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New York Times, Monday, May 7, 1956

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { H J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,505
Across Down
1. Liability. : DEBT
5. Pile to be burnt. : PYRE
9. Oregon Senator. : MORSE
14. Set of small Japanese boxes. : INRO
15. Province associated with old Castile. : LEON
16. Oneness. : UNITY
17. Halts and interruptions. : STOPPAGES
19. Crowbar. : LEVER
20. Stopping. : CEASING
21. 1956 runner. : IKE
23. Brink of an event. : EVE
24. Eat in state. : DINE
25. Stirs up. : AGITATES
27. Merges; blends. : MELDS
29. Knocked in. : DENTED
30. African lily. : ALOE
31. Coat of charms. : FUR
32. Useful china. : TEASET
36. Beautiful harbor. : RIO
37. Person who votes at several polling places. : FLOATER
39. River in Scotland. : TAY
40. Picture taker. : CAMERA
42. Sun-toasted. : TAN
43. Fish. : CARP
44. Perform. : RENDER
46. ___ ice (be without influence). : CUTNO
47. Hails of missiles. : BARRAGES
50. Dancer's skirt. : TUTU
51. Baseball figure. : RBI
52. Knowledge. : KEN
53. Companions for rockers. : ROLLERS
56. Signature of a poet. : EAPOE
58. Of the vernacular. : IDIOMATIC
60. Range animal. : STEER
61. Cogitate (with "over"). : MULL
62. Greek porch. : STOA
63. Cloth having pile of uncut loops. : TERRY
64. Looks at. : SEES
65. Paving block. : SETT
1. Platter. : DISC
2. Heraldry term. : ENTE
3. Wall-to-wall item. : BROADLOOM
4. Abovedecks. : TOPSIDE
5. Starfighter. : PLANE
6. Burglar. : YEGG
7. John Doe's pal Richard. : ROE
8. Naval officer. : ENSIGN
9. Army teamster. : MULETEER
10. Solo. : ONE
11. Fasten firmly. : RIVET
12. Canyon of the comics. : STEVE
13. ___ Peninsula, in South Australia. : EYRES
18. Wooden clubs, in a game. : PINS
22. Playful pet. : KITTEN
25. Charges with gas. : AERATES
26. Political group. : ADA
27. Composer Blitzstein. : MARC
28. Well-known pen name. : ELIA
29. Couple. : DUO
31. Shaped guiding rim. : FLANGE
33. An Oscar or Emmy. : STATUETTE
34. Gain as profit. : EARN
35. Printer's error: Colloq. : TYPO
37. Circus specialty. : FREAKERY
38. Material used for paving. : TAR
41. Be wrong. : ERR
43. Blade for Captain Hook. : CUTLASS
45. Jeans for teens. : DENIMS
46. Coal dust. : CULM
47. French port. : BREST
48. Subside. : ABATE
49. Redder. : RIPER
50. Monkey wrenches. : TOOLS
53. Peeve. : RILE
54. Wild profusion. : RIOT
55. Shoo, cat! : SCAT
57. " . . . wind slowly ___ the lea." : OER
59. Adequate. : DUE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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