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New York Times, Monday, December 31, 1956

Author:
Helen Bernard
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Is full of activity: Colloq. : HUMS
5. River in Italy. : TIBER
10. Family quarrel. : SPAT
14. Standard amount. : UNIT
15. Speechify. : ORATE
16. Rock akin to obsidian. : LAVA
17. Vortex. : EDDY
18. Opera heroine. : TOSCA
19. Golf club. : IRON
20. Aid for farmers. : SOILBANK
22. Yawning. : GAPING
24. Slithering. : EELY
25. Moist and chilly. : DANK
26. Capital in the headlines. : WARSAW
29. Paper money. : BANKNOTE
33. Bitter herb. : RUE
34. Recorded. : TAPED
36. Scold: Slang. : HOPON
37. Character in "The Last Hurrah." : ADAM
39. Part of R. D. : RURAL
41. Acid ___. : TEST
42. Nappy. : PILED
44. Convene anew. : RESIT
46. Word prefacing maiden name. : NEE
47. Famous middle name in literature. : SOMERSET
49. Edna Millay's alma mater. : VASSAR
51. A well-known Smith. : KATE
52. Little ___. : NELL
53. Shanty. : LEANTO
56. Part of Scotland. : LOWLANDS
60. Eye. : OGLE
61. In another place: Lat. : ALIBI
63. Rock 'n' roll word. : COOL
64. Rock of ___. : AGES
65. Mammal of tropical America. : TAPIR
66. Cabbage. : KALE
67. Eosin and anilin. : DYES
68. Fine chinaware. : SPODE
69. Cast off. : SHED
Down
1. Colors. : HUES
2. Destroy. : UNDO
3. South of France. : MIDI
4. Sen. Bridges. : STYLES
5. U. N. concern. : TOTALWAR
6. Ridicule. : IRONY
7. Apricate. : BASK
8. And so forth. : ETC
9. Ronald ___, actor. : REAGAN
10. Noose. : SLIPKNOT
11. ___-mutuel. : PARI
12. English river. : AVON
13. Sharp flavor. : TANG
21. Patrolman's concern. : BEAT
23. Egyptian symbol of life. : ANKH
25. Baby talk syllables. : DADAS
26. Stoles. : WRAPS
27. Part of TV. : AUDIO
28. Sphere. : REALM
29. Type of hat. : BERET
30. Leads off. : OPENS
31. Destination of the Owl and the Pussycat. : TOSEA
32. Join. : ENTER
35. Thick soup. : PUREE
38. Humility. : MEEKNESS
40. Go-getter. : LIVEWIRE
43. Mild expletive. : DRAT
45. High. : TALL
48. Summer ermines. : STOATS
50. Sportswear. : SLACKS
52. Bridge player's dictum. : NOBID
53. Weigh down. : LOAD
54. Descriptive of nogs. : EGGY
55. Nautical term. : ALEE
56. Great Chinese poet. : LIPO
57. Character in "The Green Pastures." : NOAH
58. Handout. : DOLE
59. Toboggan. : SLED
62. Track circuit. : LAP

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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