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New York Times, Thursday, December 20, 1956

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,732
Across
1. Saddle horse. : HACK
5. Opening. : SLOT
9. Magnitude. : BULK
13. Winglike structures. : ALAE
14. TV celebrity. : STEVEALLEN
16. Cheerful; bright. : ROSY
17. Branch of the Rockies. : TETONRANGE
18. Unpopular pupil. : PET
19. "___ and the Man". : ARMS
20. Remove all marks of. : ERASE
21. Indians. : INCAS
23. Shade. : TONE
25. Look closely at. : REGARD
27. Gov. Russell's constituents. : NEVADANS
31. Saw. : ADAGE
32. Jungle growths. : VINES
33. Bird call. : COO
34. Cause for sorrow. : PITY
35. Noted Whittier alumnus. : NIXON
36. Tug's tow. : SCOW
37. ___ de France. : ILE
38. Scrooge. : MISER
39. Birds. : GEESE
40. Talks at length. : DESCANTS
42. American dramatist. : MILLER
43. Belt. : AREA
44. Communications medium. : CABLE
45. Please greatly. : CHARM
48. Be excessively fond of. : DOTE
49. Inexperienced. : RAW
52. Middle East key city. : CAIROEGYPT
55. Texas city. : WACO
56. Showing limited knowledge in a particular field. : ILLITERATE
57. Caesar's reproachful words. : ETTU
58. Conversational phrase. : ISEE
59. Rhee's men. : ROKS
60. Lectern. : DESK
Down
1. Musical instrument. : HARP
2. South African plant. : ALOE
3. Rebukes. : CASTIGATES
4. ___ West. : KEY
5. Arrests. : STEMS
6. Assigns by contract. : LETS
7. Ab ___ (from the beginning): Lat. : OVO
8. Big ___. : TEN
9. Uttered loudly. : BLARED
10. Arm bone. : ULNA
11. Triangle sides. : LEGS
12. Joint. : KNEE
14. Prized musical instrument. : STRAD
15. Scenes of contests. : ARENAS
19. Haifa's neighbor. : ACRE
22. Hero of Hungary. : NAGY
23. Aria singer. : TENOR
24. Dutch ___. : OVEN
25. Swift. : RAPID
26. Roman official. : EDILE
27. Water fairies. : NIXES
28. Hasten. : ACCELERATE
29. Snare. : NOOSE
30. Agriculturalist. : SOWER
32. Outlook. : VISTA
35. The Muses. : NINE
36. Deal in. : SELL
38. Woodchuck. : MARMOT
39. Taunt. : GIBE
41. Debbie's baby daughter. : CARRIE
42. Dull finish. : MATTE
44. People of 52 Across. : COPTS
45. Early in the 3d century. : CCII
46. Family of painters. : HALS
47. Wing: Fr. : AILE
48. Malayan tribesman. : DYAK
50. Book of New Testament. : ACTS
51. Contemporary novelist. : WOUK
53. Poetic contraction. : EER
54. Twelve dozen: Abbr. : GRO
55. Unite. : WED

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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