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New York Times, Friday, July 6, 1956

Author: H. L. Risteen
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,565
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1. Sharp points on hooks. : BARBS
6. Benches. : PEWS
10. Card game. : SKAT
14. Nautical term. : APORT
15. Sen. Bennett's state. : UTAH
16. Red ___. : TAPE
17. Former kingdom, now part of Egypt. : NUBIA
18. Old-time vaudeville star. : NORABAYES
20. Looked cheerful. : GRINNED
22. Men of the road. : DRIVERS
23. Theodore Green, for example: Abbr. : SEN
24. Secular. : LAIC
26. School auxiliary. : PTA
27. Acid salt. : ESTER
29. Mixed up as usual: G. I. slang. : SNAFU
33. Madagascan lemur. : AYEAYE
37. Girl's nickname. : LIL
39. Voluble. : GLIB
40. Spur. : GOAD
41. Belgian city. : LIEGE
43. Island country. : EIRE
44. Ancient city. : TYRE
45. Show grief. : SOB
46. New England political leader. : HERTER
48. Little boy. : SONNY
50. Composer of "Narcissus." : NEVIN
52. Bern's river. : AAR
54. Declines in price. : SAGS
55. Business degree. : BBA
58. Victor and others. : MATURES
62. Texas notable. : SHIVERS
64. Canines. : AIREDALES
66. Large lizards. : GILAS
67. Gliding effect in music. : SLUR
68. ___ figure (attract attention). : CUTA
69. Childlike. : NAIVE
70. River in England. : TEES
71. Make whole. : HEAL
72. Winter weather. : SLEET
1. Popular haircut. : BANGS
2. River in Venezuela. : APURE
3. Large thrush. : ROBIN
4. Stick of a spread fan. : BRIN
5. One of the Kims. : STANLEY
6. Very learned person. : PUNDIT
7. War theatre. : ETO
8. City district. : WARD
9. Miss Becky. : SHARP
10. Norwegian seaport. : STAVANGER
11. The children's entertainer. : KAYE
12. Unoriginal person. : APER
13. Hardy heroine. : TESS
19. Tools. : BITS
21. Studio equipment. : EASELS
25. Large Indonesian island. : CELEBES
28. Arrange dishonestly. : RIG
30. Descended. : ALIT
31. Enthusiasm. : FIRE
32. Deutschland ___ alles. : UBER
33. Representatives: Abbr. : AGTS
34. Popular toy. : YOYO
35. Merit. : EARN
36. Recent White House visitors. : ADENAUERS
38. School in Pennsylvania. : LEHIGH
42. Particle. : ION
47. Banners. : ENSIGNS
49. Railroad center. : YARD
51. Feudal retainer. : VASSAL
53. Influence. : REACH
55. Misrepresent. : BELIE
56. Indian. : BRAVE
57. Anything of value. : ASSET
58. Part of a derrick. : MAST
59. Wing: Fr. : AILE
60. Word of agreement. : TRUE
61. Swing around. : SLUE
63. Perfume holder. : VIAL
65. ___ Beta Pi. : ETA

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

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