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New York Times, Tuesday, May 1, 1956

Author: S. A. Kay
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,499
Across Down
1. Certain sportsmen. : PROS
5. Popular dish. : HASH
9. Out of: French. : HORS
13. River of Belgian Congo. : UELE
14. Melville novel. : OMOO
15. Popularity. : VOGUE
16. Fruit. : PEAR
17. Mr. Radio of the Thirties. : RUDYVALLEE
19. Matters of business. : AFFAIRS
21. Unites. : SOLDERS
22. Introduction. : PROEM
24. Trouble. : WOE
25. Nickname for Gov. Freeman's state. : GOPHER
28. Too fastidious. : OVERNICE
33. Sharp to the taste. : ACRID
34. Fights. : DUELS
35. The aggregate. : SUM
36. Line of junction. : SEAM
37. Fissures. : RENTS
38. Fishhook projection. : BARB
39. Remunerate. : PAY
40. Look after. : SEETO
41. Chief Crazy Horse, for instance. : BRAVE
42. Encircle. : ENSPHERE
44. Embellished. : GRACED
45. ___ and reel. : ROD
46. Is bold enough. : DARES
48. Puck and Robin Goodfellow. : SPRITES
52. Dupe. : CATSPAW
56. Parliamentary methods. : PROCEDURES
58. Cassio's slanderer. : IAGO
59. Sheltered nooks. : COVES
60. Quick-drawing marshal. : EARP
61. In any degree. : EVER
62. Orangutans. : APES
63. Social buds. : DEBS
64. Resort to. : SEEK
1. Stage of insect development. : PUPA
2. Tied-up portion of a sail. : REEF
3. King Haakon's son. : OLAF
4. Angels with three pairs of wings. : SERAPHIM
5. Something very bad: Colloq. : HORROR
6. Beguile. : AMUSE
7. Sward. : SOD
8. Heavy barges. : HOYS
9. Hollywood star. : HOLDEN
10. Make eyes (at). : OGLE
11. Sorrowful one. : RUER
12. Beholds. : SEES
15. Qualities of brave men. : VALORS
18. Six letters. : VOWELS
20. Made angry. : IRED
23. Part of R.C.M.P. : MOUNTED
25. Quebec's peninsula. : GASPE
26. Indian ___. : OCEAN
27. Says grace. : PRAYS
29. Fate of the farm bill. : VETO
30. Violinist Stern. : ISAAC
31. Pitcher's specialty. : CURVE
32. Set in surrounding matter. : EMBED
34. Roe. : DEER
37. Thatched. : REEDED
38. Golf clubs. : BRASSIES
40. Porkers: Var. : SHOTES
41. Author Harte. : BRET
43. Important figures for consumers. : PRICES
44. Comprehends. : GRASPS
47. Cousin of 33 Across. : ACERB
48. Watchdog of animals. : SPCA
49. Sustain. : PROP
50. Wander. : ROVE
51. Petitioned. : SUED
53. Lay asphalt. : PAVE
54. Not straight: Dial. : AGEE
55. Operate. : WORK
57. Gordon Mac___. : RAE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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