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New York Times, Friday, April 20, 1956

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original solution PDF incorrect—the letter at the 21-Across/15-Down crossing is supposed to be an I, not an L. Corrected this.

1
C
2
L
3
O
4
S
5
E
6
R
7
B
8
E
9
A
10
S
11
T
12
B
R
E
A
K
S
I
13
N
14
A
R
T
U
R
15
S
16
R
E
T
R
I
E
V
E
17
S
A
T
R
A
P
18
E
S
S
E
S
19
I
V
20
I
E
S
21
M
I
I
22
S
T
U
D
23
L
E
E
D
S
24
C
O
P
T
25
T
S
P
26
C
U
R
R
Y
27
H
O
U
S
E
28
T
A
N
A
29
L
30
E
A
R
N
E
D
31
C
32
L
I
N
G
33
D
I
E
T
S
34
T
H
I
N
N
E
35
R
36
M
I
L
D
37
R
A
N
G
Y
38
O
39
D
E
T
S
40
P
41
R
42
O
43
U
R
G
E
44
P
O
U
R
S
45
M
O
O
R
46
A
G
E
47
G
A
M
E
R
48
D
A
M
O
N
49
N
E
R
50
V
E
S
51
L
I
52
T
E
R
A
T
I
53
T
R
I
A
L
S
54
S
E
A
S
I
D
E
S
55
S
E
N
S
E
56
R
A
I
N
E
D
© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,488
Across
1
More humid. : CLOSER
7
Quadruped. : BEAST
12
Trains. : BREAKSIN
14
Rodzinski and Rubinstein. : ARTURS
16
Set right. : RETRIEVE
17
Petty tyrant. : SATRAP
18
Letters. : ESSES
19
Vines. : IVIES
21
Early in the eleventh century. : MII
22
Scantling. : STUD
23
City on the Aire. : LEEDS
24
Native Egyptian. : COPT
25
Recipe abbreviation. : TSP
26
Condiment. : CURRY
27
Theatre audience. : HOUSE
28
River in Kenya. : TANA
29
Erudite. : LEARNED
31
Hold fast. : CLING
33
Eschews snacks. : DIETS
34
Liquid added to paint. : THINNER
36
Clement. : MILD
37
Long-limbed and slender. : RANGY
38
Playwright Clifford. : ODETS
40
Expert: Colloq. : PRO
43
Importune. : URGE
44
Decants. : POURS
45
Heath. : MOOR
46
Long time. : AGE
47
More ready: Colloq. : GAMER
48
Historic friend. : DAMON
49
Imparts courage. : NERVES
51
Bookmen. : LITERATI
53
Tribulations. : TRIALS
54
Coastal areas. : SEASIDES
55
Awareness. : SENSE
56
Came down. : RAINED
Down
1
Tops of waves. : CRESTS
2
Ceases temporarily. : LETSUP
3
Went boating. : OARED
4
Equipment for Art Devlin. : SKIS
5
Compass point. : ESE
6
Where Monaco is. : RIVIERA
7
First, second, third. : BASES
8
Historic times. : ERAS
9
Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
10
Overcome. : SURMOUNT
11
Gads about: Dial. : TRAIPSES
12
French seaport. : BREST
13
Not even "hardly ever." : NEVER
15
Treated maliciously. : SPITED
20
Pastoral poem. : IDYL
23
Leap forward. : LUNGE
24
Prepared, as an apple. : CORED
26
Shrewd. : CANNY
27
Salutes. : HAILS
28
Color slightly. : TINGE
30
Trims copy. : EDITS
31
War horses. : CHARGERS
32
Garments. : LINGERIE
34
Shirker of duty. : TRUANT
35
Kitchen. : ROOM
36
More jovial. : MERRIER
39
Wields a sword. : DUELS
40
Hair beautifier. : POMADE
41
Established. : ROOTED
42
All the birds of a region. : ORNIS
44
Outmoded. : PASSE
45
Noted watercolorist. : MARIN
47
Jellifies. : GELS
48
Lucille's spouse. : DESI
50
Front. : VAN
52
Chinese pagoda. : TAA

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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