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New York Times, Friday, April 13, 1956

Author: W. E. Jones
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Heavy hit: Colloq. : SWIPE
6. First name of screen's Davy Crockett. : FESS
10. Modern "avaunt!" : SCAT
14. Passenger space in a plane. : CABIN
15. "Tell ___ the marines." : ITTO
16. Double exclamation. : AHAH
17. Something inserted. : INSET
18. "Onions in the ___." : STEW
19. Bistro. : CAFE
20. Poetic form. : ODE
21. Penologists' problems. : ESCAPES
24. Catch: Colloq. : NAB
25. Name in a Poe poem. : LENORE
27. English man's nickname. : REGGIE
29. "Green Hat" heroine. : IRIS
30. In a frenzy. : AMOK
34. Then: French. : ALORS
35. Defeats at bridge. : SETS
36. Title given Mohandas Gandhi. : MAHATMA
38. Genealogical table. : TREE
39. Pineapple. : ANANA
40. Small piece of wood. : CHIP
44. Part of a climbing plant. : TENDRIL
46. Inner Hebrides island. : IONA
47. People, to conductors. : FARES
50. G. I. magazine of W. W. II. : YANK
51. Formerly: Arch. : ERST
52. Sacred books of the Parsis. : AVESTA
54. Breadwinner. : EARNER
56. In smooth even style: Mus. abbr. : LEG
57. Port on the Elbe. : HAMBURG
61. Amateur's antithesis. : PRO
62. Rugged rock. : CRAG
64. Downtown Chicago. : LOOP
65. Idol, in the Philippines. : ANITO
67. Largest city of Norway. : OSLO
68. Zeno's classroom. : STOA
69. Mature. : RIPEN
70. Requirement. : NEED
71. New Jersey river into Barnegat Bay. : TOMS
72. Winter vehicles. : SLEDS
1. Pretender to knowledge. : SCIOLIST
2. Peregrinating person. : WANDERER
3. Student of a Norwegian dramatist. : IBSENITE
4. Layer cake with creamy filling. : PIE
5. Make ingress. : ENTER
6. Exchequer. : FISC
7. Diminutive of a girl's name. : ETTA
8. Degree. : STEP
9. Farmer in the spring. : SOWER
10. Air defense group: Abbr. : SAC
11. Presto ___, in magicians' parlance. : CHANGO
12. Pen name of Erle Stanley Gardner. : AAFAIR
13. Ancient city on the Nile. : THEBES
22. Ralph Rackstraw, for example. : SEAMAN
23. Thin stratum. : SEAM
26. Caucasus tribesmen. : OSSETES
28. Rear Admiral Byrd's flagship. : GLACIER
31. Girl in a southern song. : MANDY
32. Author of "My Friend Flicka." : OHARA
33. Stage and screen director. : KANIN
37. Loquacious one. : TALKER
41. Sailor's dance. : HORNPIPE
42. Set in. : INSERTED
43. Early Dutch settlers on the Hudson. : PATROONS
45. Baltic native. : ESTH
47. Air Force Academy emblem. : FALCON
48. Unwilling. : AVERSE
49. Entertain like Lucullus. : REGALE
53. Town N W of Brussels. : AALST
55. Substances from seaweed. : AGARS
58. Marquand's detective. : MOTO
59. Flourish. : BOOM
60. Javanese tree. : UPAS
63. "___ of our fathers . . . " : GOD
66. Nothing. : NIL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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