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New York Times, Thursday, March 8, 1956

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,445
Across
1. Pondered. : MUSED
6. Drivers. : BUSMEN
12. Fit as a fiddle. : INTRIM
14. He describes Queen Mab. : MERCUTIO
16. Predicament. : SCRAPE
17. Come up with. : OVERTAKE
18. Biblical name. : ELI
19. Flavor. : TASTE
21. Sheer. : UTTER
22. Chock-full. : REPLETE
24. Part of the ear. : LOBE
26. Indo-European. : ARYAN
28. Unexpected. : ABRUPT
32. Shrine city in Saudi Arabia. : MECCA
35. Award-winning picture. : MARTY
37. Reine's husband. : ROI
38. Wildly agitated. : AMOK
39. Disconcerts: Colloq. : FAZES
40. Semblance. : NAME
41. Cant. : TIP
42. Quarrel: Colloq. : RUNIN
43. Tanker. : OILER
44. Shake. : TREMOR
46. Natives of the Barbary states. : MOORS
48. Part of the globe. : EAST
50. Brings a true bill. : INDICTS
54. Short-billed rails. : SORAS
57. Ghostly. : EERIE
59. Light upon. : HIT
60. Evangelists. : APOSTLES
62. Imitation gold leaf. : ORMOLU
64. They sailed the Spanish Main. : GALLEONS
65. Approached. : NEARED
66. Time of greatest vigor. : HEYDAY
67. Plumage. : DRESS
Down
1. Silas Marner, for example. : MISER
2. Relative. : UNCLE
3. Gaza ___. : STRIP
4. Period of years. : ERA
5. Group of insects, including the housefly. : DIPTERA
6. Sloping surface. : BEVEL
7. River in Yorkshire. : URE
8. Small and mean. : SCRUBBY
9. Speak low. : MUTTER
10. State: Fr. : ETAT
11. Army's guided missile. : NIKE
13. Substantial. : MEATY
14. Bon ___. : MOT
15. Bard's "over." : OER
20. Bluejacket. : SEAMAN
23. Complete absence. : LACK
25. Farm crop. : OATS
27. Military viceroy, in India. : NAZIM
29. Orsk's river. : URAL
30. Fruit. : POME
31. Part of a grandstand. : TIER
32. New Testament book: Abbr. : MATT
33. Turbaned noble. : EMIR
34. Long mantle worn over an alb. : COPE
36. French painter. : RENOIR
39. Symbol of luxury. : FURS
40. Unless: Lat. : NISI
42. Heated to excess. : ROASTED
43. Decreed. : ORDERED
45. Cousin of 8 Down. : MEASLY
47. Ingredient of soubise sauce. : ONION
49. Very small. : TEENY
51. Small job. : CHORE
52. Flooring material. : TILES
53. James T. Farrell's hero. : STUDS
54. Cause to give way. : SAG
55. Large spotted fish of the Atlantic. : OPAH
56. See 35 Across. : ROLE
58. Letter. : ESS
61. Mauna ___. : LOA
63. Calendar abbreviation. : MAR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later.

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