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New York Times, Wednesday, September 12, 1956

Author: A. H. Drummond, Jr.
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { B H Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,633
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1. Sets of fishhooks. : JIGS
5. Extent. : SCOPE
10. Errand boy in the Senate. : PAGE
14. Verdi specialty. : ARIA
15. Dravidian of India or Ceylon. : TAMIL
16. Rugby's river. : AVON
17. Group assembling in Westminster Palace. : PARLIAMENT
19. Carry on. : RANT
20. Put in peril. : ENDANGER
21. Juliana's House. : ORANGE
23. Tree-lined walk. : MALL
24. Four-time Pulitzer Prize poet. : FROST
25. Violinist Erica. : MORINI
28. Lavish. : PRODIGAL
31. Comedian Olsen. : OLE
32. Have the use of. : ENJOY
34. Siobhan McKenna's field. : STAGE
35. After wash. : WIPE
37. Moved by careful shifting. : EASED
39. Hungarian man's name. : ERNO
40. Turn outward. : EVERT
42. Agricultural goddess. : CERES
44. German article. : DER
45. Frameworks over oil wells. : DERRICKS
47. Resort town on Lago Maggiore. : STRESA
49. Lisbon's river. : TAGUS
50. Where Pizarro landed, 1532. : PERU
51. Man from Ponca City. : SOONER
53. Adapted, as music. : ARRANGED
57. Send out. : EMIT
58. "A Novel Without a Hero," 1848. : VANITYFAIR
60. Alias Carter Dickson. : CARR
61. Leave out. : ELIDE
62. All: Comb. form. : OMNI
63. After the deuce. : TREY
64. Old German silver coin. : TALER
65. A defendant, in law: Abbr. : RESP
1. Mock. : JAPE
2. Where the Elburz Mountains are. : IRAN
3. Surround. : GIRD
4. Sandwich filler. : SALAMI
5. Certain men, at a dance. : STAGLINE
6. Zoo attraction. : CAMEL
7. Hebrew measure. : OMER
8. Badge. : PIN
9. Escamillo's opponent. : ELTORO
10. Sycophant. : PARASITE
11. Extremely modern. : AVANTGARDE
12. Percussion instrument. : GONG
13. Heraldic term. : ENTE
18. Without meaning. : INANE
22. Shafts. : RODS
24. Chicken for Sunday. : FRYER
25. Scythed. : MOWED
26. Fruit tree. : OLIVE
27. Stock company's offerings. : REPERTOIRE
28. Sets up, as a problem. : POSES
29. Saint of Jan 21. : AGNES
30. Mrs. Arrowsmith. : LEORA
33. Children's game. : JACKS
36. Business before the Round Table. : ERRANTRY
38. Long-time AWOL. : DESERTER
41. Buster Brown's dog. : TIGE
43. Wandering. : STRAY
46. Frisky leap. : CURVET
48. ___ your life! : RUNFOR
50. Best of a class or group. : PRIDE
51. Splinter group. : SECT
52. The Tentmaker. : OMAR
53. Indigo. : ANIL
54. Saturday diversion. : GAME
55. Before zwei. : EINS
56. Coffee-making method. : DRIP
59. State: Abbr. : ALA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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