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New York Times, Wednesday, March 28, 1956

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J Q W X Y }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,465
Across
1. Author of "Auntie Mame." : DENNIS
7. Equines. : STEEDS
13. Anything that soothes. : OPIATE
14. Big Ten footballers. : SPARTANS
16. Outdoor man. : CAMPER
17. Stage and screen actress. : KIMNOVAK
18. Container. : TUB
19. Theatre performance. : MATINEE
21. Irish rebel group. : IRA
22. ___ podrida. : OLLA
24. Proclaimed. : CRIED
25. Gain. : NET
26. Star shortstop. : REESE
28. Naval rank: Abbr. : ENS
29. Mother-of-pearl. : NACRE
31. Working hard. : STRIVING
33. Negligent. : REMISS
34. Hollow. : DENT
35. Milanov. : DIVA
36. Carfare. : TOKENS
39. Dresses showily. : BEDIZENS
43. Out of kilter. : AMISS
44. Seixas specialty. : LOB
45. Mystic Biblical word. : SELAH
46. Having to do with: Abbr. : REL
47. Builds. : REARS
49. Bristle. : SETA
50. Of long standing. : OLD
51. Contemporary novelist. : COSTAIN
53. Department of France. : VAR
54. Recent Broadway hit play. : TEAHOUSE
56. Representative. : LEGATE
58. He wrote "Father of the Bride." : STREETER
59. Demosthenes. : ORATOR
60. Telegraph man. : SENDER
61. Makes serious. : SOBERS
Down
1. Paul White and others. : DOCTORS
2. Military ornament. : EPAULET
3. More agile. : NIMBLER
4. Be off guard. : NAP
5. News ___. : ITEM
6. Ice pinnacle. : SERAC
7. Porcupine's weapons. : SPINES
8. Repressed. : TAMED
9. Sea bird. : ERNE
10. Region in W. W. II. : ETO
11. Supreme genius. : DAVINCI
12. Rabbit hunters. : SNARERS
14. Olympic competition. : SKIING
15. Fish. : SKATES
20. Little Nell's last name. : TRENT
23. Actor's words. : ASIDES
27. Quits. : EVENS
29. Ben ___. : NEVIS
30. Astounds. : AMAZES
32. Those elected. : INS
33. Get ___ of. : RID
35. Actress Paget. : DEBRA
36. Old playing cards. : TAROTS
37. Certain short-order dishes. : OMELETS
38. Irish county. : KILDARE
39. Straw hat, in Britain. : BOATER
40. Promote. : ELEVATE
41. Swimmer. : NATATOR
42. Those who take part. : SHARERS
44. ___ Antilles. : LESSER
47. Way. : ROUTE
48. Storage places. : SILOS
51. Campus girl. : COED
52. Roman rascal. : NERO
55. Fowl. : HEN
57. Chatter: Slang. : GAB

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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