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New York Times, Thursday, February 9, 1956

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,417
Across Down
1. Puts on some speed. : HUSTLES
8. Devotion to Eastern culture. : ARABISM
15. Of an older world. : ANCIENT
16. Hindu philosophy. : VEDANTA
17. Elevator chief. : STARTER
18. Turned aside. : AVERTED
19. Sharpen. : HONE
20. Davy Crockett’s weapon. : RIFLE
22. Slow gait. : LOPE
23. Lawful. : LEGAL
25. Indignant feeling. : IRE
27. Tall, limp and lank. : WEEDY
29. Back-yard denizen. : ALLEYCAT
34. Mud volcano. : SALSE
35. Culpability. : GUILT
36. Dead fire. : ASH
37. Source of news. : PRESSCONFERENCE
40. Reference book: Abbr. : ENC
41. A votre ___: To your health! : SANTE
42. Composer Dvorák. : ANTON
43. Come between. : ESTRANGE
45. Lump of turf from the fairway. : DIVOT
46. Insect. : ANT
47. Geneva’s river. : RHONE
49. ___ dive. : SWAN
52. One of the Fords. : EDSEL
54. ___ Hills, in Burma. : NAGA
58. Fanfare of trumpets. : TANTARA
60. Finished. : ALLOVER
62. Made different. : ALTERED
63. Garb. : RAIMENT
64. Porch furniture. : GLIDERS
65. Frocks. : DRESSES
1. Leftover concoction. : HASH
2. “Sufficient ___ the day . . .” : UNTO
3. Read the meter. : SCAN
4. Indefatigable. : TIRELESS
5. Allow. : LET
6. This interested Einstein. : ENERGY
7. Groove. : STRIA
8. Of a grandparent. : AVAL
9. Bugle call. : REVEILLE
10. Soft drink. : ADE
11. Origin of malt. : BARLEY
12. Within. : INTO
13. Pace. : STEP
14. Fabricated. : MADE
21. Ostentatious displayers. : FLAUNTERS
24. Of an ancient Mesopotamian city. : EDESSAN
26. Instruct again. : RETRAIN
27. Sounds a signal. : WARNS
28. Chosen. : ELECT
30. Biography. : LIFE
31. Part of a long poem. : CANTO
32. Fancy tie. : ASCOT
33. At that time. : THEN
34. Graf ___. : SPEE
35. Dinner bell. : GONG
38. Steed on the run. : CANTERER
39. Poisons. : ENVENOMS
44. Harangued. : RANTED
45. Standard monetary unit of several countries. : DOLLAR
48. Got wind of. : HEARD
49. Forest animal. : STAG
50. Famous street. : WALL
51. Against. : ANTI
53. Fathers. : DADS
55. The birds. : AVES
56. Actor Autry. : GENE
57. Branches of academic learning. : ARTS
59. Live. : ARE
61. White ___. : LIE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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