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New York Times, Saturday, May 12, 1956

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,510
Across
1. Forbid authoritatively. : BAN
4. Singer Ginny. : SIMS
8. ___ Gluck. : ALMA
12. Forbidden by tradition. : TABOO
14. Australian bird. : EMEU
15. Role for Julie Harris. : JOAN
16. Familiar phrase from Tennyson. : AYOUNGMANSFANCY
19. Flower of Conn. and Penn. : MOUNTAINLAUREL
20. Pretends. : PUTSON
21. Weight in the Netherlands. : ONS
22. Body of water. : SEA
24. Mad ___ hatter. : ASA
25. German conjunctions. : UNDS
28. Archfiend. : SATAN
30. Produces. : CREATES
33. American educator. : MANN
34. Oriental servant. : AMAH
37. Refuse. : TRASH
38. Irish. : ERSE
39. European shark. : TOPE
40. Occurring every third day. : TERTIAN
42. "What Every Woman ___." : KNOWS
44. College student: Abbr. : SENR
45. Cry of a raven. : CAW
48. Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
49. ___ shot. : POT
52. Standards of what is proper. : DECORA
54. Popular song of yesteryear. : ROSESOFPICARDY
58. Outdoor project for Spring. : VEGETABLEGARDEN
59. Bread: French. : PAIN
60. Equipment. : GEAR
61. Chief Justice, 1941–46. : STONE
62. Piece of wood. : SLAT
63. Border. : EDGE
64. Carpenter or driver ___. : ANT
Down
1. Minor rivers in Gulf-coast region. : BAYOUS
2. "There's something ___ soldier . . . " : ABOUTA
3. Places, things, etc. : NOUNS
4. Partly: Prefix. : SEMI
5. "___ old cow hand . . . " : IMAN
6. ___ Park, N. J. : MENLO
7. Sister of 23 Down. : SUSAN
8. Discordant. : AJAR
9. It's on Texas' coat of arms. : LONESTAR
10. "H. M. S. Ulysses" author and others. : MACLEANS
11. At all. : ANY
12. City noted for cigars. : TAMPA
13. Journeying. : ONTOUR
17. Highest peak in Wyoming. : GANNETT
18. Nervous activity. : FUSS
23. Barbara ___ Eisenhower. : ANNE
26. Challenge. : DARE
27. Vega and Deneb. : STARS
29. "Lost Chord" finale. : AMEN
30. Ruminate. : CHEW
31. Spanish form of "to be." : ESTE
32. Festive occasion with dancing: Slang. : SHINDIG
34. Antarctic icebreaker. : ATKA
35. Where McGill University is. : MONTREAL
36. Formal spoken or written defense. : APOLOGIA
41. Betel palms. : ARECAS
43. Small barracuda. : SPET
45. Circle of guards. : CORDON
46. Eager. : ARDENT
47. Actor John. : WAYNE
50. Siouan Indian tribe. : OSAGE
51. Pepys' "And so ___." : TOBED
53. Magna ___. : CARTA
55. Mailed. : SENT
56. Iris. : FLAG
57. Father: French. : PERE
58. Important officials: Abbr. : VPS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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