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New York Times, Tuesday, March 6, 1956

Author: Albert Blum
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid is asymmetric.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,443
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1. Controversial French figure. : LAVAL
6. Shaft. : POLE
10. Develop. : GROW
14. Informed. : AWARE
15. Vivacity. : ELAN
16. Scarce. : RARE
17. Rubber stamp on certain letters. : POSTAGEDUE
19. Opera with Egyptian background. : AIDA
20. Unexpected success. : SLEEPER
21. Bureau. : DRESSER
23. Convened. : MET
24. Play doctors, for example. : REVISERS
25. Become overcast. : CLOUD
28. Display. : PARADE
29. Centers of interest. : HUBS
30. Reel holder. : CAN
31. Diminutive of a girl's name. : TESSIE
35. French number. : UNE
36. Worker in a laundry. : MANGLER
38. Conjunction. : AND
39. Attic. : GARRET
41. Goddess who loved Tithonus. : EOS
42. Await. : BIDE
43. Chemical compounds. : ESTERS
45. Panama seaport. : COLON
46. Vociferous jeers. : CATCALLS
49. Last word of "Whiffenpoof Song." : BAA
50. Asiatic body of water. : ARALSEA
51. Abandon. : FORSAKE
55. Vocabulary of a talking doll. : MAMA
56. Tobacconist's commodity. : CIGARETTES
58. Victorian. : PRIM
59. Plant used as seasoning. : ANISE
60. Historical periods. : ERAS
61. Auction. : SALE
62. Leases. : RENTS
63. Eat formally. : DINE
1. Envelops. : LAPS
2. M. P.'s concern. : AWOL
3. Decorative vessel. : VASE
4. ___ Ward, American humorist. : ARTEMUS
5. Bounded. : LEAPED
6. Look closely. : PEER
7. Former. : OLD
8. Famous Scotch singer. : LAUDER
9. Deprives of force. : ENERVATES
10. Timothy and bluestem. : GRASSES
11. Stir up. : RAISE
12. Rank. : ORDER
13. Lasts. : WEARS
18. Reach. : GET
22. Marine duck. : EIDER
24. New York's hockey team. : RANGERS
25. Explosive sound. : CHUG
26. Moon goddess. : LUNA
27. Higher: Ger. : OBER
28. Cook in a shallow vessel. : PAN
30. Freight train unit. : CATTLECAR
32. Go by water. : SAIL
33. ___-China. : INDO
34. British Prime Minister. : EDEN
36. Western scenery. : MESAS
37. Spanish article. : LOS
40. A seeking for publicity. : RECLAME
42. Exulted. : BOASTED
44. Actress Stritch. : ELAINE
45. Solicitude. : CARE
46. Groups who support common causes. : CAMPS
47. Parrot. : ARARA
48. Native of India or Ceylon. : TAMIL
49. Tiresome people. : BORES
51. Speedy. : FAST
52. Italian town. : ATRI
53. Edmund ___, English tragedian. : KEAN
54. Abstract being. : ESSE
57. Card game: Colloq. : GIN

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

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