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New York Times, Saturday, December 15, 1956

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 314 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,727
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1. Headdress. : FEZ
4. Get up. : ARISE
9. Recognize: Colloq. : SPOT
13. Man's nickname. : PETE
14. Mock-up. : MODEL
15. Third power. : CUBE
16. Elvis Presley number. : HEARTBREAKHOTEL
19. First words of a revived popular song. : ITSONLYASHANTY
20. Colors. : HUES
21. Military group: Abbr. : ORC
22. Goes suddenly: Colloq. : SCOOTS
25. Practical wisdom. : PRUDENCE
30. Wagner of baseball fame. : HONUS
31. Round. : MOONY
32. Exclamations of surprise. : OHS
33. Affirm. : AVER
34. Unit of weight. : POUND
35. Leave out. : OMIT
36. Insurgent: Colloq. : REB
37. Jogs. : TROTS
38. Garden tool. : SPADE
39. Textile fabrics. : DRYGOODS
41. Pictures. : SCENES
42. Believer in: Suffix. : IST
43. Last. : WEAR
44. Song by David Guion. : HOMEONTHERANGE
51. Familiar words by John Howard Payne. : NOPLACELIKEHOME
52. Thin, pointed sword. : EPEE
53. Egg-shaped. : OVATE
54. Expression of hearty approval: Colloq. : AMEN
55. Departed. : WENT
56. Relative of a drawstring. : LACER
57. Number. : TEN
1. Measures of length. : FEET
2. Greek letters. : ETAS
3. Moment of crisis. : ZEROHOUR
4. Goes easily. : AMBLES
5. Actor Calhoun and others. : RORYS
6. Notion. : IDEA
7. Heavy swells. : SEAS
8. Large dog, originating in Norway. : ELKHOUND
9. Type of lighting fixture. : SCONCE
10. Stroke in golf. : PUTT
11. Comply with. : OBEY
12. Far off: Comb. form. : TEL
13. Alpha Delta ___. : PHI
17. Small pieces of hardware. : TNUTS
18. Courageous. : HARDY
22. Fragment of pottery. : SHARD
23. Envelop. : COVER
24. "It was ___ the village clock . . . " : ONEBY
25. Looks sullen. : POUTS
26. Mr. Colman and others. : RONS
27. "___ is an island . . . " : NOMAN
28. Rebuke. : CHIDE
29. Prominent name in politics. : ESTES
31. Humor. : MOOD
34. Diplomatic etiquette. : PROTOCOL
35. Headgear. : OPERAHAT
37. "Stick close to your desks and never go ___ . . . " : TOSEA
38. Frighten. : SCARE
40. Tool for boring holes. : GIMLET
41. Searcher. : SEEKER
43. ___ Christmas. : WHITE
44. Anthony ___. : HOPE
45. Give access to. : OPEN
46. Leningrad's river. : NEVA
47. Obsolete Spanish coin. : TLAC
48. Alaskan mining town. : NOME
49. Justice Department employes. : GMEN
50. Poetic contraction. : EEN
51. Regenerated. : NEW

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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