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New York Times, Wednesday, August 1, 1956

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
1. Idle story. : FABLE
6. Supervise, as a journalist. : EDIT
10. Dogie. : CALF
14. Be of use (to). : AVAIL
15. Czech name for Brünn. : BRNO
16. Untrustworthy one. : LIAR
17. John Ridd married her. : LORNA
18. Needles. : RACEHORSE
20. Italian title: Abbr. : SIG
21. Front end of an airship. : PROW
23. Deprive (of). : DIVEST
24. Ancient name of Urfa. : EDESSA
26. Assuage. : SLAKE
28. Fiber for ropes. : HEMP
30. Harmony. : ONENESS
34. Was in a fury. : RAVED
37. Homeric works. : EPICS
39. Promise of fidelity. : VOW
40. Needing irrigation. : ARID
41. Yahoo in "Gulliver's Travels." : BRUTE
42. 12-point type. : PICA
43. Taste. : SIP
44. Method of cooking. : SAUTE
45. Lustrous. : SILKY
46. Piece of furniture. : HASSOCK
48. Partner of 61 Across. : RAKE
50. Salad vegetables: Slang. : CUKES
52. Shoe sizes. : WIDTHS
56. Harry. : HARASS
59. Serve. : TEND
61. "The Man with the ___." : HOE
62. $64,000 booth. : ISOLATION
64. Waggish. : DROLL
66. Foremost position. : LEAD
67. 4th inning score. : OOOO
68. Thrush. : OUSEL
69. Striplings. : LADS
70. Young seals. : PUPS
71. Complies with. : OBEYS
Down
1. Mistaken. : FALSE
2. Shirk. : AVOID
3. Gondola. : BARGE
4. Chinese writer Yutang. : LIN
5. Passed. : ELAPSED
6. Saragossa's river. : EBRO
7. Stalemates. : DRAWS
8. Business abbreviation. : INC
9. Pirouette. : TOEDANCE
10. Divided into two parts. : CLOVEN
11. Tributary of the Aisne. : AIRE
12. Bonny bairn. : LASS
13. Decorative carving or openwork. : FRET
19. Boy Scout specialty. : HIKES
22. Batter. : RAM
25. Lean-to. : SHED
27. Dilly-dally. : LOITER
29. Covering for a baldpate. : PERUKE
31. Unlucky. : EVIL
32. Clout. : SOCK
33. Dance movement. : SWAY
34. Harum-scarum. : RASH
35. Roberta Peters' rendition. : ARIA
36. Personages: Slang. : VIPS
38. Offer for decision. : PUT
41. Baseball necessity. : BACKSTOP
42. Variegated. : PIED
44. Noted bandmaster. : SOUSA
45. Go away: Slang. : SKIDDOO
47. Uses boiling water on. : SCALDS
49. Beard on oats. : AWN
51. Veranda. : STOOP
53. Plural pronoun. : THOSE
54. Descriptive of schweizerkase. : HOLEY
55. Parts with for a price. : SELLS
56. Alabama Senator. : HILL
57. Somewhere on the briny. : ASEA
58. Highway. : ROAD
60. Biblical name. : ENOS
63. Debt symbol. : IOU
65. Grate. : RUB

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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