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New York Times, Wednesday, May 30, 1956

Author:
Anne V. Ahern
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 314 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Anne V. Ahern has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Ruler. : SHAH
5. Timber tree. : TEAK
9. Boston lawyer and TV personality. : WELCH
14. Atmosphere. : AURA
15. One type of memorial structure. : ARCH
16. White with age. : HOARY
17. He wrote "Middle of the Night." : CHAYEFSKY
19. Prepared, as a printing press. : INKED
20. Blanket with gunfire. : STRAFE
21. Wager. : BET
23. Sheep. : EWE
24. Harvard-Yale League. : IVY
25. Arose. : WENTUP
27. Playground gear. : SLIDE
30. Tasty Mexican specialty. : TORTILLAS
33. Lodgepole ___. : PINE
34. At a distance. : FAR
35. Comment on. : REMARK
36. City official: Abbr. : ALD
37. Carrier of dispatches. : COURIER
39. 102. : CII
40. Civil War General. : SLOCUM
42. Feminine suffix. : INE
43. "Du ___ die Ruh," Schubert song. : BIST
44. Symbol of American spirit. : MINUTEMEN
46. Ore deposits. : LODES
47. Novelist Glyn. : ELINOR
48. Pronoun. : HIM
49. One of the Stevensons. : AES
51. Center: Abbr. : CTR
52. Back seat in former cars. : RUMBLE
55. Small container. : PHIAL
57. Kind of cooked potatoes. : LYONNAISE
60. Best-selling author. : PEALE
61. Near ___. : EAST
62. European Basin. : SAAR
63. Airs. : TUNES
64. Singer Sumac and namesakes. : YMAS
65. Authentic. : TRUE
Down
1. Gen. Le May's outfit. : SAC
2. Querying exclamations. : HUHS
3. Smell ___ (suspect a trick). : ARAT
4. Country festivity. : HAYRIDE
5. Pulled candy. : TAFFY
6. Gaelic. : ERSE
7. ___ emma, A. M. in telephonese. : ACK
8. Pass between India and Afghanistan. : KHYBER
9. American poet. : WHITTIER
10. Long time. : EON
11. Resort in New York. : LAKEPLACID
12. Type of haircut. : CREW
13. Fala's favorite park. : HYDE
18. Roof edge. : EAVE
22. Freedom of access. : ENTREE
25. Troubled thinker. : WORRIER
26. City on the Danube. : ULM
27. Sudden spell of activity. : SPASM
28. Actress Palmer. : LILLI
29. Pertaining to Java, Sumatra, etc. : INDONESIAN
30. Greek letter. : TAU
31. Get up. : ARISE
32. Brief burlesques. : SKITS
34. Instigate. : FOMENT
37. Parts of fingers. : CUTICLES
38. Lodging place. : INN
41. ___ de sac. : CUL
43. Pompous speech. : BOMBAST
45. Author Christopher. : MORLEY
46. Portray. : LIMN
48. Rides to the hounds. : HUNTS
49. Date: Abbr. : APPT
50. Alas!: Latin. : EHEU
52. Singer Ponselle. : ROSA
53. Tale teller. : LIAR
54. Son of Isaac. : ESAU
56. Beverage. : ALE
58. Kind of potato. : YAM
59. Prior to. : ERE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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