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New York Times, Tuesday, June 19, 1956

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.75, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Throws. : CASTS
6. Ultra-modern music: Slang. : BASH
10. Grow rapidly. : BOOM
14. Indo-European. : ARYAN
15. Lawrence Tibbett is his replacement. : EZIOPINZA
17. Dance. : SAMBA
18. Facet of radio and TV programs. : NARRATION
19. Name for mademoiselle. : EMILIE
21. Imparted. : LENT
22. Wicket sides: Cricket. : ONS
23. Friend of Kit Nubbles. : NELL
24. French season. : ETE
25. Joint. : KNEE
26. Follows closely. : DOGS
28. ___ spot. : INA
30. Strong-smelling plant. : RUE
32. Quantity: Abbr. : AMT
33. Clayey loam. : LOESS
35. Talk idly. : PRATE
39. "It's raining ___ . . . " : VIOLETS
41. Author of 60 Across. : OCONNOR
43. Heating devices. : ETNAS
44. Democrat of ancient days. : SOLON
46. Egg drink. : NOG
47. ___ blanket. : WET
49. Long or short ___. : TON
50. Goes down. : SETS
51. Popular fancies. : FADS
54. Chinese weight. : HAO
56. Musical symbol. : CLEF
58. Past. : AGO
59. Attract buyers. : SELL
60. "The Last ___," current bestseller. : HURRAH
63. Something for a rainy day. : TARPAULIN
66. End. : CEASE
67. Ill will. : ANIMOSITY
68. Of the mind or spirit. : INNER
69. Maid. : LASS
70. Suffixes in chemistry. : ENES
71. Stopover of transoceanic airlines. : DAKAR
Down
1. South Dakota Senator. : CASE
2. Ancient Syria. : ARAM
3. Could-be favorite son. : SYMINGTON
4. Turn the ___ (reverse completely). : TABLES
5. Slowpoke. : SNAIL
6. Actor Gazzara. : BEN
7. Attraction of South Carolina festival. : AZALEAS
8. River into the Danube. : SIRET
9. Nursery rhyme hero. : HORNER
10. Tool. : BIT
11. Vegetable. : ONION
12. Pure air. : OZONE
13. Type of residence. : MANSE
16. Mrs. Nixon. : PAT
20. "Middlemarch" author. : ELIOT
25. American composer. : KERN
26. Runner Sime. : DAVE
27. Overlook. : OMIT
29. Noun suffix. : NESS
31. Preposition. : UPON
33. ___ majesty. : LESE
34. Musical offering. : SOLO
36. Susan Strasberg role. : ANNEFRANK
37. Warning sound. : TOOT
38. Work units. : ERGS
40. Regulations. : LAWS
42. Sea shell. : CONCH
45. Ear stone: Anat. : OTOLITE
48. "What's ___?" : THEUSE
50. Miss Blandish, Enid Bagnold heroine. : SERENA
51. Decisive. : FATAL
52. Guam's capital. : AGANA
53. Wife of 15 Across. : DORIS
55. Fatigued: Colloq. : ALLIN
57. Clearheaded. : LUCID
59. ___ Miguel, Azores island. : SAO
61. Sailing. : ASEA
62. German title. : HERR
64. V. I. P.'s. : PMS
65. Symbols on Giants' caps. : NYS

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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