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New York Times, Wednesday, May 9, 1956

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,507
Across
1. Sack or bag. : POKE
5. Gladden. : ELATE
10. Sandaled. : SHOD
14. Shah Pahlavi's domain. : IRAN
15. Casaba. : MELON
16. Where Callao is. : PERU
17. Vehicle. : CART
18. Motto of the Boy Scouts. : BEPREPARED
20. "___ lead to Rome." : ALLROADS
22. Waist. : MIDDLE
23. Rabbit's forte. : EARS
24. Retreads. : TIRE
25. Small, transient light. : SPARK
27. Department of the Government. : TREASURY
31. Native of Inverness. : SCOT
32. Rock of slaty structure. : SCHIST
34. Very recently (with "just"). : NOW
35. Marine organism. : POLYP
37. In the open air. : OUT
38. Old-time thrusting sword. : ESTOC
40. Sooner than. : ERE
41. Household provisions. : LARDER
44. Egyptian cotton. : PIMA
45. Zane Grey's forte. : WESTERNS
47. Heathen images. : IDOLS
49. On one's guard. : WARY
50. Whirl. : SPIN
51. Balanced. : APOISE
54. Makeshifts. : STOPGAPS
58. National and American. : BIGLEAGUES
60. Biblical name. : ESAU
61. Angelus. : BELL
62. Metal bolt. : RIVET
63. Bridle strap. : REIN
64. Father of Harmonia. : ARES
65. Springe. : SNARE
66. Recipient of Congressional gold medal, 1955. : SALK
Down
1. 12-point type. : PICA
2. Not written. : ORAL
3. Pitcher Drews. : KARL
4. Urgent plea. : ENTREATY
5. Engages in an enterprise. : EMBARKS
6. City on the Aire River. : LEEDS
7. Bernese or Julian. : ALPS
8. High, rocky hill. : TOR
9. Foemen. : ENEMIES
10. Suit. : SPADES
11. Collection of cattle. : HERD
12. City on the Oka River. : OREL
13. Overdressed person. : DUDE
19. Member of 58 Across. : PIRATE
21. Scull. : OAR
24. Relative of 33 Down. : TRITE
25. Set of twenty. : SCORE
26. Natives of Danzig. : POLES
27. Dull sounds. : THUDS
28. Up to the time of. : UNTIL
29. Sign on a brownstone front. : ROOMS
30. Noted international organization. : YWCA
31. Eject. : SPEW
33. Banal: Slang. : CORNY
36. Suit. : PLEASE
39. Parasites. : SPONGERS
42. Unfinished business. : ARREARS
43. Quick and sharp reply. : RIPOSTE
46. Farbics with diagonal ribs. : TWILLS
48. Lower and raise quickly. : DIP
50. Guide. : STEER
51. Ambassador Eban. : ABBA
52. Part of the waterfront. : PIER
53. Side glance. : OGLE
54. Capital of Fiji. : SUVA
55. On salt water. : ASEA
56. Bucket. : PAIL
57. Diminished in depth. : SUNK
59. Card game. : GIN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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