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New York Times, Tuesday, December 4, 1956

Author:
Helen Fasulo
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,716
Across
1. Celebration. : GALA
5. Resembling: Comb. form. : PHANE
10. Group of lobbyists. : BLOC
14. "Be not overcome of ___ . . . " : EVIL
15. Dancer Hal. : LEROY
16. Heroine of "Green Mansions." : RIMA
17. Cabaret section of Paris. : MONTMARTRE
19. Harbinger. : OMEN
20. Green-haired mermaids. : NEREIDS
21. Landlords. : OWNERS
23. Open. : UNDO
24. Pinnacle. : APEX
25. Gardener's foe. : APHID
28. Type of orange. : NAVEL
30. Perceive. : SPY
33. Elegant in attire. : DRESSY
35. Swedish singer. : LIND
36. Waiting line. : CUE
37. Merry ditty. : LILT
38. Shade of green. : OLIVE
40. Dear: It. : CARA
41. Arctic expanse. : ICE
42. Irksome atmosphere. : SMOG
43. Aegean island. : RHODES
45. "___ Bolt." : BEN
46. Religious statues. : IKONS
48. Start. : ONSET
49. Caper. : TRIP
50. Relative of the stormy petrel. : TERN
52. Little shepherdess. : BOPEEP
55. Burdening. : LOADING
58. Semi-precious stone. : ONYX
59. Member of the Boston Tea Party. : PAULREVERE
62. Jar for cooling water. : OLLA
63. To the point that. : UNTIL
64. Constantly. : EVER
65. Nautical ropes. : TYES
66. Piping. : REEDY
67. TV comedienne. : RAYE
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1. Muffin. : GEM
2. Rugby's river. : AVON
3. Vocation. : LINE
4. One with unselfish motives. : ALTRUIST
5. Highlander's shoulder wear. : PLAID
6. Ride ___ (keep in order). : HERDON
7. College teachings. : ARTS
8. Conjunction. : NOR
9. Something astonishing. : EYEOPENER
10. Part of New York City. : BRONX
11. Candy flavor. : LIME
12. One-tenth of an ephah. : OMER
13. Preserves. : CANS
18. Convalesces. : MENDS
22. Fuse together. : WELD
24. Tel ___. : AVIV
25. Make quips not in the script. : ADLIB
26. Actor and art expert. : PRICE
27. Cause of Trojan War. : HELEN
29. Bring into agreement. : ALIGN
30. Great quantity: Slang. : SCADS
31. Tomato paste, for example. : PUREE
32. Leavening agent. : YEAST
34. Jewish holiday. : YOMKIPPUR
39. Downtown Chicago. : LOOP
40. Conspirator. : CONNIVER
42. Title for a monarch. : SIRE
44. Pack. : HORDE
47. Impassive. : STOLID
49. Scene of "Giant." : TEXAS
51. General Jubal. : EARLY
52. To ___ (in addition). : BOOT
53. And no more. : ONLY
54. Late American journalist. : PYLE
55. Minstrel's instrument. : LUTE
56. Actress Patterson. : NEVA
57. Jane or Zane. : GREY
60. Chemistry suffix. : ANE
61. Before. : ERE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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