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New York Times, Monday, August 6, 1956

Author:
Helen Fasulo
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F H J K Q }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Helen Fasulo has 94 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 39-Across clue had "Fishook"; corrected it to "Fishhook."

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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,596
Across
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Works of the classic poets. : ODES
5
Dark. : SWART
10
Betelgeuse. : STAR
14
Gardener of nursery rhyme. : MARY
15
David's daughter. : TAMAR
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Unexciting. : TAME
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Moslem prince. : EMIR
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The four hundred. : ELITE
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Inky. : EBON
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Musical event. : RECITAL
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Held by an administrator. : INTRUST
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Gen. Taylor's domain. : ARMY
25
East Indian woody vine. : ODAL
26
Campus cap. : BEANIE
29
Gifted with unusual talent. : INSPIRED
33
Rosary bead. : AVE
34
Garbo. : GRETA
36
Sound in the night. : SNORE
37
Scotch miss. : LASS
39
Fishhook line. : SNELL
41
Mascot animal. : GOAT
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Repute, in Britain. : ODOUR
44
Rare pleasure. : TREAT
46
Sailing course. : SSE
47
Supplants. : REPLACES
49
Parallel lines on the cathode-ray tube, in TV. : RASTER
51
Master of subterfuge. : LIAR
52
Stare amorously. : OGLE
53
Counter to. : AGAINST
56
Soda pop. : SELTZER
60
Forty-four. : XLIV
61
French tapestry. : TAPIS
63
Flurry. : TODO
64
The moon. : LUNA
65
Plutarch's "___." : LIVES
66
American playwright. : LOOS
67
Town on the Thames. : ETON
68
Between: Fr. : ENTRE
69
Phil Silvers' award. : EMMY
Down
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Ten ephahs. : OMER
2
Baronet's wife. : DAME
3
Discoverer of Greenland. : ERIC
4
Native of western Asia. : SYRIAN
5
River packets. : STEAMERS
6
Nickname for a Duchess. : WALLY
7
"Mon ___ Pierrot." : AMI
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Logical basis of fact. : RATIONALE
9
Drifts. : TRENDS
10
Bride's cherished gift. : STERLING
11
Forbidden. : TABU
12
Harlem cabby. : AMOS
13
Price of lodging. : RENT
21
Smart. : TRIG
23
Bugle call. : TAPS
26
Mythical evil-eyed Irish King. : BALOR
27
Side-step. : EVADE
28
Ancient storyteller. : AESOP
29
Roman highways. : ITERS
30
High perch. : ROOST
31
Wipe out. : ERASE
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Dishearten. : DETER
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Wine and dine. : ENTERTAIN
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Holder of high Trendex rating. : SULLIVAN
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Bountiful donation. : LARGESSE
43
___ check. : RAIN
45
High and slender. : TALL
48
Grace Kelly's new home. : CASTLE
50
Bench by an old-fashioned fireplace. : SETTLE
52
American dogwood. : OSIER
53
Wheel shaft. : AXLE
54
Surfeit. : GLUT
55
Primitive Oriental. : AINO
57
Climb, in aviation parlance. : ZOOM
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Ancient kingdom S of Dead Sea. : EDOM
59
Propitious. : ROSY
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Enlisted man: Abbr. : PVT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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