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New York Times, Saturday, February 4, 1956

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.66, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 96, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 30-Down clue had "diplimacy"; corrected it to "diplomacy."

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M
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P
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V
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C
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O
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B
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,412
Across
1
Rubdown. : MASSAGE
8
Codlings. : SCRODS
14
Defense headquarters. : PENTAGON
15
M. Mendès-France. : PIERRE
16
International hazard. : ACTOFAGGRESSION
18
Minnow. : SHINER
19
Puts up for sale. : AUCTIONS
20
Binds. : TAPES
21
Migration. : TREK
22
Merriment. : GLEE
23
Biblical patriarch. : ENOS
24
Students' equipment. : PADS
25
Edgar Bergen dummy. : SNERD
26
Box top. : LID
27
Japanese beverage. : SAKE
28
Neckline. : VEE
29
Mace. : SCEPTRE
31
Nicaraguan coin. : CORDOBA
35
Realm: Suffix. : RIC
36
Skullcap. : COIF
37
Butter serving. : PAT
38
Taste. : SAPOR
41
Lump of clay. : CLOD
42
Printing term. : DELE
43
Supporter of: Comb. form. : CRAT
44
Default. : FAIL
45
Newspaper edition. : FINAL
46
Distribute. : ALLOCATE
48
Violinist Erica. : MORINI
49
Top-level meeting. : PEACECONFERENCE
51
Compose cryptograms. : ENCODE
52
Truck driver. : TEAMSTER
53
Blinded, as a hawk. : SEELED
54
Six-year man. : SENATOR
Down
1
Repairman. : MECHANIC
2
Exact opposite. : ANTIPODE
3
Scone and Blarney. : STONES
4
Strongboxes. : SAFES
5
Author Herbert. : AGAR
6
Statue in the Guildhall. : GOG
7
Epeeist's term. : ENGARDE
8
Mote. : SPECK
9
Sacred Roman chest. : CIST
10
Acquiescent. : RESIGNED
11
Hangbird. : ORIOLE
12
Bee. : DRONER
13
Detected. : SENSED
14
Pink and powder blue. : PASTELS
17
French streets. : RUES
21
Derive. : TAKE
24
Area in a French city. : PARC
25
Villein. : SERF
27
Tumult. : STIR
28
Hiatus. : VOID
30
Etiquette of diplomacy. : PROTOCOL
31
Composed. : COOL
32
Give access. : OPENINTO
33
Acrobat. : BALANCER
34
Artist's milieu. : ATELIER
36
Patrons. : CLIENTS
38
Views. : SCAPES
39
TV's Miss Francis. : ARLENE
40
Westminster, for instance. : PALACE
41
Roman patriot. : CATO
42
Most foreboding. : DIREST
44
Encountered. : FACED
45
Shape: Lat. : FORMA
47
Give up. : CEDE
48
Poltroonish. : MEAN
50
Professional charge. : FEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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