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New York Times, Saturday, December 29, 1956

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
David Steinberg notes:

Original 43-Across had "Premiered" with an acute accent over the second "e"; should be a grave accent, but Webster has it with no accent, so removed the accent altogether.

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W
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K
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K
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C
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P
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G
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S
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C
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D
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V
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,741
Across
1
Star of "As Thousands Cheer." : WEBB
5
Volunteer. : OFFER
10
Umpire's decision. : SAFE
14
Too much. : OVER
15
World-weary. : BLASE
16
Wedding cake structure. : TIER
17
Leslie Caron film. : LILI
18
Hungarian in the news. : JANOSKADAR
20
Vermont Senator. : FLANDERS
22
Roofers. : TILERS
23
Bird. : KITE
24
Pop singer. : COLE
25
New star at the Met. : CALLAS
28
City in the news. : PORTSAID
32
Miltonian angel. : URIEL
33
Winds. : GALES
34
Consort of "to." : FRO
35
The women. : BEVY
36
Root for cosmetics. : ORRIS
37
Cha Cha Cha, for instance. : STEP
38
Albright medium. : ICE
39
A flight of wild fowl. : SKEIN
40
Irradiated. : SHONE
41
Barometer of business. : CARSALES
43
Premiered. : OPENED
44
Sir, in the Far East. : TUAN
45
Envelope part. : FLAP
46
Kind of dress style. : SHEATH
49
Co-star of dramatic hit. : ELDRIDGE
53
Topical English movie. : WEEGEORDIE
55
Fabric. : LENO
56
Harm: Poet. : BALE
57
Sources of supply. : MINES
58
Heroine of "The Good Earth." : OLAN
59
Teetotalers. : DRYS
60
Separate. : APART
61
Tanks. : VATS
Down
1
Peter's captive. : WOLF
2
Synonym for 56 Across. : EVIL
3
Hungarian first name. : BELA
4
Author of humorous best seller. : BRINKLEY
5
___ d'art. : OBJETS
6
Bright signal. : FLARE
7
Aficionados. : FANS
8
Chemical prefix. : ESO
9
Cleans up, as old art. : RESTORES
10
Loses freshness. : STALES
11
Assistant. : AIDE
12
Cape near Wilmington, N. C. : FEAR
13
Fluffs. : ERRS
19
Glen garb. : KILTS
21
Radio knob. : DIAL
24
"Outsider" author Wilson. : COLIN
25
Three-dimensional. : CUBIC
26
Kind of palm tree. : ARECA
27
Bacon's companion. : LIVER
28
Mollet's capital. : PARIS
29
Sweet river. : AFTON
30
___ Castle. : IRENE
31
Figured out: Slang. : DOPED
33
Part of a golf course. : GREEN
36
Bud Wilkinson's great team. : OKLAHOMA
37
Current successor to Vishinsky. : SHEPILOV
39
Lightly fried. : SAUTE
40
Boat part. : SPAR
42
By easy ___. : STAGES
43
Most mature. : OLDEST
45
Birdman. : FLIER
46
Telephone panel: Abbr. : SWBD
47
Grant. : HEAR
48
Squirmy. : EELY
49
Name meaning rejuvenation. : EDNA
50
Rue ___ Paix. : DELA
51
Symbol of small irritativeness. : GNAT
52
Long, long time. : EONS
54
Irving character. : RIP

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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