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New York Times, Friday, June 1, 1956

Author: Helen Fasulo
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Helen Fasulo has 94 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,530
Across Down
1. Speaker Rayburn. : SAM
4. Weep convulsively. : SOB
7. Residence. : ABODE
12. City in Texas. : ABILENE
14. Spouting fumes. : SMOKING
16. "I am ___ of all I survey . . . " : MONARCH
17. Handicap. : PENALTY
18. Arrogant. : OVERBEARING
20. Trim by cutting, as a tree. : LOP
21. Dried up. : SERE
22. The winner. : VICTOR
24. Apathetic. : SUPINE
27. Outmoded. : DATED
31. Camel's-hair cloth. : ABA
34. Retreat. : NOOK
35. Monastery. : PRIORY
36. Former heavyweight champion. : MAXBAER
38. He always gets his man. : MOUNTIE
39. Most proficient. : ABLEST
40. Soothing substance. : BALM
41. Poetic "over." : OER
42. Parts of socks. : HEELS
43. Most distressing. : SOREST
45. Novel by Fannie Hurst. : LUMMOX
47. Samoan port. : APIA
51. Indulge in winter sport. : SKI
54. Nonsensical. : MEANINGLESS
57. Inculcate. : INSTILL
59. "___ in stones, and good in everything." : SERMONS
60. Silver eagle man. : COLONEL
61. Petit ___, chateau of Marie Antoinette. : TRIANON
62. Piece of pie. : WEDGE
63. Native ___. : SON
64. Paved ways: Abbr. : STS
1. Greek island. : SAMOS
2. Higher in rank. : ABOVE
3. Member of U. M. W. : MINER
4. Balkan native. : SERB
5. Long ago. : ONCE
6. Bearing. : BEHAVIOR
7. Willow inflorescence. : AMENT
8. Bopsters' newest craze. : BONGODRUMS
9. Russian river. : OKA
10. Pickle flavoring. : DILL
11. Within: Comb. from. : ENTO
13. Roman household gods. : LARES
14. Ingredient of little girl's make-up. : SPICE
15. Swindle: Slang. : GYP
19. Skating pond. : RINK
23. "Hatful of ___." : RAIN
25. Modest. : UNASSUMING
26. Elizabeth Bishop, for example. : POET
28. In ___. : TOTO
29. First American canal. : ERIE
30. Cleaner's companion. : DYER
31. Oriental nursemaid. : AMAH
32. Golfer Zaharias. : BABE
33. Wheel shaft. : AXLE
35. Staff. : POLE
37. Symbol of liberty. : BELL
38. "Kapital" men. : MARXISTS
40. Blessing. : BOON
43. Narrow-minded. : SMALL
44. Kind of long cape or cloak. : TALMA
46. Riotous demonstration. : MELEE
48. Latin American laborers. : PEONS
49. "The race ___ to the swift . . . " : ISNOT
50. Certain groups: Abbr. : ASSNS
51. ___ semper tyrannis. : SIC
52. Experience. : KNOW
53. Florida key. : ISLE
55. Notorious fiddler. : NERO
56. Look pleasant. : GRIN
58. Bushy clump. : TOD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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