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New York Times, Wednesday, July 25, 1956

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,584
Across
1. Comedian's repertoire. : GAGS
5. Dressed. : CLAD
9. Part of Vietnam. : ANAM
13. ___ tree. : TULIP
14. Seine tributary. : OISE
15. "___ Marlene." : LILI
16. Oscar winner in 1953. : BILLHOLDEN
18. Pianist Petri. : EGON
19. Worry and hurry. : ADO
20. Slaughter of baseball. : ENOS
21. Moved slowly. : INCHED
23. Pensionable one. : RETIRER
25. Banquet. : FEAST
26. Surprise ending. : NEWTWIST
28. Norris Dam agency. : TVA
31. Link in N. Pacific defense. : ATTU
34. Rara ___. : AVIS
35. Steel: Fr. : ACIER
37. Plunger's slogan. : THESKYSTHELIMIT
40. American of Japanese parentage. : NISEI
41. Outside: Comb. form. : ECTO
42. Depend (with "on"). : RELY
43. Neighbor of Que. : ONT
44. Universal. : CATHOLIC
47. Member of F. D. R.'s Cabinet. : ICKES
49. Hero of medieval romance. : RINALDO
53. Negligent. : REMISS
55. Gem like moonstone. : OPAL
56. Part of S.A.C. : AIR
57. Keyhole. : SLOT
58. U. N. spokesman for Sweden. : OSTENUNDEN
61. Morning-glory. : VINE
62. Stir up. : PROD
63. Greek island. : CRETE
64. Yields a return. : PAYS
65. Mediocre. : SOSO
66. Gov. Hall's state: Abbr. : KANS
Down
1. Baedeker. : GUIDE
2. Apportion. : ALLOT
3. Slugger Hodges. : GIL
4. Earth, sun or moon. : SPHERE
5. Latest luxuries in some homes. : COLORTVSETS
6. The eyes have them. : LIDS
7. Peer's mother. : ASE
8. Gainsays. : DENIES
9. Templeton, Guinness, etc. : ALECS
10. Dark. : NIGHTTIME
11. Plant like the yucca. : ALOE
12. Overstreet's subject. : MIND
13. Type of metal piece. : TBAR
17. Street sign. : ONEWAY
22. Of birth. : NATAL
24. Being put to service. : INUSE
25. Underwater missile. : FISHTORPEDO
27. Dweller in the gingerbread house. : WITCH
29. Conceal. : VEIL
30. Pretentiously aesthetic. : ARTY
31. Atomic number: Abbr. : ATNO
32. Tenuous. : THIN
33. Proof. : TESTIMONY
36. Around; about. : CIRCA
38. Punts. : KICKS
39. Borne by the wind. : EOLIAN
45. ___ Fables. : AESOPS
46. Fortunate. : INLUCK
48. Quotes. : CITES
50. Fraught. : LADEN
51. Legislatures of Japan, Denmark, etc. : DIETS
52. Caen's river. : ORNE
53. Letters on an invitation. : RSVP
54. He was a Lamb. : ELIA
55. Tribe of Oklahoma. : OTOS
59. Hit show initials. : SRO
60. Blue Eagle letters. : NRA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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