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New York Times, Monday, August 27, 1956

Author: Helen Fasulo
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Helen Fasulo has 94 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,617
Across Down
1. A gentle person. : LAMB
5. Devastation. : HAVOC
10. Relative of the herring. : SHAD
14. Cupid. : AMOR
15. West Indian voodoo. : OBEAH
16. Account. : TALE
17. River into the Arctic Ocean. : LENA
18. Sound reasoning. : SENSE
19. Tributary of the Humber. : OUSE
20. Churchill, by avocation. : ARTIST
22. Impresario. : DIRECTOR
24. Epic poem: Var. : ENEID
26. Pout. : SULK
27. Freewheeling vehicles. : BICYCLES
30. Dashing young men. : BLADES
34. Happy ___ lark. : ASA
35. Part to fit a mortise. : TENON
37. Town in Ethiopia. : ADOWA
38. Plant with a fragrant root. : NARD
40. George Eliot hero. : SILAS
42. Elbe tributary. : EGER
43. Lively old-fashioned dance. : GALOP
45. First Lady. : MAMIE
47. ___-Magnon. : CRO
48. Teacakes. : SCONES
50. Symbol of an international society. : REDCROSS
52. Banshees, for example. : JETS
54. Decorative sticker. : DECAL
55. Statuette. : FIGURINE
59. Hodgepodge. : MEDLEY
62. Marie Wilson role. : IRMA
63. Car. : COUPE
65. Corn spikes. : EARS
66. Role in "The Lark." : JOAN
67. Peninsular country. : KOREA
68. English composer. : ARNE
69. Hostels. : INNS
70. Worn out. : SPENT
71. Land of B and K. : USSR
1. Old-time exclamation. : LALA
2. The U. S. : AMER
3. Resort on the Riviera. : MONTECARLO
4. Intelligent: Colloq. : BRAINY
5. Indians on the warpath. : HOSTILES
6. Nickname of a President. : ABE
7. Peddle. : VEND
8. Green spot in a waste. : OASIS
9. Angel. : CHERUB
10. Defensive structure. : STOCKADE
11. ___ monde. : HAUT
12. Besides. : ALSO
13. Mule ___ of western U. S. : DEER
21. Division: Abbr. : SECT
23. She: Span. : ELLA
25. Twilled cotton cloth. : DENIM
27. Forehead adornment. : BANGS
28. Hymnist Watts. : ISAAC
29. ___ system. : SOLAR
31. Dowagers' jewelry. : DOGCOLLARS
32. Pitchers. : EWERS
33. Gulf, inlet of the Aegean. : SAROS
36. Appointed. : NAMED
39. Gallants. : DONJUANS
41. Salt pork. : SIDEMEAT
44. Noble. : PEER
46. Behold! Lat. : ECCE
49. Remains firm. : STICKS
51. Raft or float: Lat. : RADEAU
53. Busybody. : SNOOP
55. South Pacific island group. : FIJI
56. Golf club. : IRON
57. F. B. I. agent. : GMAN
58. River of northern France. : EURE
60. White-tailed birds. : ERNS
61. Belgian river. : YSER
64. ___ pal. : PEN

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

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