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New York Times, Monday, August 13, 1956

Author: Jo Bodle
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,603
Across Down
1. Church parts. : NAVES
6. One of Santa's reindeer. : DASHER
12. Nimble. : AGILE
13. Produce an effect upon each other. : INTERACT
16. Downing ___. : STREET
17. Piano man. : STEINWAY
18. Shade. : HUE
19. Member of a battery. : CATCHER
21. Old Norse goddess. : HEL
22. Build. : ERECT
24. Walter ___, bacteriologist and surgeon. : REED
25. Upward change of key. : RISE
26. Plain. : BARE
27. Tenure. : TERM
28. Radiolocator. : RADAR
29. European native. : ALSATIAN
31. Spreads. : COVERS
32. Remit. : SEND
33. Satisfy. : SATE
34. Dave Sime's specialty. : SPRINT
37. Realtor's word. : RERENTAL
41. Church Council site, 1545–63. : TRENT
42. Suffix meaning feet. : PEDE
43. Durante's trademark. : NOSE
44. Wagnerian tetralogy (with "The"). : RING
45. River into the Caspian. : KURA
46. "___ Lucia." : SANTA
47. Also. : AND
48. Crown of lesser nobility. : CORONET
50. Wine cask. : TUN
51. Movie manuscript. : SCENARIO
53. Refurbishes. : REFITS
55. Calmest. : SERENEST
56. Goddess of peace. : IRENE
57. Drudges: Colloq. : SWEATS
58. Scornful look. : SNEER
1. Not synthetic. : NATURAL
2. Yesmen. : AGREERS
3. Contend. : VIE
4. Chose by vote. : ELECT
5. "___ thief to catch a thief." : SETA
6. Perceive. : DISCERN
7. "The Star Spangled Banner." : ANTHEM
8. Charger. : STEED
9. ___ apparent. : HEIR
10. Sea bird. : ERN
11. Untanned cattle skin. : RAWHIDE
14. Any autocrat. : CAESAR
15. Presidential family of 1841. : TYLERS
16. Biblical country. : SHEBA
20. Step. : TREAD
23. Leaving off. : CEASING
25. City of N. Italy. : RAVENNA
27. Color gradation. : TINT
28. Fixed course. : ROTE
30. ___ caterpillar. : TENT
31. Concern. : CARE
33. Family car. : SEDAN
34. Silk refuse. : STRASS
35. One of highest rank. : PRINCE
36. Extracts by melting. : RENDERS
37. Grows again. : REROOTS
38. Form of insurance, with shared annuity. : TONTINE
39. Shrewder. : ASTUTER
40. Inclines. : LEANS
42. One solicitous about use of words. : PURIST
45. Part of Asia. : KOREA
46. Forbidding. : STERN
48. Wickerwork rattan. : CANE
49. Discord goddess. : ERIS
52. Unaccustomed. : NEW
54. Charge. : FEE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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