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New York Times, Wednesday, August 22, 1956

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 316 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Operatic Czar. : BORIS
6. Precipice. : CRAG
10. Brisk. : SPRY
14. Site of Maine University. : ORONO
15. Inventor of the sewing machine. : HOWE
16. Diminutive of a girl's name. : PRUE
17. Popular baritone solo. : OLMANRIVER
19. Girl in a song. : LOLA
20. Interims. : MEANTIMES
21. Kitchen utensil. : RICER
22. M. C. Garroway. : DAVE
23. Investigators. : TRACERS
25. Relative of a straight man. : STOOGE
28. Excavation markers. : CRANES
29. Baseball's Mr. Wagner. : HONUS
30. Cut of beef. : CHUCK
31. Broadcast. : SOW
34. Second. : ABET
35. Knack. : TRICK
36. Little Christine. : TINA
37. Green parrot of New Zealand. : KEA
38. Office wall sign. : THINK
39. ___ de guerre. : CROIX
40. Carrot-shaped. : TERETE
42. Fletcher Christian's ship. : BOUNTY
43. Reflecting pearly light. : OPALINE
45. Corn bread. : PONE
46. Morning song. : MATIN
47. Pièce de résistance. : ROASTLAMB
52. City in Oklahoma. : ENID
53. Western weapon. : SIXSHOOTER
54. Scrabble. : GAME
55. Vers librist. : POET
56. Conserve of grapes. : UVATE
57. Votes for. : AYES
58. Daughter of Elizabeth II. : ANNE
59. Begin again. : RENEW
Down
1. Bass drumbeat. : BOOM
2. Narrow fillet: Arch. : ORLE
3. Italian liner. : ROMA
4. "Go ___ the window . . . " (children's song). : INANDOUT
5. Crocheted worsted jackets. : SONTAGS
6. Harmonize. : CHIME
7. Wander. : ROVE
8. Appalled. : AWESTRUCK
9. A language: Abbr. : GER
10. Unite, as ropes. : SPLICE
11. Commencement event. : PROCESSION
12. T square. : RULER
13. Long time. : YEARS
18. Sunder. : RIVE
21. Grade. : RANK
24. A row of pigeonholes. : RACK
25. Great poet and dramatist: Abbr. : SHAK
26. "Oh, ___ in England . . . " : TOBE
27. Singly. : ONEATATIME
28. Backbone of an animal. : CHINE
30. Measure. : CRITERION
32. "With a blue ribbon ___ . . . " : ONIT
33. Describing a polish. : WAXY
35. Therefore. : THEN
36. Sweetheart. : TRUELOVE
38. One of triplets. : TRIN
39. Outline. : CONTOUR
41. Passes over. : ELIDES
42. Empty talk: Colloq. : BOSH
43. Greek letter. : OMEGA
44. Philippine island. : PANAY
45. Cheap jewelry. : PASTE
48. Animals. : OXEN
49. ___ end (over). : ATAN
50. Apportion. : METE
51. Concoction. : BREW
53. Evian or Dax. : SPA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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