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New York Times, Thursday, May 31, 1956

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,529
Across Down
1. Native of a Mediterranean isle. : CYPRIOT
8. Beetle jewels. : SCARABS
15. Festive occasion. : HOLIDAY
16. A yellow, first-magnitude star. : CAPELLA
17. Something to see; a spectacle. : EYEMARK
18. Brother of Electra. : ORESTES
19. Young of the horse. : FOAL
20. Nimble: Fr. : LESTE
22. ___ of office. : OATH
23. Ragged edge. : EROSE
25. Odd fish. : EEL
27. Trigonometry secant: Abbr. : COSEC
29. First animal in the dictionary. : AARDVARK
34. Renouncers. : FORSAKERS
36. Hair-raising. : EERIE
37. Sphere. : ORB
38. Human souls. : PSYCHES
40. Over there: Poet. : YON
41. Ship of the "Yellow Stain." : CAINE
43. Current regulators. : RHEOSTATS
45. One held during war. : INTERNEE
47. Verdant turf. : LAWNS
48. Practice. : USE
49. Large animal: Colloq. : RHINO
51. Annoyance. : PEST
54. Loose, as a diamond. : UNSET
56. African title. : SIDI
60. Run, as an elevator. : OPERATE
62. Weapon. : SHOTGUN
64. Eases tension. : RELAXES
65. A delay in action. : TIMELAG
66. Bank clerks. : TELLERS
67. Shoulder blade. : SCAPULA
1. Cook. : CHEF
2. Popular toy. : YOYO
3. Prayer. : PLEA
4. Type of eyeglasses. : RIMLESS
5. Where Pocatello is: Abbr. : IDA
6. Rowboat fulcrums. : OARLOCKS
7. Little fellows. : TYKES
8. Glaswegian. : SCOT
9. Business life. : CAREER
10. Simian. : APE
11. Determine. : RESOLVE
12. Alberta: Abbr. : ALTA
13. Fruit blemish. : BLET
14. Cummerbund. : SASH
21. "The ___," new John Wayne movie. : SEARCHERS
24. Farmers in the Fall. : REAPERS
26. Of a historic city in Mesopotamia. : EDESSAN
27. Moslem scriptures: Var. : CORAN
28. Planet's path. : ORBIT
30. County in NW corner, N. C. : ASHE
31. Indo-European. : ARYAN
32. Brawls. : RIOTS
33. Knows. : KENS
34. Central points. : FOCI
35. Fictional Jane. : EYRE
39. Of the earliest Stone Age. : EOLITHIC
42. Not taking sides. : NEUTRAL
44. Dance. : TWOSTEP
46. Not masculine or feminine. : NEUTER
50. Commands: Archaic. : HESTS
51. Harbor. : PORT
52. Sword. : EPEE
53. Market. : SELL
55. Headland. : NESS
57. Snow house. : IGLU
58. Twofold. : DUAL
59. Girl's name meanng daughter. : INGA
61. Something to grind. : AXE
63. Suffix in metrical terms. : OMA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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