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New York Times, Saturday, December 22, 1956

Author: Madeline Corse
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 315 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Madeline Corse has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original clue for 20-Across was for the 22-Across entry and vice versa. Switched the clues to correct this mistake.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,734
Across Down
1. Rocky place. : SCAR
5. Garden spots. : BEDS
9. Tonsure area. : SCALP
14. Singer Berger. : ERNA
15. Mixture. : OLIO
16. Passed ball or wild pitch. : ERROR
17. Flexibility. : LITHENESS
19. Freight. : CARGO
20. Branch of Justice Department. : FBI
21. Bedizen. : DECK
22. Henri Philippe ___. : PETAIN
23. End of an O. Henry story. : TWIST
25. Rhythm. : CADENCE
26. Marble. : SHOOTER
28. Native metals. : ORES
29. Radar islands. : TEXASTOWERS
31. Coral reef off a mainland. : CAY
34. Footnote abbreviation. : IBID
35. Careless. : LAX
36. Florence's river. : ARNO
37. Written report: Abbr. : REC
38. Problem in Germany. : UNIFICATION
42. Patella area. : KNEE
43. Extend under. : SUBTEND
44. Canard. : SLANDER
47. Ilium and others. : TROYS
48. Contemporary playwright. : COWARD
49. Ecuador's neighbor. : PERU
50. To ___. : WIT
53. Better than. : ABOVE
54. Defense material. : MUNITIONS
56. Carries on. : MAKES
57. At all. : ONCE
58. Rapid pace: Colloq. : CLIP
59. Importune. : PRESS
60. Letters. : WYES
61. Times of day: Abbr. : AFTS
1. The identity of any person. : SELF
2. Manger. : CRIB
3. Counteracting poison. : ANTITOXIC
4. Cheer. : RAH
5. Thoroughwort. : BONESET
6. Lighting fixture. : ELECTROLIER
7. Center of certain flowers. : DISK
8. Help! : SOS
9. Withdraws formally. : SECEDES
10. Packing boxes. : CRATES
11. Island in the Firth of Clyde. : ARRAN
12. Way of reasoning. : LOGIC
13. Inclined (to). : PRONE
18. Revises. : EDITS
22. Young salmon. : PARR
24. Plant yielding blue dye. : WOAD
25. Proposed substitute for cold war. : COEXISTENCE
26. Activity. : STIR
27. Goddess of youth. : HEBE
30. Girl in uniform. : WAF
31. Gives a false alarm. : CRIESWOLF
32. Shortly. : ANON
33. Over there: Poet. : YOND
36. Man of law: Abbr. : ATTY
38. Ordinary clothing, as opposed to uniform. : UNDRESS
39. Necessity. : NEED
40. Certain stewed dishes. : CURRIES
41. Circa. : ABOUT
42. Cards. : KNAVES
44. Rascal. : SCAMP
45. Having rounded projections. : LOBAR
46. Became active. : AWOKE
49. Slight. : PUNY
51. "What's ___ for me?" : INIT
52. Recipe quantities. : TSPS
54. Part of a barn. : MOW
55. Government agency. : ICA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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