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New York Times, Monday, December 17, 1956

Author: A. H. Drummond, Jr.
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
A. H. Drummond, Jr. has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,729
Across Down
1. Farouk's father. : FUAD
5. Jellylike candy. : PASTE
10. Program. : PLAN
14. Handel contemporary. : ARNE
15. Spirit of the air. : ARIEL
16. Monte ___, in Pennine Alps. : ROSA
17. Renaissance master (1518–94). : TINTORETTO
19. Singles. : ONES
20. Poet-philosopher (1803–82). : EMERSON
21. Beseech. : ENTREAT
23. Man with a burden. : ATLAS
25. Paraphernalia. : GEAR
26. Hard money. : SPECIE
29. Ghost. : PHANTASM
33. British Mediterranean bastion. : MALTA
34. Fitting. : MEET
35. Theatre group. : ANTA
36. After zeta. : ETA
37. Gist. : SENSE
38. Brought. : GOT
39. Parts of a journey. : LEGS
41. Baghdad ___. : PACT
42. Spectacle. : SCENE
44. Ductile. : TRACTILE
46. Gazed. : STARED
47. Common past participle. : BEEN
48. Colder and damper. : RAWER
50. Relative of a dactyl. : ANAPEST
53. A few introductory words. : REMARKS
57. Zone. : BELT
58. Chronicler of Joseph (1875–1955). : THOMASMANN
60. Dim. : BLUR
61. Type of angler. : EELER
62. O. H. Perry's lake. : ERIE
63. More. : ELSE
64. Philharmonic instruments. : REEDS
65. Far advanced. : LATE
1. Lachesis or Clotho. : FATE
2. ___ and Thummim. : URIM
3. Last of the Stuarts. : ANNE
4. Take away (with "from"). : DETRACT
5. ___ board. : PAROLE
6. Bull ring. : ARENA
7. Rest. : SIT
8. Head, in France. : TETE
9. Extend. : ELONGATE
10. In proportion. : PRORATA
11. "Masked rider of the plains." : LONERANGER
12. On the main. : ASEA
13. Cartoonist (1840–1902) : NAST
18. Ancient city on the Tiber. : OSTIA
22. Lacrosse team. : TEN
24. Handwriting stylist (1800–64). : SPENCER
26. Food fish. : SMELT
27. English critic essayist (1839–94). : PATER
28. Infamous Roman emperor A. D. 218–222. : ELAGABALUS
30. Bidding: Arch. : HEST
31. Chief Justice, 1941–46. : STONE
32. Defeated, in chess. : MATED
34. Lunch. : MEAL
37. Elizabeth I, for example. : SPINSTER
40. English symbol of sovereignty. : SCEPTRE
42. Stanches. : STEMS
43. Candy. : CARAMEL
45. Links place. : TEE
46. ___ off (renounces). : SWEARS
49. Ready for the fray. : ARMED
50. Minister's title, in France. : ABBE
51. Dickens character. : NELL
52. Poetic pronoun. : THEE
54. ___ avis. : RARA
55. Mend. : KNIT
56. Koko's weapon. : SNEE
59. Scandinavian name. : OLE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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