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New York Times, Thursday, April 5, 1956

Author: Helen Fasulo
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 315 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Helen Fasulo has 94 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,473
Across Down
1. Distiller's substance. : MALT
5. Purchaser of Nashua. : COMBS
10. Sir Gladwyn. : JEBB
14. Sandarac tree. : ARAR
15. Fend off. : AVERT
16. Butterine. : OLEO
17. African title of respect. : SIDI
18. Relative of a puppet. : FIGUREHEAD
20. Rustic: Slang. : HAYSEED
22. Where leather is made. : TANNERY
23. Coral islets. : KEYS
24. Joshed. : GUYED
25. Booth Tarkington heroine. : ALICE
27. ___ Grundy. : MRS
28. Drive out: Colloq. : ROUST
32. Yearling. : COLT
33. Debtor's acknowledgment. : IOU
34. Employment bureau. : AGENCY
35. Sharp tool. : AWL
36. School. : ACADEMY
38. Jack Webb's role. : COP
39. Obelisk. : NEEDLE
41. Carefree. : GAY
42. Key to the solution. : CLUE
43. Constellation Sagitta. : ARROW
44. Experienced one: Colloq. : VET
45. Robert and Elizabeth Browning. : POETS
46. Stipend. : WAGES
48. Jefferson's V. P. : BURR
49. Mineralogist. : ASSAYER
52. Wants to know. : WONDERS
55. Patio blocks. : FLAGSTONES
57. Bird. : EMEU
58. Warning from the tee. : FORE
59. Whole numbers. : UNITS
60. Well-known name in Rome. : LUCE
61. Rent. : TEAR
62. Scapegoat: Slang. : PATSY
63. Landing craft. : LSTS
1. Feed for livestock. : MASH
2. Opera highlight. : ARIA
3. Role in Alec Guinness picture. : LADYKILLER
4. Cut into three portions. : TRISECT
5. Night clubs. : CAFES
6. Roman poet. : OVID
7. Nickname for a princess. : MEG
8. Portia's husband. : BRUTUS
9. Maverick. : STRAY
10. Name often seen on the police blotter. : JOHNDOE
11. Robert ___. : ELEE
12. Symbol on California's flag. : BEAR
13. Part of a car. : BODY
19. Inherent drive. : ENERGY
21. Fix the attention on. : EYE
24. Gives with ill-will. : GRUDGES
25. West Indian timber tree. : ACANA
26. Glare. : LOWER
27. Ancestor of 57 Across. : MOA
29. Teller of folk tales. : UNCLEREMUS
30. Reconnaissance plane. : SCOUT
31. Varieties. : TYPES
33. Dieter's dessert. : ICE
34. Charmer Ray Bolger sings about. : AMY
36. Song by Irving Berlin. : ALWAYS
37. Wear away. : EAT
40. Queen mother. : DOWAGER
42. ___ Hull. : CORDELL
44. City of northern Italy. : VERONA
45. Joke book item. : PUN
47. Outlandish costume. : GETUP
48. Dictatorial. : BOSSY
49. Written statement under oath: Abbr. : AFFT
50. Wild plum. : SLOE
51. "___ Crewe." : SARA
52. Anti-prohibitionists. : WETS
53. Clergyman: Abbr. : RECT
54. Petitions. : SUES
56. Insect egg. : NIT

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

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