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New York Times, Thursday, February 23, 1956

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,431
Across
1. Late statesman of U. S. A. : SMUTS
6. Matched. : PAIRED
12. Composer Frédéric François ___. : CHOPIN
13. Compared critically. : COLLATED
15. Argument: Slang. : HASSLE
16. Metaphorical narrative. : ALLEGORY
17. Bad ___, German spa. : EMS
18. Pussycats. : TABBIES
20. Gaelic name. : IAN
21. Refluxes. : EBBS
23. Highlanders’ costumes. : KILTS
24. Occupy a certain place. : LIE
25. Home ___. : PLATE
27. Starting point, in a game. : TEE
28. Chinese weights. : TAELS
30. More helpings of food. : SECONDS
32. Con. : READ
34. Roller ___. : SKATE
35. Encourages. : ABETS
38. Pitfall. : TRAP
40. Refresh one’s knowledge (with “on”). : BRUSHUP
42. Elaborately trimmed. : FUSSY
45. Gold: Sp. : ORO
47. Accumulate a reserve. : STORE
48. Dog ___ manger. : INA
49. Carcass of a whale. : KRENG
51. Singer Berger. : ERNA
52. Frequently: Poet. : OFT
53. Radio appurtenance. : ANTENNA
55. Hard wood. : OAL
56. Rush through quickly, as a bill or motion: Colloq. : RAILROAD
58. Take for granted. : ASSUME
60. Straight. : DIRECTLY
61. Equipped. : RIGGED
62. Gather again. : REMASS
63. Building material. : LATHS
Down
1. Scene of great disorder. : SHAMBLES
2. Extreme conservative: Colloq. : MOSSBACK
3. Good times. : UPS
4. Canopy. : TILT
5. Move furtively. : SNEAK
6. More civil. : POLITER
7. “Das ist ___.” : ALLES
8. Supports for the bridges of Paris. : ILES
9. Duster. : RAG
10. Satin fabric. : ETOILE
11. Shunt off the track. : DERAIL
12. Bird sounds. : CHEEPS
13. Wire rope. : CABLE
14. Units of force. : DYNES
19. Small pieces. : BITS
22. Ermines. : STOATS
26. Vestibule. : ENTRY
28. Social prohibitions. : TABUS
29. Start of a Christmas hymn. : ADESTE
31. Goddess: Latin. : DEA
33. Attention. : EAR
36. Complete. : THOROUGH
37. 1 and 12 Across, for example. : SURNAMES
39. Entrances. : PORTALS
40. European capital. : BONN
41. Thin and sickly: Colloq. : PEALED
42. Inlet of the sea. : FIORD
43. Biased. : UNFAIR
44. Marquand’s forte. : SATIRE
46. Like a clarinet. : REEDY
49. Nautical distances. : KNOTS
50. Contort. : GNARL
53. Alms box. : ARCA
54. Red Sea to Yellow Sea. : ASIA
57. Man’s nickname. : LEM
59. N. C. O. : SGT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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