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New York Times, Friday, May 4, 1956

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:
Original 7-Across clue had "Coffehouses"; corrected it to "Coffeehouses."
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,502
Across
1. Rockers. : CHAIRS
7. Coffeehouses. : CAFES
12. Applied to a surface. : LAIDON
13. Scene of Ike's childhood. : ABILENE
16. Famed name in ballet. : PAVLOVA
17. Mackerellike fishes. : BONITOS
18. Mr. Gershwin. : IRA
19. Disappointment. : LETDOWN
21. Little one. : TOT
22. Dodgers, Yanks, Giants. : NINES
24. Composed. : COOL
25. In addition. : ELSE
26. Lot's refuge while Sodom burned. : ZOAR
27. Dull sound. : THUD
28. Mohammedan prince. : AMEER
29. Having a handle. : ANSATE
31. Ventilating fans. : BLOWERS
33. Bridge holding. : SINGLETON
35. Roll along. : TRUNDLE
37. Time to retire. : OLDAGE
41. Area for playing games. : COURT
42. Philippine natives. : ATAS
44. City in Oklahoma. : ENID
45. Rambler. : ROSE
46. Sea NE of the Crimea. : AZOV
47. Befuddle. : ADDLE
48. Baseball's Mel. : OTT
49. Minnows. : SHINERS
51. Son: Arabic. : IBN
52. Warm reception. : WELCOME
54. Puts out, on the diamond. : RETIRES
56. What his brothers called Joseph. : DREAMER
57. Garment worker. : TAILOR
58. Pairs. : DYADS
59. Track event. : SPRINT
Down
1. Kind of trumpet. : CLARION
2. Cigars. : HAVANAS
3. Trouble. : AIL
4. Graven images. : IDOLS
5. Traverse. : ROVE
6. Fragment. : SNATCH
7. The whole ___. : CABOODLE
8. "Life is just ___ of cherries." : ABOWL
9. Passikivi is one. : FINN
10. Inventor Whitney. : ELI
11. Colonist. : SETTLER
14. Snares. : NOOSES
15. Organic compound. : ESTER
16. Musical star. : PINZA
20. Bridge holding. : DOUBLETON
23. Obliteration. : ERASURE
25. Made corrections. : EMENDED
27. Serve. : TEND
28. Army term. : AWOL
30. Suggestion of color. : TINT
32. Siouan Indians. : OTOS
34. Windowpane fitters. : GLAZIERS
35. Horn blower. : TOOTER
36. Sounded like leaves in the wind. : RUSTLED
38. Hearth log support. : ANDIRON
39. Famous librettist. : GILBERT
40. Residents of 10 Downing Street. : EDENS
41. The people. : CROWD
43. Staves off. : AVERTS
46. ___ Fuad Pasha. : AHMED
47. Up and about. : ASTIR
49. Body of an animal or plant. : SOMA
50. Harvest. : REAP
53. Coral reef. : CAY
55. River in Central Asia. : ILI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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