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New York Times, Friday, June 8, 1956

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,537
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1. Sensational success; absolute failure. : SMASH
6. Eldest of Ham's sons. : CUSH
10. Well-known name in journalism. : OCHS
14. Wishy-___. : WASHY
15. Capital of Western Samoa. : APIA
16. Sweep along. : FLOW
17. Winged cupids in art. : AMORS
18. Island east of Java. : BALI
19. ___ Morgana, a mirage. : FATA
20. Gaudy-colored. : GARISH
22. John Wellington Wells, for example. : SORCERER
24. District of Chicago. : LOOP
26. Air Force Secretary Quarles. : DONALD
27. All ready. : WELLPREPARED
32. "Them that asks no questions isn't told ___."—Kipling. : ALIE
33. Declared. : STATED
34. Actress Taylor. : LIZ
37. Peel. : RIND
38. Moves toward the Orient. : EASTS
39. Miss Lollobrigida. : GINA
40. New Jersey Cape. : MAY
41. Treats maliciously. : SPITES
42. Augury. : OMEN
43. Cash. : CHINESEMONEY
45. Bellows. : BLARES
48. Strode. : TROD
49. Firearm. : REPEATER
52. Bon ___: tea rose. : SILENE
56. Where the ibex roams. : ALPS
57. Scent. : ODOR
59. Regulations. : RULES
60. Residue. : SILT
61. City in Ohio. : LIMA
62. Glory. : ECLAT
63. Divulges. : SAYS
64. Abide. : STAY
65. Fish. : SKATE
1. Yegg's haul. : SWAG
2. Mrs. Hansen. : MAMA
3. Hebrew lyrelike instrument. : ASOR
4. Spoke in high-pitched tones. : SHRILLED
5. Pungent-leafed mint. : HYSSOP
6. Means of transportation. : CAB
7. Javanese tree. : UPAS
8. Fodder vat. : SILO
9. Beauty parlor employes. : HAIRDRESSERS
10. Affront. : OFFEND
11. Santa ___, Calif. : CLARA
12. Shamrock, or Fontainbleau. : HOTEL
13. Golf links covering. : SWARD
21. Jesse James' constant companions. : HORSEPISTOLS
23. "Betty ___," college song. : COED
25. Hero of Verdun. : PETAIN
27. Genial. : WARM
28. Director Kazan. : ELIA
29. Streaky. : LINY
30. Cheap jewelry. : PASTE
31. Certify. : ATTEST
34. Sketch. : LIMN
35. Arrow poison. : INEE
36. Ed Wynn, for instance. : ZANY
39. Parting wish. : GOODLUCK
41. African tree. : SHEA
43. Topknots. : CRESTS
44. Silk fabrics. : MOIRES
45. Orchestral section. : BRASS
46. Novel by George Sand. : LELIA
47. Make request. : APPLY
50. Abridge. : EDIT
51. Italian city. : ROMA
53. Spanish "she." : ELLA
54. Orderly. : NEAT
55. Spanish "this." : ESTE
58. Tiny amount. : RAY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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