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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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Across
1
Wrinkle. : SEAM
5
Passed out. : DEALT
10
Popular song subject. : KISS
14
English composer. : ARNE
15
Church officer. : ELDER
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Within. : INTO
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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
Down
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
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Imitators of a certain dictator. : NEROS
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Fixed, as time. : GIVEN
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See 17 Across. : OPERA
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Character in "Tannhäuser." : VENUS
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Class; division. : CATEGORY
39
Blockhead. : CLODPATE
41
Character in "Don Giovanni." : ANNA
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Part of a stage, in front of the curtain. : APRON
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Props for "La Boheme." : EASELS
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Occupied. : BUSIED
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Caravansary. : SERAI
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Epithet for Haydn. : PAPA
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Persian coin. : RIAL
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American coin. : DIME
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Program. : PLAN
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City on the Humboldt river. : ELKO
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Tints. : DYES
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___ 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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