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New York Times, Friday, August 3, 1956

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
David Steinberg notes:

Original 17-Across clue had "Lil"; corrected it to "Li'l."

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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,593
Across
1. Washington V. I. P. : DULLES
7. Co-author with McCarran of the Immigration Act. : WALTER
13. He wrote "Anna Christie." : ONEILL
14. Preventing. : AVERTING
17. Evil-eye havoc in "Li'l Abner." : WHAMMY
18. Part of a car. : RADIATOR
19. U. S. Army anti-aircraft missiles. : NIKES
20. Comfortable. : SNUG
21. Oil for machinery: Colloq. : LUBE
22. Actress Claire and others. : INAS
23. Lithographer's equipment. : STONES
25. According to: Fr. : ALA
26. Robin's-___ blue. : EGG
27. Heeling: Naut. : ALIST
28. Cathedral city on the Rhone. : ARLES
30. The cattail, in England. : REEDMACE
32. Describing the fairway. : GRASSY
33. Take heed (of): Archaic. : RECK
34. Owen Johnson's ___ Stover. : DINK
35. He flew the Atlantic in 1919. : ALCOCK
38. Gives aid to. : RELIEVES
42. Dr. Bunche. : RALPH
43. Washington hostess. : MESTA
44. White ___. : ANT
45. Signal. : CUE
46. British naval "mosquitoes." : EBOATS
48. Clio or Thalia. : MUSE
49. "___ virumque cano." : ARMA
51. Diplomat in the news. : LUCE
52. Call "Taps." : BUGLE
53. The Hundred ___ Cases. : NEEDIEST
55. Bad luck. : MISHAP
56. Indo-Chinese. : ANNAMESE
57. Not possess. : UNHAVE
58. Carried on business. : TRADED
59. Governor of the Garden State. : MEYNER
Down
1. Softer. : DOWNIER
2. Remove, as a door. : UNHINGE
3. Result of faulty insulation. : LEAKAGE
4. Fruits. : LIMES
5. Street scene in England. : ELMS
6. Roguish. : SLY
7. Head of an explosive shell. : WARNOSE
8. Begone!: Archaic. : AVAUNT
9. Underwater shelf. : LEDGE
10. Three: Prefix. : TRI
11. And others: Abbr. : ETAL
12. Books of ceremonial forms. : RITUALS
15. Counts. : NOBLES
16. Unctuous. : GREASY
20. A piece, as of chewing gum. : STICK
23. Lacking tautness. : SLACK
24. Canadian city on Lake Huron. : SARNIA
27. He starred in "Silk Stockings." : AMECHE
29. Garden tool. : RAKE
31. Small piece of candy. : DROP
32. Thin layers of gold. : GILTS
34. Beatrice ___ of Italy. : DESTE
35. Mysteries. : ARCANA
36. Humphrey's spouse. : LAUREN
37. Earl Attlee. : CLEMENT
38. Was affected by some influence. : REACTED
39. Ralph ___ Williams, English composer. : VAUGHAN
40. Keep in bondage. : ENSLAVE
41. More precipitous. : STEEPER
43. Frozen dessert. : MOUSSE
47. Run together, as dyes. : BLEED
48. Oversentimental: Colloq. : MUSHY
50. Jewish month. : ADAR
52. Twining stem. : BINE
54. Miss Dodo. : IMA
55. Flower: Colloq. : MUM

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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