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New York Times, Monday, June 18, 1956

Author:
Madeline Corse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { H J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,547
Across
1. Faction. : SIDE
5. Fish dish. : SCROD
10. Pitcher. : EWER
14. Natural resources. : ORES
15. Metropolitan Opera conductor. : EREDE
16. Source of obsidian. : LAVA
17. "Over hill, over ___ . . . " : DALE
18. Traveling at a great speed. : SUPERSONIC
20. Bird. : ANI
21. Residents of: Suffix. : ITES
22. Championship. : TITLE
23. Reading matter. : NOVEL
25. Country: Span. : PAIS
27. Card game for two. : PIQUET
29. Mirrors. : REFLECTS
33. Adjoins. : ABUTS
34. Untamed. : FERAL
35. Epoch. : ERA
36. Puts into service. : USES
37. Aptitude. : FLAIR
38. Social climber. : SNOB
39. Man's nickname. : LEN
40. Country dances. : REELS
41. Critical. : VITAL
42. U. S. carrier. : ANTIETAM
44. Think out. : DEVISE
45. Blossoms: Poet. : OPES
46. Polite form of address. : MADAM
47. The best of a group. : PRIDE
50. Actress Wynter. : DANA
51. ___ Kappa Nu. : ETA
54. Region in eastern Africa. : SOMALILAND
57. Jot. : ATOM
58. Law: Abbr. : STAT
59. Beat into shape. : FORGE
60. City of decrees. : RENO
61. Encyclopedia. : TOME
62. Famous New York family. : ASTOR
63. Three-spot. : TREY
Down
1. Pop. : SODA
2. Where Kerman is. : IRAN
3. Failing to do one's duty. : DELINQUENT
4. Point on a compass card. : ESE
5. Relative of an octet. : SESTET
6. Ruthless. : CRUEL
7. Party members: Abbr. : REPS
8. Poem. : ODE
9. German article. : DER
10. Child heroine of a best seller. : ELOISE
11. Shortage. : WANT
12. "I will fear no ___ . . . " : EVIL
13. Swift current. : RACE
19. Nevertheless. : STILL
21. Singer of deep-sea chanteys. : IVES
24. Excuses: Slang. : OUTS
25. Elfin beings. : PERIS
26. ___ cry (long way). : AFAR
27. Girl's name meaning "little." : PAULA
28. Creator of Rebecca West. : IBSEN
29. Sphere. : REALM
30. Unit, as a Salk vaccine. : CENTIMETER
31. Ancient region in Asia Minor. : TROAS
32. Fur animal. : SABLE
34. Circus performers. : FLEAS
37. Garden party. : FETE
38. Hindu divinity. : SIVA
40. Spurn. : REPEL
41. Hindu scriptures. : VEDA
43. Salt of a certain acid. : IODATE
44. Temper: Colloq. : DANDER
46. Pickled muskmelon. : MANGO
47. Attention-getting sound. : PSST
48. Section of a newspaper. : ROTO
49. Moslem title. : IMAM
50. Tapered seam. : DART
52. Distinctive style. : TONE
53. Seaport in China. : AMOY
55. "___ house be divided against itself . . . " : IFA
56. Spanish article. : LOS
57. Poetic form of "to be." : ART

Answer summary: 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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