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New York Times, Tuesday, May 8, 1956

Author:
Cora Goodman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,506
Across
1. Benefit. : HELP
5. Dull finish. : MATTE
10. Obstacle. : SNAG
14. Love: Latin. : AMOR
15. The willow. : OSIER
16. Small bay. : COVE
17. Obstructionist tactic in Congress. : FILIBUSTER
19. So be it. : AMEN
20. Legend. : TRADITION
21. Golfer's fault. : SLICE
22. Biblical name. : ENOS
23. Cathedral official. : DEAN
24. Doctrine. : ISM
27. Being: Spanish. : ENTE
29. Guerdon. : REWARD
32. Chez ___ (at our house): French. : NOUS
34. One's college. : ALMAMATER
36. Invalid. : NULL
37. Ambassador. : ENVOY
38. Money-raiser's slogan. : GIVE
39. Appraised. : ESTIMATED
41. French coins. : SOUS
42. Invader. : RAIDER
43. European. : SERB
46. Gain. : NET
47. Bills. : TENS
48. Regrets. : RUES
50. French statesman. : FAURE
52. Without guilt. : BLAMELESS
57. Language of Pakistan. : URDU
58. Eloquent. : ORATORICAL
59. Biblical killer of Sisera. : JAEL
60. Party trinket. : FAVOR
61. Hence: Latin. : ERGO
62. ___ dixit (dogmatic statement): Latin. : IPSE
63. Anxieties. : FEARS
64. Reddish brown. : RUST
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1. Handle. : HAFT
2. Eastern ruler. : EMIR
3. Girl in a popular song. : LOLA
4. Self-respect. : PRIDE
5. Hardy fur. : MOUTON
6. Right-hand man. : ASSISTANT
7. Belgrade dictator. : TITO
8. Cardinal suffix. : TEEN
9. Make a faux pas. : ERR
10. Rascals. : SCALAWAGS
11. Step in the Presidential race. : NOMINATION
12. With: French. : AVEC
13. Actor Raymond. : GENE
18. Flexible shoot. : BINE
21. Appear. : SEEM
23. Wagon. : DRAY
24. Internal. : INNER
25. Noted band leader. : SOUSA
26. Hosts. : MULTITUDES
28. Brownies. : ELVES
30. Stage show. : REVUE
31. Clothed. : DREST
33. Calculating instrument. : SLIDERULE
35. Presiding officer. : MODERATOR
37. Fruiting spikes. : EARS
40. Word in the writing on the wall. : MENE
44. The makings of scuttlebutt. : RUMORS
45. Bock. : BEER
49. Sneakier. : SLIER
50. Sacred mountain of Japan. : FUJI
51. Not care ___. : ARAP
52. Scottish hillside. : BRAE
53. Melted rock. : LAVA
54. Color. : ECRU
55. Droops. : SAGS
56. Keyway. : SLOT
58. More remote. : OFF

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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