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New York Times, Wednesday, February 8, 1956

Author: H. L. Risteen
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { B F Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,416
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1. Obstructs. : JAMS
5. Servant. : VALET
10. Weakens. : SAPS
14. Lamb. : ELIA
15. Saint-Cyr-l’___, French West Point. : ECOLE
16. Do journalistic work. : EDIT
17. TV showman. : EDSULLIVAN
19. Senator from South Dakota. : CASE
20. Concluding music. : POSTLUDE
21. Author of “Years of Trial and Hope.” : TRUMAN
23. Projections. : EARS
24. Controversial European region. : SAAR
25. Father of science fiction. : VERNE
27. He wrote “A Democrat Looks at His Party.” : ACHESON
31. Concert grand. : PIANO
32. Bakery item. : ROLLS
34. Expert. : PRO
35. Shade of red. : ROSE
36. Smoothly polite. : SUAVE
37. Navy mascot. : GOAT
38. “Cakes and ___.” : ALE
39. Outburst. : SPATE
40. German cake. : TORTE
41. Foot soldier. : MARCHER
43. Confused fight. : MELEE
44. Connection. : LINK
45. Hosiery shade. : SAND
46. River of Indo-China. : MEKONG
49. Cheat. : SWINDLER
53. 942 years ago. : MXIV
54. Canadian scenic resort. : LAKELOUISE
56. El Dorado. : MINE
57. Ignore. : ELIDE
58. Direct insult. : SLAP
59. Roman road. : ITER
60. Passenger. : RIDER
61. Greek letters. : TAUS
1. Vehicle. : JEEP
2. Actor Ray. : ALDO
3. Title. : MISS
4. White wine. : SAUTERNE
5. Soft material. : VELURE
6. Chemical compounds. : ACIDS
7. A “many-splendored thing.” : LOVE
8. High note. : ELA
9. Feeler. : TENTACLE
10. Tie. : SECURE
11. Faithful retainer in “As You Like It.” : ADAM
12. City on the Arno. : PISA
13. Type of gun. : STEN
18. Broad, treeless plain. : LLANO
22. Chearing sounds. : RAHS
24. Smooth over. : SALVE
25. Musical instrument. : VIOLA
26. Alleviator. : EASER
28. Germ. : SPORE
29. Talk in a grand manner. : ORATE
30. Letter. : NOTE
31. Relative of a stroller. : PRAM
32. Author of “Something of Value.” : RUARK
33. Cereal grain. : OAT
36. He wrote “The Decline of the West.” : SPENGLER
37. Legal tender in wild West. : GOLDDUST
39. Part of the leg. : SHIN
40. Title given early Emperors of Japan. : TENNO
42. Forage plant. : CLOVER
43. He wrote “The Deer Park.” : MAILER
45. Man from Malmo. : SWEDE
46. A year in the far future. : MMMI
47. Theatre sign. : EXIT
48. Cattle: Poet. : KINE
49. Slide. : SKID
50. Actress Lee. : LILA
51. Biblical brother. : ESAU
52. Twilled fabrics. : REPS
55. Arabian Nights character. : ALI

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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