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New York Times, Friday, May 25, 1956

Author:
Peter L. Tea, Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,523
Across
1. Where a pact was signed, 1955. : BAGHDAD
8. English ex-military leader in Jordan. : GLUBB
13. Batter's concern. : AVERAGE
14. Daffodil shades. : YELLOWS
17. ___ Norkay, conqueror of Everest. : TENSING
18. Former ruling family of Russia. : ROMANOV
19. Exist. : ARE
20. Serious talk. : SERMON
22. Parking meter item. : DIME
23. Garment. : VEST
25. Indian weight. : SER
26. And others: Abbr. : ETAL
27. N. Y. village, to get lighting from atomic power. : ILION
29. Poems of heroism. : EPICS
33. Canadian province: Abbr. : ONT
34. Winning skipper in '55 World Series. : ALSTON
36. Israeli Ambassador. : EBAN
37. Compass point. : SSE
38. His hat's in the ring. : STEVENSON
41. For each. : PER
44. Trade in. : SWAP
45. Throngs. : SWARMS
49. Companion of cakes. : ALE
50. Famous Canadian physician. : OSLER
52. Filet mignon. : STEAK
53. Tall tropical tree. : UPAS
55. Paid bill: Abbr. : REC
57. Silk: Italian. : SETA
58. Covenant. : PACT
59. Joyous. : FESTAL
62. Afire. : LIT
63. Mounted courier. : ESTAFET
65. Ike, "The Man From ___." : ABILENE
67. Remove completely. : ROOTOUT
68. Worshiper. : REVERER
69. Aptly named author. : READE
70. Dior's specialty. : DRESSES
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1. Former name of Jakarta. : BATAVIA
2. First name of Democratic hopeful. : AVERELL
3. Book of the Bible. : GENESIS
4. Periods of time: Abbr. : HRS
5. Raised platform. : DAIS
6. Choreographer de Mille. : AGNES
7. Ph.D., for example. : DEGREE
8. Type of compass: Colloq. : GYRO
9. Peace Prize winner Jouhaux. : LEON
10. German city. : ULM
11. Dashing fellow. : BLADE
12. Salt-water food fish. : BONITOS
15. "___ work is never done." : WOMANS
16. Lithe. : SVELTE
21. Role that made Wally Cox famous. : MRPEEPERS
24. Moppets. : TOTS
28. ___ bad (fairly good). : NOTSO
30. ___ Saud. : IBN
31. Loser to Zachary Taylor, 1848. : CASS
32. "The ___ of Kilimanjaro." : SNOWS
35. Current events. : NEWS
39. Kind of lace. : VAL
40. Washington ballplayers. : NATS
41. Word in a Mark Twain title. : PAUPER
42. City on the Rio Grande. : ELPASO
43. Atomic pile, in which energy is controlled. : REACTOR
46. Anglers. : REELERS
47. A type of idol. : MATINEE
48. Contestants on ice. : SKATERS
51. Hold back. : RETARD
54. Body politic. : STATE
56. Pole thrown in a Gaelic game. : CABER
59. Long-term quarrel. : FEUD
60. Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
61. Reside. : LIVE
64. Harold Stassen's former post. : FOA
66. French article. : LES

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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