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New York Times, Friday, December 7, 1956

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 84, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.48, Missing: { G J Q X }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,719
Across
1. Sprinted. : RACED
6. European. : LAPP
10. College sport. : CREW
14. Make less. : ABATE
15. Seine tributary. : OISE
16. Pueblo Indian. : HOPI
17. Track event. : RELAY
18. Ivy League team. : PRINCETON
20. "Boola, boola" singers. : ELIS
21. Wreaths. : LEIS
22. Dodger ss. : REESE
23. Sport official: Abbr. : REF
24. Agitate: Colloq. : FAZE
25. Golf score. : PAR
26. See 10 Across. : OARS
28. Pitcher's mound. : SLAB
30. Certain officials: Colloq. : VPS
33. European capital. : BERNE
35. Sport notable. : STAR
36. Adriatic port. : BARI
37. Illuminating device. : LANTERN
39. Card game. : SEVENUP
41. Condition: Suffix. : OSIS
42. Direction. : EAST
44. Mountain system. : ANDES
45. Party. : TEA
46. Fully prepared. : RIPE
47. Phrase of comprehension. : ISEE
48. Relative. : SON
49. Athletic team. : NINE
51. Los Angeles footballer. : RAM
54. Trunks. : STEMS
57. Long and slender. : LANK
58. Spanish river. : EBRO
59. Big Ten team. : OHIOSTATE
61. Mine entrances. : ADITS
62. Supermarket aid. : CART
63. Flagrance. : ODOR
64. Misrepresent. : BELIE
65. Joint. : KNEE
66. "Bird thou never ___ . . . " : WERT
67. Stakes. : ANTES
Down
1. Thinner. : RARER
2. White poplar. : ABELE
3. Pacific Coast school. : CALIFORNIA
4. Greek letters. : ETAS
5. Tunisian ruler. : DEY
6. White Sox manager. : LOPEZ
7. Breeziest. : AIRIEST
8. Greek letters. : PSIS
9. Bull ___. : PEN
10. Stadium sound. : CHEER
11. Kyle ___ of football. : ROTE
12. Primitive poem. : EPOS
13. Deep, purplish red. : WINE
19. Catch a ___, in rowing. : CRAB
21. ___ Vegas. : LAS
24. Not held back. : FREE
25. Trim away. : PARE
27. Tiny tunnelers. : ANTS
29. Endure. : LAST
30. Dixie university. : VANDERBILT
31. Diminutive of a girl's name. : PRUE
32. Drinks through a straw. : SIPS
33. Unsightly thing. : BLOT
34. Facility. : EASE
35. ___ back, as a football. : SNAP
36. Nota ___. : BENE
38. Check. : REIN
40. Urn. : VASE
43. Washington baseballer. : SENATOR
46. Former boxing champion. : ROSS
47. Contents of a well. : INK
48. Struck hard. : SMOTE
50. Inactive. : INERT
52. Bandleader Shaw. : ARTIE
53. Role for Charlton Heston. : MOSES
54. Hit a baseball lustily. : SOCK
55. "Less ___ the Dust." : THAN
56. Island country. : EIRE
57. Bail. : LADE
58. Delightful spot. : EDEN
60. Pull. : TOW
61. Arab garment. : ABA

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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