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New York Times, Tuesday, June 5, 1956

Author: Walt Clark
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Walt Clark has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 52-Across clue had "Amassador"; corrected it to "Ambassador."
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,534
Across Down
1. Cartoon animal. : MOUSE
6. State: Abbr. : FLA
9. Roadside plant. : SUMAC
14. Play host. : ENTERTAIN
16. Arnold Bennett's first name. : ENOCH
17. Sideways. : LATERALLY
18. Have ___ (be cautious). : ACARE
19. Tres ___. : BIEN
20. War vessel. : LST
21. One who moderates. : ABATER
22. Time table abbreviation. : ARR
23. Implement. : HOE
24. Soft job. : SNAP
25. ___ Birthday. : LINCOLNS
27. ___ culpa. : MEA
30. Mr. Devine and Mr. Gump. : ANDYS
33. Mineral analyses. : OREASSAYS
35. Enter. : GOIN
36. Autograph book. : ALBUM
37. Church in Scotland. : KIRK
38. Put to advantageous use again. : REEXPLOIT
40. Ranch enthusiasts. : DUDES
41. Arleigh Burke's title: Abbr. : ADM
42. Vine with underground pods. : EARTHPEA
44. Makes lace. : TATS
45. Big hello from a Sioux. : HOW
46. ___ Browne. : SAM
49. American playwright. : CROUSE
52. U. S. Ambassador to Denmark. : COE
53. Concerning. : INRE
54. Climbing plant. : LIANA
55. Said of a small sketch. : THUMBNAIL
57. Soldier Allen. : ETHAN
58. Rifled. : RANSACKED
59. Goethe hero. : FAUST
60. India: Poetic. : IND
61. Natives of Aran Islands. : GAELS
1. Famous name in opera. : MELBA
2. Walking ___. : ONAIR
3. Articulate. : UTTER
4. Witnessed. : SEEN
5. Fluff. : ERR
6. Symbol of deceit. : FALSECOLORS
7. Rhythm. : LILT
8. Even one. : ANY
9. The blackfish. : SEABASS
10. Remove top. : UNCAP
11. Castle ditch. : MOAT
12. Field. : ACRE
13. Dear: French. : CHER
15. Claw. : TALON
21. Hué is its capital. : ANNAM
23. Pronoun. : HIS
24. Sherlock, for instance. : SLEUTHHOUND
25. Wildcat. : LYNX
26. Range of one's activity. : ORBIT
27. Waitress. : MAID
28. Mrs. Rochester's maiden name. : EYRE
29. Invites. : ASKS
30. City of India. : AGRA
31. Replied negatively. : NOED
32. President of Vietnam. : DIEM
34. Relative of the sea gull. : SKUA
36. Winged. : ALATE
39. A rustic. : PEASANT
40. Distant Early Warning. : DEW
43. Golden Treasury items. : POEMS
44. Bluefins. : TUNAS
46. Kind of Indian dance. : SNAKE
47. A gazelle. : ARIEL
48. Pinochle credits. : MELDS
49. Musical sign. : CLEF
50. Actress Gam. : RITA
51. Hawaiian island. : OAHU
52. Late show sleuth. : CHAN
53. Former empire of Peru. : INCA
55. Numerical prefix. : TRI
56. Sack. : BAG

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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