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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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C
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H
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A
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L
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C
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B
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O
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G
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A
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G
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C
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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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