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New York Times, Tuesday, March 20, 1956

Author: Helen Fasulo
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Helen Fasulo has 94 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,457
Across Down
1. Buddy. : PAL
4. Initials famous since 1880. : GOP
7. Hard, overhead tennis stroke. : SMASH
12. Shellfish. : ABALONE
14. Members of a secret society in Africa. : MAUMAUS
16. Type of novel. : ROMANCE
17. Experience. : UNDERGO
18. Billy Graham and others. : EVANGELISTS
20. Spanish gentleman. : DON
21. Office requisite. : DESK
22. Perfect models. : IDEALS
24. Registered indifference. : YAWNED
27. Police officers: Abbr. : INSPS
31. Post of employment. : JOB
34. Duds. : TOGS
35. Take eagerly. : SNAPUP
36. Affectionate. : AMOROUS
38. Traveler's impedimenta. : LUGGAGE
39. Show to be untrue: Slang. : DEBUNK
40. Man. : MALE
41. Article. : THE
42. Jagged. : EROSE
43. Hero of Scandinavian legend. : SIGURD
45. Overdramatic Thespian. : EMOTER
47. Units of energy. : ERGS
51. Corp. : NCO
54. Dinner. : EVENINGMEAL
57. Ordnance depot. : ARSENAL
59. Flower cluster. : PANICLE
60. Artist's board. : PALETTE
61. Childish talk. : PRATTLE
62. Senator from Eugene. : MORSE
63. Corrode. : EAT
64. East: German. : OST
1. Whittled down. : PARED
2. Higher. : ABOVE
3. Actor Fernando. : LAMAS
4. Warning bell. : GONG
5. Formerly. : ONCE
6. Rinds. : PEELINGS
7. Yule symbol. : SANTA
8. Political scandalmonger. : MUDSLINGER
9. Japanese rice paste. : AME
10. Blood-red carnelian. : SARD
11. Creator of Quasimodo. : HUGO
13. Tall and rangy. : LANKY
14. Indulged in daydreams. : MUSED
15. Heir. : SON
19. Roman calendar term. : IDES
23. Obstacle. : SNAG
25. Wrongdoers' penances. : ATONEMENTS
26. Creator of Noel Airman. : WOUK
28. Petty dispute. : SPAT
29. Exclamation of repugnance. : PUGH
30. Graf ___. : SPEE
31. Green. : JADE
32. Ten ephas. : OMER
33. Boxer Olson. : BOBO
35. Sea west of Mindanao. : SULU
37. Subterfuge. : RUSE
38. Influenza. : LAGRIPPE
40. Bearing. : MIEN
43. Ancient monument. : STELE
44. Resign from office. : DEMIT
46. Elliptical. : OVATE
48. Right-hand page. : RECTO
49. Annoys. : GALLS
50. Wintry precipitation. : SLEET
51. Be off guard. : NAP
52. Stuff. : CRAM
53. European capital. : OSLO
55. City on Honshu island. : NARA
56. Small, winged insect. : GNAT
58. At any time: Poet. : EER

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later.

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