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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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D
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U
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L
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L
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R
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O
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A
V
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N
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G
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M
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R
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D
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G
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R
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K
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D
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L
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C
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K
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R
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V
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M
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C
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B
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M
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L
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B
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M
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U
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M
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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