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New York Times, Sunday, April 8, 1956

Author: Charles Baron
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { K Q }, Scrabble score: 563 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 167, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3 (1 triple stack), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,476
Across Down
1. Oyster dredge. : SCRAPE
7. Japanese religious festival. : MATSURI
14. Association football. : SOCCER
20. Place of worship. : CHAPEL
21. Voiceless. : APHONIC
22. Cut through. : CLEAVE
23. Noted silversmith. : REVERE
24. With no variation. : PRECISE
25. Oklahoma tycoons. : OILMEN
26. Dine to excess. : OVEREAT
28. ___ were (so to speak). : ASIT
29. Scene of Russian visitation. : ENGLAND
30. He wrote "Swiss Family Robinson." : WYSS
31. Water sprite. : NIX
33. Danish liquid measures. : PAEGELS
36. Poker term. : ANTE
37. Viscous. : ROPY
38. City council members. : ALDERMEN
40. Component of Russia: Abbr. : SSR
41. Shaving foam. : LATHER
45. He wrote "Rats, Lice and History." : ZINSSER
47. East Indian timber tree. : SAJ
49. Pas-de-Calais city. : ARRAS
50. National assemblies. : DIETS
51. Moslem holy place. : MECCA
55. Mid-air ballet movements. : BRISES
57. Puccini opera. : TOSCA
58. Bridesmaid Rita. : GAM
61. Town near Santa Fé. : TAOS
62. It began in 753 B. C. : ROMANERA
64. Primitive dwelling. : HUT
65. German song. : LIED
67. U. S. postal arm: Abbr. : RMS
68. Acting as a representative. : AGENTIAL
69. "___ you there?" : ARE
70. Steenbok. : ANTELOPE
72. Grammatical case: Abbr. : DAT
73. Small piece. : SNIP
74. Common prefix. : MIS
75. Commercial papers. : DUEBILLS
76. Single units. : ONES
78. High musical note. : ELA
79. Little Harriet. : ETTIE
81. China grass fibers. : RAMIES
82. Monsignor's title: Abbr. : RTREV
84. Young chicken. : FRYER
85. Music direction. : TANTO
86. Nonmilitary status: Abbr. : CIV
88. Of sieve-like structure. : CRIBRAL
90. Smaller. : LESSER
91. Nickname for British statesman. : RAB
94. Happy celebrant. : REJOICER
96. Winged figure, in art. : AMOR
98. Cassowaries' cousins. : EMUS
100. Natives of S. W. Afghanistan. : SISTANI
101. Hebrew letter. : TAV
102. Dutch painter. : HALS
106. Gibing criticism. : SARCASM
108. Home of The Hague: Abbr. : NETH
110. Site of Statuary Hall. : CAPITOL
112. Betroth. : ENGAGE
113. Coleslaw, for example. : RAWFOOD
116. City of India, N. of Bombay. : BARODA
117. One of the Barrymores. : LIONEL
118. Not ventilated. : UNAIRED
119. Wild grape vines. : LIANES
120. Sweethearts. : LASSES
121. John Foxe's subject. : MARTYRS
122. Entangle. : ENMESH
1. Hide cuttings used for glue. : SCROW
2. Hunting cry. : CHEVY
3. Ecstatic reviews: Slang. : RAVES
4. Mimes. : APERS
5. Dumas ___. : PERE
6. Singer Steber. : ELEANOR
7. Mercator's forte. : MAP
8. Port of Guam, U. S. naval base. : APRA
9. Historical event of 19th century. : THESPANISHAMERICANWAR
10. Type of insurance payment. : SOCIALSECURITYBENEFIT
11. Hawaii or Alaska. : UNITEDSTATESTERRITORY
12. Sweetbread: French. : RIS
13. Old-fashioned refrigerant. : ICE
14. Candlestick brackets: Var. : SCONSES
15. Few: Comb. form. : OLIG
16. Inner part of ancient temple. : CELLA
17. Irish hurling sticks. : CAMANS
18. Program items. : EVENTS
19. Make. : RENDER
27. Ferrule. : TIP
29. Shade tree. : ELM
32. Historic affair of 1797–98. : XYZ
34. Turns to the right. : GEES
35. Blunder. : ERR
37. Exhibits displeasure. : RESENTS
39. A continent: Abbr. : NAM
41. Where Goose Bay is. : LABRADOR
42. Haughty. : ARROGANT
43. Verse of three feet. : TRIMETER
44. Grandson of Mohammed. : HASAN
46. Words of agreement. : IDO
48. Descriptive of our age. : JET
52. Former coins of Sweden. : CAROLINS
53. Entire. : COMPLETE
54. Estimator of values. : ASSESSOR
56. Honfleur's river. : SEINE
57. Genus of moles. : TALPA
58. Grassy forest area. : GLADE
59. One of a Japanese race. : AINU
60. Recording device. : METER
63. Wading bird. : RAIL
66. Douglas, for example. : DEBATER
71. Succotash vegetable. : LIMAS
77. Not sweet. : SEC
80. Irish rebel group. : IRA
83. Relative of puer. : VIR
84. Compound for glazes. : FRIT
87. Air or sea craft. : VESSELS
88. Relative of romaine. : COS
89. Map abbreviation. : LAT
90. Endearing. : LOVABLE
91. Market again. : RESELL
92. Afghanistan gold unit. : AMANIA
93. City in Spain. : BURGOS
95. Mr. Farley. : JIM
97. Scotchman. : MAC
99. Scrutinizes. : SCANS
102. Biblical King of Tyre. : HIRAM
103. In agreement. : ATONE
104. Deposits of ore. : LODES
105. Forest debris. : SLASH
107. Askew: Dial. : AGEE
109. Markham's epic man. : HOER
111. Anguish. : PAIN
113. Card game. : RUM
114. Back: Prefix. : ANA
115. Dentist's degree. : DDS

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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