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New York Times, Monday, July 23, 1956

Author: Sidney Lambert
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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1. Plums for Thespians. : PARTS
6. Stray thing. : WAIF
10. Pianissimo marks. : PPPS
14. Dostoevsky's Prince Myshkin. : IDIOT
15. Japanese indigene. : AINU
16. Spoken. : ORAL
17. Stevenson or Kefauver. : CAMPAIGNER
19. Incline. : TEND
20. Gibbon. : APE
21. Stew. : FRET
22. Volcanic earth. : TRASS
24. Bombards. : STRAFES
26. Source of red pepper. : CHILI
27. Garden plot. : BED
28. Went before. : PRECEDED
31. ___ one's time. : BIDED
34. Nantes' river. : LOIRE
35. A Gabor. : EVA
36. Combining form for an acid. : OXAL
37. Aeriform fluids. : GASES
38. Distinguish. : KNOW
39. Title for 58 Across. : SIR
40. Sable and Horn. : CAPES
41. 1066 and 1776. : DATES
42. Island off eastern Siberia. : SAKHALIN
44. Clucker. : HEN
45. Faneuil and Independence. : HALLS
46. Twist. : CONTORT
50. Hero of Jacob Abbott's books. : ROLLO
51. Bird of the rail family. : COOT
52. Recent: Comb. form. : NEO
53. Encircled. : GIRT
54. Butler or Hall. : POLITICIAN
57. Place for a bishop's throne. : APSE
58. P. M. : EDEN
59. Push. : SHOVE
60. River into the North Sea. : YSER
61. Dictionary items: Abbr. : DEFS
62. Prongs. : TINES
1. Widths of type. : PICAS
2. Make suitable. : ADAPT
3. Doggerel expert: Var. : RIMER
4. Surpass. : TOP
5. Supplied with personnel. : STAFFED
6. Arbitration subject. : WAGES
7. "It ___ Necessarily So." : AINT
8. Common suffix. : INE
9. Advances. : FURTHERS
10. Ancient palace in Lhasa. : POTALE
11. Voters' choice. : PRESIDENT
12. ___ out (succeeds). : PANS
13. Sailed: Abbr. : SLD
18. Nettled. : IRED
23. American playwright. : RICE
25. Biblical name. : ABEL
26. Slogans. : CRIES
28. Polish city of rebellion: Ger. sp. : POSEN
29. Revelers' cry of yore. : EVOE
30. Birds. : DAWS
31. Tweed, for example. : BOSS
32. Plant of the iris family. : IXIA
33. A kind of candidate. : DARKHORSE
34. Stone: Lat. : LAPIS
37. Rode. : GALLOPED
38. Immanuel ___. : KANT
40. Demand. : CALL
41. Cary Middlecoff's calling. : DENTIST
43. Summer garment. : HALTER
44. Loud shout of approval. : HOOT
46. Quarters. : COINS
47. Flavoring agent. : ONION
48. Plunder: Archaic. : REAVE
49. Values of color. : TONES
50. Saws along the grain. : RIPS
51. Musical character. : CLEF
53. He wrote "The Beggar's Opera." : GAY
55. Poem. : ODE
56. Convention city. : CHI

Answer summary: 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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