANA
56
Rumor. : TALK
57
Duck genus. : ANAS
59
___ Jima. : IWO
60
Nighthawk's relative. : OWL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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