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New York Times, Monday, June 4, 1956

Author:
Madeline Corse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Madeline Corse has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,533
Across
1. Short-run play. : FLOP
5. Herd. : DROVE
10. Talk too much on one topic (with "on"). : HARP
14. "Whatever ___ wants . . . " : LOLA
15. Eroded. : EATEN
16. Musical instrument. : OBOE
17. Bedouin's head cord. : AGAL
18. Secret agents. : SPIES
19. Name in an expression. : PETE
20. "___ is Legion." : MYNAME
22. Title of TV program. : CRUSADER
24. Poet Sandburg. : CARL
26. Fur animal. : SEAL
27. Catcher. : RECEIVER
31. Where ski fans meet. : SLOPES
35. Eggs: Latin. : OVA
36. "___ Good Will." : MENOF
38. Took a prayerful attitude. : KNELT
39. Disease preventatives. : SERA
41. Flat. : STALE
43. Adhesive. : GLUE
44. Smith's block. : ANVIL
46. Tea cake. : SCONE
48. Village in Holland. : EDE
49. Cubic meters. : STERES
51. Element potentially destructive. : HYDROGEN
53. Headlight. : LAMP
55. "You ___ say!" : DONT
56. Where whirlybird comes to rest. : HELIPORT
60. Part of the eye. : RETINA
64. Algerian seaport. : ORAN
65. Non-fliers in the Air Force. : KIWIS
67. P. M. : EDEN
68. Yearn. : PINE
69. Hero of "South Pacific." : EMILE
70. City in Georgia. : ROME
71. Bakery employe. : ICER
72. Dissuade. : DETER
73. Highway sign. : SLOW
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1. Humbug. : FLAM
2. Dull or sluggish. : LOGY
3. Heroine of "The Good Earth." : OLAN
4. Home of Vaudeville. : PALACE
5. Merits. : DESERVES
6. Knock. : RAP
7. Auricular. : OTIC
8. Shifts. : VEERS
9. Follows. : ENSUES
10. Children's TV hero. : HOPALONG
11. Not up. : ABED
12. Fixed course of procedure. : ROTE
13. Equal. : PEER
21. Cripple. : MAIM
23. Congressional medal winner. : SALK
25. Spring times. : LENTS
27. 19th C. Argentine dictator. : ROSAS
28. Occurrence. : EVENT
29. Cut in a design. : CARVE
30. Sunfish. : ROACH
32. Man's name, now seldom used. : PELEG
33. Baffle. : ELUDE
34. Dutch painter. : STEEN
37. ___ Bennett, famous aviator. : FLOYD
40. Passenger plane. : AIRLINER
42. Signer. : ENDORSER
45. Spring. : LEAP
47. Osprey's cousin. : ERNE
50. Cured. : SMOKED
52. Aquatic animals. : OTTERS
54. Youth. : PRIME
56. Pueblo Indian. : HOPI
57. Author Ambler. : ERIC
58. Part of a freeway. : LANE
59. Gibe. : TWIT
61. Baal, for instance. : IDOL
62. Nobody: Latin. : NEMO
63. Once more. : ANEW
66. French island. : ILE

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