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New York Times, Monday, June 11, 1956

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,540
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1. Triumph at bridge. : SLAM
5. Site of the sphinx. : GIZA
9. Store up. : AMASS
14. Vice President Morton, 1889–93. : LEVI
15. Up to and including. : OVER
16. One of the Polos. : MARCO
17. Top-notcher: Colloq. : ONER
18. Enormous. : VAST
19. Fifteenth word of the Preamble to the Constitution. : UNION
20. Discordant. : STRIDENT
22. Sheeplike cries. : BLEATS
23. Bombast: Slang. : HOTAIR
24. Excuse. : PLEA
25. Playboy. : MANABOUTTOWN
31. Actor Chaney. : LON
34. Neighborhood. : LOCALE
35. Ashtabula's waterfront. : ERIE
36. Admired one. : IDOL
38. Edible pungent fleshy root: Fr. : RADIS
39. Pagliacci's word. : RIDI
40. Philippine tribesman. : MORO
41. Perfumes. : SCENTS
43. Dahlquist's rank: Abbr. : GEN
44. Extending the scope of. : BRANCHINGOUT
47. Silkworm. : ERIA
48. Place of rest: Poet. : CRADLE
52. Signifies (with "to"). : ADDSUP
55. Succeed. : MAKEGOOD
57. Water birds. : COOTS
58. Madam, in Poland. : PANI
59. Ruffian: Slang. : GOON
60. Native of Zagreb. : CROAT
61. Look ___ (pay a brief visit to). : INON
62. City in Sicily : ENNA
63. Actress Ellen ___. : TERRY
64. Signal bell. : GONG
65. Former rulers of Tripoli. : DEYS
1. Splash. : SLOSH
2. In music, slow. : LENTO
3. Fend off. : AVERT
4. Moses' sister. : MIRIAM
5. From Kennon to Long, in Louisiana. : GOVERNORSHIP
6. Dmitri's brother. : IVAN
7. Relish. : ZEST
8. Mr. Linkletter. : ART
9. Charm. : AMULET
10. Large, voracious shark. : MANEATER
11. "Celeste Aida," for example. : ARIA
12. Highlander. : SCOT
13. Noah had three. : SONS
21. Compass part. : DIAL
22. Pedantic woman. : BLUESTOCKING
24. One of the memorable Four Chaplains. : POLING
26. Shrub of the mimosa family. : ACACIA
27. German state. : BADEN
28. Not a reproduction: Abbr. : ORIG
29. Roomy. : WIDE
30. Bonn negative. : NEIN
31. Branch. : LIMB
32. Fragrance. : ODOR
33. Ibsen character. : NORA
37. Symbol on a state flag. : LONESTAR
42. Never at a loss. : SURE
45. Bad-tempered. : CRUSTY
46. Touched in the game of "it." : TAGGED
49. Lorna of Exmoor. : DOONE
50. "Who's ___ now?" : LOONY
51. Ferber and Best. : EDNAS
52. Business relation: Abbr. : ACCT
53. Schary of Hollywood. : DORE
54. Access. : DOOR
55. ___ War. : MANO
56. By and by. : ANON
58. Loot of the piper's son. : PIG

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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