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New York Times, Wednesday, March 7, 1956

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,444
Across
1. The "horsehide." : BALL
5. Abrade. : SCUFF
10. Italian liner. : ROMA
14. Eurasian boundary river. : URAL
15. Punitive. : PENAL
16. Exclamations of discovery. : AHAS
17. Operatic star of the past, ___ Cavalieri. : LINA
18. Maize. : INDIANCORN
20. Game. : BADMINTON
22. Passageway. : AISLE
23. Purple seaweed. : LAVER
24. Where Memphis is: Abbr. : TENN
26. Short for football's Mustangs. : SMU
28. Style of furniture. : ADAM
30. Scold. : NAGGER
34. Abode during a cruise. : CABIN
36. Picture. : LANDSCAPE
38. Scrubs. : RUBS
39. Japanese aborigines. : AINUS
40. Electrical units: Abbr. : AMPS
41. Deficient in refinement. : INELEGANT
43. Author of "The Writer Observed." : BREIT
44. Andean plateau. : PARAMO
45. Armadillo. : APAR
47. Its: Fr. : SES
48. Marbles. : MIGS
50. Combing form for a country. : ITALO
52. Time to visit Paris. : APRIL
55. Satan. : ARCHDEMON
59. Feature of Oregon's National Park. : CRATERLAKE
61. Tunney or Autrey. : GENE
62. Star in "Uncle Vanya." : TONE
63. Senatorial first name. : ALBEN
64. Tenor violin. : ALTO
65. Droops. : SAGS
66. Milldams. : WEIRS
67. Silk and rayon center of Europe. : LYON
Down
1. Garden specialty. : BULB
2. "Questa o Quella," for example. : ARIA
3. No sailor, he. : LANDLUBBER
4. Andean beast. : LLAMA
5. Thorny. : SPINED
6. City in Illinois. : CENTRALIA
7. Loosen. : UNDO
8. Shadowy. : FAINT
9. Where Vero Beach is: Abbr. : FLA
10. Vehicle for Bonneville events. : RACINGCAR
11. Taunting exclamations. : OHOS
12. Fertilizer for gardens needing lime. : MARL
13. Newspaper editors' group. : ASNE
19. Children's nurses. : NANAS
21. Typical Russian. : IVAN
25. Completes. : ENDS
26. Fractional currency. : SCRIP
27. ___ Loa. : MAUNA
29. Heavenly food. : MANNA
31. In playful manner. : GAMESOMELY
32. Silas Marner's foundling. : EPPIE
33. Supports for cues. : RESTS
35. Moslems. : ISLAMITES
37. Worker, in an orchard. : NUTPICKER
39. Openmouthed. : AGOG
42. Role in "South Pacific." : EMILE
43. Small wire nail. : BRAD
46. Site of University of Georgia. : ATHENS
49. Part of a maison. : SALLE
51. ___ tender. : LEGAL
52. Book of the New Testament. : ACTS
53. Sea-going canoe. : PROA
54. Sounded. : RANG
56. American physicist. : RABI
57. Aware of: Slang. : ONTO
58. Glow-tube gas. : NEON
60. Inclement. : RAW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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