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New York Times, Monday, July 2, 1956

Author: Helen Fasulo
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Helen Fasulo has 94 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 13-Down clue was "German city. trial city." Changed this to "German trial city."
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,561
Across Down
1. Caravan animal. : CAMEL
6. Small compartment. : CELL
10. Reputation. : FACE
14. Coach or cab of the Near East. : ARABA
15. Large Chinese seaport. : AMOY
16. Genus of ducks. : ANAS
17. Balkans. : SERBS
18. Moonshiners' nemeses. : REVENUERS
20. Pluto's domain. : HADES
21. Resentment. : IRE
22. Practice. : USAGE
23. Foolishness. : IDIOCY
25. Guardian. : PATRON
26. Protein food. : EGG
28. Stage of history. : ERA
29. Noun suffix. : ION
30. ___ Porsena, Etruscan king. : LARS
32. Destructive agent. : ATOMICBOMB
38. Author of "Infant Joy." : BLAKE
40. German city. : ULM
41. Spooky. : EERIE
42. On ___ (well-to-do). : EASYSTREET
45. One of Columbus' ships. : NINA
46. Jack Horner's snack. : PIE
47. Bleating sound. : MAA
49. Break bread. : EAT
50. Start to participate. : STEPIN
54. Breed of horses. : MORGAN
56. Composer of "Bloomer Girl." : ARLEN
57. Advanced. : FAR
58. Perfumer's substance. : ATTAR
61. The masses. : HOIPOLLOI
63. Old Scottish chief. : THANE
64. ___ facto. : IPSO
65. Laboratory substances. : SERA
66. ___ candle to. : HOLDA
67. Companions of the birds. : BEES
68. ___ Eireann. : DAIL
69. Neighbor of Tibet. : ASSAM
1. Currency. : CASH
2. Environs. : AREA
3. Masquerade festival. : MARDIGRAS
4. Subsided. : EBBED
5. TV and movie star. : LASSIE
6. Pictorial lampoon. : CARICATURE
7. Abrasive powder. : EMERY
8. Theme of many songs. : LOVE
9. Soap ingredient. : LYE
10. Richard Tucker role. : FAUST
11. Keep ___ to the ground (be on the alert). : ANEAR
12. Shipload. : CARGO
13. German trial city. : ESSEN
19. Shade of difference. : NUANCE
24. "A man ___ mouse?" : ORA
25. Taro paste. : POI
26. Major European waterway. : ELBE
27. Celebration. : GALA
29. Beyond recollection. : IMMEMORIAL
31. ___ Masterson, Brando role. : SKY
33. Palmyra leaf: Var. : OLE
34. Big London bell. : BEN
35. Rugs. : ORIENTALS
36. Bird of India. : MINA
37. Recipe direction. : BEAT
39. Thorny shrub of tropical America. : ESPINO
43. Roofing material. : TIN
44. Roofing material. : TAR
48. "Whodunit" writer Christie. : AGATHA
50. Title now seldom used in India. : SAHIB
51. Figure of speech. : TROPE
52. Girl's name. : ELISE
53. Melons, squash, etc. : PEPOS
54. New Zealand aborigine. : MAORI
55. Dumas hero. : ATHOS
57. Chigger. : FLEA
59. "With a Smile ___ Song." : ANDA
60. Quantity of paper. : REAM
62. English money. : LSD

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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