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New York Times, Monday, February 6, 1956

Author:
Helen Fasulo
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,414
Across
1. 1955 Kentucky Derby winner. : SWAPS
6. Source of bubbles. : GUM
9. Pretended appearance of wealth. : FRONT
14. Lone Ranger’s riding companion. : TONTO
15. Wartime agency. : OPA
16. Ancient Egyptian city. : LUXOR
17. Musical instrument. : ORGAN
18. ___ Aviv. : TEL
19. Good terms. : AMITY
20. Poem. : ODE
21. Gay social gathering: Slang. : SHINDIG
24. ___ Moines. : DES
25. Well-known war correspondent. : PYLE
27. Mountain range. : ANDES
28. Nuisance. : PEST
29. Civil War group. : GAR
31. Overplay a role. : EMOTE
33. Political objective. : REFORM
36. Fine in texture. : DELICATE
40. Demonstration of public approval. : OVATION
42. Freight train: Slang. : RATTLER
43. Pacific islands. : MARIANAS
45. Sleuth. : TAILER
46. Shore bird. : SNIPE
47. Wayside hotel. : INN
48. Sudden wave of prosperity. : BOOM
51. Type of modern band: Slang. : COMBO
53. Balkan. : SERB
57. Ripple sound. : LAP
58. Fearless. : VALIANT
60. Large book: Abbr. : VOL
61. Mowgli’s wolf friend. : AKELA
63. Spire finial. : EPI
64. Greek letter. : OMEGA
66. Symbol of agriculture. : CERES
67. Fragment. : ORT
68. New comedy by Carolyn Green. : JANUS
69. Playing card. : KNAVE
70. Numbers: Abbr. : NOS
71. Beginning. : ONSET
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1. Lower one’s dignity. : STOOP
2. Long-winded. : WORDY
3. Genevieve of Dienbienphu. : ANGEL
4. School organization. : PTA
5. Descendants. : SONS
6. Arrived. : GOTIN
7. Placed in a vertical position. : UPENDED
8. Voyager’s nemesis. : MALDEMER
9. Standard. : FLAG
10. Demon fought by Carrie Nation. : RUM
11. Gaseous compound. : OXIDE
12. Commercial papers. : NOTES
13. Rendezvous. : TRYST
22. Benjamin Franklin invented one. : HARMONICA
23. Lighthouse keepers’ problem. : ISOLATION
26. Self-conceit. : EGOTISM
28. Jellying properties of certain fruits. : PECTINS
30. Follower of a Greek theologian. : ARIAN
32. Powerful person. : TITAN
33. Gypsy. : ROM
34. Stowe heroine. : EVA
35. Very much. : FAR
37. One’s entire assets. : ALL
38. Piece of connective pipe. : TEE
39. Commit a faux pas. : ERR
41. The Little Corporal. : NAPOLEON
44. Bush league. : SEMIPRO
48. Member of the Supreme Court. : BLACK
49. “The Old ___ Bucket.” : OAKEN
50. Cesare Siepi’s forte. : OPERA
52. Taunts. : BAITS
54. Straightens. : EVENS
55. Prankster. : ROGUE
56. Trumpet sound. : BLAST
58. Flower holder. : VASE
59. Japanese general and premier. : TOJO
62. Book of the Bible: Abbr. : LEV
65. Player on a team. : MAN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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