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New York Times, Saturday, March 31, 1956

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { F J Z }, Scrabble score: 323 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,468
Across
1. Idle fancy. : CHIMERA
8. Flour and water. : PASTE
13. Doily. : PLACEMAT
14. Feel compunction. : REPENT
16. Go-getter. : LIVEWIRE
17. Product of Florida. : ORANGE
18. Between amo and amat. : AMAS
19. The Milky Way. : GALAXY
21. Machine tool. : DIE
22. Khaki. : TAN
23. Proverbial kind of day. : RAINY
24. Predilection. : BENT
25. Quiz. : EXAM
27. Madison and Park. : AVES
28. Gay city. : PAREE
29. Up and about. : ASTIR
31. Britain's RAB. : BUTLER
32. Sounds of dashing waves. : SWASHES
35. Jeanne d'Arc and Savonarola. : MARTYRS
36. Thickets. : COPSES
37. Adjudicative board. : PANEL
38. Was optimistic. : HOPED
39. Certificate, in finance. : BOND
40. She loved Narcissus. : ECHO
44. Badly. : ILLY
45. Fruit with bananalike pulp. : PAPAW
46. Something heavy. : LOG
47. Japanese weight. : SHI
48. Crescent-shaped object. : LUNULA
49. Fill to the brim. : SATE
50. French underground. : MAQUIS
52. Bandage. : LIGATURE
54. German planes. : STUKAS
55. Salad fruits. : AVOCADOS
56. Put in ranks. : SERRY
57. Misplayed, at cards. : RENEGED
Down
1. Apex. : CLIMAX
2. Batista's capital. : HAVANA
3. Sherbets. : ICES
4. Gull. : MEW
5. Changes countries. : EMIGRATES
6. Crossword sans "emu," for example. : RARAAVIS
7. Studio. : ATELIER
8. Substitute. : PROXY
9. Visionary: Poet. : AERY
10. Hot Springs. : SPA
11. With compassion. : TENDERLY
12. M. I. T. alumnus. : ENGINEER
13. Catcher's station. : PLATE
15. Moves unsteadily. : TEETERS
20. Reply: Abbr. : ANS
24. Struggle. : BATTLE
26. Portrayer of Lincoln. : MASSEY
28. Simon ___. : PURE
30. Lean-to. : SHED
31. Political phenomenon. : BANDWAGON
32. Results of doctrinal disputes. : SCHISMS
33. Term for rural supporters of Georgia politicos. : WOOLHATS
34. Ornamental needlework. : APPLIQUE
35. Boy! oh boy! : MANALIVE
37. Regarded with favor by many. : POPULAR
39. Interdiction. : BAN
41. Composer Debussy. : CLAUDE
42. Rejuvenated jalopy. : HOTROD
43. Moldings. : OGEES
45. Tabby. : PUSSY
48. Untruther. : LIAR
49. Antlered animal. : STAG
51. Part of U.S.S.R.: Abbr. : UKR
53. Top-notch. : ACE

Answer summary: 10 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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