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New York Times, Thursday, May 3, 1956

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,501
Across
1. Box. : SPAR
5. Cupidity. : GREED
10. Large Atlantic island: Abbr. : ICEL
14. Exclamation of surprise. : HOHO
15. Income: Fr. : RENTE
16. Clothesline. : ROPE
17. Final battle. : ARMAGEDDON
19. French writer Faure. : ELIE
20. Derby contender. : NEEDLES
21. Golf club. : NIBLICK
23. Paired. : MATED
25. Intend. : MEAN
26. Kitchen gadget. : RICER
29. Purpose. : AIM
31. Part of a printing press. : INKER
34. Kite. : ELANET
36. Tank. : VAT
38. Rue ___ Paix. : DELA
39. Brooch. : PIN
40. More than a few. : SEVERAL
43. Actress Taylor. : LIZ
44. Load. : LADE
46. Outward appearance. : AIR
47. Marble bridge of Venice. : RIALTO
49. That is: Lat. : IDEST
51. Burro. : ASS
53. Department store employe. : BUYER
54. Excel. : STAR
56. Clear sky. : ETHER
58. Type of road. : MACADAM
61. Free. : RELEASE
65. Second. : ABET
66. Acrobatic stunt. : SOMERSAULT
68. Sound quality. : TONE
69. Heated exclamations. : PHEWS
70. Authentic. : TRUE
71. Nissen and Quonset. : HUTS
72. Clean the slate. : ERASE
73. A loan for Mark Antony. : EARS
Down
1. ___ States of Burma. : SHAN
2. Gaze intently. : PORE
3. Oh dear! : AHME
4. Commercial travelers. : ROADMEN
5. Welcome. : GREET
6. South of Suez. : REDSEA
7. Finis. : END
8. Town on the Thames. : ETON
9. Twilled cotton. : DENIM
10. Costello's home. : IRELAND
11. Early hero of W. W. II. : COLINKELLY
12. Heroic : EPIC
13. Vegetable : LEEK
18. Fierce stares. : GLARES
22. By: German. : BEI
24. Varied. : DIVERSE
26. Fold: French. : REPLI
27. Greek epic. : ILIAD
28. Glowing. : CANDESCENT
30. Calendar abbreviation. : MAR
32. Crème de la crème. : ELITE
33. Shaver. : RAZOR
35. Oolong. : TEA
37. Road surface. : TAR
41. By the way of. : VIA
42. Defames. : LIBELS
45. Country places. : ESTATES
48. Gilded. : AUREATE
50. Youngster. : TAD
52. Scatters. : STREWS
55. Creator of Baron Münchausen. : RASPE
57. Daughter of Cecrops. : HERSE
58. School course: Colloq. : MATH
59. ___ ben Adhem. : ABOU
60. African gazelle. : MOHR
62. Effluvium. : AURA
63. Disparage. : SLUR
64. Parisian summers. : ETES
67. ___ culpa. : MEA

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

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