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New York Times, Wednesday, June 13, 1956

Author: A. H. Drummond, Jr.
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
A. H. Drummond, Jr. has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,542
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1. Wrinkle. : SEAM
5. Passed out. : DEALT
10. Popular song subject. : KISS
14. English composer. : ARNE
15. Church officer. : ELDER
16. Within. : INTO
17. Violetta's tragedy. : LATRAVIATA
19. Luminary. : STAR
20. Musical direction. : ATEMPO
21. Part of a symphony. : MOVEMENT
23. Sacred bull of Egypt. : APIS
25. More recent. : NEWER
26. Signature of the loser in 1876 election. : SJTILDEN
30. Sets free. : LETSGO
33. Word of welcome, in Dallas. : HOWDY
34. At no time. : NEVER
36. Hint. : TIP
37. Scrapes through. : EKES
38. Prepared, as baking apples. : CORED
39. Grotto. : CAVE
40. Friendly contest. : BEE
41. First high priest. : AARON
42. Vary. : ALTER
43. Vehement. : ARDENT
45. Call to court. : SUBPOENA
47. Byways. : LANES
49. Mathematical term. : SURD
50. Augured. : PRESAGED
53. All wet. : SOPPED
57. Right-hand man. : AIDE
58. In the beginning. : ORIGINALLY
60. Composer Hindemith. : PAUL
61. China grass. : RAMIE
62. Win, as a prize. : TAKE
63. Charity. : ALMS
64. Bear. : YIELD
65. He lived 905 years. : ENOS
1. Room in a casa. : SALA
2. Part of "esse." : ERAT
3. Price to play. : ANTE
4. Marine enchantresses. : MERMAIDS
5. Without (with "of"). : DEVOID
6. Actor Wallach. : ELI
7. Grandfather of 65 Across. : ADAM
8. Pretend: Colloq. : LETON
9. Adjective for Mr. Dulles. : TRAVELED
10. Musical based on Borodin. : KISMET
11. The "I" in I. C. C. : INTERSTATE
12. "The Man" from Donora. : STAN
13. Type. : SORT
18. Put on. : APPLY
22. Pitcher. : EWER
24. Man from Madrid. : SENOR
26. Land of a Biblical queen. : SHEBA
27. 53d card. : JOKER
28. C. L. Dodgson character. : TWEEDLEDUM
29. Imitators of a certain dictator. : NEROS
31. Fixed, as time. : GIVEN
32. See 17 Across. : OPERA
35. Character in "Tannhäuser." : VENUS
38. Class; division. : CATEGORY
39. Blockhead. : CLODPATE
41. Character in "Don Giovanni." : ANNA
42. Part of a stage, in front of the curtain. : APRON
44. Props for "La Boheme." : EASELS
46. Occupied. : BUSIED
48. Caravansary. : SERAI
50. Epithet for Haydn. : PAPA
51. Persian coin. : RIAL
52. American coin. : DIME
54. Program. : PLAN
55. City on the Humboldt river. : ELKO
56. Tints. : DYES
59. ___ Blas, Le Sage's hero. : GIL

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

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