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New York Times, Saturday, June 23, 1956

Author: Diana Sessions
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,552
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1. Former Secretary of State. : HAY
4. Israeli statesman. : EBAN
8. Superior in position. : MAJOR
13. Star of the society pages. : JUNEBRIDE
15. As ___ (usually). : ARULE
16. European capital. : AMSTERDAM
17. Groups of people. : BANDS
18. Exclamation of contempt. : BAW
19. Well-known name in Denver. : DOUD
20. Deprived of. : BEREFT
21. American playwright. : ONEILL
23. ___ C., Gov't. loan agency. : HOL
24. Court. : WOO
25. ___ incognita. : TERRA
26. Muse of history. : CLIO
28. Capital of Switzerland. : BERN
29. Stamp. : IMPRINT
31. Military bodies: Abbr. : REGS
32. Hydrogen or nitrogen. : GAS
34. Singer Lehmann. : LOTTE
35. Name on certain "buttons." : IKE
36. Green stone. : JADE
37. Former Secretary of State. : ACHESON
39. Countries in Africa and North America: Abbr. : USAS
40. Prompted. : CUED
41. Darlings. : DEARS
45. ___ de plume. : NOM
46. Paul, the guitarist. : LES
47. Small island in New York Bay. : BEDLOE
48. Miss Dinsmore's namesakes. : ELSIES
50. Measures: Abbr. : GALS
52. Id ___. : EST
53. Small, round and glistening. : BEADY
54. Historic day of 1944. : JUNESIXTH
56. Not rented. : UNLET
57. Firths. : ESTUARIES
58. Simpletons. : GEESE
59. Pronoun. : THIS
60. Play by ___. : EAR
1. Compassionate. : HUMANE
2. Be sufficient. : ANSWER
3. Even now. : YET
4. Actor Flynn. : ERROL
5. Soprano Sayão. : BIDU
6. Babylonian storm god. : ADAD
7. ___ con. (with no one contradicting): Lat. abbr. : NEM
8. Girl's name meaning "lovable." : MABEL
9. Pine tree of Morocco. : ARAR
10. Special event at West Point. : JUNEWEEK
11. Mining town in Pennsylvania. : OLDFORGE
12. Washington correspondent and family. : RESTONS
13. Lace trimming for a blouse. : JABOT
14. Tumult. : BEDLAM
20. Northern constellation. : BOOTES
22. Flags. : IRISES
23. Intimidated. : HINTED
26. The flower that blooms in the spring. : CROCUS
27. Flexible. : LITHE
28. Treated with a saline solution. : BRINED
30. Short streets. : PLACES
32. Flammable liquid: Var. : GASOLENE
33. Water: Colloq. : ADAMSALE
36. Summer insect. : JUNEBUG
38. City on the Black Sea. : ODESSA
42. Girl's name. : ALEXIA
43. List. : ROSTER
44. Thomas and others. : SETHS
46. U. S. carrier. : LEYTE
47. Petits ___, express letters in Paris. : BLEUS
49. ___ of March. : IDES
50. Effusive display of sentiment: Colloq. : GUSH
51. Opposed to a given proposal. : ANTI
54. Skyhawk, for instance. : JET
55. Anger. : IRE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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