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New York Times, Thursday, August 23, 1956

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Big hit. : SMASH
6. Move. : STEP
10. Member of U. S. C. G. : SPAR
14. A call for attention. : HOLLO
15. Wild duck. : TEAL
16. See 17 Across. : ELMO
17. With 16 Across, a public opinion specialist. : ROPER
18. Suppy a ship or army with food again. : REVICTUAL
20. Theatre guide. : USHER
21. Staggering. : AREEL
22. Article. : THE
23. Make happy or blessed. : BEATIFY
25. Constellation. : DRACO
27. Dumas ___. : FILS
29. Artists' apparel. : SMOCKS
32. Shipmates of owls. : PUSSYCATS
37. The great Siddons. : SARAH
38. If ever. : ONCE
39. Widgeons. : SMEES
41. Narrative. : TALE
42. Treat inadequately. : SCANT
44. Aided. : BENEFITED
46. Enter without being asked: Slang. : HORNIN
48. Equal. : PEER
49. Opera star of the Gay Nineties. : EAMES
51. One of Churchill's names. : SPENCER
56. Harriman-Bunker organization: Abbr. : ARC
58. Moral. : ETHIC
60. Try for an ace, in tennis. : SERVE
61. Part of a beach visible at low tide. : FORESHORE
63. Canadian Indians. : CREES
64. Fissionable unit. : ATOM
65. ___ jacket. : ETON
66. Open. : OVERT
67. Lines. : ROWS
68. Cost-of-living item. : RENT
69. Social units. : SEPTS
Down
1. Woody plant. : SHRUB
2. Former political symbol. : MOOSE
3. Brightest star of a constellation. : ALPHA
4. Winter glaze. : SLEET
5. Appall. : HORRIFY
6. Topic for the Whiffenpoofs. : STRAYLAMB
7. Golf-ball setter. : TEER
8. Ledged, as a roof. : EAVED
9. Gripping tool. : PLIERS
10. Coterie. : SET
11. Very rich man. : PLUTOCRAT
12. Oriental baby sitter. : AMAH
13. Item of dramatis personae. : ROLE
19. Seafood. : CLAMS
24. Adjectival suffixes. : FICS
26. Raccoonlike mammal. : COATI
28. Too difficult: Colloq. : STEEP
30. Kind of cabbage. : KALE
31. Tool house. : SHED
32. Pretty swank, in Britain. : POSH
33. Strange, in Scotland. : UNCO
34. Fred Stone's unforgettable role. : SCARECROW
35. Medicinal dried leaves. : SENNA
36. Growing old. : SENESCENT
40. Ooze. : SEEP
43. Fleet Street name. : TIMES
45. Water color designs on wet plaster. : FRESCOS
47. Below the earth's surface. : NETHER
50. Young hog. : SHOTE
52. Self-command under stress. : NERVE
53. Inch along. : CREEP
54. Turn outward. : EVERT
55. Bridges, in billiards. : RESTS
56. Not near. : AFAR
57. Photo section. : ROTO
59. Shipment to Pittsburgh. : IRON
62. M, m. : EMS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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