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New York Times, Saturday, July 14, 1956

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,573
Across Down
1. Starters of quarrels. : AGGRESSORS
11. Askew. : AWRY
15. He expects something for nothing. : FREELOADER
16. Artist Addams. : CHAS
17. William Bridgeman and others. : TESTPILOTS
18. Institute at Houston. : RICE
19. Numerical prefix. : OCT
20. Australian cockatoo. : ARARA
21. Carpenter's joint. : MITER
22. Christmas carols. : NOELS
24. Decree of a sultan. : IRADE
26. Name assumed by Robin Hood. : LOCKSLEY
30. Chop. : HEW
33. Wagner role. : ELSA
36. In slower musical tempo: Abbr. : RIT
37. Cash register ring-up. : NOSALE
39. American base in the Pacific. : GUAM
40. Important Turkish city. : ADANA
42. First name of baseball immortal. : TRIS
43. Camille's M. Duval. : ARMAND
45. Healthy. : FIT
46. State: Fr. : ETAT
47. Moisture. : DEW
48. "The girl I left behind me." : OLDFLAME
51. Job for an expert showman. : EMCEE
53. Act to salute the flag. : UNHAT
57. Former Russian U. N. delegate. : MALIK
59. Deposits: Slang. : PARKS
63. One: Dial. : ANE
64. Dance. : HULA
65. Well-known choreographer. : BALANCHINE
67. Sen. Watkins' home town. : OREM
68. Forms into particles. : GRANULATES
69. Oriental garment. : SARI
70. Artful planner. : STRATEGIST
1. River in an old song. : AFTON
2. Spanish dancer José. : GRECO
3. "Beau ___," bestseller of 1924. : GESTE
4. Soak, as flax. : RET
5. City on the Rio Grande. : ELPASO
6. Bon ___. : SOIR
7. Hall in a Spanish house. : SALA
8. Fragrance. : ODOR
9. Pass on, as gossip. : RETAIL
10. Spanish gentlemen: Abbr. : SRS
11. Bitter. : ACRID
12. Inn where Mr. Pickwick met 35 Down. : WHITEHART
13. Preakness, for example. : RACE
14. Belgian river. : YSER
21. County in Ireland. : MAYO
23. Andes pack animal. : LLAMA
25. Diva Tibaldi. : RENATA
27. Setting for a lullaby. : CRADLE
28. Young animal. : KID
29. VIP entourage. : STAFF
31. Essayist's pen name. : ELIA
32. Cecily Fairchild's pen name. : WEST
33. Archaic interjection. : EGAD
34. Enticement. : LURE
35. Mr. Pickwick's factorum. : SAMWELLER
38. Dutch painter. : STEEN
41. Nothing. : NIL
44. Notch in a bow: Archery. : NOCK
49. Set out. : DEPART
50. Triceps, for instance. : MUSCLE
52. Winter resort. : MIAMI
54. Where Port-au-Prince is. : HAITI
55. Queen ___ lace. : ANNES
56. Tinsmith's anvil. : TEEST
57. Reciprocals of ohms. : MHOS
58. Aroma. : AURA
60. Winged. : ALAR
61. Princely title in India. : RANA
62. Novelist Hamsun. : KNUT
65. Coffee shipper's abbreviation. : BGS
66. Crone. : HAG

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

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