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New York Times, Friday, June 22, 1956

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,551

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Across
1
Spruce. : DAPPER
7
Concentration camp. : STALAG
13
Frankie Machine. : SINATRA
14
Popular TV program. : OMNIBUS
16
Emmy. : TVAWARD
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Oscar winner. : MAGNANI
18
Corn breads. : PONES
19
Neighbor of Baluchistan. : IRAN
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Cuxhaven's river. : ELBE
22
Dessicated. : ARID
23
River celebrated by Burns. : DOON
24
Australian marsupials: Colloq. : ROOS
25
Fiddler crab. : UCA
26
Powerful Siberian dog. : SAMOYED
29
Type of inhabitant: Abbr. : NAT
30
Eased off. : LESSENED
32
100 centimos. : PESETA
34
Control. : REIN
35
Give sparingly. : DOLE
36
At a slant. : ASLOPE
39
Friendly. : SOCIABLE
43
___ Jima. : IWO
44
Casts off. : SLOUGHS
46
Nine-eyes. : EEL
47
Legendary birds. : ROCS
49
Macerates. : RETS
50
Brightest star in Lyra. : VEGA
51
It's under a drawbridge. : MOAT
52
Hakenkreuzer. : NAZI
53
___ mignon. : FILET
54
Yellowish-orange. : APRICOT
56
Finale of George-and-Gracie program. : ROUTINE
58
Patrick Dennis, for example. : PENNAME
59
Messenger's chores. : ERRANDS
60
Kind of line. : DOTTED
61
Rapids in narrow part of river. : DALLES
Down
1
Disunite. : DIVORCE
2
Sapphira's spouse. : ANANIAS
3
Manhandled. : PAWED
4
School groups. : PTAS
5
Stumble. : ERR
6
Important people on shipboard. : RADIOMEN
7
Part of a Churchillian quote. : SOMANY
8
Humphrey operative. : TMAN
9
___-Sax. : ANG
10
Queen Elizabeth. : LINER
11
Sea mollusk. : ABALONE
12
Navy vessel. : GUNBOAT
13
Mississippi port. : STPAUL
15
Snooze. : SIESTA
20
Cross. : ROOD
23
Texas Senator, sponsor of new narcotics-control bill. : DANIEL
26
Oozes. : SEEPS
27
Saecula. : EPOCHS
28
Fleur-___. : DELIS
31
Theatre sign. : SRO
33
Marmara. : SEA
35
Bushed. : DOGTIRED
36
Result of aerial reconnaissance. : AIRMAP
37
Pounced (upon). : SWOOPED
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Treaty city. : LOCARNO
39
Strategic waterway. : SUEZ
40
Straight route. : BEELINE
41
Titles. : LEGENDS
42
Exhilarates. : ELATES
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Speechified. : ORATED
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Task. : STINT
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Indispensible. : VITAL
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City on Seward Peninsula. : NOME
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Roll up tightly. : FURL
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Grimalkin. : CAT
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Mouths: Lat. : ORA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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