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New York Times, Saturday, March 17, 1956

Author: Thomas J. Varner
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Thomas J. Varner has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,454
Across Down
1. Shoulder ribbon. : SASH
5. Creator of Eva St. Clare. : STOWE
10. Attention-getting sound. : AHEM
14. Not suitable. : OUTOFORDER
16. Senator in recent headlines. : CASE
17. Nonpaying party-goer: Slang. : FREELOADER
18. Powerful explosives. : TNTS
19. Jump ball, in basketball. : TAP
20. Tropical birds, native to Brazil. : ANIS
21. Organic compounds. : AMIDES
23. Reddish-brown bird. : WREN
24. Prowl: Colloq. : SNOOP
25. Mild expression of annoyance. : BOTHER
28. Native of a Sicilian city. : CATANIAN
31. Roomy area. : ACRES
32. Exaggerated ad, à la Gelett. : BLURB
33. ___ Magnon. : CRO
34. Clean-cut. : NEAT
35. Of bluish-gray color. : SLATY
36. Card game for three. : SKAT
37. Urchin. : TAD
38. Poetic possessive. : THINE
39. Long, trying time. : SIEGE
40. Exact. : UNERRING
42. Shaped. : MOLDED
43. Three minutes, in boxing. : ROUND
44. Symbol of American liberty. : BELL
45. Purloined. : STOLEN
47. Sweetheart. : BEAU
48. Expression of disapproval. : BAH
51. Net's draft. : HAUL
52. Closing salutation. : YOURSTRULY
55. Scheming: Colloq. : UPTO
56. Held back, as a motion picture. : UNRELEASED
57. Ten and: Suffix. : TEEN
58. Popular calendar-girl artist. : PETTY
59. Gleeful exclamation. : WHEE
1. Subdued. : SOFT
2. Invisible vapor. : AURA
3. Chassé. : STEP
4. Farm implement. : HOE
5. Oklahoma football player. : SOONER
6. Creator of Mr. Tutt. : TRAIN
7. Gambler's advantage. : ODDS
8. Minute. : WEE
9. Occupation of a medieval knight. : ERRANTRY
10. Proceeding. : ACTION
11. Personally selected. : HANDPICKED
12. Town near Padua. : ESTE
13. Mealtime in the army. : MESS
15. Railway signals. : FLARES
22. Ancient place near the Dead Sea. : MOAB
23. Sharpen. : WHET
24. Fried quickly. : SAUTE
25. South African language. : BANTU
26. One of five large bodies of water. : OCEAN
27. Shipping lane. : TRADEROUTE
28. End-of-a-round sound. : CLANG
29. "___ To Live," John O'Hara novel. : ARAGE
30. Eminent. : NOTED
32. Duckhunter's hideaway. : BLIND
35. Climb, as a pole. : SHINNYUP
36. Threshold. : SILL
38. Constant. : TRUE
39. Dissolved substance. : SOLUTE
41. W. S. Gilbert's advice "To the Terrestrial Globe." : ROLLON
42. Good-for-nothing: Colloq. : MEASLY
44. Rimless hat. : BERET
45. Unopened. : SHUT
46. Sprinter's final goal. : TAPE
47. Actor Lancaster. : BURT
48. Plant. : BUSH
49. On the quiet side. : ALEE
50. London park. : HYDE
53. Part of a group. : ONE
54. Untrained. : RAW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later.

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