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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
PS 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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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,741
Across Down
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
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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