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New York Times, Tuesday, December 18, 1956

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { Q U Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,730
Across Down
1. Chessman. : PAWN
5. Use a divining rod. : DOWSE
10. Great composer. : BACH
14. Exchange premium. : AGIO
15. Pungent. : ACRID
16. ___ sempre (now and always): It. : ORAE
17. Bob ___, of baseball. : CERV
18. Best seller of 1904. : THESEAWOLF
20. Flowerless plant. : TREEFERN
22. Simple Simon. : NITWIT
23. Italian money. : LIRE
24. King who wed Gudrun. : ATLI
25. The victor's property. : SPOILS
28. Raised the nap on (cloth). : TEASELED
32. Thoroughbred. : HORSE
33. Magna ___. : CARTA
34. Cereal spike. : EAR
35. Dismounted. : ALIT
36. Actor Rosenbloom. : MAXIE
37. Blank. : BARE
38. Canine in Dr. John Brown's story. : RAB
39. Band leader. : BASIE
40. Great numbers. : HOSTS
41. Bishops. : PRIMATES
43. Famous family of Thespians. : BOOTHS
44. High Turkish officials. : AGAS
45. 11th President. : POLK
46. Humbled. : ABASED
49. Instrument for measuring mountain altitudes. : OROMETER
53. Author of 18 Across. : JACKLONDON
55. Not possible: Colloq. : NOGO
56. ___ meridiem. : ANTE
57. Queen: Fr. : REINE
58. A ___ age. : DOGS
59. Actress Donna. : REED
60. Ballads. : SONGS
61. Type of terrier. : SKYE
1. Agreement. : PACT
2. Father Time, for example. : AGER
3. Imaginary finish line. : WIRE
4. Member of P. E. N. : NOVELIST
5. Sweethearts, for example. : DATERS
6. Earthy clay. : OCHRE
7. Singing bird. : WREN
8. Member of the family. : SIS
9. Armadillo or anteater. : EDENTATE
10. Popular campus wear. : BOWTIE
11. In a line. : AROW
12. City in Colombia. : CALI
13. Weight. : HEFT
19. Variant of Adelaide. : AILSA
21. Cabinet. : FILE
24. Nest. : AERIE
25. Vigorous. : SHARP
26. Arctic. : POLAR
27. Small antelope. : ORIBI
28. Cabs. : TAXIS
29. Slightest. : LEAST
30. A planet. : EARTH
31. Full ___. : DRESS
33. Examples. : CASES
36. Arena performers. : MATADORS
37. Supporters of literature. : BOOKENDS
39. Bakery product. : BAGEL
40. Actress Celeste. : HOLM
42. Disguised. : MASKED
43. Pioneering family. : BOONES
45. Part of a runcible spoon. : PRONG
46. Out of harmony. : AJAR
47. Ruin. : BANE
48. Entr'___. : ACTE
49. Valhalla dweller. : ODIN
50. Carried. : TOOK
51. Describing floating island. : EGGY
52. ___ window. : ROSE
54. Recent: Comb. form. : NEO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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