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New York Times, Saturday, September 1, 1956

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,622
Across
1. Lively play. : ROMP
5. Very much surprised. : AGAPE
10. Part of the globe. : WEST
14. Baal. : IDOL
15. Military survey, for short. : RECON
16. Deeply: Poet. : INLY
17. See 52 Across. : FOREIGNMINISTER
20. Person highly valued. : TREASURE
21. Exaggerate. : OVERDO
22. Duck. : SMEE
23. Mantle's forte. : RBIS
24. Published. : ISSUED
27. Old-time teamster. : MULETEER
31. Inadequate. : SHORT
32. Utterly destroyed. : RASED
33. Year in Nero's reign. : LXI
34. Delayed. : LATE
35. Murals by a Spanish painter. : SERTS
36. Soot. : SMUT
37. Newt. : EFT
38. Tarries. : STAYS
39. Low, wet ground. : SWALE
40. Faucet. : STOPCOCK
42. Is suspicious of. : SCENTS
43. Source. : ROOT
44. Atmosphere. : AURA
45. Lessen. : EASEUP
48. Pronounce the "h." : ASPIRATE
52. Member of the Suez conference. : DMITRITSHEPILOV
54. Addlepate. : DOLT
55. Crystalline salt. : NITER
56. Dancer Kaye. : NORA
57. In bad taste. : ARTY
58. Acquisitions. : GAINS
59. Leo ___, in "Moby Dick." : GENN
Down
1. Crack. : RIFT
2. Attar's attribute. : ODOR
3. Additional. : MORE
4. One's wish, will or choice. : PLEASURE
5. Maintained. : ARGUED
6. Style. : GENRE
7. Zenith. : ACME
8. Fermented taro paste. : POI
9. Dignifies. : ENNOBLES
10. Showing the best judgment. : WISEST
11. ___'acte. : ENTR
12. Coasting vehicle. : SLED
13. Tenderfoot. : TYRO
18. Turkey's Inonu. : ISMET
19. Describing campus buildings. : IVIED
23. Reddish colours. : RUSTS
24. Man, Skye, etc. : ISLES
25. Arrow. : SHAFT
26. Under: Italian. : SOTTO
27. Wouk's mutineer. : MARYK
28. Russian-born violinist. : ELMAN
29. Rejoice. : EXULT
30. Baptism, marriage, etc. : RITES
32. Respond. : REACT
35. Deigning. : STOOPING
36. Promising emphatically. : SWEARING
38. Polish thoroughly. : SCOUR
39. Certificate. : SCRIP
41. Charming. : PRETTY
42. Building managers, for short. : SUPERS
44. Pale. : ASHEN
45. Icelandic book. : EDDA
46. Winged child, in art. : AMOR
47. Delta deposit. : SILT
48. Italian city. : ASTI
49. Spiny plant. : ALOE
50. Rent. : TORN
51. Novelist Hunter. : EVAN
53. ___ Juana. : TIA

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

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