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New York Times, Saturday, June 30, 1956

Author: A. H. Drummond, Jr.
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
A. H. Drummond, Jr. has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Drive. : URGE
5. Initiate. : START
10. Silvers. : PHIL
14. Person. : SOUL
15. Actress June. : HAVER
16. Greek letter. : IOTA
17. First line of the "Cuckoo Song." : SUMERISICUMENIN
20. Touches up. : REPAINTS
21. Epoch of the Eohippus. : EOCENE
22. ___ Grey. : ZANE
23. Downcast. : BLUE
24. Describing shallow waters. : SHOALY
27. Word list of a textbook. : GLOSSARY
31. Theirs: Fr. : LEURS
32. Beg. : CRAVE
33. John or Jane. : DOE
34. High tone. : ALT
35. Instant. : TRICE
36. Tankard. : MUG
37. Rocky hill. : TOR
38. Part of the leg. : SHANK
39. Comedian Arnold. : STANG
41. Davis' Vice President. : STEPHENS
43. Limits. : BOUNDS
44. Miss. : LOSE
45. Unsatisfactory. : POOR
46. Silvery. : ARGENT
49. Iowa, Illinois, etc. : CORNBELT
53. "Let us then be merry," first words of an old Latin song. : GAUDEAMUSIGITUR
55. Wagner opera cycle. : RING
56. Taunted. : GIBED
57. Not a one. : NONE
58. ___ Boleyn. : ANNE
59. Get around. : EVADE
60. Heraldic term. : ENTE
1. Initials of a country. : USSR
2. Don Juan. : ROUE
3. Andy of the comics. : GUMP
4. Son of Aaron. : ELEAZAR
5. Climb, as a flagpole. : SHINNY
6. Special preference. : TASTE
7. Rara ___. : AVIS
8. Formula: Abbr. : REC
9. Tryster on the banks of Loch Lomond. : TRUELOVE
10. Components. : PIECES
11. Sharpen. : HONE
12. Have ___ for (hold a grudge). : ITIN
13. Byway. : LANE
18. Coins of Iran. : RIALS
19. Timid one. : MOUSE
23. Supreme Court Justice. : BLACK
24. Laths. : SLATS
25. Serf of Sparta. : HELOT
26. Exaggerated. : OUTRE
27. Smiles broadly. : GRINS
28. Madison Ave. habitué. : ADMAN
29. 17 Across is one. : ROUND
30. Robbers: Slang. : YEGGS
32. Derrick. : CRANE
35. "That struts and frets his hour upon ___." : THESTAGE
38. Polished. : SHONE
39. Madame Chiang, nee ___. : SOONG
40. Motor. : TURBINE
42. Promise. : PLEDGE
43. Chemical compound. : BORIDE
45. Put forth. : POSED
46. Indian city. : AGRA
47. Sadie Thompson's story. : RAIN
48. The man marooned on Treasure Island. : GUNN
49. Island country. : CUBA
50. English college. : ETON
51. Actor Alfred. : LUNT
52. Tupelo or ash. : TREE
54. 1004. : MIV

Answer summary: 13 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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