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New York Times, Wednesday, February 1, 1956

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { F H J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,409
Across
1. Inquiry sent out for missing article. : TRACER
7. Favorite chair. : ROCKER
13. A reward of knighthood. : PEERAGE
14. Shunner. : AVOIDER
16. Erase. : EXPUNGE
17. Bit. : VESTIGE
18. Relative of the plover. : STILT
19. Get wind of. : SCENT
21. Secret phone connection. : TAP
22. Air. : TUNE
23. Rock-and-roll years. : TEENS
24. Quickly: Fr. : VITE
25. Before. : ERE
26. Baccaloni or Boehme. : BASSO
27. Flora and fauna of a region. : BIOTA
28. The Vanishing American. : REDMAN
30. Ethereal. : SUPERNAL
32. Westernmost Aleutian. : ATTU
34. Paving block. : SETT
35. Building up, as interest. : ACCRUING
39. Uncertainties. : DOUBTS
43. Introduction. : PROEM
44. Bach’s instrument. : ORGAN
46. Something to hoe. : ROW
47. Students’ equipment. : PENS
48. Overflow. : SPILL
49. Highway division. : LANE
50. Shellac resin. : LAC
51. Shorthand writer. : STENO
52. Ben-Gurion. : DAVID
53. Periodical, as Mediterranean winds. : ETESIAN
55. Law. : STATUTE
57. Divided by a wall. : SEPTATE
58. Certain literary works. : SATIRES
59. Given shape and form. : STYLED
60. Rings. : ARENAS
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1. Fabric weave. : TEXTURE
2. Languished. : REPINED
3. As ___ (usually). : ARULE
4. Beveled edge. : CANT
5. Sunny-side dish. : EGG
6. Dodger Harold and family. : REESES
7. Hungry. : RAVENOUS
8. Kilns. : OVENS
9. Detriment. : COST
10. Do-it-yourself outfit. : KIT
11. Newspaper issue. : EDITION
12. Thames affair. : REGATTA
13. Annoy persistently. : PESTER
15. Historic event of 1933. : REPEAL
20. Luck: Irish. : CESS
23. Worth while: Lat. : TANTI
24. Curios and bric-a-brac. : VIRTU
26. Black Sea oil port. : BATUM
27. Wager. : BETON
29. Ex-fillies. : MARES
31. Treadle. : PEDAL
33. Still sealed. : UNOPENED
35. Baldwins. : APPLES
36. Makes. : CREATES
37. Thought. : CONCEPT
38. Contagious expression. : GRIN
40. Brilliant style of music. : BRAVURA
41. Explosives. : TONITES
42. Natives of Gotland. : SWEDES
45. Tongue: Zool. : GLOSSA
48. Ceremonious pageantry. : STATE
49. Clerical language. : LATIN
51. Siliceous rock. : SIAL
52. Day to remember. : DATE
54. Farm enclosure. : STY
56. Road top. : TAR

Answer summary: 7 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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