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New York Times, Saturday, August 11, 1956

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 311 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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Students & seniors
Across
1. What: Ger. : WAS
4. Ruby and pearl. : GEMS
8. A famous James. : JESSE
13. Dressmaking operation. : KICKPLEAT
15. Equipment for a mountaineer. : ICEAX
16. Among other things. : INTERALIA
17. Great Dane. : BORGE
18. Settled snugly. : NESTED
19. Predecessor of the harp. : LYRE
21. Civil War vets. : GAR
22. Weblike. : LACY
23. Capt. Hook's henchman. : SMEE
24. Botheration. : PEST
25. Lowerclassman. : SOPH
26. Fustian. : TWADDLE
28. Actress Gardner. : AVA
29. Spare. : LEAN
30. Pearl ___. : HARBOR
34. Evince stick-to-itiveness. : PERSIST
36. Cash in Colombia. : CENTAVO
37. Manet or Monet. : ARTIST
38. ___ sparrow. : SONG
39. Cornhusker State: Abbr. : NEB
40. Henry J. and family. : KAISERS
42. Relief organization. : CARE
43. Wonder drug. : ACTH
46. Ancient kingdom on Persian Gulf. : ELAM
47. Strikes out. : FANS
48. Letter on a frat key. : PHI
49. Decorative coat fastener. : FROG
50. "Hammerklavier" is one. : SONATA
52. Selection. : PIECE
54. Downright. : OUTANDOUT
56. Unsympathetic (with "to"). : ALIEN
57. Flora. : PLANTLIFE
58. Furrowed. : LINED
59. Gastropod. : SLUG
60. Leprechaun. : ELF
Down
1. Oenophilist. : WINELOVER
2. Simulates. : ACTSAPART
3. Outline. : SKETCH
4. Pleased. : GLAD
5. Voracious fish. : EEL
6. Postal employee. : MAILMAN
7. Held back. : STAYED
8. Agree: Colloq. : JIBE
9. College course: Abbr. : ECO
10. Koussevitsky. : SERGE
11. Grandiose tales. : SAGAS
12. Use. : EXERT
13. Sib. : KIN
14. Victim. : PREY
20. Certain fowl. : REDHENS
23. Clout. : SWAT
24. Bold. : PERT
25. Thick grape juice. : SAPA
26. More ornery. : TESTIER
27. Former Archbishop of Canterbury. : LANG
29. Actress Kirk. : LISA
31. Malarkey. : BANANAOIL
32. Upholster. : OVERSTUFF
33. "The ___." : ROBE
35. Punjabi. : SIKH
36. Underground stem, as of the crocus. : CORM
38. Chekhov play (with "The"). : SEAGULL
41. Pleasure craft. : SLOOPS
42. "Out, out brief ___." : CANDLE
43. Dismay: Var. : APPAL
44. Mexican dish. : CHILI
45. Kind of sale. : TIEIN
47. Set of type. : FONT
49. Ward off. : FEND
50. Vocalized. : SANG
51. Fletcherized. : ATE
53. Report card mark. : CEE
55. Greek letter. : TAU

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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