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New York Times, Monday, February 27, 1956

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Desirable degree. : DOCTOR
7. Thrillers of Scotsmen. : BAGPIPES
15. Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony. : EROICA
16. Medicated liquid for rubbing. : LINIMENT
17. Where Gauchos ride. : PAMPAS
18. One way to order dinner. : ALACARTE
19. Adherent of: Suffix. : ITE
20. Stitched. : SEWN
22. Fair and ___. : WARMER
23. President of France. : COTY
25. Holland sea wall. : DIKE
27. Observed. : SEEN
28. Boy Scout group. : TROOP
30. Traps or luggage. : GEAR
32. Uses a hand shuttle. : TATS
34. Barrel. : KEG
36. Musical three. : TRIO
38. Golf item. : TEE
39. TV signal finder. : ANTENNA
43. Most agile. : SPRIEST
45. Mortar-mixing tool. : HOE
46. Bluefin. : TUNA
48. Unhappy. : SAD
49. Sandarac tree. : ARAR
51. Giant, jumbo or colossal. : SIZE
53. Jumped. : LEAPT
57. Let it stand. : STET
59. Fine, sheer cloth. : LAWN
61. Jewish month. : ADAR
62. “The monkey chased the ___.” : WEASEL
64. Section of a table top. : LEAF
66. Be in debt. : OWE
67. Walk. : AMBULATE
69. Capital on the Danube. : VIENNA
71. Yugoslav coastal district. : DALMATIA
72. Closely related. : ALLIED
73. No cheerers, they. : SNEERERS
74. Certain contracts. : LEASES
1. Portray. : DEPICT
2. Campaigner on the dais. : ORATOR
3. Recover consciousness. : COMETO
4. Overturn. : TIP
5. So. Amer. sweet potatoes. : OCAS
6. Demolished: Var. : RASED
7. Covering all contingencies. : BLANKET
8. Affect with pain. : AIL
9. Chew. : GNAW
10. Measures, in printing. : PICAS
11. Turkish inn. : IMARET
12. Suffuse. : PERMEATE
13. International agreements. : ENTENTES
14. Suffix meaning “one who.” : STER
21. Peruke. : WIG
24. Harness together. : YOKE
26. Dumbo’s wings. : EARS
29. Held in. : PENT
31. Tears. : RIPS
33. Not likely to change. : SET
35. Wildebeests. : GNUS
37. Spoken. : ORAL
39. Exclamation. : AHA
40. Viking. : NORSEMAN
41. Hostess’ afternoon furniture. : TEATABLE
42. Indigo. : ANIL
44. Inkling. : IDEA
47. Rhododendron relatives. : AZALEAS
50. Continue. : RESUME
52. Lamb kin. : EWE
54. Handsome man. : ADONIS
55. Enemy of the Cheyenne. : PAWNEE
56. Tire faces. : TREADS
58. Pertaining to a tissue. : TELAR
60. Part of U. S. N. A. : NAVAL
62. Lumps. : WADS
63. Better than never. : LATE
65. Cabinet for papers. : FILE
68. Shooting match: Fr. : TIR
70. High note. : ELA

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

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