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New York Times, Wednesday, December 19, 1956

Author:
Jules Arensberg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,731
Across
1. Judicial proceedings. : ACTA
5. Bones: Lat. : OSSA
9. Singer Benzell and others. : MIMIS
14. Katherine Hepburn's latest. : RAINMAKER
16. "There is nothing like ___." : ADAME
17. D.D.E.'s inspection plan. : OPENSKIES
18. Sawlike part. : SERRA
19. Dull people. : MOPES
20. Stimulates. : PRODS
22. Obtain. : GET
23. Monkshood. : ATIS
24. Disburse. : SPEND
25. Fluff. : LINT
26. Sun Yat-___. : SEN
27. Retainers. : FEES
28. Threefold. : TRINAL
30. Anxieties. : FEARS
31. Mature. : OFAGE
32. Chair parts. : SPLATS
34. Personable. : COMELY
36. Bogs down. : MIRES
37. Dice. : CUBES
38. Fiats. : EDICTS
40. Mountain: Comb. form. : OREO
41. Epistolary addenda. : PSS
44. Isthmus. : NECK
45. Hector. : HARRY
47. Marine food fish. : POUT
48. Mum. : ALE
49. Columbus' birthplace. : GENOA
50. Subway that is closed at night. : METRO
51. One who quotes. : CITER
53. Boniface. : INNKEEPER
55. Finnish lake. : ENARE
56. It will be launched from Cocoa, Fla. : SATELLITE
57. French painter. : DEGAS
58. Operatic role. : ELSA
59. Future flower. : SEED
Down
1. Bouquets. : AROMAS
2. He wrote "The Muses are Heard." : CAPOTE
3. Cravat adornment. : TIEPIN
4. Two wives of Henry. : ANNES
5. Hard wood. : OAK
6. Pilots. : SKIPPERS
7. Haruspex. : SEERESS
8. Incendiarism. : ARSON
9. John Kennedy's state: Abbr. : MASS
10. Small fish. : IDE
11. Borderline. : MARGINAL
12. Statesman in the headlines. : IMRENAGY
13. West coast metropolis. : SEATTLE
15. Author's work. : MSS
21. Culicide. : DDT
24. County ___. : SEAT
25. "___ but a walking shadow . . . " : LIFES
27. Something highly agreeable. : FEAST
29. Young lover. : ROMEO
30. Golf champion Jack ___. : FLECK
32. Paying hobby. : SIDELINE
33. Buyer's concern. : PRICETAG
34. Ingredient of a certain jelly. : CURRANTS
35. Heed. : OBEY
36. Threatened. : MENACED
37. Of a king's crown. : CORONAL
39. Pronoun. : SHE
41. Meat dish. : POTPIE
42. F. B. I. of France. : SURETE
43. Stockpiled. : STORED
46. Aromatic seed. : ANISE
47. Rinds. : PEELS
49. ___ de Flandres (fine stoneware). : GRES
50. Announcer Allen. : MEL
52. Epoch. : ERA
54. New Zealand parrot. : KEA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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