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New York Times, Wednesday, July 4, 1956

Author:
Henry A. Wolfe
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Wide-awake. : ALERT
6. Weaverbird. : SPARROW
13. Rain: Latin. : PLUVIA
14. Scenic trail in Florida. : TAMIAMI
15. Creator of the Yokums. : ALCAPP
16. Riddles. : ENIGMAS
17. Like a bear. : URSINE
18. Oro y ___ (gold and silver). : PLATA
19. Roman general. : TITUS
20. Soothing. : BALMY
21. "Conning Tower" columnist. : FPA
24. Wine vessels. : AMAS
25. Mother of Perseus. : DANAE
26. Paris airport. : ORLY
27. Wallace's Ben. : HUR
28. Slippery fellow. : EEL
29. Half of a well-known vaudeville team. : MRSHEAN
31. Ornamental tuft. : TASSEL
33. Gen. Twining's concern. : AIRMEN
34. Gathers in folds. : PUCKERS
35. Sarnoff's firm. : RCA
36. Ship-shaped clock. : NEF
38. Father of Ramses II. : SETI
39. Narrow groove. : STRIA
41. Chief Leatherneck. : PATE
42. French pronoun. : ILS
43. Blackthorns. : SLOES
44. "___ go . . . " : LETME
45. Not lift ___ (do nothing). : AHAND
46. Satan. : BELIAL
47. Uses. : EMPLOYS
50. Lack of color. : PALLOR
51. " . . . expresses himself in terms ___ for me." : TOODEEP
52. Strangers. : ALIENS
53. Secret society dating from 1820. : CAMORRA
54. Irish poet. : YEATS
Down
1. Vaudeville's boastfull billing. : ALLSTARACTS
2. Gen. Clay. : LUCIUS
3. Admiral "Fighting Bob" ___. : EVANS
4. Mellow. : RIPE
5. ___ dance. : TAP
6. "Star of the sea." : STELLAMARIS
7. Western continent. : PANAMERICA
8. Peace. : AMITY
9. Baltic port. : RIGA
10. Aries. : RAM
11. Boxer-actor Lee ___. : OMA
12. Badger State: Abbr. : WIS
13. Machine used in registration bets. : PARIMUTUEL
17. Where Provo is. : UTAH
18. God of fields. : PAN
20. Resort near Saratoga Springs. : BALLSTONSPA
21. Members of NATO. : FREENATIONS
22. An objective of spacemen. : PLANETMARS
23. Author Rand of "The Fountainhead." : AYN
25. Hero of 1841 novel. : DEERSLAYER
26. Electrical unit. : OHM
28. Sailing direction. : ESE
30. Lady of Spain: Abbr. : SRA
32. Winter sport adjunct. : SKI
34. Greek letter. : PSI
37. Touch. : FEEL
40. ___ Schoendienst. : RED
41. Shot. : PELLET
43. Blacksmith. : SHOER
44. George Sand novel. : LELIA
45. Actor Ray. : ALDO
46. Compressed bundle. : BALE
47. Common abbreviation. : ETC
48. Extinct bird. : MOA
49. Bushy-tailed pet. : POM
50. Stipend. : PAY

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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