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New York Times, Monday, February 20, 1956

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,428
Across
1
Routed. : BEATEN
7
Prospector’s backers. : STAKERS
14
Disregard deliberately. : IGNORE
15
Presidential advisory group. : CABINET
16
Witty reply. : RETORT
17
First man to reach the South Pole, 1911. : AMUNDSEN
19
Presentation by 3 Down. : DRAMA
20
Tiff. : SPAT
21
Money in Bologna. : LIRA
22
Pollen sac. : ANTHER
24
Well-known comedian. : BENNY
25
Flounder. : BLUNDER
28
Top players. : ACES
30
Cheering. : ROSY
31
Born. : NEE
33
Business resources. : ASSETS
37
Floes. : ICE
38
Pieces of furniture. : LOWBOYS
40
Social lion. : VIP
41
___ setter. : GORDON
43
Inferior: Slang. : BUM
44
Person regarded as an ideal. : HERO
45
British Arctic explorer. : ROSS
47
Frame for embroidery. : TABORET
49
Function in accord with. : ACTON
52
Stinging insect. : HORNET
54
Literary form. : POEM
55
Excellent. : FINE
56
Pulsation. : THROB
60
Concerned with penalties. : PUNITIVE
62
Wheel of a pulley. : SHEAVE
63
Second sale. : REORDER
64
Happy state. : HEAVEN
65
Restless sleepers. : TOSSERS
66
Patriarchs. : ELDERS
Down
1
Warbler. : BIRD
2
River in Bohemia. : EGER
3
Theatrical group. : ANTA
4
Be one ___ for (overwhelm). : TOOMANY
5
Job for a page. : ERRAND
6
Curtain material. : NET
7
Flower stalk. : SCAPE
8
Ballerina Geva. : TAMARA
9
Be contiguous. : ABUT
10
Relations. : KIN
11
Infinite. : ENDLESS
12
Product of pines. : RESIN
13
Unyielding. : STERN
18
A refusal. : NAY
20
Mouselike mammal. : SHREW
23
Mortise joints. : TENONS
24
Mrs. Truman. : BESS
25
Ship. : BRIG
26
From place to place: Comb. form. : LOCO
27
Employer. : USER
29
Large alligator. : CAYMAN
32
Decline. : EBB
34
At any time. : EVER
35
Fag. : TIRE
36
Locate. : SPOT
38
Bird. : LOON
39
Extravagant: Fr. : OUTRE
42
The twins in “Comedy of Errors.” : DROMIOS
44
A harum-scarum. : HOTHEAD
46
Tremble. : SHIVER
48
Place of worship. : BETHEL
49
Addition to a book: Abbr. : APP
50
Area for a ball game. : COURT
51
I hold: Latin. : TENEO
53
Thumpers: Slang. : ONERS
55
Bona ___. : FIDE
57
Talk overenthusiastically. : RAVE
58
Beyond. : OVER
59
Peaks, in Scotland. : BENS
61
Financial officers: Abbr. : TRS
62
Pronoun. : SHE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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