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New York Times, Monday, August 20, 1956

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.70, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,610
Across
1. Hollywood name. : LADD
5. Monotonous. : DRAB
9. Pass over quickly. : SCOUR
14. Man's nickname. : ABIE
15. Roof edge. : EAVE
16. Former Turkish regime. : PORTE
17. He wrote "Minority Report." : HLMENCKEN
19. Actor Murphy. : AUDIE
20. Breathe. : RESPIRE
21. She will star in "Harbor Lights." : DARNELL
23. "The ___," Cooper classic. : SPY
24. Barbara ___ Geddes. : BEL
25. Very: French. : TRES
26. Tam o' Shanter player. : BOROS
29. Popular entertainer. : BORGE
31. Leigh Hunt hero. : ABOU
32. Eskimo's feathered friend. : AUK
33. Travels over. : RANGES
38. Housebreakers. : LOOTERS
40. Strangest. : EERIEST
41. Fasten. : TETHER
42. Recognize. : OWN
43. Scene of Biblical miracle. : CANA
44. Popular crooner. : LAINE
46. Slicer. : PARER
47. Slash. : GASH
51. Compass point. : NNE
52. Olivier title. : SIR
53. Replies in kind. : RETORTS
55. Enclose in a covering. : SHEATHE
59. ___ Castle. : IRENE
60. Campus man. : UNDERGRAD
62. Involved in difficulties. : MIRED
63. Shakespearean hero. : LEAR
64. 700-mile river of the Congo. : UELE
65. Improves. : MENDS
66. Term of endearment for a child. : TYKE
67. Years without end. : AEON
Down
1. "Waiting for Godot" star. : LAHR
2. Talented. : ABLE
3. Makes indistinct. : DIMS
4. Alabama, Georgia, etc. : DEEPSOUTH
5. Censure. : DECRY
6. Tool. : RAKE
7. Supplication. : AVE
8. Midwest Senator. : BENDER
9. Wrangle or dispute. : SPAR
10. Peerage member. : COUNT
11. Series. : ORDER
12. Practical. : UTILE
13. Rustic dances. : REELS
18. Checks the growth of. : NIPS
22. Author of "A Walk on the Wild Side." : ALGREN
24. Florida benefactor. : BOK
26. Native of Latvia. : BALT
27. Musical instrument. : OBOE
28. Origin. : ROOT
29. Vehicle. : BUS
30. Projection. : EAR
32. Thoroughgoing. : ARRANT
34. Where the Mosquito Coast is. : NICARAGUA
35. Equipment. : GEAR
36. Underling of 1066. : ESNE
37. Luminous, globular mass. : STAR
39. Slippery fellow. : EEL
40. Farm animal. : EWE
42. Number. : ONE
45. Duel prelude. : INSULT
46. Buttress. : PIER
47. Former Braves manager. : GRIMM
48. Home on a height. : AERIE
49. Noted violinist. : STERN
50. Sharpened. : HONED
52. ___ Khan, Kipling tiger. : SHERE
54. Colors. : REDS
55. State: Abbr. : SDAK
56. Plane. : TREE
57. Gloriole. : HALO
58. Figure in the Suez conference. : EDEN
61. Napoleonic marshal. : NEY

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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