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New York Times, Tuesday, March 27, 1956

Author: Elizabeth Laing
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Elizabeth Laing has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,464
Across Down
1. Where a ball club sends recruits. : FARM
5. Scraped together. : RAKED
10. Symbol of victory. : PALM
14. Butterine. : OLEO
15. Boredom. : ENNUI
16. South Sea port. : APIA
17. Erede, Walter, and others. : CONDUCTORS
19. Made at random. : SPOT
20. Swedish explorer. : HEDIN
21. Performer. : EXECUTANT
23. Sizzle. : SISS
25. Douglas ___. : FIR
26. Chessman. : BISHOP
29. Cheops built the largest one. : PYRAMID
33. Burmese Premier. : UNU
34. Jim Fitzsimmons trains him. : NASHUA
36. Harrow's rival. : ETON
38. Clusters of wool fibers. : NEPS
40. Litter or palanquin of East Indies. : DOOLI
41. Without: Lat. : SINE
42. Scope. : AREA
43. Actor Truex. : ERNEST
45. "___ tree by a river . . . " : ONA
46. Major Adriatic port. : TRIESTE
48. Type of seine. : EELNET
50. 155. : CLV
51. Spruce. : TREE
52. Debussy opus. : ARABESQUE
57. Nape of the neck. : NUCHA
61. Arena animal: Span. : TORO
62. Dance of the early twenties. : TURKEYTROT
64. Actress Petrova. : OLGA
65. Display stand. : EASEL
66. Gusto. : ZEST
67. Intrigue. : PLOT
68. Small change in Abadan. : RIALS
69. Sheep. : EWES
1. Ferdinand of France. : FOCH
2. Lily plant. : ALOE
3. Tear apart. : REND
4. Fashionable. : MODISH
5. Best performance: Abbr. : REC
6. Feeds the kitty. : ANTES
7. Secretary of the Navy, 1940–44. : KNOX
8. Department of France. : EURE
9. Recording. : DISC
10. Golf and bridge, for example. : PASTIMES
11. "Blithe Spirit." : APPARITION
12. Celebrity. : LION
13. New Testament book: Abbr. : MATT
18. Chicago's R. R. station. : UNION
22. City in Russia. : UFA
24. Card suit. : SPADES
26. Synthetic rubber. : BUNA
27. Slow. : INERT
28. Merchant ship officer. : SUPERCARGO
29. Speech sound. : PHONE
30. December time. : YULE
31. Optimistic poker player. : RAISER
32. English poet and preacher. : DONNE
35. Of a ___ (of inferior kind). : SORT
37. Dapper. : NEAT
39. Lugger. : SAILBOAT
44. Tiny. : TEENY
47. "Our Miss Brooks." : EVE
49. Painter of "Washington Crossing the Delaware." : LEUTZE
51. Mene, mene, ___, upharsin. : TEKEL
52. Above. : ATOP
53. Bakery product. : ROLL
54. Made of silver: Abbr. : STER
55. ___ d'Orsay, French Foreign Office. : QUAI
56. Constellation animal. : URSA
58. Oarsmen. : CREW
59. Nylons. : HOSE
60. Lawyers: Abbr. : ATTS
63. Letters. : ELS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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