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New York Times, Friday, March 9, 1956

Author:
Anthony Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Anthony Morse has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,446
Across
1. Vestige. : TRACE
6. Takes a meal. : SUPS
10. Follower of the reindeer. : LAPP
14. Dweller by the Tiber. : ROMAN
15. River into the Caspian. : URAL
16. Indian. : OTOE
17. Set erect. : UPEND
18. Present home of 43 Across. : LEXINGTON
20. Where 18 Across is. : KENTUCKY
22. Mongol conquerors of India. : MOGULS
23. U. S. canal. : ERIE
24. Garden party. : FETE
25. Cede. : SURRENDER
29. Orange box. : CRATE
33. Entreaty: French. : PRIERE
34. Fasten with rope. : LASH
36. Where to find tailless cats. : MAN
37. In ___ spot (up against it). : ABAD
38. "If a body ___ body . . . " : MEETA
40. Art gallery in Washington. : TATE
41. Tributary of the Yangtze. : HAN
42. Nobel Prize winner in literature, 1929. : MANN
43. Sunny Jim's charge. : NASHUA
45. Inside: Prefix. : INTRA
47. Tropical trees. : DATEPALMS
49. Turkish officers. : AGAS
51. Geological ridges. : OSAR
52. French tax station on the edge of a town. : OCTROI
55. Henry Clay and Patrick Henry. : PATRIOTS
59. Region in 20 Across. : BLUEGRASS
61. Chou ___. : ENLAI
62. Comic strip character. : JEFF
63. Emend. : EDIT
64. Locks up. : JAILS
65. Swing and ___. : SWAY
66. Antarctic sea. : ROSS
67. "___ Mio," Neapolitan song. : OSOLE
Down
1. One of the Caroline islands. : TRUK
2. Cowboy adjunct. : ROPE
3. Assent. : AMEN
4. Loped. : CANTERED
5. One who lasts. : ENDURER
6. Pouted. : SULKED
7. Famous physicist. : UREY
8. ___ Romana. : PAX
9. Ooze. : SLIME
10. Lumberman. : LOGGER
11. Base off Alaska. : ATTU
12. Gymnasium adjunct. : POOL
13. Indites. : PENS
19. Mountain gap. : NOTCH
21. Where Alec Guinness shines. : CINEMA
24. Deke or Alpha Delt. : FRAT
25. Algerian in the French Army. : SPAHI
26. Not rural. : URBAN
27. Laughing. : RIANT
28. Former Queen of Italy. : ELENA
30. Little boy in Menotti opera. : AMAHL
31. New Tarheel coach. : TATUM
32. Hero of the Iliad: Var. : ENEAS
35. Most rational. : SANEST
39. Leftovers. : ENDS
40. Catherine I and Catherine II. : TSARINAS
42. Guildhall's colossal statue. : MAGOG
44. Packsaddle on a Mexican pony. : APAREJO
46. Become less dense. : RAREFY
48. French and Melba. : TOASTS
50. Ventilator. : AIRER
52. Things: Abbr. : OBJS
53. Ball of yarn. : CLEW
54. Volcanic rock. : TUFA
55. Greek letters. : PSIS
56. Mixture. : OLIO
57. Exaggerated: Colloq. : TALL
58. Six on the dice. : SISE
60. Pother. : ADO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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