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New York Times, Tuesday, May 29, 1956

Author: Diana Sessions
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,527
Across Down
1. Grimaldi's principality. : MONACO
7. Sponsor's communication. : MESSAGE
14. Pike of Pike's Peak. : ZEBULON
15. More audible. : CLEARER
16. Cracker. : SALTINE
17. Football players. : CENTERS
18. ___ Baba. : ALI
19. Allure. : ATTRACT
21. Fighter-actor Les ___. : OMA
22. Sharp angles in a course. : ZIGS
24. Pot herb. : WORT
25. Map. : PLAT
26. Search for. : SEEK
27. ___ suit. : ZOOT
28. Liszt or Schubert. : FRANZ
29. Poisonous gas. : ARSINE
31. The fundamentals of education. : THREERS
33. Action. : DEED
35. Shout. : YELL
36. Gov. Kohler's capital. : MADISON
39. Certain Chopin compositions. : ETUDES
43. Seasonal song. : CAROL
44. Pleasant. : GOOD
46. Easterner in the West: Slang. : DUDE
47. Bow: Comb. form. : ARCO
48. Crooked. : AWRY
49. Ireland. : ERIN
50. To the ___ degree. : NTH
51. Made an error appear right by minimizing (with "over"). : GLOSSED
54. College degrees. : ABS
55. "___ Lindo" (Beautiful Heaven): Spanish song. : CIELITO
57. Subject to trial in court. : TRIABLE
59. Attired. : ENROBED
60. Empowers. : ENABLES
61. Sen. Hill and namesakes. : LISTERS
62. Removes the upper decks of a ship. : RAZEES
1. More friable. : MEALIER
2. Does a favor: Colloq. : OBLIGES
3. Almond. : NUT
4. Inter ___. : ALIA
5. South American, for instance: Abbr. : CONT
6. "___, buckle my shoe." : ONETWO
7. Well-known Charlie. : MCCARTHY
8. Choose. : ELECT
9. Transmitted. : SENT
10. Held a session. : SAT
11. Having interstices. : AREOLAR
12. Natives of Stuttgart. : GERMANS
13. Substitute. : ERSATZ
14. Magda's sister. : ZSAZSA
20. Part of a plant. : ROOT
23. Old-fashioned "scram!" : SKIDDOO
25. Introductory movement of fugue. : PRELUDE
27. Letters. : ZEES
28. Wool fabric, neither woven or knitted. : FELT
30. Actor Hamilton. : NEIL
32. An instrument, as the clarinet. : REED
34. Flowering trees. : DOGWOODS
36. Singer Nino. : MARTINI
37. Bowmen. : ARCHERS
38. Conjunctions. : NORS
40. Lasting. : DURABLE
41. Things to be eaten. : EDIBLES
42. Perceives. : SENSES
43. Strike out. : CANCEL
45. Figuratively, a clam. : OYSTER
48. Modify. : ALTER
51. Scoff. : GIBE
52. Singer Berger. : ERNA
53. Mexican president, in power 1876-1911. : DIAZ
56. Considerable number: Colloq. : LOT
58. Presidential nickname. : ABE

Answer summary: 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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