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New York Times, Saturday, August 4, 1956

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 4 (2 double stacks), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,594
Across
1. Exclamation used as a warning. : AHEM
5. Sit in the sun. : BASK
9. Twirl. : SPIN
13. Province in SE Italy. : BARI
14. Panelist Chase. : ILKA
15. Mrs. Mesta. : PERLE
16. Where International Amphitheatre is. : CHICAGOILLINOIS
19. Where Randolph Field is. : SANANTONIOTEXAS
20. Part of a puzzle: Abbr. : DEF
21. Severe. : RIGID
22. Chance. : HAPPEN
26. Move swiftly. : STREAM
28. Pieces of construction equipment. : IBARS
29. Remedies. : CURES
30. Southern constellation. : ARA
33. Respect. : DUTY
34. Entices (with "in"). : ROPES
35. Hunter's prey. : STAG
36. Country in NE Africa: Abbr. : ETH
37. Cab passengers. : FARES
38. Exclamation of astonishment. : MYEYE
39. Word in certain cigarette ads. : FILTER
41. Furnisher. : LENDER
42. City in North Dakota. : MINOT
43. The: Ger. : DER
44. Yerba Buena, before 1847. : SANFRANCISCOCAL
51. National HQ of American Legion. : INDIANAPOLISIND
52. Charges upon property. : LIENS
53. Husband: Fr. : MARI
54. Ballad. : SONG
55. Fodder plant. : TARE
56. Existence: Lat. : ESSE
57. College course: Abbr. : ANAT
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1. School subject. : ABCS
2. Fence set in a ditch. : HAHA
3. Deirdre's home. : ERIN
4. A complex silicate. : MICA
5. Certain Midwestern universities. : BIGTEN
6. Reserved. : ALOOF
7. Type of container for liquids. : SKIN
8. Hindu goddess, wife of Siva. : KALI
9. Medicinal root. : SENEGA
10. Approached. : PROXIMATED
11. A long account. : ILIAD
12. Noun suffix. : NESS
15. Feels compassionate for. : PITIES
17. Tierra del Fuego to Venezuela. : ANDES
18. Actor Peter and family. : LORRES
22. Not reveal. : HIDE
23. Border on. : ABUT
24. Subject of a novel by Cooper. : PATHFINDER
25. Extract with difficulty. : PRY
26. Excellent: Slang. : SUPER
27. Three: Span. : TRES
29. Essence. : CORE
31. Popular comedienne. : RAYE
32. Dyeing apparatus. : AGER
34. Material used for furniture. : RATTAN
35. Together: Prefix. : SYN
37. Treatises on plants. : FLORAS
38. ___ beaucoup. : MERCI
40. By way of summing up. : INFINE
41. General Groves. : LESLIE
42. Obsession. : MANIA
43. Christian and others. : DIORS
44. Dregs. : SILT
45. Distinguished person. : NAME
46. Auditors' aides. : CPAS
47. Peak in Greece. : OSSA
48. Shoot of a plant. : CION
49. First name of an Oscar winner. : ANNA
50. Property given by the Government: Abbr. : LDGT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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