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New York Times, Wednesday, April 25, 1956

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,493
Across
1. Il ___, dictator from 1922–43. : DUCE
5. Burned to waste. : ASHED
10. Solemn quiet. : HUSH
14. Golf club. : IRON
15. Village official in Canada. : REEVE
16. Before. : ANTE
17. Relatives of dark horses. : CANDIDATES
19. Austrian Chancellor. : RAAB
20. Surround. : ENVIRON
21. Lord of the sea. : NEPTUNE
23. Eternally. : EVER
24. Scatter. : STREW
25. Snacks for children. : CONES
27. Courtroom fiascoes. : MISTRIALS
31. Beaux-___. : ARTS
32. With sealed lips. : MUM
33. Manager of the Giants. : RIGNEY
34. French pronoun. : MOI
35. "My Fair Lady," for instance. : MUSICAL
37. Son of Odin. : TYR
38. Shut. : UNOPEN
40. Fortune. : LOT
41. Cat: Span. : GATO
42. Short classical compositions. : SONATINAS
44. Paying passengers. : FARES
45. Lead runner. : PACER
46. Commentator Sevareid. : ERIC
47. Showy garden flower. : LOBELIA
50. Biased. : SLANTED
53. Sound of limb. : ABLE
54. Eliminating beforehand. : PRECLUSIVE
56. Race-track character. : TOUT
57. Mongolian mountain range. : ALTAI
58. Serves by 10 Down. : ACES
59. In this place. : HERE
60. Port at confluence of Rhone and Saone. : LYONS
61. Sudden pull. : YANK
Down
1. Cubic rollers. : DICE
2. Monitor lizard. : URAN
3. August assemblage. : CONVENTION
4. Salad herbs. : ENDIVES
5. Zeal. : ARDOR
6. President O'Kelly. : SEAN
7. All ___ up. : HET
8. Big affairs. : EVENTS
9. Grizzled prospector in Death Valley. : DESERTRAT
10. Aussie tennis player. : HARTWIG
11. Two-toed sloth. : UNAU
12. Hero of "Streetcar." : STAN
13. Cupbearer to the gods. : HEBE
18. Makes choleric. : IRES
22. Great risk. : PERIL
24. Alike. : SIMILAR
25. French author of "The Plague." : CAMUS
26. Where the U. of Maine is. : ORONO
27. Mouse genus. : MUS
28. Icebreaker country. : ANTARCTICA
29. Carrier in U. S. fleet. : LEYTE
30. Cyclades island. : SYROS
32. Of city affairs. : MUNICIPAL
35. Molybdenum. : METAL
36. Kind of lettuce. : COS
39. Tahitian capital. : PAPEETE
41. Give the lie to. : GAINSAY
43. Almost. : NEARLY
44. German wife. : FRAU
46. Isle in N. Y. Harbor. : ELLIS
47. Wooden slat. : LATH
48. Wood wind. : OBOE
49. Out-of-focus impression. : BLUR
50. Study. : SCAN
51. Quits. : EVEN
52. Work table. : DESK
55. War theatre. : ETO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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