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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
PS 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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