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New York Times, Thursday, May 17, 1956

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 45-Down clue had "Songhit"; corrected it to "Song hit."

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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,515
Across
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Exploit. : FEAT
5
A very weathy man. : NABOB
10
"___ is a miniature eternity."—Emerson. : ADAY
14
Exclamation of doubt: Var. : UMPH
15
Love. : ADORE
16
Schary of Hollywood. : DORE
17
Eastern title. : AMIR
18
Steel sentry at sea. : TEXASTOWER
20
Scandinavian. : DANISH
22
Within: Comb. form. : ENTO
23
Catch. : NAB
24
Weaknesses. : FLAWS
26
Polished. : GLOSSY
28
Where Aronson is governor. : MONTANA
31
Capitol ___. : HILL
32
Sailor's cries. : AHOYS
33
Loud noise. : ROAR
35
Ringside decision. : DRAW
39
Over there: Poet. : YON
40
With ease. : HANDILY
43
Exercise. : USE
44
Revue. : SHOW
46
Sly look. : LEER
47
Beginning. : ONSET
49
Hammer lock or headlock. : HOLD
51
Sioux Indians. : DAKOTAS
53
Whole-hearted: Colloq. : ALLOUT
56
Flatfish. : SOLES
57
Small coin. : SOU
58
Loafer. : SHOE
60
Time of day. : ELEVEN
64
Jolly Roger. : PIRATEFLAG
67
Taunt. : GIBE
68
Flower. : IRIS
69
Lasso. : RIATA
70
With: French. : AVEC
71
Yield. : CEDE
72
Upper regions of space. : ETHER
73
Hero of "The Hairy Ape." : YANK
Down
1
Farouk's father. : FUAD
2
1816 novel. : EMMA
3
"See ___ pick it up . . . " : APIN
4
Provident. : THRIFTY
5
General Twining. : NATHAN
6
Juice drink. : ADE
7
Spars. : BOXES
8
Algerian seaport. : ORAN
9
Sweetheart. : BESTGIRL
10
Pother. : ADO
11
High, glossy expanses. : DOWNS
12
Tracts. : AREAS
13
Contemporary author. : YERBY
19
Highway charge. : TOLL
21
Cut slits in. : SLASH
25
Informed. : WARNED
27
Former. : OLD
28
Baseball star. : MAYS
29
Surprised exclamation. : OHOH
30
Admonitory exclamation. : NONO
31
Poodle cut or pony tail. : HAIRDO
34
Poem. : ODE
36
Reddish shade. : RUST
37
Crossing the main. : ASEA
38
Moistens. : WETS
41
Quick-witted: Slang. : ALLTHERE
42
Rustic. : YOKEL
45
Song hit of yesteryear. : WHO
48
Bunch of flowers. : NOSEGAY
50
Drive out. : OUST
52
Sour ale. : ALEGAR
53
Meat jelly. : ASPIC
54
Nantes' river. : LOIRE
55
Sensational. : LURID
56
Biblical pause. : SELAH
59
"Think nothing ___." : OFIT
61
Exclamation of acclaim: Italian. : VIVA
62
___ Holden. : EBEN
63
Narrow strip of land. : NECK
65
Peer Gynt's mother. : ASE
66
Had lunch. : ATE

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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