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New York Times, Thursday, December 27, 1956

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.54, Missing: { H J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,739
Across Down
1. A surplus, as of goods. : OVERAGE
8. Most solid. : DENSEST
15. Portuguese island off Morocco. : MADEIRA
16. With precision. : EXACTLY
17. Puzzles. : ENIGMAS
18. Circumscriber. : LIMITER
19. Baby girl: Span. : NENA
20. Decrees. : FIATS
22. Japanese island off Honshu. : SADO
23. Readers and writers. : LITERATES
26. Legal term for psychiatrists. : ALIENISTS
29. River crossings. : FORDS
33. Javits' new title: Abbr. : SEN
34. Insects. : ANTS
35. Jinni of Arabian myth. : AFREET
36. Fence picket. : PALING
38. Save. : RESCUE
39. Refuses to be pinned down. : EVADES
40. Farm building. : BARN
42. Fiddler crab genus. : UCA
43. Stairway post. : NEWEL
44. Coming before, in time. : FOREDATED
46. Sailor's snappy reply. : AYEAYESIR
48. Time of red leaves. : FALL
51. Convened again. : RESAT
52. Disorder. : MESS
56. Elusive one. : AVOIDER
58. Phone cut-in. : WIRETAP
60. N. Y. City reservoir. : KENSICO
61. Usual. : AVERAGE
62. Hermit. : EREMITE
63. Fermented. : YEASTED
1. Figurative sign. : OMEN
2. Weathercock. : VANE
3. Capital near Firth of Forth: Abbr. : EDIN
4. Entertain. : REGALE
5. Purpose. : AIM
6. Horticulturists' concerns. : GRAFTINGS
7. Least difficult. : EASIEST
8. River mouths. : DELTAS
9. Be. : EXIST
10. Manufacturers' group. : NAM
11. Cutting tool. : SCISSORS
12. Feminine name ending. : ETTA
13. Coaster. : SLED
14. Novice. : TYRO
21. Blandishments. : ARTS
24. In a silly way. : INANELY
25. Sir, in Turkey. : EFFENDI
26. Resort city in Colorado. : ASPEN
27. Permission. : LEAVE
28. Acquired relative. : INLAW
30. Shorten further. : RECUT
31. Tie score, in tennis. : DEUCE
32. Place. : STEAD
35. Tending to fix the attention. : ARRESTIVE
37. Belief in man's better nature. : IDEALISM
40. "Snaps and snails, and puppy-dogs' tails." : BOYS
41. Building courtyard. : AREAWAY
44. Danish Atlantic islands. : FAEROE
45. Weapon suppliers. : ARMERS
47. Straight. : ERECT
48. Not genuine. : FAKE
49. Declare. : AVER
50. Solitary. : LONE
53. State: Fr. : ETAT
54. Shade of green. : SAGE
55. Hurried. : SPED
57. 502. : DII
59. Part of the Dept. of Agriculture: Abbr. : REA

Answer summary: 10 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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